Fate/Grand Order Tunguska Sanctuary raid event begins, adds new characters, requires Lostbelt 6 completion

The latest event in the English Fate/Grand Order has begun, but not all players will be able to participate. Called "Anti-Primate Biosphere Tunguska Sanctuary," the new event runs from December 22, 2023 through December 31, 2023. However, it is effectively exclusive to players who are fully caught up with the game's main storyline. Due to its close ties to the campaign, Tunguska Sanctuary is only open to players who've fully completed the two part chapter covering Lostbelt No. 6, Avalon le Fae.

Check out a brief teaser covering the narrative developments in store for Fate/Grand Order's Tunguska Sanctuary event below:

The Fate/Grand Order Anti-Primate Biosphere Tunguska Sanctuary event heavily involves Koyanskaya, a major figure of the Fate/Grand Order main campaign so far. First appearing at the outset of the campaign as an antagonist, Koyanskaya has been a consistent presence in the narrative of FGO's "Cosmos in the Lostbelt" storyline, and a thorn in the side of Chaldea with enigmatic motives and goals. The event sees Koyanskaya take center stage as a priority threat with players heading to Russia for a showdown in what developer Lasengle calls “the final forest sanctuary of living things on the bleached earth.”

Mechanically, the FGO Tunguska Sanctuary event revolves around large raid battles: Repeatable fights with massive bosses that involve every player in the Fate/Grand Order Global population. Koyanskaya will send threatening creatures at the party each day, with bosses ranging from enemies found in previous Lostbelt environments to new versions of old foes. The bosses maintain a massive pool of HP, and require collective action from all participating players to whittle down to size. The rewards are worthwhile though, with high drop rates for many rare materials and character improvement items useful to active FGO players.

According to a livestream announcement from Producer Kanou Yoshiki, the raids themselves debut each day between December 22 and December 27. A playable epilogue will launch on December 31, 2023, that rewards players with a new Mystic Code.

For players inclined to roll on the gacha, new playable Fate/Grand Order Servants also land on the banner alongside Tunguska: the 5-Star Rider-class Taigong Wang and the 4-Star Rider-class Dobrynya Nikitich. Taigong Wang (also known as Jiang Ziya) is based on an 11th-century Chinese strategist, while Dobrynya is inspired by a knightly figure from Russian folklore.

Check out their Noble Phantasm animations below:

Both characters have a major damage bonus when taken into the raids, though other playable Servants come with lesser bonuses.

Here's a quick list of the Servants that get damage and bond point bonuses during the Fate/Grand Order Tunguska Sanctuary event:

  • 100% damage bonus, 50% bond bonus
    • Taigong Wang
    • Dobrynya Nikitich
  • 50% damage bonus, 30% bond bonus
    • Ibuki-douji
    • Leonardo da Vinci (Rider)
    • Habetrot
    • Tamamo-no-Mae (Caster)
    • Tamamo Cat
    • Mash Kyrielight (+5% party bond bonus)
  • 30% damage bonus, 20% bond bonus
    • Beni-enma
    • Tam Lin Gawain
    • Vritra
    • Tamamo-no-Mae (Lancer)
    • Tam Lin Lancelot
    • Jaguar Warrior
    • Red Hare
    • Miss Crane
    • Kijyo Koyo
    • Asterios
    • Hessian Lobo
    • Gorgon
    • Sessyoin Kiara (Moon Cancer)

Fate/Grand Order is available on mobile devices. For more about Avalon le Fae, check out Josh Torres' reflection on it from July, in which he called it "one of the best stories in video games this year".