Dreamstar Network Limited‘s latest gacha entry, Fate: Goddess Awakening, is one of the developers’ latest English-translated releases. It might be rough around the edges, particularly the texts and dialogues, but the game’s core design is built around proven practices and setups.
Like many waifu-driven mobile titles, Fate: Goddess Awakening‘s story and characters (a.k.a Agents) are what genuinely appeal to fans. With so many people to bond and recruit to your masterful roster, here’s a beginner’s guide to get you going.
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In Fate: Goddess Awakening, you find yourself teleported into the past after a world-ending battle between a few of the game’s most important characters. Upon waking up, you immediately find yourself on the run due to being branded as the perpetrator of a bombing attack.
Confused and with nowhere to go, you’ll eventually acquaint yourself with new Agents who’ll help you track down those responsible, leading to the uncovering of a plot that revolves around the fate of the universe.
The game’s narrative and premise aren’t exactly as original as many might expect but its recruitment array of Agents is definitely what you’ll be staying for, especially when there are many of them!
Via Fate: Goddess Awakening‘s summoning system, different people from the game’s different factions will come to your aid. With their help, you’ll get to uncover the real masterminds behind the game’s menacing plot, besides strengthening your bonds with your allies as well.
In Fate: Goddess Awakening, combat is automatic and turn-based, meaning you’ll have limited interactions with your Agents once the fighting begins. As such, your understanding of their racial bonuses and skills’ turn orders are integral to winning fights, particularly the tougher ones later.
The game’s combat functions similarly to Last Fortress: Underground, and that’s why the Agents you recruit through its summoning system are your most crucial assets.
First and foremost, your Agents can belong to one of six different races, each being:
Beastkins, Humans, and Mechs have different elemental pros and cons against each other, so you need to keep this in mind when lining up your team. Celestials and Fiends work the same way albeit their elemental relationship is exclusive between them (isn’t affected by Beastkins, Humans, and Mechs).
So far, Void characters seem to be the most powerful, but this might change in the future due to balancing reasons. Regardless, no matter which hero you get, your strategic decisions matter most, meaning you need to know which character to pick for specific fights to maximize winning chances.
To excel in battles, you need to recruit the ideal Agents into your lineup as best as possible. Although lower-tier units can still get you through the whole game, getting the rarer ones can make things far more easier in the long run.
As said earlier, combat is automatic, so you can’t influence the outcomes directly. Hence, your Agents’ stats and skillsets mean EVERYTHING. This includes the equipment that each character wears as well, translating to gear grind for endgame content.
Either way, without the help of your trusted Agents, you won’t get far, so whenever you have the chance to summon them, it might be best to do so. Speaking of which, there are three different summoning types you can opt for depending on the resources (Summoning Tickets) that you have:
- Normal Summon
- Advanced Summon
- Friendship Summon
As their names suggest, their respective tickets offer different percentages for you to acquire the Agents, each falling under one of the following tiers:
- 3-Star Agent
- 4-Star Agent
- 5-Star Agent
Commonly, higher-tier units have better overall stats, but they are also harder to obtain. Additionally, the Summoning Tickets are difficult to get, normally awarded for static in-game progression or meeting the daily grind.
Still, another aspect that can help improve your existing allies, regardless of their ranking, is their social relationship with you. You can visit them in the Agent Dormitory to chat and provide gifts, elevating their morale which then translates to stat boosts.
This is another good way to bolster your team’s Combat Power (CP), but you should definitely explore interactions with your heroes often, for role-playing purposes.
Resources And Currencies
There are many resources to collect in Fate: Goddess Awakening, but as the player, the most valuable to you are:
- Gold is required for almost everything in the game.
- Special gear, progression, and items are only acquired by spending Diamonds.
These can be collected by playing the game dedicatedly; completing its multitude of daily quests, event milestones, and many more. Still, the quickest way to get more – including instant recruitment of the best heroes – is by supporting the developers through in-game purchases.
When it comes to the Agents themselves, these two resources are what you’ll need the most:
- The resource used for leveling up Agents.
- Advancement Stones
- Materials consumed by Agents to advance to a higher tier (e.g. 3-Stars to 4-Stars).
These two are easily obtainable as victory rewards, but you need to spend them wisely to ensure that you don’t run out of them to empower your most-used characters. This won’t be an issue in the early game but can become a nuisance once you’re deeper into the story (or fighting others online in Arena).
Fortunately, Fate: Goddess Awakening has many game modes for you to explore! You’ll find yourself engaged with multiple things to do, particularly when you have a guild to play and interact with.
In general, these are the different modes that you can dive into daily:
- This is the game’s story mode, separated into different Chapters.
- Resource-gathering battles for you to accumulate different materials every day.
- Battle your way to higher levels by defeating increasingly difficult foes and gathering loot as rewards.
- This is the PvP section of the game where you’ll compete against others to improve your reputation and assert dominance.
- Competitive online mode where you fight the best of the best to collect awesome in-game rewards.
If you find yourself fumbling through each of them, don’t worry. The game’s lenient and guides you through each of them accordingly.
Because of this, you might find things a bit slow in the beginning, notably prior to Level 20. Rest assured that once you’ve played the game for a few hours, everything will be unlocked and explained to you by then.
Tips & Tricks
Fate: Goddess Awakening might not be a difficult game to get into per se, but you might find some of these tips useful and beneficial:
Interact with Agents often
Befriend your Agents from the Agent Dormitory, and those interactions will bear fruit in terms of actual stat growth, both for individual heroes and the whole party.
In fact, you can even assign a particular Agent that you like to the Home/ Menu Screen, and they’ll prompt a heart icon after some time, for you to click on. This helps generate passive Affection points for the character, which is nifty.
Check all event tabs and progression rewards
It goes without saying that in any gacha game, you MUST check every event and rewards tab as much as you can. You can get free in-game currencies, items, and materials that you would otherwise need to grind for!
Fate: Goddess Awakening is very friendly on this front, with many different sections that you can check for new rewards, such as the 7-Day Growth or Spacetime Assembly.
Complete the story as soon as possible
The game’s primary storyline isn’t its strongest suit, but getting it done will help you unlock better content and develop your Agents for online PvP.
Plus, the story is relatively easy to beat, which might be designed to encourage you to complete it before diving into the game’s endgame challenges later.
Join a Guild
Fate: Goddess Awakening has an active player base, and joining a Guild can help you meet new friends to play with, gain exclusive rewards, and accumulate rare materials for your Agents.
You can even prompt mock battles against your guild members, giving you the chance to try out new team comps before jumping into serious PvP.
Use the Quest tab as a guideline
For new players, the game can be quite confusing from the get-go. This is where the Quest tab can be of significant help.
You’ll get pointers to what you need to do on the daily, weekly, and completing achievements. Not only that, satisfying them gives you rare rewards, such as Summoning Tickets!
Fate: Goddess Awakening‘s blend of sci-fi and fantasy settings might not hook everyone in, but its wonderful assortment of Agents can certainly be reason enough for you to hold on to the game for longer.