Fate Grand Order Grail Front

Caesar Brings a new Grail Front to Fate/Grand Order

Fate/Grand Order players have a new battle line to fight at, as they wait for the next Lostbelt chapter to open. The latest event for the English edition of the game is titled “Grail Front – Et Tu, Brute,” and will run until February 19, 2023. The Fate/Grand Order Grail Front event is brought to Chaldea by none other than legendary Roman dictator Julius Caesar. In fact, the event’s title reflects the famed line from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. It’s Latin for “You too, Brutus?” These were the words supposedly uttered by the dying emperor of Rome as he recognized his friend and protégé as one of his assassins.

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Like the previous Fate/Grand Order Grail Front event, the “Land of Shadows Battleground Blitz,” players will command their Servants in a context similar to that of the classical Holy Grail War. The central ritual of the Fate franchise mythology, the Holy Grail War involves Masters and the Servants they command battling it out for supremacy over a Holy Grail, a near-omnipotent wish-granting device. FGO‘s battles haven’t really taken that format much, opting for a more standard RPG-like system pitting parties of player-controlled Servants against monsters and bosses. Grail Fronts bring some of that atmosphere back by having players select a limited number of Servants and move them separately around nodes on a map table.

Getting the advantage will be about timing and positioning, as players will want to make sure their stronger Servants can face enemies with the edge in class affinity, levels or other factors. Other strategies include targeting an enemy Master directly, as defeating them ends the match. To add some variety compared to the last time this style of event appeared, some new changes were added. Some enemy Servants will equip Craft Essences to change their properties, and some spaces on the map will grant certain effects, like health regeneration.  Clearing stages will award players in QP, summoning tickets, and other goodies, while completing all seven available Fate/Grand Order Grail Front stages will net players a Holy Grail, which can be used to raise a Servant’s level cap beyond its usual maximum.

Fate/Grand Order is available on iOS and Android devices. The “Et Tu, Brute?” Grail Front event will las until February 19, 2023.

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