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The second wave of Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, along with a new “Maddening” difficulty mode, is now available to download.



Wave 2 of the Expansion Pass DLC adds five additional Auxiliary Battles (Battle at Lake Teutates, Battle in the Forest, Battle at Gronder Field, Battle at the Sealed Forest, and Battle at Conand Tower) and new Auxiliary Battle background music (titled “Corridor of the Tempest”).

Additionally, four valuable items with stat boosts can be picked up by Byleth’s bed in their Personal Quarters; each save file can receive these supplies: Sacred Galewind Shoes (Movement +1), Sacred Floral Robe (HP +7), Sacred Snowmelt Drop (Strength +3), Sacred Moonstone (Speed +3).

Lastly, one new type of attire (House Loungewear) has been added for most students, as well a pair of glasses for Byleth that can be worn with any outfit.

The new “Maddening Mode” difficulty setting, meanwhile, adds a “greater challenge” to the game, and players that beat a save file in the mode without carrying over previous cleared save data will receive a “slightly” altered title screen.



The DLC requires the Fire Emblem: Three Houses version 1.0.2 update to use, which can be downloaded from the Nintendo Switch home screen.

Two more DLC waves are still on the way: Wave 3, which will introduce additional quests and costumes, plus a free update, will be released by December 31st, 2019.

Meanwhile, Wave 4, which will add new story content, additional playable characters, locations, and more—plus a free update—will be released by April 30, 2020.

For full details on what the Expansion Pass Wave 2 DLC brings, check out Nintendo’s full patch notes.

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