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How Idol Work works in Ensemble Stars Music

Who said idols can't have side hustles?
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In Ensemble Stars Music, there’s one other important mode outside of Lives and it’s called Work, also known as Idol Work. When you go to the Office, you’ll see an orange button that says “Work.” By tapping on this, you’ll be allowed to take on multiple jobs that’ll earn you L$ and materials for outfits. However, when you’re first starting out, you won’t be doing great in whatever job you’re working, and you might be wondering why. Here’s a quick rundown on how Idol Work works in the game and why you might be finding yourself struggling.

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Category of jobs

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When you open up the Work menu, you’ll see three different tops of Idol Work to select: Daily, ES Work, and Limited. Daily Jobs will change every day and you’ll have four to choose from. Sometimes, you may be required to have a certain unit take the job (i.e. RYUSEITAI or UNDEAD).

The next category of Idol Work is ES Work. ES Work is jobs specific to the Office and is required to be completed in order to upgrade the various departments. Finally, you have Limited Jobs which are tied to any campaigns the game is doing at the time, such as Events. Unlike the previous two categories of jobs, Limited jobs can only be done while the campaign or event is going on. Your idols will also be required to wear a certain outfit, or else you won’t be able to even take the job.

The actual job

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When you accept a job, it’ll cost you one Work Ticket and the amount of BP you’re putting it into. During the actual job, you’ll watch your idols perform said job. While this is happening, you’ll be doing more than just tapping the screen to progress. Your idols will have five rounds to progress the bar all the way to the top to get maximum results. At each milestone your idols meet, you’ll get a reward. After five rounds, the job is completed, and you’ll be shown your results.

How to get the best results in Idol Work

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As we’ve mentioned earlier, you may notice that you’re not doing well at the job and that’s due to one reason: you’re not meeting the status requirements for the job. You can check if you meet the status requirements by looking at the lower-left-hand corner of the Lineup screen. If the bars go beyond the back bars, you’ll know you’ll 100% the job. However, if you fall short of those bars, you’re going to struggle.

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To meet these status requirements, you need to craft outfits. You can earn materials for outfits from Idol Work. We recommend that you only do ES Work 1 as it’s the easiest way to grind out materials and you’ll be able to succeed at it way easier than the other jobs available to you at the start of the game. Thankfully, the outfits that you’ll have at the start, the ES Idol Uniform, will be enough to have you get through a few jobs and require just a few materials.

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Kristi Jimenez
Kristi Jimenez is a Contributing Writer for Gamepur and has been covering video games since 2011 through Twitch and YouTube. She's also an indie game developer with multiple titles under her belt. Her interests outside of games include anime, creative writing, and musicals.