Fire Emblem Heroes Has a Lot of “Kiran” Players These Days; Here’s Why

Have you been finding a lot of players named Kiran in the Arena? Has it been plaguing your mind of late? There may be an answer to this phenomenon.

on February 14, 2017 8:52 PM

If you’re like me and you’re wondering why all of your friends in Fire Emblem Heroes are named “Kiran,” you may be interested to find out that it’s not a coincidence.

It’s little secret now that fans of Fire Emblem have been uninstalling and reinstalling the new mobile game in an effort to bend the system and get their favorite characters without eons of grinding and spending. With the game’s early gift of 20 Orbs (currency needed to summon new heroes), it has become a popular pass-time to simply perform the process called “rerolling” until a five-star Roy or Marth drops.

With the number of update downloads released since the game’s launch, this has become a lengthier endeavor, and some have turned to a program called Nox (Android emulation application), which streamlines the act of rerolling. However, there’s a catch.

In the beginning of the game, players are asked to choose a name. The default choice is none other than “Kiran.” Although changing the player character’s name for most players is as easy as Misc. >> FAQ/Etc. >> Change Nickname, such is less the case for Nox users. In order to change the player character’s name, Nox apparently requires the installation of a certain kind of keyboard. For many, it’s not worth the trouble to change their name. So, if this is indeed the reason for the plethora of players with the same name, we’re likely to keep finding and fighting many more folks named “Kiran” for some time to come.

Recently, the results were revealed for Nintendo’s “Choose Your Legends” poll, in which Fire Emblem characters were chosen for who should next be featured in Fire Emblem Heroes.

In addition to that, a slew of screenshots have just been revealed from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Check them out.

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Jordan is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, where he covers the latest in indies and collectibles. He has a degree in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.