A new update which allows players to unlock achievements has just been released for the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XI.

According to the update notes, "After fulfilling certain requirements, players will be able to speak with title-changing NPCs to unlock Xbox 360 "achievements."

"In the case where players have no titles available to change, they will be unable to unlock any achievements."

In addition, you'll now see a black border when viewing the map, and map co-ordinates are supposed to be easier to read.

For the PC version, there have been various event, battle, system and item-related changes - once again, you'll find full details on the update notes page.

It's not just the update that Squenix has been busy with of late, oh no. They've just banned or suspended more than 2000 accounts belonging to players believed to be using "malicious" third-party programs.

In a statement, the publisher said: "A number of accounts which were confirmed to have violated the user agreement by using unauthorised third-party software tools within Final Fantasy XI to enable abnormal in-game movement were discovered and have been suspended or permanently terminated.

"We would like to take this time to remind our players that the use of any third-party tools will not only destroy the in-game balance, but will also encourage RMT (Real Money Trade) activities."

Apparently they intend to take "strict actions" against anyone using such tools in the future, too. So be warned, filthy gold farmers.

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