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In Granblue Fantasy, events are sets of quests that provide limited rewards and items, but are only available for a certain period of time. There is usually always at least one active event, and it isn't uncommon to have multiple active events concurrently. Between the rewards from these events being limited in availability and there being many SSR items available without using real money, taking part in events is important for the progress of the average player.

To see a list of current events, refer to the Main Page.

Showdowns[edit]

Showdowns consist of a simple set of solo quests. Typically, there are trash enemies followed by the event's featured boss. Drop chests contain items that can be exchanged in the Shop for rewards like consumables, Champion Merits and Supreme Merits, and event-exclusive weapons and summons. The bosses themselves have a low chance to drop these exclusives as well, with higher difficulties having higher chances. Rarely, upon the completion of a Hard or higher difficulty quest, a Nightmare quest may become available. This challenging battle costs 0 AP, features only the boss, and has a first-time completion reward of a Blue Sky Crystal square.jpg Blue Sky Crystal. There may be multiple difficulties of Nightmare based on the event.

Originally, these events were run as sets with multiple bosses available at once. There have been eight showdown events to date: Ifrit, Sagittarius, and Corow as one set; Vohu Manah, Cocytus, and Diablo as another; and Cerberus and Fenrir as the last set.

As of the 2nd Anniversary update, Ifrit Showdown, Cocytus Showdown, Vohu Manah Showdown, Sagittarius Showdown, Corow Showdown, and Diablo Showdown are now permanently available on a 3-day rotation in the Special Quests tab, but they cannot proc Nightmare quests. Instead, the "Maniac" difficulty was introduced, which has limited attempts per day but can drop Urns and even Gold Bricks. Cerberus Showdown and Fenrir Showdown remain infrequent, limited-time events.

Introduced on Feburary 15, 2017, Xeno Showdowns were introduced, starting with Xeno Ifrit with Xeno Vohu Manah soon afterwards. Currently, Xeno Showdowns for the other elements have not been announced but plans have been made to run the remaining Xeno Clashes by the end of 2017. Xeno Showdowns are similar to the normal Showdowns of old, but possess elemental resistance and also contain raid battles that require co-op showdown items (which the Xeno battles drop, if the co-op battle is not available). These showdowns are the only way to obtain Xeno Weapons, notable for their "Massive"
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multiplier and ability to be upgraded to a True form, which enhances the Charge Attack and adds a unique second skill. While a Xeno Showdown runs, its normal counterpart will also be available for the entire event.

Rise of the Beasts[edit]

Rise of the Beasts also features battles with powerful bosses, but they instead are multiplayer raids. The event bosses are the mythological beasts Zhuque, Xuanwu, Baihu, and Qinglong. Repeatedly defeating these bosses will unlock a harder Extreme+ raid boss- Zephyrus, Neptune, Titan or Agni, depending on the time. As of June 2016, Rise of the Beasts permanently merged all four elements into one event rather than each event featuring a single element, with a time-related "Cardinal" bonus boosting rewards from one element at a time in two-hour intervals.

Unite and Fight[edit]

Unite and Fight events are the only competitive events thus far, where crews compete to kill raid bosses for points. The top 13000 crews after the first day proceed to the finals to compete individually against other crews, separated into 3 tiers. Each round of the finals except the last allows the top number in tiers B, C, and unqualified to advance a tier. These are highly competitive events, and a crew of new players should not expect to rank. However, there are still valuable rewards from earning honor and emptying the token draw boxes, primarily Revenant Weapons.

Story Events[edit]

Story events feature a voiced, extensive scenario with multiple starring characters. The main story quest costs 0 AP the first it is completed, and progression unlocks free quests and/or raid bosses. New story events feature a SR loyalty character, who joins you for free, takes part in the story, and has a loyalty gauge that, upon completion, binds the character to a player's roster for use outside the event. If the gauge isn't completely filled when the event ends, the unit will be removed from the player's inventory. Story events use any of a number of reward systems; solo battles usually have an item exchange shop while multiplayer battles usually have a ticket draw box and honor point rewards. There are typically event-exclusive SSR summons and weapons in the rewards.

Partway through the event, a Challenge Battle may be introduced. These battles have story-related characters join your party as guests and are typically used to showcase newly-released Draw character skills, so they are either extremely easy or require uncovering some kind of gimmick using the guest characters' skills. The Challenge Battle costs 0 AP the first time, and awards a Blue Sky Crystal square.jpg Blue Sky Crystal when completed.

Renewal Events[edit]

Renewal events are old, reissued story events utilizing a new event reward format, featuring new solo battles (similar to Showdowns) that are listed under Special Quests. While later iterations of the format brought back the old raid battles (and associated daily missions), they don't provide a lot of treasures. The Special Quest battles are unlocked after completing the event story quests. Honor and badge rewards are eliminated. Instead, rewards can be obtained by trading event treasure in the event's shop. Honor can still be earned, but it is only for obtaining event-specific Trophies. Renewal events are a source for Damascus Crystal.jpg Damascus Crystals and may also introduce a 4th uncap star to the event-exclusive SSR summon or SSR weapon.

All other aspects of the original story event are the same such as the free loyalty character, voiced story, and general rewards. One notable exception is that the point where you'd originally fight one of the raid battles in the old format you instead fight a much weaker version of said boss as part of the event story quests.

Collaborations[edit]

Collaborations feature story and characters from other games/franchises. They are typically Showdown-style events with short story quests, but reward "Unknown"-type weapons, which are desirable due to how damage is calculated in Granblue Fantasy.

Holiday Promos[edit]

During certain holidays of the year (and the date entered in as the player's birthday) there are special cutscenes available for viewing. These cutscenes are usually just a couple of celebratory lines from each character part of the player's crew, although sometimes gift items can be given or received. They can be viewed by looking at the character's profile and clicking a button while the promo is ongoing. The scenes can be viewed outside of these promo times, but only by entering in the url of the cutscene while having the character in their crew. (Not all characters have these special cutscenes.)

Event Dates
Happy Birthday Player's birth date*
Happy New Year January 1-7
Valentine's Day February 14-17
White Day March 14-17
Trick or Treat October 29-31
Happy Holidays December 25

* Happy Birthday messages stay available for about a week past the date.

Defense Order[edit]

Defense Order is an ongoing, periodic world raid-style event. Players have a limited amount of time to defeat invading enemies and bosses, culminating in a final boss that has multiple health bars. Instead of honor, players earn Siege Shields, used as currency in the Defense Order shop.

Due to negative player feedback, Defense Orders were suspended indefinitely after the Order of the Lord event ended on September 21, 2016. It may be brought back as a crew-only quest/event in the future.

A somewhat similar type of event, Arcarum: The World Beyond, was introduced in September 2016 as well, but quickly ended due to negative feedback and many issues. It is not clear if and when it might make a return at this point.

Side Stories[edit]

Main article: Side Stories

These are old Story events made permanently available in a similar format to the Renewal Events, but with much easier battles and less rewards (no Damascus Crystal.jpg Damascus Crystals, no SSR drops) and no raids.

Story Festival of Falling Flame.png Story The Cowardly Hero and the Captive Princess.png Story Balmy Breeze and Foamy Deep.png
Story Blade of the Young Champion.png Story Defender's Oath.png


Old Events[edit]

2014[edit]

Event Dates
Festival of Falling Flame
Festival of Falling Flame
March 31 - April 16
Cocytus Showdown April 24 - April 30
The Cowardly Hero and the Captive Princess
The Cowardly Hero and the Captive Princess
April 30 - May 7
The Dauntless Hero and the Restless Sands
The Dauntless Hero and the Restless Sands
May 8 - May 14
Vohu Manah Showdown May 15 - May 22
Priestess of the Dunes
Priestess of the Dunes
May 31 - June 8
Veiled Conspirator
Veiled Conspirator
June 9 - June 16
Ifrit Showdown June 17 - June 21
Unite and Fight June 23 - June 30
Song of Serpent Island
Song of Serpent Island
June 30 - July 11
Cocytus Showdown July 10 - July 15
Unite and Fight July 23 - July 27
Dark Giant of the Blue Sea July 31 - August 11
Vohu Manah Showdown August 8 - August 14
Unite and Fight August 20 - August 24
Sagittarius Showdown August 25 - August 31
The Sleeping Island Giant
The Sleeping Island Giant
August 31 - September 11
Cerberus Showdown September 12 - September 18
Unite and Fight September 19 - September 23
Festival of Falling Flame
Festival of Falling Flame
September 24 - September 30
Blade of the Young Champion September 30 - October 7
Ifrit Showdown October 8 - October 13
Cinderella Fantasy ~Girls on a Quest~ October 14 - October 23
Phantasm Banquet October 24 - October 30
Yesterday's Scars and Tomorrow's Hope October 31 - November 7
Corow Showdown November 7 - November 13
The Cowardly Hero and the Captive Princess
The Cowardly Hero and the Captive Princess
The Dauntless Hero and the Restless Sands
November 13 - November 21
Unite and Fight November 21 - November 25
Defender's Oath November 30 - December 8
Sagittarius Showdown December 10 - December 15
Winter Nights, Stardust Memories December 16 - December 25
Unite and Fight December 26 - December 30
Footprints on Sacred Ground December 31 - January 7

2015[edit]

Event Dates
Priestess of the Dunes
Priestess of the Dunes
January 8 - January 16
Veiled Conspirator
Veiled Conspirator
January 8 - January 16
Cinderella Fantasy ~Girls on a Quest~ January 9 - January 19
Cinderella Girls ~Keep Dreaming in the Sky~ January 16 - January 25
Unite and Fight January 26 - January 30
Teardrop in the Sand
Teardrop in the Sand
January 31 - February 7
Diablo Showdown February 7 - February 13
My First Valentine February 13 - February 23
Scattering Magic
Scattering Magic
February 28 - March 9
Anniversary Showdown March 10 - March 10
Cerberus Showdown March 10 - March 17
White Day March 14 - March 17
Unite and Fight March 17 - March 25
Song of Serpent Island March 20 - March 30
Detective Barawa: The Jewel Resort Incident
Detective Barawa ~The Jewel Resort Incident~
March 31 - April 9
GRANBLUE FANTASY IDOL PROJECT April 1 - April 1
Vohu Manah Showdown April 8 - April 15
Rise of the Northern Beast April 16 - April 20
Unite and Fight April 20 - April 28
The Inner Light
The Inner Light
April 30 - May 8
Cinderella Fantasy ~Girls on a Quest~ May 3 - May 22
Cinderella Fantasy ~Keep Dreaming in the Sky~ May 3 - May 22
Cinderella Fantasy ~The Newcomers~ May 11 - May 22
Unite and Fight May 25 - May 30
So Close and Yet So Far May 31 - June 9
Rise of the Eastern Beast June 10 - June 16
Unite and Fight June 17 - June 24
Cocytus Showdown June 25 - June 30
Vohu Manah Showdown June 25 - June 30
Diablo Showdown June 25 - June 30
Robomi
Robomi
June 30 - July 9
A Tale of Intersecting Fates July 10 - July 21
Dark Giant of the Blue Deep
Dark Giant of the Blue Sea
July 14 - July 23
Ifrit Showdown July 23 - July 31
Sagittarius Showdown July 23 - July 31
Corow Showdown July 23 - July 31
Balmy Breeze and Foamy Deep
Balmy Breeze and Foamy Deep
July 31 - August 7
Rise of the Western Beast August 7 - August 14
Cinderella Fantasy ~Girls on a Quest~ August 12 - August 21
Cinderella Fantasy ~Keep Dreaming in the Sky~ August 12 - August 21
Cinderella Fantasy ~The Newcomers~ August 12 - August 21
Cinderella Fantasy ~Peace For Lost Souls~ August 22 - August 30
Fall of the Dragon
Fall of the Dragon
August 31 - September 8
Cocytus Showdown September 9 - September 14
Vohu Manah Showdown September 9 - September 14
Diablo Showdown September 9 - September 14
Rise of the Southern Beast September 15 - September 21
Villa de Sierokarte ~Come One, Come All~ September 17 - September 20
Unite and Fight September 22 - September 29
Hero's Return
Hero's Return
September 30 - October 9
SideM Fantasy: To the Sky Realm For Some Reason October 7 - October 19
The Sleeping Island Giant
The Sleeping Iron Giant
October 14 - October 22
Phantasm Banquet: Lovely Night October 23 - October 30
Trick or Treat October 29 - October 31
The Girl Who Leapt Through Mountains October 31 - November 9
Villa de Sierokarte ~Come One, Come All~ November 5 - November 12
Granblue Fighter Ultra November 13 - November 23
Defender's Oath
Defender's Oath
November 17 - November 22
Unite and Fight November 22 - November 29
Four Knights of a Fallen Land November 30 - December 9
Cerberus Showdown December 4 - December 11
Fenrir Showdown December 4 - December 11
Rise of the Northern Beast December 11 - December 15
Winter Duel Tournament December 18 - December 25
Happy Holidays December 25 - December 25
Granblue Channel! Knickknack Shack Siero's
"Adult Christmas Lyria Can't Be Allowed To See Edition"
December 25 - December 25
Auld Lang Syne December 26 - December 31

2016[edit]

Event Dates
Gripping Freedom December 31 - January 8
Ifrit Showdown January 8 - January 17
Sagittarius Showdown January 8 - January 17
Corow Showdown January 8 - January 17
Rise of the Eastern Beast January 14 - January 20
Slayers Omega January 22 - January 30
THE FREEZE January 31 - February 8
Cocytus Showdown February 8 - February 17
Vohu Manah Showdown February 8 - February 17
Diablo Showdown February 8 - February 17
Happy Valentine! Campaign February 14 - February 17
Blade of the Young Champion February 17 - February 22
Rise of the Western Beast February 24 - February 28
Five Flowers of Fate February 29 - March 8
Cinderella Fantasy ~Girls Keep on Dreaming~ March 11 - March 21
White Day March 14 - March 17
Unite and Fight March 23 - March 30
L.E.T.S. H.A.N.G. March 31 - April 8
Theatrhythm Granblue Fantasy April 1 - April 1
Rise of the Southern Beast April 8 - April 15
Granblue Fighter Ultra April 15 - April 25
Granblue Fighter V April 15 - April 25
Unite and Fight April 25 - May 1
Boots & Blades May 2 - May 11
Sakura Wars: Skyblazing Maidens May 13 - May 23
Taito x Granblue Fantasy May 17 - July 31
Unite and Fight May 23 - May 30
Miscolored Memories May 31 - June 8
A Tale of Intersecting Fates June 6 - June 16
A Tale of Skyborn Bonds June 13 - June 23
Rise of the Beasts June 23 - June 30
Robomi / Robomi: Generations June 30 - July 8
Dark Giant of the Blue Deep
Dark Giant of the Blue Sea
July 8 - July 15
Balmy Breeze and Foamy Deep
Balmy Breeze and Foamy Deep
July 15 - July 22
Unite and Fight July 23 - July 30
A Slice of Summer July 31 - August 8
Rise of the Beasts August 8 - August 15
Granblue Fantasy TCG Event August 12 - October 13
Cerberus & Fenrir Showdowns August 16 - August 22
Unite and Fight August 23 - August 30
Arcarum: The World Beyond (beta) August 25 - August 25
Detective Barawa and the Unfortunate Fortune August 31 - September 8
Order of the Lord September 1 - September 21
Fall of the Dragon
Fall of the Dragon
September 7 - September 15
Arcarum: The World Beyond September 16 - September 17
Unite and Fight September 22 - September 29
So Close and Yet So Far / By Any Other Name September 30 - October 8
Rise of the Beasts October 7 - October 13
Cinderella Fantasy ~Snowy Mountain Story~ October 14 - October 24
Cinderella Fantasy ~Girls Keep on Dreaming~ October 14 - October 24
Phantasm Banquet ~Carnival of Whimsy~ October 24 - October 31
Trick or Treat October 29 - October 31
A Peace of the Pie November 1 - November 9
Rise of the Beasts November 9 - November 14
Yesterday's Scars and Tomorrow's Hope November 14 - November 21
Defender's Oath November 21 - November 28
Four Knights of a Fallen Land November 25 - December 2
Between Frost and Flame November 30 - December 8
Cerberus & Fenrir Showdowns December 8 - December 13
Gripping Freedom December 14 - December 19
Winter Duel Tournament ~Snowfall Brawl~ December 18 - December 25
Happy Holidays December 25 - December 25
Auld Lang Syne December 26 - December 31
Platinum Sky December 31 - January 8

2017[edit]

Event Dates
Happy New Year January 1 - January 7
Footprints on Sacred Ground January 8 - January 13
Granblue Shodown January 13 - January 23
Unite and Fight January 23 - January 30
Eye of the Storm January 31 - February 8
Rise of the Beasts February 9 - February 14
Valentine's Day February 14 - February 21
Xeno Ifrit Clash February 15 - February 21
Shadowverse: Duelist of Eternity February 22 - February 28
What Makes the Sky Blue March 1 - March 11
Xeno Vohu Manah Clash March 11 - March 17
White Day March 14 - March 21
Unite and Fight March 18 - March 25
L.E.T.S. H.A.N.G. March 26 - March 31
Big Bad Shadow April 1 - April 2
Table for Six April 1 - April 9
Rise of the Beasts April 10 - April 15
Cerberus & Fenrir Showdown April 16 - April 21
The Inner Light
The Inner Light
April 16 - April 21
Unite and Fight April 22 - April 29
Alchemist Astray April 30 - May 9
Rise of the Beasts May 10 - May 15
Unite and Fight May 17 - May 24
Hero's Return
Hero's Return
May 25 - May 30
Xeno Ifrit Clash May 25 - May 30
Little Skyfarer a la Sacre Blumiel! May 31 - June 8
Cinderella Fantasy: Piña Hazard June 9 - June 21
Unite and Fight June 22 - June 29
Ranger Sign: Bravo! June 30 - July 8
A Slice of Summer July 9 - July 14
Cerberus & Fenrir Showdown July 12 - July 17
Xeno Vohu Manah Clash July 18 - July 24
Rise of the Beasts July 25 - July 30
Poacher's Day July 31 - August 8
Five Flowers of Fate August 9 - August 15
Unite and Fight August 16 - August 23
Xeno Sagittarius Clash August 24 - August 30
Lonesome Dragoness August 31 - September 8
Katsugeki Touken Ranbu: Fate Horizon September 9 - September 21
Unite and Fight September 22 - September 29
Violet Violence September 30 - October 9
Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura and the Mysterious Sky Journey October 10 - October 24
Halloween Party: Lost Jack and the Mystic Pyre October 20 - October 30
Rise of the Beasts October 25 - October 30
Trick or Treat October 31 - November 7
Forgiveness and Gratitude October 31 - November 8
Unite and Fight November 9 - November 16
Event Dates
Platinum Sky November 17 - November 22
Four Knights of a Fallen Land November 25 - January 1
Xeno Cocytus Clash November 22 - November 29
New Story Event November 30 - December 8
Unite and Fight January 15 - January 22