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Fire Emblem Fates Features 5v5 Online Multiplayer


While Fire Emblem Awakening had multiplayer, it was limited to local only, and was somewhat lackluster. That is not the case with Fire Emblem Fates. This game has an extensive online multiplayer mode that features 5v5 battles and more. Get the full roundup of online multiplayer details past the link.

– 5v5 battles with a team of units selected from one of your save files (at any point in the game)
– Local battles, 3DS friend list battles and random online battles
– Random online battles can be played with standard rules or with limitations to eliminate the effect of Eternal Proofs and possibly other items
– No fog of war
– Time limit of 5 minutes per turn
– For online, can have random standard battle or a random limited battle
– Friend battle is an option as well
– 5 maps are available by default (There could be more)
– Mountain village, opera house, destroyed city, crumbled fortress, palace maps
– All of these maps contain Dragon Vein mechanisms and some include destructible objects
– Either of the two players’ My Castles can also be selected as maps if My Castle has been reached in the main game
– Positions will not be assigned based on whose castle it is, so you might find yourself in a ‘defensive’ starting position near the throne in the opposing player’s My Castle
– My Castle maps include destructible buildings, just like in StreetPass battles.
– Before the battle begins, both players will be able to see the total combat strength rating of the opposing player’s units as well as the name of their opponent
– It seems the player with the lowest rating gets to pick the map
– It also seems that the player selecting the map will also be able to decide whether a handicap is active
– Team colors and starting positions seem to be assigned at random
– The blue team gets to move first
– Items and skills all seem to function as usual
– Stave uses are halved at the start of the battle
– The cursor can be moved around freely during the enemy phase
– On My Castle maps, the lighting will sometimes shift from daytime to nighttime and from nighttime to daytime as the battle progresses
– On My Castle maps, (some?) building bonuses seem to be active, but only (?) for the team assigned to the defending position, rather than for the castle’s owner
– After each battle, the game asks you whether the opposing player should be blacklisted

Source: Nintendo Everything


  • Guymelef

    Something to look forward to.

  • GeneralBrown178

    I wonder how they are going to balance it.
    Most Fire emblem game I played, you can make some seriously broken characters lol (especially in Awakening) .

  • ActivesiN

    and yet we don’t have online for Star Fox Zero lol

    • *NormalGamer*

      So what; I play games for the ‘gameplay’ regardless if online or not.

      Not my concern.

      • ActivesiN

        and yet you reply, interesting considering it is not your concern

      • Titangamecube

        Meh ignore him, he’s a troll.

    • Ray01X

      Because they want to release the game THIS YEAR.