Fire Emblem Heroes: latest events and content updates [December 2018]

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On February 2nd 2017, Nintendo launched Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS (click here to check out all you need to know about it). Just like all Free 2 Play games worth their salt, Nintendo is planning to provide users with regular content, events, and updates, in order to make sure they keep playing as long as possible.

In this post, we’re going to list all the events and content updates for Fire Emblem Heroes in November 2018, so that you can find all those details in one place. Naturally, we will keep on updating this post as soon as new content and events go live. Make sure to follow us on Twitter to be notified as soon as new content goes live!

Check out the latest Event Calendar for an overview of the various Events and Content Updates coming to Fire Emblem Heroes in November and early Decmber!

January 7th

  • [Aether Raids] The Elements for the current season are: Light and Dark (available until January 14th)

January 2nd

  • [Events] The 6th Forging Bonds events goes live on January 2nd. More details coming soon!

December ???

  • [Events] The 11th Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon event is called ???, and it goes live on December ???. The first 8 regular stages are available (available until January ???)

December 31st

  • [Aether Raids] The Elements for the current season are: Astra and Anima (available until January 7th)

December 25th

  • [Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Water and Wind (available until December 11th)

December 24th

  • [Aether Raids] The Elements for the current season are: Light and Dark (available until December 31st)
  • [Aether Raids] Season 6 of Aether Raids goes live on December 24th (available until December 31st)
    • Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Hrid (Icy Blade), Surtr (Ruler of Flame), Laegjarn (Sheathed Steel), Laevatein (Searing Steel), Helbindi (Savage Scourge), Ylgr (Fresh Snowfall), Navarre (Scarlet Sword), Zephiel (The Liberator), Ephraim (Legendary Lord, Anna (Commander)
    • Bonus Structures (Level +1): Infantry School (O, D)

December 18th

  • [Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Wind and Earth (available until December 11th)

December 17th

  • [Aether Raids] The Elements for the current season are: Astra and Anima (available until December 24th)

December 12th

  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Ike & Soren’s Battle. It features the following Heroes: Ike (Young Mercenary), Elincia (Lost Princess), and Soren (Shrewd Strategist). Characters page updated! (available until December 20th)
  • [Special Maps] A new Bound Hero Battle is now available: Ike & Soren (available until December 20th)
  • [Manga] The 55th chapter of the official Fire Emblem Heroes manga is now available: click here to check it out (Japanese-only)!

Fire Emblem Heroes – Elements (Regular + Aether Raids)

  • [Aether Raids] The Elements for the current season are: Light and Dark (available until December 17th)
  • [Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Wind and Fire (available until December 18th)

Ongoing events – Summoning Focus and Heroes

  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now available: Heroes with Ward Skills. It features the following Heroes: Sigurd (Holy Knight), Ike (Brave Mercenary), and Lyn (Brave Lady). Characters page updated! (available until December 13th)
  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now available: Hero Fest. It includes the following Heroes: Eir (Merciful Death), Owain (Chosen One), Ophelia (Dramatic Heroine), and Lewyn (Guiding Breeze). Characters page updated! (available until December 18th)
  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Ike & Soren’s Battle. It features the following Heroes: Ike (Young Mercenary), Elincia (Lost Princess), and Soren (Shrewd Strategist). Characters page updated! (available until December 20th)
  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Free Summoning Event. It features the following Special Heroes: Veronica (Brave Princess), Ephraim (Sacred Twin Lord), Celica (Warrior Priestess), and Hector (Brave Warrior). You can only use it once, and you’re guaranteed to get one of the Focus Heroes. Characters page updated! (available until ???)

Fire Emblem Heroes – Log-in Bonus

  • [Log-in Bonus] A new set of Log-in Bonuses is now live: Voting Gauntlet. It allows you to get some Orbs every day, with the amount varying each day: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3 (13 Orbs in total) (available until December 14th)
  • [Log-in Bonus] A new set of Daily Log-in Bonuses is now live: Hero Fest. It allows you to get a First Summon Ticket every day (7 tickets in total) (available until December 18th)
  • [Log-in Bonus] A new set of Daily Log-in Bonuses is now live: Book III Begins. It allows you to get 2 Orbs every day (20 Orbs in total) (available until January 1st)
  • [Log-in Bonus] Until an unspecified date, you can get a Daily Log-in Bonus: 100 Hero Feathers (Monday), 1 Stamina Potion (Tuesday), 1 Dueling Crest (Wednesday), 100 Hero Feathers (Thursday), 1 Stamina Potion (Friday), 1 Duelling Crest (Saturday), 1 Orb (Sunday)
  • [Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the arrival of the first Mythic Hero, all players can get the following as special Log-in Bonus: Aether Stones x300 (no end date?)
  • [Log-in Bonus] Players who haven’t played during the past 30 days or more can get 20 Orbs from Sharena as a Special, one-time only Log-in Bonus (no end date)
  • [Log-in Bonus] Players who started playing with Ver. 2.4.0 of Fire Emblem Heroes or earlier can get the following Special Log-in Bonus: “Thanks for Playing gift”. It includes the following: 4 ★ Takumi, the Wild Card, 13 200 Hero Feathers, 60 Scarlet Badges, 30 Azure Badges, 30 Verdant Badges, 60 Transparent Badges, 20 432 Scarlet Shards, 10 216 Azure Shards, 10 216 Verdant Shards, 20 432 Transparent Badges (no end date)

Fire Emblem Heroes – Hero Battles and time-limited Special Maps (including Rival Domains and Relay Defense)

  • [Special Maps] The latest Rival Domains map is now available. This time, you get a bonus if you defeat allies using flying allies (available until December 15th)
  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Ike & Soren’s Battle. It features the following Heroes: Ike (Young Mercenary), Elincia (Lost Princess), and Soren (Shrewd Strategist). Characters page updated! (available until December 20th)
  • [Hero Battles] Daily Hero Battles are available, featuring the following characters: Sophia, Virion, Hana, Subaki, Donnel, Lissa, Gunter, Cecilia, Felicia, Wrys, Olivia, Stahl (in that order). 2 ★ Hero if you clear the map on Normal, 3 ★ Hero if you clear it on Hard (no end date)
  • [Hero Battles] Daily Grand Hero Battles are available, featuring the following characters: Narcian and Zephiel (Monday), Navarre and Camus (Tuesday), Robin and Legion (Wednesday), Ursula and Clarisse (Thursday), Lloyd and Berkut (Friday), Michalis and Valter (Saturday), and Xander and Arvis (Sunday). You get a 3 ★ Hero if you clear the map on Hard, a 4 ★ Hero if you clear it on Lunatic, and a 4 ★ + Hero Feathers if you clear it on Infernal. The Characters page has been updated (no end date)
  • [Maps] Daily Special Maps are available: “Special Training”. They allow you to get tons of EXP and SP for your units (amount remains the same even if you clear them several times), thanks to enemy reinforcements. You can also earn Orbs and Blessings. There’s 5 different types of training, available on a rotating basis: Melee, Ranged, Bows, Magic, and The Workout. There’s 5 levels for you to choose from, from Level 5 to 34. More details can be found in this post. (no end date)

Fire Emblem Heroes – Events, Store and Others

  • [Store] The latest Special Orb Promo is now live: December. It includes 21 Orbs (15 + 6 Bonus) and Refining Stone x60 (available until December 25th)
  • [Events] Every week-end, you can get twice the usual amount of SP in battle (applies to Story Maps, Arena, etc.) thanks to the SP X2 Event (available from Friday to Sunday)

Fire Emblem Heroes – Quests

  • [Quests] A new set of Quests is now available: Three Heroes Quests. It allows you to get the following Heroes: Olivia (Blushing Beauty), Corrin (Fateful Princess), and Azama (Carefree Monk). Characters page updated! (available until December 20th)
  • [Quests] Not one, but two new sets of Quests are now available: The Dread Gate and Death (available until December 28th)
  • [Quests] Not one, but three new sets of Quests for December are now available (available until January 1st)
  • [Quests] A new set of Special Quests is now available: “Tutorial Quests”. It’s the latest set of year-long quests, covering pretty much all game modes, with many rewards to unlock (available until February 2nd 2019)
  • [Quests] A new set of Special Quests is gnow available: “GHB Elite Quests”. They allow you to get various bonuses, but also [4 ★] Heroes. Characters page updated! (available until February 9th 2019);
  • [Quests] A new set of Special Quests is now live: “GHB Elite 2”. Clearing those allow you to get Heroes, bonus Orbs, and some Blessings. Characters page updated! (available until April 11th 2019)
  • [Quests] 7 different sets of Daily Quests are available indefinitely: “Daily Quests”. There’s one for each day of the week (no end date)
  • [Quests] A set of Daily Quests is available indefinitely: “Arena Assault” (no end date)

Fire Emblem Heroes – Tactics Drills

Basics

  • “Activate a Special Skill”, “Red, Blue, and Green”, “Ranged Attacks”, “Can’t Fight Back!”, “Effective Attacks”, “Attacking with Magic”, “Understanding Breath”, “Counterattacks”, “Follow-up Attacks”, “Weaken Foes with Daggers”, “Boosting with Rally”, “Heal to Win”, “Baiting Foes”, “Escaping Danger”, “Movement Tricks”, “Sing and Dance”, “Watch your Cooldown”, “Infantry Movement”, “Armoured Allies”, “Cavalry Allies”, “Flying Allies”.

Skill Studies

  • “Hone and Fortify”, “Stacking Spur Boosts”, “For Blade!”, “Vantage to Counter”, “Desperation”, “Using Quick Riposte”, “Ragnell’s Distant Counter”, “Using Close Counter”, “Atk/Def Bond’s Power”, “Dangerous Breakers”, “Steady Breath Rush”, “Vantage & Flashing Blade”, “Trigger Wrath”, “Guidance River Crossing”, “Flier Formation Soars”, “Led by Wings of Mercy”, “Move with Armor March”, “Spd Smoke Follow-Ups”, “Spd Ploy and the Forecast”, “Trilemma Trickery”, “Future Vision”, “Caution with Savage Blow”, “Brave Celica and Veronica”, “Brave Hector and Ephraim”, “The Binding Shield”, “Make Your Own Miracle”, “Follow Up with Forseti”, “A Death-Defying Knife”, “Laevatein’s Travails”, “Frelia’s Sacred Twin”, “Missiletainn”, “Rein’s Sacred Twins”, “Overprotective Corrin”, “Unbreakable Bond”, “The Seals of Nifl”.

Grandmaster

  • “Two Birds, One Stone”, “Brief Meetings”, “Counterattack Crew”, “Stalwart Defenders”, “Horse and Man as One”, “Jet-Black March”, “Caught in a Snare”, “Another Reunion”, “They Have The Princess!”, “Who’s Going to Break It?”, “A Land Divided”, “Bridge of Friendship”, “Discretion and Valor”, “Hooray for Extra Actions”, “Spurred On”, “Guided by Guidance”, “Here We Go!”, “Break Through!”, “Dazzling Trilemma”.

Fire Emblem Heroes – Aether Raids

  • [Aether Raids] Season 5 of Aether Raids is now live (available until December 17th)
    • Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Hrid (Icy Blade), Surtr (Ruler of Flame), Laegjarn (Sheathed Steel), Laevatein (Searing Steel), Helbindi (Savage Scourge), Ylgr (Fresh Snowfall), Navarre (Scarlet Sword), Zephiel (The Liberator), Ephraim (Legendary Lord, Anna (Commander)
    • Bonus Structures (Level +1): Catapult (O, D)
  • [Aether Raids] Here’s the current set of Daily Rewards:
  • [Aether Raids] Here’s the rewards for AR Tier:
  • [Aether Raids] Here’s the rewards for Rank:

Fire Emblem Heroes – Arena

  • [Arena] The latest set of Bonus Heroes for the Arena is now live. It features the following Heroes: Hríd (Icy Blade), Surtr (Ruler of Flames), Laegjarn (Sheathed Steel), Laevatein (Searing Steel), Helbindi (Save Scourge), Ylgr (Fresh Snowfall), Gharnef (Dark Pontifex), Xander (Paragon Knight), Mist (Helpful Sister), and Fjorm (Princess of Ice) (available until December 25th)
  • [Arena] Here’s the list of Chain Bonuses (you can get those once per Season):
  • [Arena] Here’s the list of current rewards (Tier):
  • [Arena] Here’s the list of current rewards (Defense):
  • [Arena Assault] Here’s the list of current rewards (Rank):
  • [Arena Assault] Here’s the list of current items:

Fire Emblem Heroes – Latest update

  • [Update] The latest Software update (Ver. 3.0.0) is now available. This one kicks off Book III of the main story. All the details from the Feh Channel presentation can be found in this post!  More details about the update itself can be found in this post. Official patch notes have been added to this page.

Fire Emblem Heroes – Manga and wallpapers / calendars

  • [Manga] The 55th chapter of the official Fire Emblem Heroes manga is now available: click here to check it out (Japanese-only)!
  • [Wallpaper] The phone calendar/wallpaper for November is now available. It features Aversa (Dark One) and Owain (Chosen One)  (no end date)
  • [Wallpaper] The phone calendar/wallpaper for December is now available. It features Ylgr (Fresh Snowfall) and Hríd (Icy Blade) (no end date)

This month’s updates

December 1st

  • [Special Maps] The latest Rival Domains map is now available. This time, you get a bonus if you defeat allies using cavalry allies (available until December 8th)
  • [Quests] Not one, but three new sets of Quests for December are now available (available until January 1st)

December 2nd

  • [Blessed Gardens]A new Blessed Gardens map is now available: Grounds – Earth 4 (Garden of Earth, Infernal) (no end date)
  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now available: Heroes with Ward Skills. It features the following Heroes: Sigurd (Holy Knight), Ike (Brave Mercenary), and Lyn (Brave Lady). Characters page updated! (available until December 13th)

December 3rd

  • [Special Maps] The Bound Hero Battle feat. Seliph and Julia is now back (available until December 12th)
  • [Quests] A new set of Quests is now available: Bound Hero Battle (available until December 12th)
  • [Aether Raids] Season 4 of Aether Raids is now live (available until December 10th)
    • Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Eirika (Graceful Resolve), Corrin (Dream Prince), Corrin (Dream Princess), Camilla (Flower of Fantasy), Mikoto (Caring Mother), Azura (Young Songstress), Ursula (Blue Crow), Michalis (Ambitious King), Ike (Vanguard Legend), and Sharena (Princess of Askr)
    • Bonus Structures (Level +1): Panic Manor (O, D)

December 4th

  • [Events] The 18th Voting Gauntlet is called Nifl vs Múspell, is now live. Check out this page for all the details! (available until December 10th)
  • [Events] Round 1 of the 18th Voting Gauntlet is now live. Check out this page for all the details! (available until December 6th)
  • [Log-in Bonus] While the 18th Voting Gauntlet is running, players can get the following as Daily Log-in Bonus: Battle Flag x5 (available until December 10th)
  • [Quests] The first set of Quests related to the latest Voting Gauntlet event is now live (available until December 6th)
  • [Arena] The latest set of Bonus Heroes for the Arena is now live. It features the following Heroes: Hríd (Icy Blade), Surtr (Ruler of Flames), Laegjarn (Sheathed Steel), Laevatein (Searing Steel), Helbindi (Save Scourge), Ylgr (Fresh Snowfall), Gharnef (Dark Pontifex), Xander (Paragon Knight), Mist (Helpful Sister), and Fjorm (Princess of Ice) (available until December 25th)
  • [Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Water and Wind (available until December 11th)

December 5th

  • [Manga] The 54th chapter of the official Fire Emblem Heroes manga is now available: click here to check it out (Japanese-only)!

December 6th

  • [Quests] A new set of Quests is now available: Three Heroes Quests. It allows you to get the following Heroes: Olivia (Blushing Beauty), Corrin (Fateful Princess), and Azama (Carefree Monk). Characters page updated! (available until December 20th)
  • [Events] Round 2 of the 18th Voting Gauntlet is now live. Check out this page for all the details! (available until December 8th)
  • [Quests] The second set of Quests related to the latest Voting Gauntlet event is now live (available until December 8th)
  • [Story Maps] A new Tactics Drills map is now available: Dazzling Trilemma (Grandmaster, Infernal) (no end date)

December 8th

  • [Events] The Final Round of the 18th Voting Gauntlet is now live. Check out this page for all the details! (available until December 10th)
  • [Quests] The third and final set of Quests related to the latest Voting Gauntlet is now live (available until December 10th)
  • [Special Maps] The latest Rival Domains map is now available. This time, you get a bonus if you defeat allies using flying allies (available until December 15th)

December 9th

  • [Blessed Gardens] A new Blessed Gardens map is now available: Grounds – Fire 4 (Garden of Fire, Infernal) (no end date)

December 11th

  • [Livestream] The latest Feh Channel was livestreamed today. Check out this post for all the juicy details!
  • [Update] The next Software update (Ver. 3.0.0) is now available. This one kicks off Book III of the main story. All the details from the Feh Channel presentation can be found in this post!  More details about the update itself can be found in this post. Official patch notes have been added to this page.
  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now available: Hero Fest. It includes the following Heroes: Eir (Merciful Death), Owain (Chosen One), Ophelia (Dramatic Heroine), and Lewyn (Guiding Breeze). Characters page updated! (available until December 18th)
  • [Story Maps] The first two chapters of Book III of the main story are now available. Clear Chapter 1, Part 5 on Normal to get [5 ★] Eir: Merciful Death (no end date)
  • [Story Maps] A new Squad Assault is now available: 17th Assault (Lunatic) (no end date)
  • [Quests] Not one, but two new sets of Quests are now available: The Dread Gate and Death (available until December 28th)
  • [Aether Raids] Season 5 of Aether Raids is now live (available until December 17th)
    • Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Hrid (Icy Blade), Surtr (Ruler of Flame), Laegjarn (Sheathed Steel), Laevatein (Searing Steel), Helbindi (Savage Scourge), Ylgr (Fresh Snowfall), Navarre (Scarlet Sword), Zephiel (The Liberator), Ephraim (Legendary Lord, Anna (Commander)
    • Bonus Structures (Level +1): Catapult (O, D)
  • [Aether Raids] New structures are now available:
    • New: Escape Ladder (O)
    • MAX LV. Up (now to LV. 4): Infantry School (O, D), Armor School (O, D), Cavalry School (O, D), Flier School (O, D).
  • [Aether Raids] The Elements for the current season are: Light and Dark (available until December 17th)
  • [Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Wind and Fire (available until December 18th)
  • [Heroic Grails] Two new Heroes can now be summoned using Heroic Grails: Dorcas (Pumpkin Smasher), and Aversa (Dark One). Characters page updated! (no end date)
  • [Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the arrival of the first Mythic Hero, all players can get the following as special Log-in Bonus: Aether Stones x300 (no end date?)
  • [Log-in Bonus] A new set of Daily Log-in Bonuses is now live: Hero Fest. It allows you to get a First Summon Ticket every day (7 tickets in total) (available until December 18th)
  • [Log-in Bonus] A new set of Daily Log-in Bonuses is now live: Book III Begins. It allows you to get 2 Orbs every day (20 Orbs in total) (available until January 1st)
  • [Store] The latest Special Orb Promo is now live: December. It includes 21 Orbs (15 + 6 Bonus) and Refining Stone x60 (available until December 25th)
  • [Wallpaper] To celebrate the launch of Book III of the main story, smartphone wallpapers featuring the new characters are now available!

December 12th

  • [Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Ike & Soren’s Battle. It features the following Heroes: Ike (Young Mercenary), Elincia (Lost Princess), and Soren (Shrewd Strategist). Characters page updated! (available until December 20th)
  • [Special Maps] A new Bound Hero Battle is now available: Ike & Soren (available until December 20th)
  • [Manga] The 55th chapter of the official Fire Emblem Heroes manga is now available: click here to check it out (Japanese-only)!

Previous months

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