Final Fantasy XI is set to begin a series of level cap increases, starting with a 5-level rise from 75 to 80 in the game’s next version update this June 21. This is in line with an announcement last March from FFXI developer Square Enix that characters will have a new level 99 ceiling to overcome.
In many console-based Final Fantasy games, level 99 is the highest a character can earn in terms of progression and is considered by FFXI fans as a slight nod to the series’ role-playing roots. Square Enix has been vague on the roll out of these level cap increases, assuring only that “new job abilities, magic spells, weapon skills, and equipment” will be made available to players to maintain the game balance in these higher levels.
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