Valkyria Chronicles 4: S Rank Squad E, to the Beach! & Swimsuits Guide

Valkyria Chronicles 4: S Rank Squad E, to the Beach! & Swimsuits Guide

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactical role-playing game both developed and published by Sega. Valkyria Chronicles 4 occurs during the same span as the original Valkyria Chronicles, however the story follows a new group of characters. Squad E, to the Beach! is the first DLC content available for players. (Unless they have purchase the game through PSN or bought the collector’s edition.) This DLC comprises of 2 missions that allow players to unlock swimsuits for select characters.

Valkyria Chronicles 4: S Rank Squad E, to the Beach! & Swimsuits Guide

This DLC content has 2 missions players must complete at least twice: 1 for an S Rank and 1 for obtaining the special content. Below you find how to achieve for each mission the S Rank first, followed by the swimsuit guide.

September, 1935 EC. After a narrow victory, Squad E is given a special assignment: Cut off one of the Empire’s critical supply lines.

But when Claude’s squadron storms the enemy’s base, they unexpectedly find themselves standing on a pristine sandy beach…

Squad E, to the Beach!

Price: $6.99
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Prerequisite: Players must have completed Chapter 10 before they are able to undertake this mission.
Rewards: Completing this extra story mission unlocks swimsuit uniforms for Claude, Kai, Minerva, Raz, and Riley. This extra story mission can be accessed by going to Book Mode > Menu > Extra Stories.

S Rank Raiding the Base Guide

The first mission in this DLC will be the Raiding the Base. Completing this mission is very straightforward, however getting all the swimsuits outfits will be a challenge. Players will have to take out 4 enemy Aces to obtain the swimsuit costumes for Claude, Kai, Raz, and Riley.

The condition for this mission is:

Victory

The enemy base camp is captured

Failure

3 turns passed

  • The enemy occupies your base camp.
  • All allied infantry fall in action

Team Composition

For this mission I chose:

Mission

Turn 1: Start the mission by moving Hafen towards the west camp destroying all the sandbags in his path, this will remove the defense boost it provides the enemy. Shoot the Shocktrooper Elite crouching behind a sandbag protecting the enemy’s base with the Hafen’s payload. Take control of a Shocktrooper and have them advance towards Claude taking out an enemy Shocktrooper along the way. Move them again towards the enemy’s base and take out the Grenadier Elite protecting the base. Once he is defeated, capture the base and behold your S Rank for this mission.

Reminder: if players want to see all the cutscenes of the DLC chapter, they must defeat all Aces to obtain the swimsuit for the characters. See the Raiding the Base Swimsuit Guide below to learn how to collect the swimsuit costumes for Claude, Kai, Raz, and Riley.

To watch this mission in action check out the video below:

Raiding the Base Swimsuit Guide

Turn 1: Start the mission by moving Hafen towards the west camp destroying all the sandbags in his path, it will remove the defense boost it provides the enemy. Shoot Investigator Ichas, the scout located in the north center of the beach. He will drop Claude’s swimsuit. Have Raz advance towards the west camp and eliminate the Grenadier Elite.

Take control of Minerva moving her towards the center dirt path veering off to the right. There will be a barricade Minerva must use a grenade to bypass it. Follow the path until the right end of it. Use another command point to have Minerva take out the Grenadier Kent, War Reporter tucked in the corner of the path. He will drop Riley’s swimsuit. Use the remaining AP of Minerva to relocate her towards the top right portion of the map. Move Minvera past the tank, inside the blue corner to take out the Shocktrooper Macho Tavaciel who will drop Raz’s swimsuit.

Have a Scout leader command another Scout and Shocktrooper to the west portion of the beach. Move a Scout north along the left portion of the map. Bypass the enemy Scouts and take out the enemy Shocktroopers if needed. End nearby the left side of the map near the enemy Sniper, Scout, and Engineer. Use the Scout to take out Gouche the Blitz, a Sniper tucked in the corner, he will drop Kai’s swimsuit.

Turn 2: Capture the enemy base on the beach.

To watch this mission in action check out the video below:

S Rank Bathing Suits and Bullets Guide

The second mission in this DLC will be Bathing Suits and Bullets. Completing this mission is moderate in terms of difficulty however, finding the final outfit will be a colossal task. Players will have to find the last enemy Ace to obtain the swimsuit costume for Minerva. If the enemy’s Shocktroopers shoot your unit they will lose ammo so be careful approaching those enemies with classes that have limited ammo.

The condition for this mission is:

Victory

The enemy base camp is captured

Failure

The enemy occupies your base camp.

All allied infantry fall in action

20 turns pass

Team Composition

For this mission I chose:

*Use 1 Engineer and 1 Lancer when going for Minerva’s Swimsuit.

**Use 2 Shocktroopers when going to S Rank.

Mission

Turn 1: Start the mission by moving Emmy towards the enemy’s Shocktrooper and end her advancement near the center right dirt path. Take control of Emmy again and take out the Shocktrooper near her. Follow the right dirt path up until you see a ladder to your left. There will be an enemy Lancer and Scout nearby.

Use your Leader Scout to command Minerva and another Shocktrooper. Travel up the center left path as it will be mostly clear until the end. Teamfire the Shocktrooper at the end of the path and position yourself behind a sandbag. Utilize a Scout that has a grenade to blow up the sandbag and the sniper that is protecting the enemy’s camp. Capture the camp and head towards Emmy’s location then proceed north. There will be a Grenadier tucked in a elevated nook. End your Scout’s turn near them to take them out next time you control the Scout. Crouch behind the sandbag while looking towards the final enemy’s camp to shoot the enemies as they move on their turn.

Use the last command points to call in a Lancer and take out the Scout and Lancer near the first camp you captured. Best case scenario is you defeat all of them but most likely a Shocktrooper will survive but will die during the enemy’s turn.

Turn 2: Have Minerva advance towards the final enemy’s camp moving behind the tank and toss a granade at the crouching Scout to eliminate him. Then bring another Scout/Shocktrooper using the same route to minimize damage taken to grenade the enemy’s Shocktrooper. If you want to play it safe, use the newly arrived Lancer to destroy the tank, then move your Scouts and Shocktroopers towards the camp.

Reminder: If players want to see all the cutscenes of the DLC chapter, they must defeat all Aces to obtain the swimsuit for the characters. See the Bathing Suits and Bullets Swimsuit Guide to learn how to collect the swimsuit costume for Minerva.

To watch this mission in action check out the video below:

Bathing Suits and Bullets Swimsuit Guide

Turn 1: Start the mission by moving Kai to the left section of the beach to snipe an enemy Shocktrooper. Use the Order: All Units Defend to increase the infantry’s defense. There will be several enemy’s heavy gatling guns and Shocktroopers on the left path. Re-locate Riley near Kai to have her able to target the gatling guns, Scout and Shocktrooper scattered around there. Riley should take out at least 1 of the gatling guns and the enemies on the same level as her.

Use the direct command on Raz to take a Lancer and a Scout with him to destroy the last gatling gun. End his turn by crouching behind a sandbag. Send your Scout to eliminate the Scout ahead and end the phase behind the sandbag looking toward enemy’s Shocktrooper.

Turn 2: Start the phase taking out the Shocktrooper then move along side the right car to avoid taking damage from the 2 tanks. Keep the scout along the back truck to safely take out the enemy’s Lancer on the next command point. Have your Lancer follow the same path, using the cars to avoid the tanks fire and end up behind the tanks to destroy them in 1 shot. This will consume 2 command points.

Move the Engineer towards Kai and Riley and resupply their ammo. Use the direct command on Kai to take Riley and the Engineer with her towards your Lancer. Adjust Riley so she can take out the Sniper on the building across where the enemy’s Lancer is looking. Take out the Lancer and the enemy Scout across the from the recently defeated Lancer.

Turn 3: Use the Order All Units Defend again as your troops will be taking large damage this phase. Use Raz to clear out the enemy’s Scout, Shocktrooper, Sniper, and Lancer in the courtyard. Re-locate your Lancer behind the square building to 1 shot the tank. This is risky as there may be an enemy’s Shocktrooper behind the tank that will shoot you if you get too close. The safer alternative is to take out the tank in about 3 shots. Move Riley diagonal of the 2 gatling guns and use the last command points taking them out.

Turn 4: Use the Order All Units Defend once again and take control of Raz. Have him eliminate the Shocktrooper near the tank to the right where those gatling guns were at. Afterwards, have a Scout travel the leftmost alley of the map to finish off another Shocktrooper.

Finally, the Ace enemy in this mission can be found. Iron Wall Cattady is tucked behind a steel wall and a sandbag with a tank nearby. Have a Scout throw a grenade to remove their cover and use another command point to finish him off.

Position your Lancer behind the 2 Tanks and take them out. Your Lancer should end up in your line of sight with a crouching enemy Shocktrooper. This will allow Riley to advance closer and take him out. Riley should also take out the Scout protecting the base. Finish the mission by having someone capture the base. Finishing this DLC with all the swimsuits grants players the Hibiscus Decal for the Hafen.

To watch this mission in action check out the video below:

Squad E to the Beach! Cutscenes

Squad E to the Beach! All Swimsuits Showcase

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is available to play on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch but if you want to check out the game before purchasing there is a free demo available for most platforms which covers the first three chapters.


We will be adding more guides for Valkyria Chronicles 4 be sure to keep a look out in our guides section. Check out the first chapter in our Valkyria Chronicles 4 Prologue Guide and the second chapter Siege of the Castle. In the mean time you can also check out more Valkyria in Valkyria Chronicles 4 Releases PS4 Demo For Europe and Valkyria Chronicles Will Release On Nintendo Switch October 16th.

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One comment on “Valkyria Chronicles 4: S Rank Squad E, to the Beach! & Swimsuits Guide”

  1. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    Heh, because the hot spring episode wasn’t enough.


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