Xenoblade Chronicles 3 made an appearance at last week's Nintendo Direct - announcing the release date for Wave 3. This update has now officially arrived and with it comes a number of bug fixes.
Wave 3 adds the brand new hero Masha. She's able to make accessories for your party using special types of ore. There are also new challenge battles to check out - where you can battle waves of enemies and gain new heroes and abilities as you progress.
Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.3.0, courtesy of Nintendo's official support page:
Ver. 1.3.0 (Released February 15, 2023)
- Added compatibility for Expansion Pass Wave 3.
- 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 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.
Have you downloaded this update yet? Notice anything else? Comment below.
What I cannot wait for is the final batch of the DLC. Once that drops, I'll return to the game for a fresh new run.
The base game was a phenomenal experience, and my GOTY 2022. But I want to see how well it holds up on a second run, since I can replay the first Xenoblade without any issues. And this run will have the new heroes and content, so I'm excited for a familiar but also kinda-new experience!
I just hope we don't have to wait until the literal end of 2023...
Wave 3 looks alright but I'm waiting for the real part of the dlc being the story expansion.
Once that releases I'll buy the expansion and binge all the content.
Please have a good break or smash art for agnus
Let's go! Definitely going to be playing this tonight!
That looks like a scrapped character design. Oh wait…
Keep wanting to pick up the DLC but pretty much waiting for the story expansion, rest of the content getting to it doesn't really seem worth the $30.
Random rogue -like has me crazy excited. Even if it's nothing more then a small distraction, the combat in the core game is solid enough that it has a lot of potential.
I have enough roguelites on Switch (the line no one will ever hear from me when I'm grabbing another one from eShop😜😅), so Masha is the main event for me. A lovely design, a cool trade with promising gameplay benefits and Rie Tanaka's voice with it all? Can't wait to learn her story as well.
I have never played this serie but a update is good bugs fixed.
That Masha lady brings back memories of all the boobmonsters in Xenoblade 2. But mostly this update reminds me that I need to finish 3.
Bought this Day 1 but still haven’t got round to it properly, too much IRL stuff to commit to a 100+ hour JRPG, but can’t wait to delve in. Love Xenoblade
Xenoblade 3 had a perfect ending, but I'm still curious about the upcoming story dlc. It seems to be something that gives a closure to the entire trilogy. I'll probably download all the dlc when that's released.
Ditto, I hadn't touched It since release but im in the middle of a week off work. Decided to have another go and put 50 hours in can't put it down. Hopefully finish it before going back to the daily grind of life
That's exactly why I CAN'T start it. I know I will be all in. Need to clear some time in the near future. Enjoy mate.
cant wait for the dlc story which will give 3 a proper ending and hopefully all characters from all 3 games join forces to stop alvis once and for all and restore the world back to one.
@Cia xenoblade 3 ending was disappointing left so many unanswered question and some things unresolved.
Ok I REALLY like the new challenge stages, but is anyone else having a huge problem where they keep thinking an episode of ARCHER is going to start?
I’m going to have to replay this game. I got nearly to the end (mid chapter 5), but I got distracted with life things that was consuming all of my free time. I haven’t played the game since early September. I’m thinking I’m going to start completely over and go in fresh again.
She's giving major jester vibes, which reminds me of Meoscarada from SV.
In fact, I'm seeing a lot of jester characters pop up in Japanese content lately.
@themightyant @Westy90 It really is a beast of a game. Insane how much content there is. My wife and kids were away were visiting The grandparents and I would play this all-night... it was magical!
@Ryan_Again STOP IT! I have a weak enough will at the best of times
@Cia I thought XC3's ending was by far the worst ending of any of the three main series entries and did a profound disservice to the fans and the Xeno brand in the process - something that I sincerely hope the 4th wave Story Expansion rectifies. But, I'm glad you thought the ending wad "perfect". To each their own, I suppose!
Fair enough about the ending. I was satisfied by it. But it’s also natural to want something different. Bittersweet at the least.
Has anyone had any camera issues after the update? My camera "shakes" periodically (in the field and in battle), and it hadn't done that before the update. I've noticed this in handheld and docked with different controllers, I've adjusted camera settings and reset settings to default, but I still have this issue. It happens frequently enough to be annoying, but haven't heard anyone else mention it, so I was wondering if it was just me.
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