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How to get the elegant Polar Bear mount in Final Fantasy 14

Beat the summer heat with FF14’s coolest new mount.

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It’s the middle of summer. The sun is shining, the weather’s nice, so of course, it’s time to stay inside and play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

This time of year, Eorzean locals celebrate with the Moonfire Faire. The two-week festivals gives players a chance to hang out on the beach, fight some bombs, and earn cool rewards.

This year’s Moonfire Faire is quite tame compared to last year’s shark-infested celebration, and you won’t get the chance to earn its fabulous summer fashion rewards.

The crown jewel of 2021 is the Polar Bear: a new mount with a custom emote.

Getting your own polar bear is easy enough. First, head to Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks and find a Lallafell by the name of Mayaru Moyaru near the Aftcastle Aethernet point (X:11.5, Y:13.8 on your map).

You’ll need to hit level 30 before you start the quest, but even if you’re brand new, you can feasibly speed through to that point by the end of the event.

Marayu will direct you to Costa del Sol in Eastern La Noscea for the Unseasonable Chills quest. Your target is a short jaunt from the Aetheryte for the area, on this small island.

You’ll recognize it by its festive decorations, and if it’s during your server’s peak time, there should also be a horde of partygoers around.

Just chat with NPC Haermaga and the others he directs you to, and you can move onto the main event.

At the southeast end of the island, the FATE “A Blizzard of Bombs” will appear. With a decent crowd, it should take a minute or two tops to complete.

Once you turn in that quest, head to Nekeke (a few steps from Haermaga) for more NPC conversations, and you’ll receive the Polar Bear Horn to summon your fuzzy new mount.

Now the most important part: Take a victory lap with your polar bear, and don’t forget to use the Crystal Ice emote that shows up in the pet bar.

Keep in mind that you’ll also have earned a few Moonfire Faire vouchers, which can be exchanged for furniture and other party favors with the Moonfire Faire Vendor.

You have until August 26 to earn your Moonfire Faire mount. The very next day, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn begins its anniversary event, The Rising.

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