Cygames and Arc System Works released Granblue Fantasy Versus update 2.70 for PS4 and Steam! The update also adds random select character Lunalu and DLC characters Vira & Avatar Belial once purchased. Patch notes were also released and in-depth character adjustments are available to read up on here.

■General

Vira and Avatar Belial have been added as playable characters.

*Vira’s color variants 1-19 are available with purchase of the “Legendary Edition” or “GBVS Additional Character Set (Vira & Avatar Belial).” Unlike the other Color Pack sets for other characters, these color variants will not be sold separately.
*Avatar Belial shares color variants with Belial, so the unlock requirements are the same. All of Belial’s available color variants prior to installing the update will be unlocked for Avatar Belial with installation.

■Vira’s Battle Concept

The Lord Commander of Albion Citadel and a blademaster on par with Katalina, Vira excels at assault from mid-range.

She has various attacks ranging from the long-range Summon Luminiera to the rushdown Scarlet Oath, which can be used to close in on foes. Once in close range, Vira can apply pressure with a multi-hit stab attack, Darkane, or break foes’ defenses with her command grab, Blade of Light. The invincible Red Beryl Sword rounds out a balanced arsenal of skills that can be used for offense or defense.

Vira transforms into her ultimate form upon a successful Blade of Light or activation of the Luminiera Merge skybound art. Transformation will power up each of her (M) and (+) skills, and her Unique Action, Blade of Light, will become Graceview. Her overall combat abilities will be significantly enhanced with abilities such as an air dash.

Outside of her ultimate form, use Scarlet Oath to close the distance on her foes. Once in her ultimate form, use Graceview to move freely and define the offensive tenor of the battle.

■Avatar Belial’s Battle Concept

Belial’s descent into madness is reflected in his appearance and his aggressive fighting style.

His attacks retain the intense pressure that he possesses as a boss character. These include Rejected Truth, a ground-traveling attack; Destructive Delusions, Goetia projectiles launched over a wide range; Habbakkuk, a high-speed beam projectile; and Blind Devotion, a close-range reversal option.

Avatar Belial also has a rushdown attack, Carnal Passion, as well as a flying attack, Wings of Bestowed, which allows him to perform various follow-up attacks from mid-range. Some powerful follow-up attacks include the rushdown attack, Beleth, and a command grab, Barbatos. Use these follow ups effectively to gain an edge over your foes and keep them on their toes.

Finally, Avatar Belial’s biggest feature is that even though his (+) skills deplete his health, the cooldowns are significantly shortened. He also has access to Pacts, follow-up actions after various skills. These will also deplete his health but will change some of his skills.

Using Avatar Belial correctly requires a careful balance between an aggressive offense and depleted health.

Weapon skins have been added.
[Vira]
– Lyst
– Premium Sword
– Standard Albion Blade
– Ecks Sachs
– Luminiera Sword Omega
– Deep Desire
– Murgleis

*Lyst is Vira’s default weapon skin. The other weapon skins can be obtained through RPG Mode.

*Avatar Belial shares weapon skins with Belial, so the unlock requirements are the same. All of Belial’s available weapon skins prior to installing the update will be unlocked for Avatar Belial with installation.

The following new music tracks have been added.
– Another Sky (VS Vira)
– Morning Light Hymnus (VS Avatar Belial)

*These tracks are only selectable if Vira and Avatar Belial are available as playable characters.

■RPG Mode

The following new quest episodes have been added
Lord of Albion
Location: Albion Citadel
Unlock Requirement: Clear Episode 50: “For the Sake of the Skies” (Normal)
*Vira must be available as a playable character to start the quest.
*This quest will still be displayed even if Vira is not available as a playable character.

Vira Lillie
Location: Albion Citadel
Unlock Requirement: Clear “Lord of Albion”
*Vira must be available as a playable character to start the quest.

Albion’s Protector
Location: Albion Citadel
Unlock Requirement: Unlock Albion Citadel (Hard)

The following characters can now be selected as the Quest Character and the Partner.
– Vira
– Avatar Belial

*Vira and Avatar Belial must be available as playable characters in order to be selected.

The following new weapons have been added
– Deep Desire (SSR/Earth)
– Premium Sword (SR/Fire)
– Standard Albion Blade (SR/Light)

*Certain weapons can be obtained through “Forge Weapons” in Siero’s Shop or Weapon Tickets.
*Certain weapons can also be obtained through the newly added quest episodes.

The following new treasure has been added.
– Vira’s Medal

*This item can be obtained through specific quest episodes on HARD difficulty.

Color variants for Vira have been added to Siero’s Shop.

■ Random Select Option “Lunalu” has been added.

The new random character select feature “Lunalu” will change the player character for each match. Results of these matches will be indicated as “Lunalu” and reflected in the rankings.

“Lunalu” can be selected in the following modes:
・Versus Mode
・Arcade Mode
・Tutorial Match
・Ranked Match
・Player Match
・Online Lobby
・Room Match
・GBVS: Blitz

*When Arcade Mode is cleared with this setting, Lunalu’s ending illustration will be displayed.
*The player character will change even when rematch is selected at the result screen for Versus Mode, Player Match, and Online Lobby.

Also, with the addition of Lunalu, the existing star character icon “Lunalu” has been updated to “Lunalu (Summer),” and the newly added star character icon will now be named “Lunalu.”

■Arcade Mode

Vira, Avatar Belial, and Lunalu may now appear as foes.

■Mission Training

Missions related to Vira and Avatar Belial have been added.

*Vira and Avatar Belial must be available as playable characters in order to be selected.

■Gallery

The following new track has been added to the Battle Music section.
– Another Sky (VS Vira)

* Purchasable with Renown Pendants.

■Profile

New trophies have been added.

The following lobby avatar has been added.
・Vira

*Vira’s avatar will only be available if she’s playable.

The following lobby avatar colors have been added.
・Lyria (Color 9-19)
・Vyrn (Color 9-19)
・Nice-Abs Vyrn (Color 9-19)

* For each owned lobby avatar, colors 9-18 can be purchased with Renown Pendants.

Color 19 can be selected if the Lv. 10 Character Color “Gran” from “Premium Battle Pass Round 4” was obtained.

Others

・Fixed text bugs.
・Applied minor bug fixes.

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