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Fire Emblem: Heroes guide - Part four - Challenges, friends, and training

By , on February 7, 2017

In this part of our Fire Emblem: Heroes guide we're going to have a look at how you can get the most out of every play session, avoiding IAPs in the process.

The best idea is to focus on gathering resources, toughening up your team, and hitting the challenges. We're going to break that down for you in slightly more complex chunks though.

Join us tomorrow when we'll be covering some tips and strategies you're going to need when you're deeper into the game. Don't worry, you don't have to thank us. Well, me. You don't have to thank me.

What are the challenges?

It's a good idea to check the challenges and quests regularly so you know what you're aiming for. The game is fun to play whatever you're doing, but if you know you're working towards a reward then it's even more worthwhile.

You can check these on the home screen. And when you've completed them you'll be able to collect your rewards from there too. There are other quests that pop up from time to time and if you complete these you'll get the rewards sent to your inbox.

Make friends

One thing you might not have noticed on the home screen is that you'll get visitors. These come from the friends you make in the PvP section of the game. So make sure you send friend requests after a fight.

The visitors will bring you gifts. And you'll do the same to other players. Tap a visitor and you'll get the reward. Sometimes your own characters will give you things as well. So keep an eye for who's glittery or surrounded by hearts.

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Hit the training

If you're finding it hard in the main quest line, it's a good idea to hit one of the training strata. It's going to get grindy, but you're going to level up in a space where you're not getting murdered all of the time.

Remember, if you die in a fight you'll lose all of the XP you've earned in that fight. So essentially you've wasted your time. Often challenges revolve around completing specific parts of the training levels a set number of times as well, so you're killing two birds with one stone.

Colour challenges

Most of the maps you head into will show you the layout of the forces you're going to be taking on before you jump in. This means if one of the challenges you're being asked to do involves killing a set number of a specific enemy, you can do it quicker if you're smart.

This is also another reason to keep a good spread of heroes at higher levels. That way you can create a team quickly that's going to have the best chance of finishing the challenges in the quickest time possible.