Fire Emblem Heroes update out next week (version 6.9.0), patch notes
Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have announced a new update for Fire Emblem Heroes, which is going live next week.
New skills will be added for a Legendary and Mythic Hero, new Memento Events are being added to Heroes Journey, and the lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals is being updated. That’s along with Aether Raids updates and more.
The patch notes for the Fire Emblem Heroes version 6.9.0 update are as follows:
■ New skills are being added for a Legendary and Mythic Hero
Of the Heroes that appear in Legendary & Mythic Hero Remixes, Julia: Crusader of Light and Sothis: Girl on the Throne are gaining new skills.
○ New skills
Light and Dark II
Inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-5 on foe, neutralizes
unit’s penalties and foe’s bonuses (from skills
like Fortify, Rally, etc.), and disables foe’s skills
that “calculate damage using the lower of foe’s
Def or Res” during combat.
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
At start of turn, if unit is within 4 spaces of a
foe, inflicts Atk/Res-6 on nearest foes through
their next actions and grants Atk/Res+6 to unit
for 1 turn.
Neutralizes effects that inflict “Special
cooldown charge -X” on unit. When Special
triggers, boosts damage by 35% of unit’s Spd
and restores HP = 35% of damage dealt.
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.
Null C-Disrupt 3
Neutralizes effects that prevent unit’s
counterattacks during combat.
Julia: Crusader of Light and Sothis: Girl on the Throne are receiving new weapon skills to refine at the same time, so be sure to check the section of this notification labeled “New weapon skills and weapons to refine are being added” in conjunction with this section.
■ New Memento Events are being added to Heroes Journey
○ New Memento Events are being added.
■ The lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals is being updated
With the release of Ver. 6.9.0, players will be able to obtain Divine Codes (Ephemera 9) from events and exchange them from an updated lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals using the Compile Combat Manual feature.
Divine Codes (Ephemera 9) will be able to be exchanged for the following Combat Manuals:
・ The Combat Manuals added in this update can be compiled until 28/10/2022 6:59(UTC)
・ Divine Codes (Ephemera 9) may be obtained from events that begin after the release of Ver. 6.9.0, while Divine Codes (Ephemera 8) may continue to be obtained from events that began before the release of Ver. 6.9.0.
■ New weapon skills and weapons to refine are being added
The following Hero will be able to learn this new character-specific weapon skill at 5★:
Hero who can learn this skill: Haar: Black Tempest
・ The weapon above can be upgraded in the Weapon Refinery after it has been obtained.
・ To learn weapon skills, tap Allies, then Ally Growth, and then Learn Skills.
The following weapons will be able to be upgraded or gain additional special effects by using Arena Medals and Divine Dew:
Hero who can learn this skill: Sothis: Girl on the Throne
Dark Spikes T
Hero who can learn this skill: Lysithea: Earnest Seeker
Hero who can learn this skill: Dimitri: King of Faerghus
Hero who can learn this skill: Julia: Crusader of Light
Hero who can learn this skill: Edelgard: Adrestian Emperor
Hero who can learn this skill: Claude: Almyra’s King
Note: To access the Weapon Refinery, you must clear Book I, Chapter 13 in the main story and then clear the second Intermission map, The Rite of Blades.
■ Summoner Duels is being updated
○ You will be able to increase your Favor Level to level 2,300.
This will be in effect with the season starting 13/9/2022 7:00(UTC)
■ Aether Raids is being updated
○ Change Teams and Keep Teams buttons are being added to Auto-Create.
You can now use the Confer (If Possible) feature with Keep Teams to confer blessings without changing your team or anything else. If you use Keep Teams in this way on a team that has had its skills locked, the team will not be unlocked.
○ A notification will display on the Home screen when it is within three days of the start of the next season and the following are true:
・ You have a Hero in the additional slot on your defensive team, but you will no longer be able to use the additional slot because your tier will drop in the following season.
・ Your Fortress (D) level will drop because your tier will drop in the following season.
○ Some structures will have their level cap increased.
・ Catapult (O/D): up to level 10
○ Aether Resort is being updated.
・ Two new songs will be added to the Concert Hall: “Oliver’s Fall” from the Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn game and “Light on a Window” from the Fire Emblem Fates games.
■ Additional Heroes via Heroic Grails
The following Heroes will be available to summon using Heroic Grails:
・ Seth: Silver-Sea Knight
・ Brigand Boss: Known Criminal
■ Other Changes
○ A notification will appear on the Home screen when three days or more have passed since the Arena season began and you haven’t participated in an Arena battle.
You can turn this notification off in Settings.
○ Adjustments will be made to how Hero movement is displayed on the map.
There were cases when Heroes appeared to be moving through spaces they could not move through due to effects such as Obstruct, which limit Heroes’ movement, so the display of Hero movement paths is being revised. Note that this is only an issue with the way Hero movement has been displayed up until now, and there are no issues with the actual effects of these skills currently. (There are no cases in which Heroes move to places they should not be able to.)
Fire Emblem Heroes players can download the new 6.9.0 update starting on September 5, 2022.