After disappearing for nearly three years, the Rainmaker hairstyle is returning to Final Fantasy 14 in Patch 5.5 (opens in new tab) as a Gold Saucer prize.
The hair—originally belonging to Final Fantasy Type-0's Sice—was a special reward made available in 2017's Make It Rain event. It returned in 2018 but then vanished when 2019's event rolled around, continuing its absence last year. While quite a few event-exclusive items usually make their way to the real-money Mog Station store, Rainmaker was never added.
We have an update regarding the Rainmaker hairstyle 🙂👇 pic.twitter.com/Q5GDKchZuVApril 7, 2021
Square Enix previously tweeted out in October (opens in new tab) that it was "considering the possibility" of bringing Rainmaker back, but it's been rather hush-hush about the whole thing, until this week when it announced the hair would be returning as a prize in the Gold Saucer. It hasn't been revealed how much it'll cost, but it likely won't be too far off the original 5,000MGP it went for during the events.
Personally, I like my hairstyles a little less anime protagonist, but it's still super cool news for those who missed out or weren't playing the game a few years ago. It's easily been one of the most requested things (opens in new tab) to be brought back to the game, with numerous Reddit and Lodestone forum posts being made over the years about its absence.
The hairstyle will arrive on April 13 with Patch 5.5, which will wrap up the NieR-inspired alliance raid storyline (opens in new tab) and introduce a very familiar weapon.