The challenge log is a collection of…challenges… involving every type of gameplay Final Fantasy XIV has to offer. Crafting, PVP, Battle, Gathering, Treasure Hunts, etc., can yield rewards through Challenge Log challenges.
The Challenge Log resets every Tuesday at 1 AM Pacific.
Rewards include gil, Wolf Marks, Company Seals, and Gold Saucer MGP. This log is a great way to fill those hours with nothing to do while raking in some moderate reward.
Up to 93,000 gil per week is nothing to sneeze at. It’s worth the minimal effort to complete your challenge log.
Just like the Hunting Log, the Challenge Log can offer you experience points as you level more jobs. This can be a relief once you’ve exhausted your duty roulettes for the day. The dungeon and FATE challenges let you double-dip on the already experience-granting activities.
Unlocking Your Challenge Log
The requirements for beginning your Challenge Log fun aren’t too steep. You need to be level 15 and complete your Main Scenario questline up to “Call of the Sea.” It doesn’t matter which Grand Company you’ve chosen or city-state you started in. Each path has its own “Call of the Sea” quest.
This can be accomplished by a fresh sprout player in under two hours. All you need to do is follow the Main Scenario Quests that show up in the top left corner of the screen. These should get you to 15 as a side effect, too.
Rising to the Challenge (Log)
Once you’ve met the above criteria, schlep on over to the Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks 11X, 11Y. Speak with the Miqo’te named l’tolwann. She will give you the quest fittingly titled “Rising to the Challenge.”
Remember, quests that offer you a feature unlock will be bluer and have a plus sign.
This quest will take you a single minute, maybe two; Follow the objective around Limsa Lominsa.
You will be rewarded with three Potions, three Ethers, two Allagan Tin Pieces, and an unlocked Challenge Log. (Find your Challenge Log from the same menu as your Hunting, Sightseeing, Fishing, and other Logs.)
Pro Tips, Avoiding Common Challenge Log Follies
There are several dungeon duty-related challenges found in the Challenge Log.
These reward experience points in addition to gil. Check your log before entering any max-level duty if you’re actively leveling a new job. Suppose you complete one of these objectives while at the level cap; it will completely waste the experience points. It’s unfortunate to see happen. Don’t be that adventurer.