Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Shares Beginner Tips Regarding Exploration, Configuration, NPCs & More

The official Xenoblade Japan PR Twitter account has been sharing various beginner tips for the recently released Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Map adjustments were highlighted, where players can alter the size and view distinctive icons correlating to specific facets, like Landmarks. Moreover, when exploring, one may occasionally encounter monsters with red exclamation points, and approaching these creatures causes them to frequently drop items for a set period. Moreover, auto-run can be utilized for particularly distant treks by clicking in on the left stick.

When in civilizations, NPCs with stars atop their interactable dialogue bubbles always share new info. To deepen the various character relationships present throughout the world, ensuring the number of these stars is minimized is the way to go.

During exploration, shortcut configurations should be embraced for convenience. For example, the map, ideal navigation routes, character screen, and quest list can be easily accessed when holding ZL. Further, other options can be placed within these slots by pressing the + button and ZL simultaneously.

Regarding Interlinking, the timing for when the contextually non-controlled cast performs this maneuver can be changed in the main menu.

Lastly, holding the minus button while in combat will cause the battle menu screen to appear, letting players restart their bouts against Bosses and Unique Monsters. Alternatively, selecting “Give Up” will spawn players at the last Landmark they visited. Pressing + grants a refresher on the controls, as well.

The initial tweets sharing the aforementioned selections of information are viewable below:

We’ll keep updating you all on any vital Xenoblade Chronicles 3 news.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tells the story of protagonists Noah and Mio contending with a conflict between the nations of Keves and Agnus. 6 characters will be the crux of the experience, and the broad concept of “life” will be the title’s central theme.

The narrative for the game will tie in elements and plotlines from the future of the prior two mainline games, Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Flutes seem to play an integral role in this title’s premise.

The summoning of this powerful new form depends on a new Interlink system. If specific conditions are met, characters can combine into this mech, and choosing well when to transform should be key to the more difficult battles. Another system revealed is a class change option, allowing players to customize their parties’ builds further than in previous games.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch.


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