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Heroes: Early Anniversary Celebration, February Calendar, & Arena Quests!

Can you believe it’s almost been a year since Fire Emblem Heroes was released? Heroes will be celebrating its first anniversary next week on 2 February! In honour of this occasion, the game is already starting a special Early Anniversary Celebration!

The Early Anniversary Celebration begins today and contains four special events for players to take part in. The first should be obvious to anyone the next time you log-in: a new Log-In Bonus! Earn two Orbs every day for the next ten days just by logging in.

Additionally, Heroes has added a new Starter Support Pack to the shop. It contains 12 Orbs, 12 Stamina Potions, 12 Lights Blessings, and a 5★ Black Knight! All players can buy the pack whenever they wish, but only once. It costs €4.49/US$4.00/¥480/AU$5.99.

The third event is a special Welcome-Back Gift. Any players who haven’t logged into the game for 30 days or more can receive a one-time gift of 20 Orbs. If you know anyone who hasn’t played in a while, let them know about this offer.

Finally, the last anniversary event is Choose Your Legends: Round 2! The second Choose Your Legends event will start on 22 January at 3:00am UTC and run for one week. Just like the original, the top CYL characters will appear as Special Heroes sometime in the future. make sure to vote for your favourite units!

If this isn’t enough to get you excited, Heroes has also released a new Event Calendar! The calendar starts today and runs through the end of February. Keep in mind that all dates shown on the English calendar image are based on Pacific Time where the Heroes reset happens at 11pm. For players not in Pacific Time, all events start the following day.

Here’s a text breakdown of what the next month has in store for us. I’ve updated the dates for UTC reset to match the rest of our reporting.

  • New Heroes: Two new banners revealed: New Heroes from 25 Jan – 9 Feb and Special Heroes from 9 Feb – 9 Mar. Both come with a new Log-In Bonus.
  • Legendary Heroes: 31 Jan – 5 Feb, though no word on who the new Legendary Hero will be.
  • Planned Version Update: 7 Feb
  • Skill Banner: Movement Skills from 7 Feb – 20 Feb
  • First Anniversary Celebration: Starts 2 Feb with no ending date. This is different from the Early Anniversary Celebration which starts today.
  • Grand Hero Battles: New GHB for Lyon from 26 Jan – 3 Feb and a GHB Revival for Valter from 3 Feb – 9 Feb. Perhaps the new characters coming next week will be from The Sacred Stones?
  • Tempest Trials Mini: Shrouded by the Storm: 31 Jan – 7 Feb
  • Refined Weapons Special Maps: 21 Jan – 4 Feb
  • Four Log-In Bonuses: Early Anniversary bonus starting today, 1st Anniversary bonus starting on 2 Feb, and two bonuses for the New Heroes and Special Heroes banner releases.
  • Five New Quests: Arena and Arena Assault quests from 19 Jan – 2 Feb, Chain Challenge and Squad Assault quests from 23 Jan – 6 Feb, Three Heroes quests from 29 Jan – 12 Feb, Defeat Foes quests from 6 Feb – 20 Feb, and Weapon Refinery quests from 9 Feb – 29 Mar.

You may have noticed that, in addition to the Early Anniversary Celebration events mentioned above, the Arena and Arena Assault Quests also begin today!

Like previous Arena and Arena Assaults quests, you can earn prizes, including Orbs, by regularly participating in both gameplay modes. The quests progress to harder versions when you complete the currently listed set of quests. Check out a full breakdown of all of them below. These quests will be available through 2 February.

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Heroes: 4★ and 5★ Heroes Summoning Focus + Manga Update & Survey Orbs!

A new, different banner has arrived in Fire Emblem Heroes! The 4★ and 5★ Heroes Summoning Focus is the first of its kind, offering focus units at both the 5★ and 4★ rarity level.

The banner contains 12 focus units for you to summon: Hinata, Roy, Laslow, Abel, Oscar, Mathilda, Fae, Frederick, Barst, Rebecca, Setsuna, and Klein. All of these units have a high chance of appearing as either a 5★ or 4★ unit. Summoning a 3★ hero will increase the pity rate for the higher rarities.

The 4★ and 5★ Heroes Summoning Focus will be here for almost three weeks, ending on 7 February.

Also, the next update to the Heroes manga came out earlier this week! As always, thanks to Serenes Forest forum users Coolmanio and Linkmstr for the translation.

Finally, the Orb reward for completing the Heroes official survey arrived with yesterday’s daily reset. If you completed the survey, five Orbs will be waiting for you with Feh. Make sure to log in and pick them up if you haven’t yet done so!

Heroes: Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year is Now Available!

It’s time for another short Tempest Trials in Fire Emblem Heroes! Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year begins today and will last for the next week.

Masked Marth seems to keep interrupting various festivals. Concerned, she reaches out to her newest heroes, hoping they’ll be ready for battle…

When you’re ready to dive in, head to the Tempest Trials button in the upper left of the Battle screen. The opening page contains all pertinent info, including links to start a stage or view your rewards. The final map this time around is based on the Endgame map of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, and Takumi is the final boss.

As this is a “Mini” Tempest Trials, the rewards structure is slightly different from usual. You can still earn the same amount of rewards as before, but with fewer total points needed; the max reward is reached at only 50,000 points. Here are some of the reward highlights:

  • Units: 4★ New Years Corrin at 1,000 and 5★ New Years Corrin at 15,000.
  • Sacred Seals: Seal Attack 1 at 6,000, Def Ploy 1 at 10,000, Quick Riposte 1 at 20,000.
  • Wind Blessing at 12,500.

As usual, you can also earn a large amount of Orbs, and also some smaller prizes such as Shards, Crystals, Hero Feathers, and Sacred Coins. Daily Quests are also back for Refining Stones and Stamina Potions, as well as more Crystals and Hero Feathers.

Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year will end on 23 January at 6:59am UTC.

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Berwick Saga – Beta Translation available and Stream this evening

Berwick Saga Beta Patch Available!


Serenes Forest users Aethin and Lightgazer have been hard at work over the past year to create an English translation patch to Berwick Saga, a game in the TearRing Saga series created by Fire Emblem creator Shouzou Kaga after his departure from Intelligent Systems in 2000. Despite not officially being part of the Fire Emblem series, Berwick Saga and its predecessor TearRing Saga are generally included as honorary members of the series due to their gameplay similarities and their connection through Shouzou Kaga.

Berwick Saga was released in December 2005 for the PlayStation 2, though it has received relatively little attention in the West due to the lack of a translation. Working off the tools created by the Chinese community for their fan translation, Lightgazer created new programs that have facilitated editing of the game’s images and text. The project is far from complete (Aethin says roughly one-fifth of the game’s text is finished), but this patch is intended to showcase what the project is capable of. No release date has been set for the full patch, but Aethin and Lightgazer are hard at work completing the patch. To show off the new translation, Aethin and LordRaven are hosting a stream on LordRaven’s twitch (http://twitch.tv/lraven17) starting today at 5:30 PM EST.

The patch can be found in the first post of this thread on the forums. Aethin has specifically requested that players of the beta patch read the FAQ and list of known issues with the patch before reporting bugs or errors. Please check there for further details. Patch Credits: Translator: Aethin
Programmer: Lightgazer
Special Thanks: – the Chinese FE community, for sharing their tools, and members of the /r/fireemblem discord, for development feedback