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Heroes Journey is a game mode where players send teams of two out to earn rapport and experience bonding events.
Players set two distinct units as their central pair; in this case, "two distinct units" means they cannot set two units with the same character name-epithet combination (i.e. they cannot set two of Reinhardt: Thunder's Fist, but they can set one Reinhardt: Thunder's First and one Reinhardt: Thunder's Sword if they so wish). Once a central pair has been set, the player can then select either a beginner or intermediate stage wherein their central pair take on three random opponents. Each time the player's central pair wins a beginner or intermediate stage battle, they'll win some of the mode's currency, Memento Points; beginner battles reward 10 Memento Points at minimum while intermediate battles reward 11 Memento Points at minimum, while more can be earned should an enemy within a battle drop some.
Once a player has obtained 100 Memento Points, they can activate one of fifteen Memento Events, with three available at random per activation spread through three differently-colored books (black, blue, and green). There are five categories of Memento Events during a Heroes Journey event, and each category has three possible events with different outcomes. Depending on the outcome of an event, players then earn three, four, or five Rapport as a result of the event. Once the central pair earns six Rapport, they'll be able to take on a boss battle against four opponents; once the central pair earns twenty Rapport, they'll be able to take on the event's final boss battle against four tougher opponents.
The player can change their central pair at any time, but if they do so, Rapport drops back to zero, even if they re-set a central pair that had earned Rapport previously; on the other hand, Memento Points carry over when the player changes their central pair.
(Type varies per event)
Additionally, the player receives ×40 upon clearing the first boss battle (the exact type of this item varies per event), and an accessory upon clearing the final boss battle.
Heroes Journey events
The following Heroes Journey events have happened to date:
- Note: All date ranges begin at 11:00 AM UTC on the first listed date and end at 6:59 AM UTC on the second listed date unless otherwise noted.
|Run dates||Final boss|
|Archive of the West||August 14, 2021 – August 18, 2021|
|Archive of the North||September 27, 2021 – October 1, 2021|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|