Beat The Heatwaves

Beat the heat outside by beating the heat on Nocturnal Souls! The Heatwaves event provides players NMs to hunt, a new daily BCNM, passive buffs during the event for participation, and prizes!

King chillin' by the beach


This event runs annually in July and August.

What can I do?

Beat the Summer Heats!

Summer Heats

There are 5 “Summer Heat” NMs for the Heatwaves event scattered across Vana’diel.

These NMs are known to path and teleport around the zones, so you’ll need to hunt around for them as they will hide in the strangest places! Once defeated, they’ll respawn at a random location in the zone every three minutes.

Defeating these NMs has a chance to increments your total “heatwaves” by one (1). In addition to incrementing your total “heatwaves”, each of these NMs randomly drops a rare/ex Fire Feather required to enter the BCNM, rare fireworks, and currency gems.

During the Beat the Heatwaves event, Fire Feathers will not drop from the Daily BCNM.

BE AWARE These NMs have some mechanics not common for monsters of their type–be ready to bar-spell, stun, and shield through the fiery things 🔥.

Raging HeatVulkrum Dunes
Burning LightWestern Altepa Desert
Explosive FireMisareaux Coast
Fiery RaysBibiki Bay
Blasting ExplosionYhoator Jungle

Make the most of your chances! The Fire Feather is consumed when you enter the BCNM. Once you have one, it’s recommended to run the BCNM before resuming the hunt for additional NMs. The Fire Feather isn’t a guaranteed drop from the Summer Heats.

Wrath of Fire

Having a hard time with getting a fire feather? Once you have 25 Heatwaves, you can trade 25,000 gil to an Event Moogle and they’ll convert those Heatwaves into a Fire Feather!

Stand in the Fire!

With a Fire Feather, you’ll gain entry to the the Stand in the Fire BCNM at Horlais Peak.

In the BCNM, you’ll face the fire at a chance for additional a bonus cache of “heatwaves” (between one and five) as well as rare style lock items, accessories, gear progression currencies, gil, and experience points.

The BCNM is a timed, solo battlefield capped at level 50.

After completing the BCNM, be sure to visit an Event Moogle, located in each of the main starter cities, to receive an additional reward! You can check back for a prize each time you win the Stand in the Fire BCNM.

In addition to handing out prizes, the Event Moogles will also provide players with their cumulative Heatwaves.



Collectively, your Heatwaves will be tracked and grant you passive bonuses to your character during the event. These bonuses apply to the character and are in effect for all jobs and all zones.

Req. HeatwavesPassive Bonus
1Fire Resistance +10
5Fire Defense +10
10Attack +10
10Magic Attack +10
15Physical Defense +20
20Accuracy +10
20Magic Accuracy +10
25Crafting Synth Success Rate +10%
30Quick Magic +2%
35Treasure Hunter +1
40Fire Absorb +10%
50Crafting Synth HQ Success Rate +10%
60Treasure Hunter +1
65Fast Cast +5
75Gilfinder +10
85Accuracy +10
85Magic Accuracy +10
90Quick Magic +2%
100TP Bonus +250
115Movement +5%
125Treasure Hunter +1
150WS Damage +5% (all hits)

BCNM Rewards

There’s over 80 potential rewards from the BCNM and Event Moogles–including items not available anywhere else in the game!

Summer swimwear

  • Unique appearance weapons and armor
    • Ark Angel weapons
    • Ta Moko/Cossie summer sets
    • Summer weapons, hats, and more!
  • Rare crafting gear, such as crafting torques, shaper’s shawl, and kupo shield
  • Rare drops found in high end content zones.

During the Beat the Heatwaves event, players gain access to the Daily BCNM every 8 hours instead of the normal 12 hours!

Good luck and have fun!