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How Does Permadeath Work In Fire Emblem Engage

Here's how the Permadeath feature works in Fire Emblem Engage.

The notorious Permadeath feature makes a return to the Intelligent system’s tactical RPG, Fire Emblem Engage. But what does that mean and how will it affect your gameplay? In this game, you will travel across Elyos collecting units and fighting enemies. There are many characters across several classes that you can use in a fight. However, the stakes here are high with the inclusion of Permadeath. In this guide, we will tell you what happens after a unit dies in FE Engage.

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What Happens After Unit Dies In FE Engage (Permadeath Feature Explained)

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Fire Emblem Engage has two major modes that you can play. Casual Mode for those who are new to the game or for casual players. And Classic Mode for veterans or hardcore players. If a unit dies in the Classic Mode, then because of the Permadeath feature, you cannot use it ever again. They will be permanently eliminated from your inventory, unlike the previous game where the units retreated. So with that fear of losing units looming over you, every decision in a battle will count.

That gives rise to the question of whether you can revive the fallen units. Well, in the later parts of the stage, you may get the option to revive a character or two. Moreover, FE Engage has a rewind mechanic to help you go back a few turns and undo the death of your unit. But that too will be limited and not reliable. The only safe option to negate Permadeath is to use the Save Scumming method. For those who are not familiar with it, you can manually save the game before entering a battle. Then, when you lose a unit, restart the game from that save point to get the unit back. However, you’ll have to turn off the Autosave feature.

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How to Turn Off Permadeath

If you feel like this feature is too intimidating then you can just play the Casual Mode where Permadeath is automatically turned off. Then as you gain confidence in your gameplay, you can switch to Classic mode. But at this moment, it is not clear whether you can switch modes between the game.

That’s everything you should know about the Permadeath feature in Fire Emblem Engage. You should also check out our Break Mechanic guide to learn more about combat in our FE Engage section.

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