A few weeks ago, we shared some news about the next Rock Band 4 update in the form of Rivals Seasons, major changes to the way Rivals Mode works. If you haven’t checked that out, you can read it in a previous blog entry. . It’s worth a read, whether you’re in a Crew competing every week or haven’t dipped your toes into Rivals Mode yet. (Seriously, there are limited-time Rock Shop rewards at stake, check it out before it’s too late!)
We’ve also said that Rivals Seasons isn’t the only headline feature coming in the next update, so feast your eyes on (drumroll please)… Missions!
The new Missions system will take you through every mode Rock Band 4 has to offer, presenting you with a wide variety of objectives across different instruments, difficulties, songs, and more. Completing Missions give you badges (which are being combined with the existing Rivals Mode badges) that you can view in a collection or even show off to friends in Online Quickplay. You might be required to get at least three Unison Bonuses in each of 10 different songs, or hit 250 notes in Overdrive in a single song, or get Gold Stars on a handful of devil tier songs. Those participating in Rivals Mode will be able to accomplish even more, because some Missions are only available to Crews. On top of this, if you haven’t made the jump to Rock Band Rivals yet, there will be some Missions available to everyone who owns Rock Band 4.
Going into the Missions Screen will show all Missions available to you. Each Mission will give you a set number of Mission Points when completed (along with a nifty badge), and additional missions are locked and hidden until you pass varying Mission Points thresholds. Some Missions will refresh weekly with Rivals Challenges (Like having your Crew fill every instrument on every Spotlight Song with a 5-star score), others will be included with the update. Future Missions will be delivered via server updates, so we’ll be able to send more goals your way without the need to patch the game.
You might find yourself completing a Mission or two through regular gameplay, but if you want to specifically tackle a Mission that’s focused on specific songs, you can select that Mission and it’ll take you to your library, pre-filtered to only the applicable songs.
It goes without saying that some Missions take real chops to complete. You always view your badge collection in the Completed Missions tab…
…or if you’re feeling particularly proud, you can even show off your favorite badge in your Online Quickplay introduction!
A host of Missions for you to tackle will be included with Rivals Seasons in the upcoming Rock Band 4 update, landing in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our channels for other goodies that’ll be included in the patch, additional news about Rivals Seasons, and more!