Heroes: Defensive Battles Maps & Quests + New Arena is Live!

A new series of special maps is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! Five Defensive Battle maps can now be challenged in the “Special Maps” section. Each map is available on two difficulty levels and requires you to defend for a number of turns, or until all reinforcements have been killed, to win. Each win nets you an Orb for a total of up to ten Orbs!

Additionally, a new series of Quests for the special maps is also available. Titled “Defensive Battles”, the quests require you to beat each of the maps under certain conditions. You can earn Shards, Crystals, and even a couple more Orbs for completing these quests.

The deadline for beating the maps and completing the quests is 25 May at 7:59am UTC.

The new Arena rewards system also goes live today! The “Check Rewards” screen has been updated to show the new Tier rewards. This screen shows your current tier and the rewards you can aim for this season. Fight your best to earn up some Orbs and Feathers!

Still not enough? Starting tomorrow, the Ursula Grand Hero Battle is making a comeback! Like previous repeats, there will be special Quests so even those who beat both maps are encouraged to try again. Most likely these Quests will offer additional copies of Ursula.

Defensive Battle Quests
Quest Description Reward
Clear Part 1 Clear Part 1. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear Part 2 Clear Part 2 with a red-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Scarlet Shards
Clear Part 3 Clear Part 3 with a blue-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Azure Shards
Clear Part 4 Clear Part 4 with a green-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Verdant Shards
Clear Part 5 Clear Part 5 with a colorless-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Transparent Shards
Clear Part 1 on Hard Clear Part 1 on Hard. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear Part 2 on Hard Clear Part 2 on Hard with a red-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Scarlet Crystals
Clear Part 3 on Hard Clear Part 3 on Hard with a blue-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Azure Crystals
Clear Part 4 on Hard Clear Part 4 on Hard with a green-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Verdant Crystals
Clear Part 5 on Hard Clear Part 5 on Hard with a colorless-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Transparent Crystals
About the Author: Kirie
Fire Emblem Cipher & Heroes News Editor
  • Morgan Rodgers

    Weird, I still have the old “Check Rewards” screen in the Arena.

    • Kirie

      Did you specifically select to view “Score Type: Tier”? The Check Rewards screen defaults to Offense and both that and Defense still look the same as the old screen.

      • Morgan Rodgers

        Ah thanks I didn’t see that. Found it now 🙂

  • CombatMagi

    So what was the consensus of the yellow orb from the golden week thing? A guaranteed 5 star orb that is maybe let out during events eventually? It’s in the opening cinematic so you’d thing it be in the game sooner or latter.

  • Kazuya

    I wonder what the Golden Orb has to do with the new update, but I can wait for the data mine if/when someone does that.

  • O.H. X-1990

    What? Ursula is coming back tomorrow? Oh no, my team is not ready for that God forsaken Lunatic Grand Hero Battle! This is going to suck, again!

  • Laggalot

    Oh sweet, Ursula coming back. The one GHB unit I originally missed, because I just couldn’t win. But surely, I should have the means to make it now. Excited for that.

  • Diovani Estivalet
    • Paulo Cesar

      The Great Battle Units were Kagero, Effie and Nino, cant remembrer the 4° one

      • Laggalot

        The last one was Felicia.

      • Gabriel Nascimento

        Wasn’t this the Navarre grand battle instead?

        • Paulo Cesar

          Not the one with Navarre haved Effie Caeda Sophia and Kagero guess is a *if have pesky thiefs around use Effie or Kagero* case, is written in mini postwall in the older entries.

  • O.H. X-1990

    Okay, WHAT THE HELL?! I keep on losing at Part 4 of the Defensive Battles on Hard! Why did everyone else have good characters such as Hector and Azura and Ryoma to pass that level WHILE I DO NOT?!