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Heroes: December/January Calendar released, New Power Banners

Another day means another news update for Fire Emblem Heroes! Today we see the release of a new calendar containing information on events that will be taking place from today until early January.

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Please note that Intelligent Systems insists on using Pacific Standard Timezone (with a daily reset time of 11pm), so for most of us, this calendar is displaying events one day earlier than when they actually begin. IS had nothing more to say regarding the issue than “deal with it, eastern peasants.” They didn’t really say this, but it is probably what they are thinking.

So deal with it we shall. Here’s a list of all the events on the calendar in order of release date. It’s quite beefy, so click “Read more” to get the text break-down:

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Collab for Extra Life Charity Event (Team FE) Closes Out With a Huge Success

Assuming you’ve been keeping up with our front page posts this month, our friends at Reddit subs r/FireEmblem and r/FireEmblemHeroes, or perhaps just my personal Twitter, you know that I partnered up with r/FEH mod /u/DarkDogDemon for the second year in a row, to put what was our second collaborative charity benefit, Team FE’s ThanksFEving. We hosted the event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Extra Life campaign, and while we were anticipating success, we were floored at just how well things went.


Twitch and YouTube (for VoDs/Rewatches), in case you missed anything.

We opted to change things up for viewer convenience (and a little bit of a technical breather) from a single 24-hour streaming session, to four 12-hour sessions, spread across each Saturday in November. This effectively doubled our event time, and also made us easier to watch by our largely North American audience. What it also did was make things much easier for both player and guest appearance scheduling, as this year, showcasing the players was not the only side-objective of our event…

Not counting the several voice actors that offered up their hand in signing some goodies for giveaways/raffles/incentives (yes that pun was intended), we had more than fifteen voice actors and actresses join us live, on stream, to support the cause. Returning names include Greg Chun, our huge hit from 2017’s single VO appearance, as well as friend of Serenes Forest Rena Strober, both of whom shattered expectations and really made the event a memorable one with their contributions on top of their appearances. Not to sell the others short, we also had appearances from Brianna Knickerbocker, Rob Clotworthy, Kyle Hebert, Kaiji Tang, Kyle McCarley, Chris Hackney, Misty Lee, David Vincent, Yuri Lowenthal, Allegra Clark (twice), Christian La Monte, Carrie Keranen, Angela Marie Volpe, and to top it off with the VO that was on with us live as we beat our $10k goal, Lauren Landa (Several of which, also offered up their pen in support). It was a massive turnout, and I don’t know quite know how we’re going to top this next year.


Reddit’s r/FEH official Thank You post

To summarize our success, where we managed to raise $3,540 last year, this year we managed to raise $13,000 of our $10,000 goal, which was nothing short of monumental. It’s impossible for me to express my gratitude to the community, but with support from our players/commentary team (NairoGwimpageKirbymastahMekkahAbdallahSmash026Lord RavenGeneral Horace, Aethin, Aggro, Shephen, Funny Valentine, Gradivus, GreyWulfos, and Nimious) our artists (Soeda IppeiciarretecchenRavenide, and 24914), our technical streamer (N7_Commander_John), the support team featuring designers, advertising blasters and chat mods from all of our supporting communities (Artists of Askr, FE Compendium and the two FE subreddits), our sponsors at  Unlocked, and anyone else who just helped our event either through contribution or simply word of mouth, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you’d like to support us in the future for our 2019 event, and don’t quite know how, please contact myself by way of:

Heroes: Tempest Trials+: Before We Met + Nov/Dec Event Calendar!

Another exciting event has begun in Fire Emblem Heroes! You can find Tempest Trials+: Before We Met in the Event menu as usual. Prepare your strongest team, and head into the storm.

The story for this Tempest Trials begins after the end of the recent Adrift paralogue. Azura is speaking with her younger, alternate self about the Tempest. Small Azura is concerned that she caused the storm, but Azura assures her it was Loki’s doing. Azura offers to stand beside her younger self to confront the troubles ahead…

At the event’s main page, you can refresh yourself on the available Bonus Allies, see your current score and rewards, or start a battle whenever you’re ready. The final map this time around is based on Chapter 27 of Birthright. Mikoto appears as the map’s final boss. Check out the map layout and her stats and skills for the hardest difficulty below.

As usual, you can earn a large variety of rewards this TT, including both a 4★ and 5★ copy of Azura: Young Songstress. She comes with her own special weapon, the Book of Shadows, along with some useful skills. Other rewards including some Sacred Seals (Gale Dance, Water Boost, and Atk/Def Bond), and of course plenty of Orbs!

Tempest Trials+: Before We Met will last ten days, fading into the mist on 22 November.

Additionally, we finally have a new Event Calendar for November and December! Let’s take a look and see what’s in store:

NOTE: Due to the changes in DST, the Event Calendar now displays events starting at 11pm Pacific Standard Time. That means, for most Heroes players, the dates displayed on this calendar are actually one day early. For example, it lists today’s TT starting on 11 November. Keep this in mind!

It looks like our next batch of New Heroes will be arriving soon, on 21 November! We’ll also be getting a, likely related, Grand Hero Battle and Forging Bonds event shortly after. There’s no indication of when we can expect the Version 3.0 update, however. Perhaps either with or right after this next banner?

Read on below for a full text version of the calendar’s listed events.

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Heroes: Next Event Calendar, Tempest Trials+, New Banner and Heroic Feats

If you’re paying attention to social media, you’ll know that the new Tempest Trials+: Familiar Faces is coming soon. How might you know this? Well sure, the announcements hinted at it, but there’s also the new Event Calendar that’s been posted, covering expected activity until late November.

 

Additionally, the next Tempest Trials+ 40%  bonus units have been revealed. These units will all receive an EXP and SP boost (x2).

What is a bit strange is the specific mention of Myrrh: Great Dragon being announced to be part of a summoning event. The Calendar mentions an incoming Bound Hero Battle, featuring Myrrh and Ephraim, so we can assume that this is why. Regardless of the semantics, our Bonus Units for the next TT+ include the aforementioned Myrrh: Great Dragon, all of the now-available seasonal unit variants (Kagero, Mia, Myrrh and Niles) and the base versions of Mia and Dorcas.

This, of course, means that a new Summoning Focus, Tempest Trials+ is available, and it features the original Dorcas, Mia and Myrrh units.

This, as well as the TT+, will be running from October 14 until October 24, and promises Dorcas: Pumpkin Smasher (a green axe armor), and the Brazen Atk/Res + Darting Stance Sacred Seals.

That’s not all, because the first Heroic Feats event is now upon us. If the entirety of the Heroes community can collectively accumulate ten million deployments of a Fury user, then a nice reward is in it for Summoners. As of right now, until the next day rollover, Fury deployment points are doubled, for this event. Super cool!

Wrapping things up, includes a new Tactics Drills. Don’t pass these feathers up!

There’s a lot to keep us busy during October, so get those Tempest teams ready and best of luck!