Heroes: Yamada Kotaro Challenge, Berkut GHB Announcement, & Daily Quests!

A new series of Special Maps is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! The Yamada Kotaro Challenge pits you up against heroes based on those trained by Yamada Kotaro, similar to the earlier Kozaki Yusuke Challenge. Unlike that previous challenge, Kotaro’s units now make full use of Skill Inheritance.

Yamada Kotaro’s illustration work with Fire Emblem started with Hasha no Tsurugi, a spin-off manga to Binding Blade. He is also a prolific artist for Fire Emblem Cipher, and appeared at a number of livestreams and events. For Heroes, he has illustrated Lyn, Narcian, and Bride Lyn.

The Yamada Kotaro Challenge consists of five maps available at two difficulties. Each map completion earns you one Orb for a grand total of 10 Orbs! The maps also include a series of quests. You can see a full breakdown of all quests below. The maps and their quests will be available until 25 July at 6:59am UTC.

Additionally, @FE_Heroes_JP has announced that Berkut from Fire Emblem Echoes will star in the next Grand Hero Battle! We don’t yet know what he will be like as a unit, but the twitter account did share his official Heroes artwork. The GHB is scheduled to begin next week.

Finally, a new series of Daily Quests has arrived to replace the weekly Arena quests. These short quests restart each day and give you some Shards, Crystals, and Feathers for completing simple tasks. You can see the full breakdown of the starting quests below. Likely the colours of the Shards and Crystals will change each day.

Yamada Kotaro Challenge
Quest Description Reward
Clear Trial 1 Clear Trial 1 with a red-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Scarlet Shards
Clear Trial 2 Clear Trial 2 with a blue-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Azure Shards
Clear Trial 3 Clear Trial 3 with a green-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Verdant Shards
Clear Trial 4 Clear Trial 4 with a colorless-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Transparent Shards
Clear Trial 5 Clear Trial 5. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Clear Trial 1 on Hard Clear Trial 1 on Hard with a red-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Scarlet Crysals
Clear Trial 2 on Hard Clear Trial 2 on Hard with a blue-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Azure Crystals
Clear Trial 3 on Hard Clear Trial 3 on Hard with a green-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Verdant Crystals
Clear Trial 4 on Hard Clear Trial 4 on Hard with a colorless-type ally on your team. All four allies must survive. 1,500 Transparent Crystals
Clear Trial 5 on Hard Clear Trial 5 on Hard. All four allies must survive. 1 Orb
Daily Quests
Quest Description Reward
 KO Foe  Defeat 10 enemies.  1,000 Scarlet Shards
 KO Foe Defeat 20 enemies.  1,000 Scarlet Crystals
 Win Arena Duels  Win 2 Arena Duels at any difficulty.  100 Hero Feathers
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  • O.H. X-1990

    Oh GREAT, a special event to interrupt the Tempest Trials! Then again, I MUST get those Orbs by completing these maps! But oh boy, those characters are too OP! At least there’s no Lunatic or even worse: Infernal!

    And what do we have here? Gasp, it’s Lord Berkut, a villain from Fire Emblem Echoes! …No doubt this next Grand Hero Battle will also have that dreaded Infernal mode, guaranteed! Christ!

  • Laggalot101

    Kotaro maps done, pretty easy, but alongside the quests, hey, I’ll take the 12 free orbs. Don’t feel like summoning off any of the current banners right now, so I get to stockpile orbs for a change.

    Daily quests kinda came out of nowhere. But in my daily FEH routine, I clear all those quests anyway, so hey, more free stuff.

    And then there’s Berkut. Really cool. Gonna be interesting to see what sort of skills he runs and what his stat spread will be. I guess they’ll give him his personal lance from his last battle in SoV (watch it be another Distant Counter weapon). But beyond that? Who knows?

  • Sisyphe

    AHHHH!!! Berkut! So excited! I definitely expect to make him a 5*! I actually can’t wait

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Didn’t see THAT coming great surprise!

  • O.H. X-1990

    Okay, NOW I’m stuck at Part 4 Hard mode! Isn’t there ANY video about how to beat these stages WITHOUT THOSE GODDAMN HACKS WITH THEIR AZURA AND HECTOR AND WHAT NOT?!