The Moonfire Faire 2021 event is now live in Final Fantasy XIV, and FFXIV players can earn a free polar bear mount by completing a new seasonal quest. This year’s seasonal quest line takes players to the Costa del Sol, where they can earn free rewards such as housing and food. The quest also only takes a few minutes. The Moonfire Faire event runs until August 26th, so make sure the quest is completed by then. How to start the Moonfire Faire 2021 event and get the polar bear mount in FFXIV.
How to start the Moonfire Faire quest in FFXIV
To start the event, speak to Mayaru Moyaru on the upper decks of Limsa Lominsa (X: 11.5, Y: 13.8) and pick up the quest called Unreasonable Cold. You can find the quest near the Aftcastle Aethernet Shard. After accepting the quest, travel to the Costa del Sol to the east of La Noscea and speak to Haermaga.
If you are having trouble targeting the Quest NPC due to the crowd of players, go to your keyboard shortcuts and under Targeting find the control for “Target Nearest NPC or Object”. Then look under System for the control for “Confirm”. This way you can target the little Lalafell NPC automatically instead of clicking through all the players. You can also just hold down the X button on the PC to hide all player names.
At this point in the quest, you need to speak to a few people on the Costa del Sol and then you will be tasked with completing a FATE called A Blizzard of Bombards. This FATE spawns on the nearby beach. It seems to happen every few minutes so just wait in the right place with the crowd of players until it shows up.
Once the FATE pops up, you will see a number of NPCs and Ice Bombard enemies. The NPCs will flee and you will have to defeat the ice bombs. Defeat the ice ghosts that appear and then burn the ice bomb in the center to complete the FATE. When you’re done, go back to turn in the quest.
Get the polar bear mount
After completing this quest, it’s finally time to get the polar bear mount. Accept the nearby quest called A Treat to beat the heat of Nekeke. All you have to do is speak to a handful of people nearby. Once you’ve spoken to everyone, return to Nekeke for your award. Use the polar bear horn in your inventory to add the mount to your collection. The polar bear also has an emote that you can use by clicking on Crystal Ice on your pet hotbar.
There are many other Moonfire Faire rewards to be earned during the event, including a Moonfire Mask Stand, Costa del Hielo, and grilled corn. The event runs from August 13th to 26th, so you only have two weeks to get the mount and other items before they’re gone.
Final Fantasy XIV is now available for PC, PS4 and PS5.