The Photo Studio Mystery/Event Guide

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Every story has a beginning, and this event is no different.

Now, let us begin.

Below is the node information for this chapter.

Node Count 9
Battle Nodes 6
Story Nodes 3

Below is a table containing all the story nodes, their rewards, and their locations on the event map.

Story ID Story Name Reward Node Location
S1-1 Rumors of the Haunted Mansion Item Resource Bundle.png x200 Unlocked by Default.
S1-2 Lee Enfield's Last Bow I Item Battery.png x50 Following E1-6
S1-3 Lee Enfield's Last Bow II Item Calibration Ticket.png x50 Following S1-2

E1-1 "The Empty House"[edit]

Battle Type Night Battle
Recommended CE 2000
Map Objectives Base objectives:

Achieve the following:

  • Turn counter must not exceed 3 turns.
  • Secure at least 3 enemy Helipads.

S-Rank objectives:

  • Defeat 3 enemies within 3 turns.
Clear Rewards
Item Resource Bundle.png
x500
Drop Types T-Dolls (Set 1)
Limited Drops CN Server:

EN Server:

JP Server:

Buffed T-dolls
Map Overview

First mission of this White Day themed murder mystery, throughout this whole seasonal event, you'll be engaged in night battles, make sure you've prepared sufficient equipment for upcoming maps.

  • You're limited to 3 echelons max and must complete your objective within 3 turns. Plan accordingly and make the most of every action.
  • Enemy Vespid units have donned a seasonal chibi sprite, now they looks like a Corpses Bride. Other then the purely cosmetic changes, they're no different to regular Vespids.
  • There are 6 enemy LZ's on the map, our objective requires us to capture at least 3, prioritise the closest Helipads.
  • This map can be cleared in 2 turns, assuming you've prepared 2 echelons. This also makes the map an ideal place to farm daily Tangerine CoinsItem Tangerine Coin.png. Another method utilizes a singular echelon and planning mode by capturing the upper helipads from either left to right, or right to left. However this pathing requires 3 turns.

Drop Locations: The following units can potentially drop the limited dolls for this map

E1-2 "The Griffin Builder"[edit]

Battle Type Night Battle
Recommended CE 4500
Map Objectives Base objectives:
  • Secure all Radar nodes on the map.

S-Rank objectives:

  • Defeat 6 enemies within 7 turns.
Clear Rewards Furniture: "Wine Bucket Stand"
Drop Types T-Dolls (Set 2)
Limited Drops CN Server:

EN Server:

JP Server:

Buffed T-dolls
Map Overview

The 2nd battle node of this seasonal event, be weary of Brutes in this map, for they have been abandoned for so long, they've become poltergeists!

  • A rather large map this time, so expect to take your time in this one, There are 6 locked Helipads present around our HQ, 2 of which are already captured, you may wish to capture these nodes so that you have as much Action points possible to venture through this large map.
  • The path leading outside of our HQ and locked Helipads are blocked off by a gate, you'll need to use the control panel on the lower left side of the locked Helipads in order to open the gate, alternatively once you've gotten your girls through the gates, you can close it to prevent any lingering enemies from passing through to our HQ.
  • You'll want at least 3 echelons for this map, there is no echelon limit for this map, nor is there a turn limit, take however long you need to complete your objective.
  • Enemy Brute units have been left for dead for so many years that they've turned into knife wielding poltergeists!... But where do they keep getting all these sheets and candles...? This cosmetic change to their chibi's is only going to be present for this seasonal event, it doesn't change anything with their stats whatsoever.
  • Due to the length of this map, pay close attention to your girls Ration supplies as you venture through the map.
  • Many of the radars are locked behind one-way routes, requiring you to encircle them instead.

Drop Locations: The following units can potentially drop the limited dolls for this map

E1-3 "The Missing MDR"[edit]

Battle Type Night Battle
Recommended CE 5500
Map Objectives Base objectives:
  • Secure and extract 3 hostages.

S-Rank objectives:

  • Secure and extract 3 hostages within 6 turns.
Clear Rewards
Item Enhancement Capsule.png
x50
Drop Types T-Dolls (Set 1)
Limited Drops CN Server:

EN Server:

JP Server:

Buffed T-dolls
Map Overview

Night battle search and rescue, AR MDRThumb button.pngMDR  is in trouble and we need to rescue her ASAP!

  • There are 3 enemy Goliath+ units in this map, which all follow a patrol pattern going in a clockwise fashion. They also posses and alert radius, so you must not have an echelon next to them, otherwise they'll advance into them, you cannot kill any of these, because there is 1 occupying each lane. Additionally, their patrol paths change when you activate the maps gimmick, so make sure to press and hold over them to know what was changed.
  • There are 6 timed Helipads in the center of the map surrounding a radar node, take note of these Helipads as they'll be your main way of extracting the hostages of the map.
  • There is a radar node in the very center of this map, which is occupied by a regular Goliath. Upon stepping onto this Radar, you'll shift the patrol paths of the surrounding Goliath+ units, causing them to be stationary and and attacking any ally within one tile from their position.
  • Enemies on the map are stationary, but posses an alert radius which occupies surrounding nodes, ending your turn next to them will cause them to advance into your echelons, make sure to pay attention.
  • You're limited to 3 echelons max for this map. Plan accordingly and make every action count.

Drop Locations. The following units can potentially drop the limited dolls for this map;

E1-4 "The Crooked Man"[edit]

Battle Type Night Battle
Recommended CE 7000
Map Objectives Base objectives:

Achieve the following:

  • Turn counter must not exceed 5 turns.
  • Secure the indicated neutral node.

S-Rank objectives:

  • Defeat 6 enemies within 5 turns.
Clear Rewards
Item Battery.png
x50
Drop Types T-Dolls (Set 1)
Limited Drops CN Server:

EN Server:

JP Server:

Buffed T-dolls
Map Overview

Halfway through the event, with only 2 more maps left following this. This map introduces Armoured units into the mix, so make sure to prepare sufficiently trained T-Dolls and equip them accordingly.

  • Your objective is simple, you must reach the neutral node at the very end of the map, towards the far right.
  • You're limited to 3 echelons max and you must complete your object within 5 turns. Make the most of every action and waste none.
  • There are 2 enemy LZs which are blocked from us via a one-way route, you must station 2 echelons on the exits of these LZ's to prevent the respective Locked LZs from being captured and stopping our HQ from being encircled. These LZ's will spawn enemies indefinitely, players who've obtained a  Parachute Fairy can also utilise their skill to airdrop onto the LZs and capture them to rid yourselves of a headache.
  • Our path is blocked by 2 gates which must be opened, the control panels are located in the lower area from the left of our HQ which'll open the first gate, and the other control panel is located above said gate and is guarded by a Nemeum. Take note of that.
  • There are 3 high threat Manticore units on the far right of the map, these Manticores follow a patrol path and will not sway from them, recommend standing idle on the Radar or where the Nemeum is sitting and waiting out enough turns that the enemies are no longer in the way. Alternatively... You can just brute force one of them with a strong enough echelon, but ideally, have some patience.
  • Armoured enemies have 0 EVA, you dont need PEQs to deal with them, focus on maximising your DPS against them, just because they're armoured, doesn't mean they cant take crit damage.
  • For your echelons guarding our HQ, you may wish to use PEQs if you have them as the enemies which'll spawn from the Helipads are regular SF units who posses minor EVA.

Drop Locations: The following units can potentially drop the limited dolls for this map

E1-5 "The Seven Tangerine Pips"[edit]

Battle Type Night Battle
Recommended CE 10000
Map Objectives Base objectives:
  • Secure the enemy HQ.

S-Rank objectives:

  • Defeat 5 enemies within 6 turns.
Clear Rewards
Item Dummy Core.png
x5
Drop Types T-Dolls (Set 1)
Limited Drops CN Server:

EN Server:

JP Server:

Buffed T-dolls
Map Overview

Many gates block our path forward, but with every locked door, there must exist a key.

  • You're limited to a singular echelon. Make the most of every action and waste none.
  • There are several control panels and gates present on this map, but every path is a one-way path, requiring you to plan ahead, doesn't matter which path you end up taking, this map will still take a long while. The control panels and gates are marked accordingly so make sure to take not of this.
    • Control Panels A and B, will open the respective gates marked A and B (The gates on the opposite sides of where these panels are placed.)
    • Control Panels X2 and X3, will open the ADJACENT gates to them, so panel X2 will open gates X1 and 3, while panel X3 will open gates X2 and X4.
  • The HQ at the end is blocked off via one-way routes, you must encircle the HQ in order to capture it.
  • Although there are LZ nodes under some of the control panels, you cannot use them to resupply your echelons. If you're worried about resupplying, beginning of turn 2, use either the lowermost Helipad or rightmost Helipad to resupply your echelon, although it's not really needed as there is only 5 enemies present on the map, and your echelon has enough ammo ticks to battle all of them.
  • Enemies are rather strong in this map, PEQs are recommended to maintain consistent damage against them, alternatively utilising T-Dolls with EVA/Armour bypassing skills is also ideal.

Drop Locations. The following units can potentially drop the limited dolls for this map;

E1-6 "The Second Neural Cloud"[edit]

Battle Type Night Battle
Recommended CE 14000
Map Objectives Base objectives:
  • Secure the indicated Radar node.

S-Rank objectives:

  • Defeat 5 enemies within 4 turns.
Clear Rewards Avian Pet: "Veiled Macaw" x1
Drop Types T-Dolls (Set 2)
Limited Drops CN Server:

EN Server:

JP Server:

Buffed T-dolls
Map Overview

Final map of this strange Mystery. This crime must be solved before the curtains descend the stage!

  • You're limited to a singular echelon, however there is no turn limit, take however long you need to complete your objective.
  • There are 2 paths we can take to reach our objective.
    • Heading north will lead you to a series of gates, however you must use the control panel below our HQ in order to open the north and southern gates, this'll give you access to one of the control panels which inverts the opened gates with the closed gates. The gate in the center is locked by default.
    • Heading to the southern path will lead to a rubble pile, you must use the Abandoned Goliath bomb behind the Manticore to the left of our HQ. Using this path is the shortest, however its also guarded by an enemy Manticore with Tarantula units present with it. Proceed with caution if you intend to use this path.
  • This map is an ideal map for farming Platinum MedalsItem Platinum Medal.png, utilising the southern route is ideal for this.
  • Upon stepping onto the Control Panel below our HQ, our girls in the top left of the map will extract themselves from the map, it appears they may have found something?
  • Enemy strength here is rather high and all enemy encounters are Armoured units, PEQ's aren't necessary here, maximise your echelons damage but giving them standard equipment, Hunting Impulse MGs, Damage Focus ARs, Molotov and Grenadier SMGs will make shore work of enemy Tarantula units.
  • Upon stepping onto the Radar node which is our objective, a few of our girls will-- HOLD UP! We have casualties! MG PKThumb button.pngPK  has been shot by an unknown enemy!

Drop Locations: The following units can potentially drop the limited dolls for this map