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How to get the Starlight Steed Mount in Final Fantasy XIV

One of Santa's reindeer as a mount?!

In Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, a new mount was added that wasn’t immediately available. The Starlight Steed was a loyal reindeer with the power of flight. According to its description, the Reindeer is only an illusion, a glamoured mount gifted to you by Blitzen as part of the Starlight Celebration.

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Unlocking the Starlight Steed

The Starlight Steed is only unlockable as part of the Starlight Celebration 2022 event, which hadn't started when patch 6.2 was released. Instead, the Starlight Steed is unlockable as part of the Magicks of Eld Conjure Smiles Anew Starlight Celebration event, which runs from Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 12:00 am until to Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 6:59 am PT.

To unlock the Starlight Steed, you’ll need to complete the Starlight 2022 quest, which revolves around helping the Reindeer Blitzen, a native of Sharlayan. As a reward for completing the quest, Blitzen will gift you a glamoured mount of your own flying Reindeer.

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When is Starlight 2022

According to our predictions, Starlight 2022 will occur in December 2022. This was confirmed on December 8, with the event set to run from December 15 to December 31 2022.

However, even if you miss the Starlight 2022 celebration, past mounts and unlockables from seasonal events usually hit the Final Fantasy XIV Online store about a year after its initial release. As a result, if you miss the Starlight Steed now, you can grab it in the Online Store from 2023.

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Michael lives in the UK, but wishes he lived in Eorzea. A life-long gamer, Four years ago, he ditched a "real" job to write about video games for a living, and hasn't looked back. When not guiding players how to get the latest mounts, crafting recipes, and in-game goodies, he spends his time nurturing an unhealthy addiction to MMOs and gacha games.

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