Mastering the Reroll: How to Get What You Need Out of Fate Grand Order Rerolls
Fate: Grand Order is a game of reimagined historical heroes that has risen to fever-pitch popularity in recent years.
If you’ve found yourself interested in the game, you wouldn’t be alone in being a little overwhelmed at first. There’s been so much expansion to the game over the years that even veteran players can find all new strategies, tricks, and tools to this very day.
One of the most unconventional and inventive tricks players have discovered is, in fact, only really available to new players! Colloquially referred to as “rerolling,” new players are able to make a new account, earn their starter servants, and then delete their data and start over fresh.
While it might seem counter-intuitive to want to delete the game data you just created, there’s actually a fantastic strategic reason to do so: You can get entirely new starter servants, sometimes ones that are significantly more powerful than the ones you got on your first “roll.”
Rerolling in Fate Grand Order (FGO) has become more integral to new player strategies, so we’ve created a helpful guide to getting the most out of your rerolls. With a little bit of luck, some careful decision making, and a pinch of strategy, you’ll find yourself in a fantastic position to compete with other FGO players before you know it. Without further ado, “Mastering the Reroll:”
How to Reroll in Fate Grand Order
Before you can master the reroll, you have to understand the reroll. Whenever you make a new account, you will be able to run through the tutorial scenario to earn 10 starter servants.
You’ll also be able to earn two free “Saint Quartz,” three of which will let you summon a randomized hero. So the account reroll process, in general, involves running through the tutorial to earn your 10 starters, collecting your free “Saint Quartz,” and then completing the first missions to earn another two free Saint Quartz. Once you have all three initial Saint Quartz and your ten starters, you can use the three Quartz to summon another servant, at which point you can stop to analyze the value of your overall roll.
The goal with an account reroll is to ensure that you start your account off as strong as possible, which requires understanding the value of each servant you attain. While the relative strength of each servant isn’t something we’ll explore in full here, it’s simple to conclude that you want the highest-rated servants you can possibly get when you roll out your account.
With that in mind, you’ll want to look for “4-star” servants from your tutorial roll and 5-star servants from your Quartz summon. If you don’t get a good number of 4-star servants, it’s time to reroll your FGO account again, which is a little different depending on what kind of device you’re playing on.
If you’re on Android, you’ll simply need to clear the FGO app data off your smartphone by going to the settings menu, then to the app sub-menu. Once you’re in the app menu, look for the FGO icon, then select storage. In the storage menu, you’ll be able to choose the “clear data” option.
On iPhone and iPad, the process is as simple as deleting the app from your phone and re-downloading it from the App Store. Your iOS device should provide you with the option to clear all game data upon deletion, and you’ll want to confirm deletion in order to proceed.
Once you’ve deleted the data (or the app, on iOS,) you’re ready to roll again. Below, you’ll find some helpful rerolling tips and rules.
FGO Reroll: Basic Rules for Servant Summoning
There are a number of rules that govern how the game generates a new account and the servants that account will receive. While there is a lot of randomization in the process, there are some helpful parameters that can let you hone your new account.
First of all, the initial 10 starter servants are randomized and drawn from a limited pool of characters. The following characters are the 4-star servants to keep an eye out for initially:
Each of these characters has unique strengths and weaknesses that are subject to change as the game gets updates, so you’ll want to consult some of the tier lists created by high-skill players and professional players to determine which of them are the strongest.
There are tons of other characters you can get from a tutorial roll, but the ones listed above are the 4-star options.
Furthermore, there are a handful of core rules that temper the possible results of an account reroll. These rules are as follows:
1. You can not earn 5-star level servants from any initial account roll (also known as your “10-roll” or “tutorial roll.”) 5-Star servants can only come from subsequent, non-tutorial summons.
2. All new accounts are guaranteed one of the 4-star servants listed above per roll. While you might get more, you’ll always get at least one.
3. You can preserve each of the accounts you roll by going to the “My Room” menu and selecting the Issue Transfer Number option. This menu selection will generate a one-time-use code that you can use to recover the account.
Make sure to always write down your Transfer Number! If you roll an account, then reroll only to discover you liked a previous roll more, you can use that number to get the previous roll back.
All-in-all, rerolling is a fun, simple process that can ensure you start FGO off with a good amount of servant strength.
We wish you the best of luck, and, remember, there’s plenty of exciting servants to use and unlock beyond the initial rolls, so don’t feel like you have to reroll forever!