Fire Emblem Heroes update out now (version 8.0.0), patch notes
Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have released a new update for Fire Emblem Heroes bringing the game to version 8.0.0.
This update marks the beginning of Book VIII, the continuation of the game’s main story, and adds new weapons and weapon skills to refine, a new event in the form of Affinity Auto-Battles, and more. We have the full rundown below.
Fire Emblem Heroes update version 8.0.0 patch notes
■ Book VIII of the main story begins!
Starting 12/6/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT), Book VIII of the main story will open.
The Kingdom of Askr and the Emblian Empire overcome their hardships and join hands. However, that peace is suddenly shattered by the forces of Yggdrasill, the World-Tree. After Ratatoskr—who was sent to assassinate Alfonse—joins their side as an ally, the Order of Heroes faces a terrifying conspiracy…
5★ Mythic Hero Ratatoskr: Mending Hand will join your barracks if you clear Part 5 of Chapter 1 of Book VIII on Normal difficulty.
Be sure to watch the Book VIII Opening Movie and witness Ratatoskr dashing across the World-Tree and setting the scene for Book VIII! You can jump right into the story of Book VIII even if you haven’t completed Books I through VII.
And to celebrate the beginning of Book VIII, starting 12/6/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT), we will be holding the Book VIII: Ratatoskr and More summoning event and the Book VIII Begins Celebration!
In this New Heroes summoning event, Ratatoskr: Mending Hand is available as a part of the 5★ focus category along with New Heroes from the Fire Emblem Awakening game.
Note: Because Ratatoskr: Mending Hand is a Mythic Hero, she does not appear in normal summoning events. The next time she is scheduled to appear in a summoning event is this month’s Legendary Hero summoning event.
You can make two copies of 5★ Hero Inigo: Flower Picker your ally by completing quests, and there will be Log-In Bonuses from which you can get Dragonflowers and more as part of the Book VIII Begins celebratory events!
Note: Achievement headers/achievements for clearing the main story will not be added for Book VIII and future Books because the maximum number of achievements that can be set in the store will have been reached.
■ A new event, Affinity Auto-Battles, is being added!
A new event where you battle together with Heroes from other worlds, Affinity Auto-Battles, will begin. Enjoy checking your affinity while getting rewards!
Affinity Auto-Battles is an event in which individual Heroes are each dispatched to different worlds to take on missions with the help of other players’ units. The affinity between your forces and the allied team is determined before battles.
Note: Affinity is somewhat mysterious and may not give you results you expect.
The greater your affinity, the more of a stat boost your Heroes will receive in combat! Additionally, an Affinity Bonus will be added to your score. Because battles take place using Auto-Battle, the better the results of your affinity, the greater your advantage in battle.
You can see a small preview of this event in action in the Feh Channel (December 4, 2023) video that was recently released. We hope you take a look!
This event is scheduled to be held for the first time starting 12/17/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)
More details and gameplay tips will be included in notifications leading up to the event.
■ The range of Heroes that you can make your allies in Binding Worlds will be expanded
You can use the Otherworld Bond item to make Heroes from Ver. 5.11.0 or earlier your allies in Binding Worlds! You can see what Heroes are included within the specific versions by using the Sort and Filter features on the Edit Teams screen.
An example of a Hero you can make your ally:
The Ver. 8.0.0 Binding Worlds event is scheduled to begin starting 12/10/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT) This event will be the first time that Binding Worlds has been held since Attuned Heroes have made their debut. You will be able to set new Attuned Heroes or Heroes equipped with an Attuned Skill as a proxy. In addition, Heroes who appeared in Ver. 5.11.0 or earlier and who are equipped with an Attuned Skill can be made your ally while having that Attuned Skill.
For more information about using the Otherworld Bond item, please see the notification at the time of the event.
■ The lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals has been updated
With the release of Ver. 8.0.0, players will be able to obtain Divine Codes (Ephemera 12) from events and exchange them from an updated lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals using the Compile Combat Manual feature.
Divine Codes (Ephemera 12) will be able to be exchanged for the following Combat Manuals:
・ The Combat Manuals added in this update can be compiled until 1/27/2024 10:59 p.m.(PT)
・ Divine Codes (Ephemera 12) may be obtained from events that begin after the release of Ver. 8.0.0, while Divine Codes (Ephemera 11) may continue to be obtained from events that began before the release of Ver. 8.0.0.
■ New weapon skills and weapons to refine have been added
The following Hero will be able to learn this new character-specific weapon skill at 5★:
Hero who can learn this skill: Rath: Wolf of Sacae
・ 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: Shannan: Wielder of Astra
Hero who can learn this skill: Iago: Nohr’s Tactician
Hero who can learn this skill: Palla: Sisterly Trio
Hero who can learn this skill: Eleonora: Shooting Starlet
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.
■ New Memento Events have been added to Heroes Journey
○ New Memento Events have been added.
■ Aether Raids has been updated
○ Some structures have had their level cap increased.
・ Infantry School (O/D): up to level 12
・ Armor School (O/D): up to level 12
・ Cavalry School (O/D): up to level 12
・ Flier School (O/D): up to level 12
○ Aether Resort has been updated.
・ Two new songs have been added to the Concert Hall: “Deirdre’s Theme” from the Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War game and “Mischievous at Heart” from the Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem game.
■ Summoner Duels has been updated
○ You will be able to increase your Favor Level to level 3,800.
This will be in effect with the season starting 12/11/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)
○ A new Captain Skill has been added.
At start of turns 2-5, grants Assign Decoy to captain for 1 turn. (If foe’s Range = unit’s Range and foe initiates combat against an ally within 2 spaces of unit, triggers Savior on unit; triggers only if unit is not equipped with a skill that can trigger the Savior effect.)
Note: The new Captain Skill will be able to be used in the season beginning 12/11/2023 11:00 p.m.(PT)
■ Additional Heroes via Heroic Grails
The following Heroes will be available to summon using Heroic Grails:
・ Kellam: Pumpkin Knight
・ Marla: Duma’s Witch