A new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 patch is now live worldwide, introducing support for the game’s third wave of DLC as well as multiple bug fixes that should improve the experience.
The 1.3.0 patch introduces support for the Expansion Pass Wave 3 DLC, which introduces a new Hero, Masha, as well as the new Challenge Battle: “Archsage’s Gauntlet,” where players battle waves of enemies to obtain rewards. What makes this new mode exciting are its roguelike-inspired features which make every run unique and challenging.
As mentioned above, the new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 patch also introduces some bug fixes that address some issues, such as enemy models and enemies not matching, some Challenge Battles issues, and more. All the details on these fixes can be found below.
- Fixed an issue where some enemy models were placed where the name and enemy did not match.
- Issues where some Testudos were called “Armadillo”, and some Armadillos were called “Velites”, respectively.
- Fixed an issue where leveling from Class Rank 9 to 10 when clearing the final battle would not unlock Appearances that should be unlocked.
- In the event that this has already occurred, downloading the update will fix the issue, unlocking the appearance.
- Fixed an issue where completing Roald, Fla’ran, and Zooza Collectopedia entries would cause them to display the initial reward.
- Fixed an issue in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Challenge Battles where lowering the Effects volume in Audio Settings would still cause battle sounds and footsteps to sound comparatively loud.
- Fixed an issue where sliding down a rope using a specific timing would cause party members to continuously be KO’d and resurrected.
- Fixed an issue where pressing buttons using a specific timing during a loading screen would cause the Battle Menu to appear after launching the game.
- Fixed an issue where successfully completing Mio’s Chain Order would not cause Attacker and Healer hate to decrease.
- Fixed additional issues to improve the gameplay experience.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available on Nintendo Switch. You can learn more about one of the best role-playing games currently available on the Nintendo console by reading Ule’s review, where he highlighted how the game’s flaws don’t impact the experience in any significant way.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has its flaws like any other game. However, its qualities more than make up for them, bringing a beautiful JRPG experience like none other before seen in the series. The Class system is varied and fun to experiment with, the story is one of the best in the series history, and the aesthetic and production values are incredibly high. This game offers tons of content that will keep you glued to your Nintendo Switch and last a long time.