About the Game
Fate/Grand Order is an online free-to-play role-playing game based on the Fate/stay night visual novel game and franchise by Type-Moon, developed by DELiGHTWORKS. The game is centered around turn-based combat where the player, who takes on the role of a "Master", summons and commands powerful familiars known as "Servants" in battle against their enemies. The story narrative is presented in a visual novel format, and each Servant has their own personal scenario which the player explores. There are several versions of the game:
- Japanese: Fate/Grand Order launched on July 29, 2015.
- Chinese: Fate/Grand Order（命运-冠位指定）launched on September 29, 2016.
- Taiwanese: Fate/Grand Order launched on May 18, 2017.
- English: Fate/Grand Order (English) launched on June 25, 2017.
- Korean: 페이트/그랜드 오더 launched on November 21, 2017.
In 2015, the final era where sorcery still exists, the Chaldea Security Organization, its numerous projects having guaranteed humanity's existence through to the next century, discovers that the future they have observed no longer exists, and calculates that humanity will now go extinct in 2017. It traces the cause of this event to an anomaly that has appeared in 2004 in Fuyuki City. To avert the extinction of mankind, Chaldea decides to use its sixth experiment, time travel, converting its agents into spirit particles and sending them through time to destroy the space-time anomalies that will cause humanity's extinction. The name of this mission: "Grand Order", the name for those who would rise up against human history for the sake of humans, and fight fate itself.
(Time is based on the original Japanese version)
Fate/Grand Order is a turn-based tactical RPG. The player takes the role of "Master" and command a group of individuals who are heroes and other figures in history and from various myths, legends and tales, called "Servants". The player commands a party composed of up to 6 Servants in each battle, 3 active members and 3 reserve members. In each turn, the player is given a set of 5 Command Cards and have to use 3 of them to attack. The cards are randomly generated depending on the Servants active. The cards have three types: Buster (a heavy attack), Arts (a medium attack that charges the special gauge named Noble Phantasm), and Quick (a light attack that generate Critical Stars that ensure critical hits next turn). If 3 similar cards are used in one turn or called Chains, it gives bonus based on how similar the cards are. Each Servants also have skills that can be used before drawing Command Cards, each skill give effects in the battle, as well as a special skill called "Noble Phantasm" which can be used when a special card appeared when the NP gauge is full. The "Master" also has a separate set of skills and a special ability to use what are called "Command Spells". Command Spells have a variety of effects, which can also change.
Servants are obtained by summoning them through a summoning system that consumes Saint Quartz, an in-game currency and Friend Points, points received by providing or using a Support Servant provided by NPC and friends. Each Servants have designated class who effectiveness in a battle depends on what class the enemies are. Another kind of cards called "Craft Essences" can be also obtained in summoning and used to give additional effects when equipped to a Servant. Certain Servants and Craft Essences can be only obtained in limited-time only events.