Heroes: Update 1.6, Summon Updates, Lilina and Cecilia Bound Hero Battle & Log-In Bonus!

7 August is a huge day for Fire Emblem Heroes! The Version 1.6 update is ready for download. Either load up the app to get the update prompt, or you can download it manually.

Version 1.6 brings a lot of quality of life changes and some exciting updates. For summoning, 4★ and 3★ rates have been swapped for all new banners! Starting today, you will be more likely to summon 4★ heroes, which are stronger and come from a larger pool of characters. All summoners will also get one free summon from every new banner!

The new update also brings some cool new things like Arena Assault, the Catalogue of Heroes, and more Tempest Trials changes. For full details on everything included in the new update, please check out our earlier article. You can also see the patch notes directly in the Heroes Notifications section.

Just in time to enjoy these changes, the Cecilia and Lilina Bound Hero Battle begins today! Defeat them on three different difficulties to win up to nine Orbs. Like GHBs, all four of your heroes must survive these maps to reap the rewards. You can also try your luck at summoning 5★ versions of Cecilia, Lilina, and Roy in the associated Summoning Focus.

The Bound Hero Battle and its banner will be available until 14 August at 6:59am UTC. Don’t forget to enjoy your new, free summon!

Additionally, the 6 Month Anniversary Log-In Bonus begins today! Enjoy 2 free Orbs every day from now until 22 August. More exciting anniversary events will be coming soon as well. You can also snag your five free Orbs from the Retweet Event as well. It’s an exciting time to be a Fire Emblem Heroes player!

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  • Sisyphe

    Also, it seems they’ve added a refresh button in the training tower, so you can generate another set of enemies before you fight. I don’t think they mentioned that in any of their pre-update material, and I hope that doesn’t mean it’s been there and I’m just now seeing it…

    • It was only mentioned in the last ‘what’s in store’ update.

      • Sisyphe

        Ah must have missed it then. Regardless, I’m very happy about it. Makes grinding and quests easier. I can just flip until I find a configuration that Hector can carry my team of armor scrubs through for that one orb

        • Can’t deny that, lol. Gonna save a lot of time with this and the castle bonus working together. Now, if I could actually get a Hector myself so I can give away distant counter.. Spent about 80 orbs in the last 5% hero fest and only managed to get an Azura I didn’t even want. 😡

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Best update ever thank Naga!

  • O.H. X-1990

    Oh, do NOT tell me that there isn’t any single player who beat Infernal Bound Hero Battle WITHOUT SKILL INHERITANCE!

    • TheBraveGallade

      to be fair, everyone uses SI. I’m a forced F2P player (heroes doesn’t accept local currency) and I beat this one with only a full stamina gauge and a single bottle.

      • O.H. X-1990

        Cheaters, all of them who uses SI are cheaters!

        • Laggalot101

          I know someone on Reddit has done it with all 4-star F2P units, and the only Skill Inheritance involved is Swap on Sharena. You can get access to Swap easily enough, even as F2P, through Subaki or Stahl.

          • O.H. X-1990

            And what other 3 units did that person used besides Sharena with her Swap skill?

          • Laggalot101

            Ah, I must confess, I misremembered the team a bit, it’s not all 4-star units. Sincere apologies for that. Regardless, the team they used is as follows:

            3-star Olivia, default set. No Knock Back equipped.
            5-star Sharena, again, with Swap.
            4-star Barst, also no Knock Back equipped.
            5-star Anna, has an HP+3 seal equipped.

            I’ll give you the link to the post so you can check out the details for yourself. Perhaps, even if you don’t happen to have the exact units necessary for this, you have alternatives to replicate the strategy used here. https://www.reddit.com/r/FireEmblemHeroes/search?q=Swap+on+Sharena&restrict_sr=on

          • O.H. X-1990

            Thanks, but actually, I have something to confess: I’ve figured it out and beat Infernal mode, with the guidance of a YouTube video of the Japanese Infernal Cecilia and Lilina Bound Hero Battle with a 4-Star Gunter, a 4-Star Palla, a 5-Star Camus, and a 5-Star Ursula (and it still worked even with my 4-Star Ursula). Thanks, anyway.

  • O.H. X-1990

    Seriously, am I the ONLY ONE having trouble with the Infernal Bound Hero Battle?! Why do they keep beating that mode with Skill Inheritance such as Reposition?! THEY’RE F***ING CHEATERS!!

    • Sentinel

      Nope, definitely not the only one. I have no clue either.