Blue Archive Welcomes its First Update of the Year

The first for the year.
The first for the year. Twitter/@EN_BlueArchive

Blue Archive received its first story update of the year. Titled "A Revolutionary Ivan Kupala," it features Cherino’s revolutionary journey on a quest to grab back her leadership after a sudden coup.

This new update sees the addition of the Red Winter Federal Academy to the game. Located on the outskirts of Kivoto, it has a large enrollment despite being a less known academy. The General Student Council doesn't have much of an influence here and this is why Red Winter is pretty much self-governing with the Secretariat having the power. The problem is that coups with the intent to overthrow the president happen weekly.

For this new update, players will meet new characters from the Red Winter Federal Academy. The first is Cherino who has Piercing Attribute and can attack enemies in a circular area. Second is Nodoka who can increase the Accuracy of allies within a circular area.

During the event, players can get extra event coins by assigning specific characters to their Combat Unit. For example, Cherino and Nodoka grant Cherino Matryoshka, while Izumi, Junko, and Fuuka award Cherenka Chocolate. Meanwhile, Haruna, Akari, and Juri give additional Mustache Crepes.

Main Story

Here are some of the details for A Revolutionary Ivan Kupala:

  • Event Period
    • Event Story and Quest: January 11 to January 25
    • Event Shop Event Prize Exchange House: January 11 to February 1
  • Event Details
    • Players can begin the "A Revolutionary Ivan Kupala" story and challenges after clearing Mission 2-3 on Normal.
    • Exchange the event currency obtained for various items in the event shop.
  • To Play
    • Players can enter the event through the Main Lobby > Mission > "A Revolutionary Ivan Kupala" Icon on the top left side of the screen.
    • Enter battles along with episodes through [Story], and just battle without episodes with [Quest] and [Challenge].
  • A Revolutionary Ivan Kupala - Story
    • Each story opens in order after January 11.
    • Players cannot Sweep the stories.
    • Each story consumes 10 AP upon entry.
    • Players can view the episodes again in the [Story] on the bottom left of the Event screen.

Raid Content

There’s also the raid content titled Total Assault – Chesed (Field Warfare), which started January 17. In this one, participants can earn Season Rewards based on their final ranking and get different character growth materials like Pyroxenes, Eligma, and Artifacts based on their accumulated score. In celebration of the new story update, all players will receive 1,200 Pyroxenes.

Blue Archive follows a group of adventurous schoolgirls as they navigate romance, school clubs, academic events, and the occasional battle with rival schools. Players take on the role of the students’ teacher and guide them as they investigate incidents throughout the city. It’s available on Android and iOS.

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