Granblue Fantasy Fes often sees the biggest news to round up the year, and 2019 is no different for Granblue Fantasy! Both Day 1 and 2 saw stage events and mini games with the voice actors, earning every player a whole bunch of rewards! News and announcements regarding any changes, new characters and so forth would follow. Read on for a summary from Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019 all in one post.
The following rewards were had:
- 3,000 x rainbow crystals (enough for one 10-pull in gacha)
- 380 x half elixirs
- 2 x silver centrums
- 1 x guaranteed SSR ticket (randomly obtain One SSR from a pool of weapons, characters, summons)
- 1 x intricacy ring (gives a character 4 over mastery bonuses)
- 600 x soul berries
- 1 x Damascus Ingot (usable to uncap SSR weapons)
New limited, Christmas characters were introduced. These are:
- Seruel (Wind limited, SSR)
- Narmaya (Earth limited, SSR)
In addition, a new paid Christmas skin for Seofon of the Eternals was also revealed. His beard can be removed in the relevant character’s Pose settings. Paid skins come with the outfit for the character, as well as one 10-pull ticket.
Main story quests will begin rolling out in 2 or 3 big updates a year. Leviathan Malice will be a new raid content, 6 participants, and will drop two new weapons. Grand Order Impossible was also announced. Her raid will allow Cosmos weapons to be uncapped to 4 stars. The latter will be an 18-man raid.
The bonus point shop will undergo changes. A new Sunlight Stone will be restocked in the Arcarum points shop on 19 December 2019. The following Stickers will be voiced.
Using Skill Shards and Skill Jewels to upgrade will be changed, but details are not finalized. The update will be arriving in March. The next Pride of the Ascendant quest will feature the Great Wall of Nahlegrande, fire element. The sixth anniversary will see a solo Ultimate Bahamut Impossible fight: players will use a treasure to make it the solo version, and will see player ATK, HP and damage cap raised. Unlimited elixirs are possible, and will not award the solo trophy. It will still drop gold bricks.
Yuisis’ character single – Saika no Chigiri – will release 22 January 2020. Her CD comes with a code for 2 new voiced stamps, one SR+ ticket, and 3 elixirs. Aoidos will receive his character single after her sometime in 2020. Djeeta will star in a special anime episode in March 2020.
Players using SkyLeap from now until the end of the year will receive 1500 crystals. SkyLeap is a separate browser that allows users to use gesture shortcuts. It will be receiving various UI updates. The “Proto Joya” will be a playable character for the New Year’s event. It will also play a role in Mahira, the Rooster zodiac’s 5-star fate episode. The Gran/Djeeta Sushi Chef sprite may be a skin when the Kappa Summer Chronicle event reruns.
For one final surprise, Gachapin and Mukku announce up to 200 free gacha pulls from 22 December 2019 to 4 January 2020. If you are lucky, you can play Rock-Paper-Scissors to double your rolls up to the 100.
One Sunlight Stone was given out for reaching 200,000 retweets. Further rewards were won later on in the day, which amounted to:
- 5000 CP
- 30 x Blue Sky Crystals
- 1 x Gold Brick (for uncapping Opus weapons or unlocking Eternals)
- 5 x Ultima Units
- 20 x Full Elixirs
- 3000 x rainbow crystals
- 3 x gold moons
- 5 x silver bricks (uncaps SR weapons)
- 5000 x Arcapoints
- (1 x Sunlight Stone, from retweet campaign)
New characters were announced: a new version of Yuisis featuring her character song CD art, limited character Noa, and limited character Helel ben Shalem/Shalim (depending on localization/romanization).
Additional new characters are SR Kumbhira, the Boar zodiac, as a reward from the Proving Grounds event. The new zodiac, the Rat, is Vikala (localization pending), the first human Divine General. Vikala is voiced by Tanezaki Atsumi.
New Year skins will be available for Lily, Tweyen of the Eternals, and Shiva. These will be available starting 31 December 2019, 12:00PM JST.
Raids will soon be available in a list, instead of needing to visit the specific islands to start a raid. Drops for the Primal Weapon tier of raids, Primarchs and Huanglong/Qilin Impossible will be changed. The Four Primarchs Impossible and Ultimate Bahamut Normal raids will have stat changes. Anima trades needed to host Grand Order and Ultimate Bahamut Normal will also be changed.
The Dark Rapture raid will see changes in trophies:
- 6 trophies for soloing Dark Rapture Hard with each element
- New trophy for 12 Dark Opus weapons at level 200
The Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – The Blue Reckoning collaboration event will be available permanently in Side Stories in January. Rank cap will be increased to Rank 275. A new Tier IV class called Lumberjack will be coming, with Axe and Harp weapon specialities. It will not have a corresponding Tier III class.
An apparent extension to Arcarum will be coming. A trailer introduces the “Replicard Sandbox”, showing off weapons based off the Arcarum summons. More details will be coming in the future.
“Battle System 2.0” will roll out to new content first.
- March: “Six Dragons” single player battle and one new raid
- April: One new hard raid
- May – June: “Six Dragons” raids
- July – August: New event, and possibly “Replicard Sandbox”
Granblue Fantasy Extra Fes dates have been revealed:
- 3 – 4 May: Fukuoka
- 9 – 10 May: Sendai
- 8 – 9 August: Osaka
- 15 – 16 August: Nagoya
The sixth anniversary event will feature the Eternals. Players can choose any one Eternal and they will join you. Players can also opt to choose a Gold Brick instead, if they have all Eternals. You can check out the teaser trailer for the event below, which will begin 26 February, 2020.
As a final note, Christmas voice lines are available for characters until 30 December.