Warning: This guide contains spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles 3!
Secret Areas in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are hard to find places that require thorough exploration and use of your various traversal skills to reach. As a reward for seeking out and finding all of these areas you'll net yourself some sweet XP.
In order to help you find every secret area in the game, we've put together this quick guide showing you the locations of each and every one. Where applicable we've noted the exact traversal skills you may need and, of course, you'll also need to have progressed to a point in the story that you can access the part of the world map that we've shown for each one.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - All Secret Area Locations
You'll need to have unlocked the Wall Climbing Traversal Skill to get up to this dizzying location.
The Blue Bluffs
You'll need the Wall Climbing Traversal Skill for this one.
You need the Wall Climbing and Rope Sliding Traversal Skills to reach this one.
Hidden Freshwater Inlet
Keves Castle Region
You'll need to have the Rope Sliding Traversal Skill here.
Grand Tower Skygarden
In order to get here, as shown in the second image below, take the lift from the lower floor.
This article is part of our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walkthrough and guide series. We'll help you survive your journeys across Aionios with information you'll need to make the most of the game, such as How to Unlock Traversal Skills (Wall Climbing, Rope Sliding, Scree Walking, Hazard Neutralization), How to Unlock and Upgrade All Heroes and Classes, 16 Tips & Tricks We Wish We Knew Before We Started, How to Get Affinity and XP Rewards from Collectopaedia Cards, How to Gain 100% Completion, and How to Unlock the Nopon Coin Xchange.
We'll also let you know where to find Every Rest Spot Location, All Secret Area Locations, Every Ferronis Hulk Location, and All Unique Monster Locations (including Aetia Region Full, Aetia Region Upper & Elgares Depths, Fornis Region, Pentelas Region, Keves Castle Region, Cadensia Region, and Origin Interior), plus All Meal Recipes, Effects & Where to Find Them.
We can also help out with specific sidequests, such as How to Complete the 'Uniting the Seven Nopon' Quest, and How to Complete the Nopon Register Quest, tell you how to make the most of Chain Attacks and the Soul Hack ability, and offer advice on if you should play the previous Xenoblade Chronicles games before starting XC3, How Long to Beat the Game, and How to Take a Screenshot Without the HUD
And finally, you can check out our review and Where to Buy Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!