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Square Enix clarifies its pricy FFXIV statue’s bonus emote isn’t locked to a single character

For every character, not just one

When Square Enix announced the Meister Quality Hydaelyn & Zodiark figure back in January, along with its associated in-game emote Apocalyptic Charades, players were left shocked by not only the price of $350 but also by the accompanying emote’s limitations. According to the item description, Apocalyptic Charades was character locked. 

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This means that the emote would only be usable by one character associated with the buyer’s account, something that left many disappointed, considering the fact that FFXIV allows you to have multiple characters. For $350 dollars, it seems pretty fair to assume it’s account-wide.

It wasn’t altogether surprising, though. When the Meister Quality Omega figure was released in 2020, the associated Omega Simulations emote was indeed character locked, so buyers weren’t too shocked with Apocalyptic Charades being the same.

However, this fact appears to have been wrong at the time of publishing, as Square Enix has since clarified that Apocalyptic Charades will be account-wide, meaning that any current characters or any made in the future will be able to use it. 

While the above Twitter post clears up confusion about the account-wide status of the emote, it also serves to clear up another point of confusion — whether the emote would be persisting or not. 

The previous Omega Simulations emote allows players to float indefinitely, whether they’re AFK or waiting for a queue to pop. The original video showcasing the Apocalyptic Charades emote made it hard to tell whether it would offer the same, but in a comment on the Twitter post, Square Enix have clarified:

“The “Sundering” emote will be implemented as a persistent emote where the character will remain floating with their weapon drawn. Once the player makes any movement or action which would cancel the emote, then the character will land on the ground.”

The Meister Quality Hydaelyn & Zodiark figure is available for wave two pre-orders now.


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Paula has been gaming since she can remember and is now juggling family life with virtual adventuring. She is a long-time FFXIV nut with a passion for helping others in the game. If she's not writing or traversing the realms of Eorzea, she's either asleep or traveling between the UK and the US to see her fiancé, whom she met in Zadnor.