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How to Switch Characters in Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes

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How to Switch Characters in Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes

The key to efficient playing.

Switching characters is a key part of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, as each battle will have you hitting up multiple locations in order to complete various objectives. You’ll definitely want to make use of this mechanic as often as possible to play efficiently, so here’s what you need to know.

Swapping Between Characters in Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes

The good news is that switching between characters in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is really easy. While on the battlefield, all you have to do is press up or down on the d-pad to cycle between your four different characters.

combat screen in fire emblem warriors: three hopes

The only caveat is that you can’t switch between them while they’re locked in an animation. Aside from that, feel free to switch to your heart’s content. Whenever you’re not in control of a character, they’ll usually idle in whatever area you left them in, fighting enemies in their immediate vicinity. You’ll need to order them to head to a specific location or target certain units in order to get them moving, and you can do this via the map screen by pressing the + button.

Organizing Your Roster

One other thing to note is that you can deploy up to eight units in main story battles, but you can only take control of four of them.

map screen in fire emblem warriors: three hopes

On the battle preparation screen, your deployed units will have either a bright blue circle around their icon, or a slightly darker blue square around them. The circle indicates that they’re in a playable slot, while the square indicates that the character will be NPC-controlled.

Make sure to swap them around so that you have all your ideal units in a playable slot, allowing you to switch to them in the middle of combat.

That’s all you need to know about how to switch characters in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.

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