August has just started–and so too has a new Grand Conquests event in Fire Emblem Heroes! Between 1st August and 6th August, Summoners can wage war on the continent of Valentia from Shadows of Valentia.
Previously, the battles took place on the southern half of the continent, but now they’ve moved to the northern half, which is largely occupied by the Rigelian Empire. There’s a tiny bit of story too, as Anna claims these battles are all for training.
So not world dominion.
As announced in the previous Feh Channel, there are a number of changes to the event:
- Rewards will be available for each of the three periods of Grand Conquest. They will be determined by your “Rank in Army” score.
- The fewer areas controlled by your army at the end of each round, the higher the initial defense score at the beginning of the next round.
- There are new Level 10 and 20 Normal difficulty maps. Plus Infernal difficulty maps after reaching GC Tier 8, featuring the return of enemies that can instantly act after teleporting.
Last but not least, because it’s a new month, there are three pages of new monthly quests. You could probably clear a whole bunch of them by battling in Grand Conquests!
This summer, things are heating up for Fire Emblem fans in Japan, as Intelligent Systems are holding a “Fire Emblem Cipher Summer Party” event at four different locations in Japan during late July/early August.
First announced during the Series 13 pre-release livestream, Summer Party celebrates 3 years of the Fire Emblem Cipher card game. The event itself is similar to other Cipher local events in the past, such as the annual Cipher Festivals.
Although the events are focused on the Cipher card game, there’s free entry for everyone and there’s lots to do even if you’re a stranger to Cipher. Below, you can find details of all the venues, as well as the activities on offer.
Everyone who attends Summer Party can receive a pair of special promotional cards, featuring Fjorm and Laevateinn from Heroes, when leaving the event. Note that the cards will only be given out after the closing stage.
The latest Tempest Trials+ event is now active in Fire Emblem Heroes. “Feud of the Fangs” is themed around the Black Fang organisation from Blazing Blade and runs until the rollover on 26th June 2018.
As a reminder, here are the Bonus Heroes again:
If you were lucky to obtain a new Hero from the Scattered Fangs banner, give yourself a pat on the back. Otherwise, there’s still time (although not a lot) to nab Linus from his Grand Hero Battle.
Failing that, Canas is himself a reward from this Tempest Trial and you can always count on the original Nino to do her best!
The story follows after Lloyd was defeated, echoing the events of “Four-Fanged Offense” in Blazing Blade. Except, Linus and his allies have a chance to exact revenge on the villain, who turns out to be Ursula this time.
The maps that appear in this Tempest Trial are from World of Blazing, Blazing Shadows and Love Abounds. Meanwhile the final map is based on the Dragon’s Gate, similar to an earlier Tempest Trial.
(An example of the final battle, based on Lunatic difficulty.)
As usual, you’ve got 10 days to build up your score. Here are the score-based rewards you can obtain:
A new Fire Emblem Heroes Voting Gauntlet will be running between 6th November to 12th November 2017. This time, heroes will be battling to see who has the most stylish haircut!
In the first block, we have the lovely short-haired ladies, featuring Amelia, Katarina, Shanna and Hinoka. Meanwhile the other block is home to the long-haired gents, including Takumi, Karel, Soren and Ryoma.
To aid summoners, two Summoning Focus featuring the 4 characters from both blocks will be available starting today and ending soon after the Voting Gauntlet ends, during the daily rollover on 12th November 2017.
The brackets for this gauntlet have also been revealed, in case you need help deciding who to support. Will it be one of the headstrong ladies or one of the dashing gentlemen? Or perhaps you’re planning to hop around to maximise your feathers?