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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update History

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 1.4.0

  • Issues Fixed
    • Fixed an issue causing the rare Blade Dagas to disappear if bonded with a Driver other than Rex, but engaged with Rex when starting a New Game Plus.
      • If Dagas has disappeared, downloading the latest update will cause him to be restored.
    • Fixed an issue causing Adenine’s Blade quest, “Limits of Awareness”, to advance automatically after continuing when the version 1.3.1 update had been applied.
    • Fixed an issue that rarely prevented Skip Travel when on the Skip Travel screen.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Recover Recharge effect from Mythra’s skill, Lightspeed Flurry, not to occur when used as a Special.
  • Changes and New Features
    • Added the sorting categories “Driver”, “Trust”, and “Field Skill” to the Blade List.
    • Added the sorting category “Type” to the list of Accessories.
    • After having cleared the game’s main story, once a star appears next to your current money in the menu the rare Blade T-elos can be bonded from Core Crystals at random.
    • Numerous traveling bards have been added that will exchange bonus EXP for Poppi’s rare parts when playing New Game Plus.
    • Added functionality to receive the first additional rare Blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster.
      • Poppibuster is a special Blade, and the rare Blade quest “Shiny New Power” must be completed to a certain point before Poppibuster can be engaged.

Version 1.3.1

  • Issues Fixed
    • Fixed an issue where common Blades resonated to Drivers other than Rex were being deleted if the player started a New Game Plus with them assigned to Rex.
      • We apologise, but even if you update your data, you will be unable to restore your common Blades.
    • Fixed an issue during New Game Plus where the player was unable to acquire a common Blade’s affinity gift even after fulfiling the conditions.
    • Fixed an issue where rare Blades that were released were unable to rise above trust level S if they resonated with a character again.
      • Downloading the update data will set the trust level at S.
      • In the case that the actual trust level is higher than S, then upon doing something to raise the trust level, it will quickly increase to its actual level.
    • We have addressed the following problems where effects intended to be applied to Blades on standby were only effective when they were deployed in battle.
      • Core Chips: Some status up types such as “HP MAX Boost”, “Increases the enemy gold drop rate”, ”Increases the enemy item drop rate”
      • Aux Cores:”Hunter’s Chemistry” and “Shoulder to Shoulder”
      • Poppy’s Skill RAM: Some status up types such as “HP MAX Boost”, “Gold Rush”, “Treasure Sensor”, “Hunter’s Chemistry”, and “Shoulder to Shoulder”.
      • Common Blade Skills: “Accelerated Growth”, ”Weaponsmaster”, ”Gold Rush”, and “Treasure Sensor”.
    • Fixed an issue where Patroka’s Evasion Effect Art wasn’t triggering correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where the player couldn’t advance in the Gormott quest “Whereabouts Unknown”.
    • Fixed an issue where the player couldn’t advance in the Uraya quest “Marvelous Mercenaries”.
    • Fixed an issue where the player couldn’t advance in the Mor Ardain quest “We Meet Again”.
    • Fixed an issue where the minimap and compass wouldn’t display, and fast travel with the X Button would become unavailable.
    • Fixed an issue where Mythra’s 10% Ether modifier wasn’t being reflected in Rex’s Ether attribute display.
      • This problem concerned the display of the modifier; it was being applied.
    • Addressed a problem with crafting field skills such as “Pyra’s Cooking” where you couldn’t continually make things.
    • Fixed an issue where titles of locations were not displaying when discovering landmarks, locations, and secret areas/viewpoints.
    • Fixed an issue where blades would cycle backwards for Rex when using Blade change if Mythra was engaged.
  • Changes and New Features
    • An NPC, Momoni, has been added to chapter one of New Game Plus to restore your money one time.
    • He will help you when you are unable to buy an Abyss Vest or unable to send funds due to lack of money on-hand.
    • Adjusted the difficulty of some of the boss battles in Chapter Ten of New Game Plus (so that they reflect Rex’s level).
    • Now displays the currently held and maximum number of accessories, Aux Cores and Poppy parts in menus and shops.
    • Added a function to download the second Expansion Pass quest.
    • Added a notification page to the menu that contains information about the Expansion Pass.
    • If the Expansion Pass is removed or deleted from your console, “Continue” can no longer be selected to resume Expansion Pass save data.
      • You will be able to select Continue again once you download the Expansion Pass.

Version 1.3.0

  • Issues Fixed
    • Fixed an issue occurring in chapter 7 and onward, in which specific conditions caused bonded Blades and Drivers to not appear in the Manage Blades menu.
    • Fixed an issue associated with acquiring Perun’s Key Affinity Gift in which the counter for “small good deeds” required to earn it would stop, making the item unobtainable.
    • Fixed an issue associated with acquiring Perceval’s Affinity Gift, “Brandish”, in which certain monsters failed to count toward the requirements “Defeat Igna enemies in Uraya. (Excludes unique monsters.)" and “Defeat Tirkin enemies in Tantal. (Excludes unique monsters.)".
    • Fixed an issue associated with acquiring Perceval’s Affinity Gift, “Brandish”, in which defeating high-level Tirkin enemies (around level 80) failed to count toward the “Defeat Tirkin enemies in Tantal. (Excludes unique monsters.)”.
    • Fixed an issue in which Blades with the condition “Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit” to acquire Affinity Gifts would not meet the condition if they were not present at the start of a battle, and were brought in via Blade Switching instead.
    • Fixed an issue in which rare Blades, once released, could not achieve a level of Trust higher than S1, even if bonded with a different Driver.
      • After applying this update, performing an action to raise Trust (clearing quests, using pouch items, etc.) will raise the rare Blade’s Trust to the correct rank.
    • Fixed an issue with Poppiswap in which if the player possessed a combined total of 1023 or more Skill RAM and Skill Upgrade parts, and equipped the 1024th part, they would be unable to set or crystallise any additional parts, even if they had enough energy to do so.
    • Fixed an issue in which the descriptions for the Silver Feather and Phantom Feather accessories was switched.
  • Advanced New Game has been added
    • Players with save data from the final chapter and who have cleared the game will now be able to select “Advanced New Game” on the title screen and carry over some of their data from the previous playthrough.
    • Elements carried over into Advanced New Game
      • Driver levels
      • Driver and Blade equipment and growth
      • Awakened Blades
      • Acquired items and gold
      • Town development status and Merc Group level
      • Status of Events Theater and defeated unique monsters
      • Play time
    • New system features added to Advanced New Game
      • Bonding with certain Blades from Torna will allow them to join your party.
      • Meeting certain Blades from Torna in the game world will allow them to join your party.
      • All Blades can be dispatched on Merc Missions.
      • Driver Hidden Affinities have been unlocked. New skills can also be learned.
      • Zeke’s “Eye of Shining Justice” has been unlocked. (The skill can be learned by developing Zeke’s Hidden Affinities)
      • Levels can now be decreased at inns, with a corresponding amount of bonus EXP being granted for the number of levels decreased.
      • Traveling Bards that will exchange Bonus EXP and special items have been added to various locations throughout Alrest.
        • Traveling Bards are displayed on the mini map as green shop icons.
        • Among the newly exchangeable items, there are those that will increase the number of accessories a Driver can have equipped.
      • Level 4 Specials have been unlocked for certain Blades.
    • Things to note in Advanced New Game
      • Quests, Heart-to-Hearts, and Skip Travel points will all be reset.
      • Cleared Merc Missions will be reset.
      • Saving after beginning an Advanced New Game playthrough will overwrite the save data in which you initially cleared the game.
  • Other Updates
    • Easy difficulty has been added. Due to this addition, the default difficulty will now be “Normal”.
      • This only adjusts the balance of elements of battles. Game difficulty can be changed at any time via the Options menu.
    • Added a “simple mode” option allowing players to skip the lottery animation when bonding with Blades.
    • Added the ability to “lock” Blades so that they can’t be mistakenly released.
    • Added a “Sort” option to the Blade List, Accessories, Aux Cores, and Poppy’s Skill Parts.
    • Map icons will now appear on the mini map.
    • Adjusted AI to perform Blade Switches with no regard for Driver combos when using Drivers that prioritise Driver combos while fighting enemies against whom those combos aren’t effective.
    • Added the ability to receive the 4th round of items distributed via the Expansion Pass.

Version 1.2.0

  • Fixed an issue in which parts set to a specific Skill RAM failed to provide their intended effects.
  • Adjusted the Gormott regular quest “The Riddle on the Wall” to make it completable regardless of player progression in the main story.
  • Adjusted Finch’s Blade quest “Birds of a Feather” to make it completable regardless of player progression in the main story.
  • Fixed an issue in Agate’s Blade quest “Precious Yearnings” preventing quest progression.
  • Added functionality to allow players to receive the first round of quests and the second round of items associated with the Expansion Pass.
  • Voiced segments in menus can now be skipped with the A Button or the B Button.

Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed an issue occurring in the Gormott regular quest “One Step Ahead” where acquiring the Healing Herb quest item at 12:00 caused the item to fail to be counted in the quest log, preventing completion of the quest.
  • Fixed an issue occurring in the Gormott regular quest “A Young Man's Prize” where acquiring the Snow-White Rhino quest item at 7:00 caused the item to fail to be counted in the quest log, preventing completion of the quest.
  • Fixed an issue occurring in the Gormott regular quest “The Riddle on the Wall” preventing quest progression.
  • Fixed an issue occurring in Perceval’s Blade quest “Failure and Success” preventing quest progression.
  • Fixed an issue occurring in Gorg’s Blade quest “Follow Your Passion” preventing quest progression.
  • Fixed an issue occurring after viewing the “Something in Common” movie in the “Chapter One: Encounters” section of the Events Theater causing the camera to continue shaking after returning to the game.
  • Made adjustments to improve the stability of performing certain actions.
    • Due to these adjustments, time required for Skip Travel and loading event cut scenes has become longer in some instances and shorter in others.
  • A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can now be used when the Joy-Con controllers are attached to the console in tabletop mode.
  • Added an Easy difficulty to the Tiger! Tiger! mini game.
  • Added a new size of map to the mini map.
  • Pressing X when in the field to open the Skip Travel screen, the map of your current location will open.
  • Added functionality to allow players to receive the second round of items associated with the Expansion Pass.

Version 1.1.0

  • Added the “Events Theater” feature.
    • Allows you to view event cutscenes you’ve previously viewed whenever you like.
    • Requires save data played up to the event cutscene in question.
  • Added the ability to turn Japanese character voices on or off to the Sound Options.
  • Added the ability to receive items distributed via the Expansion Pass.
    • Downloading the Expansion Pass will add “Expansion Pass” to the main menu, allowing you to receive associated items.
    • The main menu can be accessed during play by pressing the + Button.
  • Adjustments have been made to better balance aspects of the game.
  • Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.