Fate/Grand Order Summer 2023 launches with Okita Alter and free Ruler da Vinci

The wait is over, and the Fate/Grand Order 2023 Summer event has begun for players of the English-language version of the game. Teased earlier via a pre-release promotion, the new event will send the Masters of Chaldea to the Caribbean islands in search of pirate treasure. Participants will get a free 4-Star Servant, as well as the chance to roll for new limited seasonal 4- and 5-Star Servants. The event will run from August 31 to September 20, 2023.

Check out the translated trailer for the event, formally titled Chaldea Summer Adventure! A Boy Pursuing Dreams and a Girl Who Dreams:

The event will pair players off with a new summer-themed incarnation of Leonardo da Vinci, this time in the Ruler class. As per her class typing, Ruler da Vinci takes half damage from most of the game's standard enemy types. Her skill kit is also geared for support, and can increase the card effectiveness of an ally, charge up their Noble Phantasm, and improve their NP strength. Even her Noble Phantasm itself gives a selection of random benefits to the whole party based on chance while still dealing damage to its target.

Check out her Noble Phantasm animation:

As for the event structure, players will need to complete story missions that are unlocked each day between August 31 and September 5, 2023. They'll also need to complete battle stages to amass Treasure Points and gather up event currencies. Currencies can be traded for progression materials and Pirate Treasure Chests which give out randomized rewards. Treasure Points fill up a point ladder that unlocks prizes as players increase their total. Upon completing the main story, Leonardo da Vinci (Ruler) will become a permanent addition to the player's roster. Extra copies of the Servant for Noble Phantasm enhancement can be earned from the Treasure Point ladder.

Certain Servants that players might own, as well as the newly-added summer Servants, will also have bonuses to attack strength and bond points gained when participating in event quests. These include Koyanskaya of Light, Ashiya Douman, Sigurd, Francis Drake, and Servants from previous Summer events.

Other rewards for the event include Spiritron Dress costumes for the characters Mandricardo, Achilles, and Edward Teach.

Finally, with a new event comes a new summoning banner, and FGO's summer banners are usually among the game's largest. This year, a 5-Star Saber version of Okita Souji (Alter) is on the offering, as well as 4-Star summer versions of Anastasia and Charlotte Corday. Summer versions of Kama, Caenis, and Sei Shonagon will also appear on a different banner later on.

Check out the Noble Phantasm animations for Summer Okita Souji Alter, Anastasia and Viy, and Summer Charlotte Corday below:

Summer Okita Alter (Saber)

Anastasia and Viy

Charlotte Corday (Caster)

Fate/Grand Order is available on Android and iOS. The Summer 2023 event runs from August 31 to September 20, 2023.