Answers to common questions for God Eater 3.
This post aims to preemptively answer any questions you may have about God Eater 3. You may also ask new questions in the comments section on this post and have them be added to this FAQ. Alternatively, you can ask me a question on Twitter @bkbrent.
Questions that have already been answered in this FAQ will be ignored elsewhere so please check here occasionally. Also please check this post before you ask a question.
All new and relevant questions answered will be added to this bottom of this post.
“When’s release date?”
13 December 2018 for PS4 in Japan, February 8 2019 worldwide for Steam & PS4. July 11 2019 for Switch.
“Should I play the others before trying this one?”
Yes. Mostly because this game uses a lot of mechanics that are iconic to the series. Also because they kind of don’t explain the mechanics well and the skills you learn in the previous games are transferable to this game.
But you will be fine if this is your first encounter with the series.
“Does this game have Dual Audio?”
Yes. Dual Audio for English & Japanese voices have been confirmed for the western release.
“I have a story related question!”
I usually don’t cover story on this website and try to keep things as spoiler free as possible outside of dedicated Story Guides. While I’m on the topic, please don’t spoil things for others in the comments section. Posting spoilers goes against this site’s Comment Policy.
“So, what’s new in this game?”
There’s two new Melee Weapons, Biting Edge(Dual Blades) & Heavy Moon(Moon Blade) and the Blast Gun has been replaced with the Ray Gun. There’s a lot of new mechanics like the Accel Trigger & Engage System as well. Series players should feel right at home with this installment if not feel like a few things are missing.
“So, are Predator Styles from Resurrection back?”
No. But you can devour in the air.
“I like Monster Hunter and this looks good. Will I like it?”
That’s hard to say. It really depends on you as some people hate it and some people love it. I personally dislike MH but really really like God Eater. If you like really fast paced hunting action with a lot of systems and mechanics topped off with an anime aesthetic, then this game is for you.
“Do you think they will release a ‘Burst’ version of this game?”
Its hard to say. They have been doing a good job with post game updates so we don’t know if we will see a full on ‘Burst Release’. But you just never know.
“How do I unlock more Burst Arts?”
By using them. The more you use them the more they level up and unlock more for that respective weapon. You can also see the prerequisites to unlocking new Burst Arts in the Burst Art edit screen.
“How do I unlock more Burst Art Effects?”
Level your Burst Arts to the max. I was able to unlock all of them by maxing every Art on Buster (I never touched anything else) Then on another playthrough, I earned all of them by unlocking all Burst Arts on all weapons. They were all about Lv3 or Lv4. My best guess is to level Arts that make use of the corresponding type of effect that you’re trying to unlock.
“How do I unlock more Engage skills?”
Play Assault Missions. You get the Engages of the people that were with you along on the mission along with EP that you use to purchase them.
“I have a system mechanic related question.”
Please refer to the System Mechanic Tutorials page. If that page doesn’t answer your questions, feel free to ask another in the comments here.
“What are these ‘+1’s and ‘+2’s that are sometimes on the Abandoned Arcs?”
Those level the raw attack power of your weapon. They are hard to come by and its recommended that you always save them until you are 100% sure you have a weapon you want to upgrade. They also carry through weapon enhancement levels and the max is +30 for all equipment types.
“Okay, then how do I farm +1 Abandoned God Arcs?”
If you can’t do this for whatever reason, there is also an older God Arc farming method that is less efficient.
“Do Abandoned Arc skills get lost when I upgrade?”
No. You can plug skills you wanna keep at rank 4 and have them stay all the way through upgrading.
“Is there cross-region play?”
“What’s the max story?”
Currently Story 93 [version 2.41] They are planning on releasing more story in updates and the number might increase.
“I am new to the series. What kind of weapon do you think will be good for me?”
I’d recommend either Heavy Moon or Variant Scythe. But I really want players to try everything out and see what they like. You can find Weapon Overviews discussing some basic attributes about all the weapons on the GE3 Main Page.
I’d also like to especially warn new players about maining Biting Edge because it is more hard to use than it initially seems.
“How do I know what’s a good piece of equipment?”
Look at the weapon’s slots, Burst Plugin, Base Damage and Elemental Damage. For Melee Weapons, weapons that have high base damage, very strong Burst Plugin or have ◯◯ in an Element are good picks for optimizing damage.
“How do I unlock more weapon Blueprints?”
You unlock them by clearing missions. Clearing all missions oncem including free missions will unlock almost all Blueprints. Assault Missions also unlock blueprints but these need to be cleared multiple times.
“How do I get more GAP?”
You get 1 GAP for the first time you clear any mission. If you’ve cleared all missions, you can earn more GAP by clearing Survival(Expedition) missions. You can also earn gap on every ‘Snack Mission’ clear.
“Who are good NPCs to pick?”
Hugo, Ein, Claire and Neal are good. Avatar Cards that you get from online play are also good.
“What skills are good for my NPCs?”
If you’re leveling them, use the two AP gain skills ‘Focus’ and ‘Pep Talk’. Other than that, ‘Informant’ and ‘Link Burst Happy’ are good skills. I also always give mine a healing bullet skill since it helps if all of them can do it. The rest you can fill with HP/Stamina or attack skills like element damage or All Out Attack.
“How do you…. chat online?”
If you press L3 twice you can bring up preset phrases and then press options for text chat. The character limit is low due to how Japanese works.
The default command for PC is F1 twice.
“Um. Can we play together?”
Sure. I’m usually down to play if GE3 is still my main game, but take note of a few things:
- I generally do not carry players through story (Asking for my avatar card is fine)
- I get very busy sometimes and I might leave abruptly
- Probably live in a different timezone than you
- I like politeness. That doesn’t mean you have to suck up to me, just don’t be a dick.
If you want to play with me you can message me here, on twitter or on PSN.
“So what’s happening with DLC?”
They are planning a bunch of new and exciting stuff you can read about on Gematsu. new missions, new clothes, new accessories, new NPCs, new story.
I also translate notes for these updates on the Updates Page.
“Why don’t you have a Story guide? Do you have any plans to do a story guide?”
I feel as if the story is straightforward and doesn’t need a guide to get through. If you can’t advance the story by doing a mission it means there’s someone you need to talk to. This is indicated by them having a speech-bubble on their head.
Usually Amy will tell you who you need to talk to but you will still need to find them wherever they are. Just check all the areas until there are no more speech-bubbles then check in with Amy again.
“What do these OO and X mean on the equipment?”
- Those are elemental affinities.
- OO Element means roughly damage+50% when Aragami is weak to that element
- O Element means roughly damage+25% when Aragami is weak to that element
- X appears on shields and it means the part is weak to that element.
“What can I change on my character avatar after I’ve made them?”
Everything! After the 2.10 update, you can now remake your entire character from the Terminal. You can even change gender or voices if you want to.
“Can you turn off subtitles?”
No. (Unless there’s an option in the localized version I don’t know about)
“What’s up with that Rank 7 trophy? I have a Rank 7 Melee Weapon, Gun & Shield and it still won’t pop.”
That trophy is actually worded a little ambiguously in English. You are actually supposed to get a Rank 7 equipment piece of every single type.
This means a Rank 7 Short, Long, Buster, Hammer, Spear, Scythe, Biting Edge, Heavy Moon, Assault Gun, Sniper, Shotgun, Ray Gun, Buckler, Shield and a Tower. Happy grinding.
“I have serious question. Why have I not seen any God Eater Memes?”
Hey. You asked. So this playlist is your fault.
“How do I get better at Perfect Guarding? I watched some guy on YouTube and he stayed so crispy with his Guards. I want to be able to do that.”
Practice. Using a Buckler helps, but practicing is the main thing. Since you, the player has to practice this for themselves, I can’t really give any hands on tips for getting better at guarding.
All I can say is that be patient and try to understand the Aragami’s attacks as you guard them. Even if you mess up a guard or get hit, use that to understand the timing for what a Perfect Guard(Just Guard or JG) would be.
“Is there any merit in doing Perfect Clears?”
Not really. There is a small badge that appears in the Mission section of your Avatar Card, but that is all. Its mostly for bragging rights or practicing to get better at the game.
“This game is so easy. When are are they going to release content that will actually be difficult?”
Some of the new missions that have been added in updates are fairly challenging. But if you really want to make this game difficult, try to play with only Rank 1 gear.
“Where do I find this material?”
Did you know that you can check all material rewards from the pre-mission selection screen by pressing Square on the mission? Materials are also color coded according to their Rank
- White: Rank 1
- Green: Rank 2
- Purple: Rank 3
- Blue: Rank 4
- Red: Rank 5
- Orange: Rank 6
- Yellow: Rank 7
I have also written Material Prefixes for all of the corresponding Aragami material drops in the Aragami Database. Use Control+F to Find the corresponding material prefix in the DB.
“How do I know what is the body part defense against damage types for this Aragami?”
I have captured that information from the Strategy Guide in each respective Aragami’s page in the Aragami Database.
“How do I know which part of an Aragami are breakable?”
You can check the in-game database or this site’s Aragami Database.
“How do I know what’s a good Accel Trigger/Engage/Burst Unit/Abandoned God Arc?”
I have written some equipment recommendations for each in the GE3 Database.
Do you know where I can find information for this new version update?
Check the Update Notes page.
“What the hell is ‘Aragami Abilities’?”
Aragami Abilities is essentially a small Gun Damage buff against the last Aragami type you devoured.
“Do you have any OP Custom Bullets or know where I can get any?”
I’m sorry but I am the wrong person to ask for this.
“Is there Cross-Play between PS4/PC/Switch?”
No and it will unfortunately stay that way.
“Can you play Assault Missions with friends instead of just randoms?”
Yes. you can add a Password to your session and then have your friends search that password when you host. However, the remaining slots will be filled with AIs.
“How good is auto-guard skill?”
Very good. Even better when coupled with Fortified. Will make you into a bad player though so be careful.
“Can auto-guard Perfect Guard attacks?”
“Can Buster Blade’s Parrying Upper Perfect Guard attacks?”
“Where do I get this Burst Unit?”
Have you checked the Burst Unit Database?
“What kind of skills let you recovery health without using items in this game?”
“What’s your favorite weapon, BK?”
Everything that isn’t Long Blade.
“Are Guns crap now that Custom Bullets have been nerfed?”
No. Custom Bullets are now the go-to way for breaking Aragami parts quickly. Bullets are still great and very effective in my opinion. They’ve just been balanced and can’t be used as a primary source of damage anymore.
“I can’t find any rooms online. Is this game dead?”
It usually depends on what time you try to find games. But for God Eater its always been better to ask people to play instead of trying to host sessions and wait for randoms.
“Is there any reason to not use lock-on? When should I use lock-on?”
This depends on what you are comfortable with. I don’t use lock-on because I find it easier to target specific Aragami parts without it. But since lock-on affects the Dive trajectory, I use it when every an Aragami goes above jumping height. I also use it if an Aragami is about to do a move where it will go behind you or move faster than the camera can move.
“How do I see an Aragami’s lifebar? Even though I use Cardiograph, nothing is happening.”
The lifebar only appears in Time Attack missions. Cardiograph is a skill that makes the Aragami blip on the radar flash according to how much HP it has left.