With today being the game’s 2-year anniversary in China, this was a fitting time for developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph and publisher YoStar to releasing a new major update for the mobile tower-defence game Arknights. Going live early this morning, the update brings with it Episode 8 of Arknights‘ main scenario, titled “Roaring Flare”. The episode features Talulah’s complex past intertwined between Reality and Memory.
In addition to this major story update, new dormitory furniture, four characters, four new character skins and a range of other time-limited rewards are being made available to players (both free and paid). More information on each of the promoted additions can be found below:
1About Roaring Flare
Following the plot of Episode 7, Rhodes Island operations in Chernobog resume. While Amiya and Rosmontis proceed to go straight to Talulah’s base, the war is about to begin. Earlier, players discovered the shift in Talulah’s personality following her journey to the village. In this episode, players can explore the reasons behind Talulah’s transformation into a Tyrant and understand her unique charm. During the final level, Amiya’s new form will be unlocked. Stay tuned.
2Fan Appreciation Sign-In Event and Rewards
The time-limited Fan Appreciation Sign-In Event begins on April 30th and will last till May 14th. Players can obtain a [Memorial-Limited Headhunting Permit].
Besides, players can sign in for ten days to earn multiple rewards including Originite Prime, LMD, Ethan’s outfit, etc., and they will have chances to get emergency sanity samples and material supplies from the stages.
There are 4 new Operators. Rosmontis, Mudrock, Whisperain and Jackie. All of them possess distinctive personalities.
Rosmontis, mastering the Originium Arts, is an elite operator of Rhodes Island. She feels hatred towards the Reunion and its commander Talulah as they took her family members’ lives, she is determined to destroy the organization. As a wide-range AoE Sniper, Rosmontis specializes in anti-ground abilities. Her attacks deal physical splash damage twice to ground enemies and ignore the targets’ defense.
Mudrock made an appearance in Twilight of Wolumonde and Rewinding Breeze, she is no stranger to the players. As a Sarkaz mercenary who formerly fought for Reunion, she has, surprisingly, decided to join Rhodes Island as a collaborator. Mudrock serves as a brand-new enmity Defender with high DPS. Her traits grant her one stack of shield at set intervals, which can block damage and restore Mudrock’s HP.
Whisperain is a new wide-range Medic of Rhodes Island. She can heal as well as grant resistance status to her allies deployed within her attack range to recover a certain HP amount per second.
Jackie is a new brawler-type Guard, whose talent enables her to obtain a certain physical dodge, it also increases her attack speed after a successful dodge.
New Arrivals in Store
In addition to Ethan’s event rewarded outfit, there will be a batch of new outfits for W, Texas, and Dobermann appearing in the store. A brand new furniture set, Golden Game Room, will also be available to purchase. Note that White Horizons will be the new lucky drop furniture set. Don’t forget to exchange if you want to collect the whole set! Many event packs will also be on sale. The event headhunting pack grant players the permission to pick one six-star Operator from the pack list.