October has just started and Fire Emblem Heroes is already off to an exciting start with an announcement of the next version update: 2.10.0. This will be arriving during “early October”, so hopefully pretty soon.
This update includes four main features.
Abyssal difficulty for daily Grand Hero Battles
The following daily Grand Hero Battles will receive Abyssal difficulty maps: Navarre, Michalis, Ursula, Xander, Lloyd, Narcian and female Robin. Similar to existing Abyssal maps, you can earn golden accessories from clearing them.
Lite Data Version
As the years and months have gone by, Fire Emblem Heroes has started to become pretty big, space-wise. For those concerned about the game taking up too much space, a “Lite Data Version” will be provided.
This version of the game will have lower visual and sound quality, but will reduce the size of the game data by a whopping 75%. Currently the game is around 1.5 GB, so the file size should end up less than 400 MB.
New players can choose to download the Lite Data Version or the original “High Quality Version” when starting the game. Otherwise, you can switch over by going to the Miscellaneous menu in-game or by going to Clear Cache from the title screen.
New weapon refinement options
Lon’qu will receive a new weapon skill Solitary Blade that can be learned when he’s upgraded to 5★.
Meanwhile the Frelian royals, Tana and Innes, will gain refinement options for their legendary weapons, Vidofnir and Nidhogg.
Presumably, Solitary Blade can also be refined like all the new weapons added to existing characters.
To make things more convenient, you’ll be able to assign a name to the 8 favourite marks that can be given to Heroes. In the example, they’ve named each mark after all the consoles that Fire Emblem has appeared on (or will, in the case of the Switch).