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Official overview of upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 updates

Posted on December 13, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo has posted an official translation of the message Xenoblade Chronicles 2 director Tetsuya Takahashi shared today about upcoming updates. It covers what’s to come in next week’s 1.1.1 patch as well as the second update.

Here’s the note in full:

Greetings to everyone playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2. This is Director Takahashi at Monolith Soft. Today I’d like to talk about the main updates that will be seen in the Ver. 1.1.1 update, which will be distributed next week on Friday December 22nd.

In addition to some bug fixes, we will address the following points:

  • An easy mode will be added to Tiger! Tiger!
  • When you press the X Button, the Skip Travel screen will open the map to your current location. We hope this will make it easier to spot Skip Travel locations and Salvage Points on the map.
  • An additional 1:1 zoom on the mini map will be displayed by pressing the L Stick. This will allow improved visibility of your surroundings and make it easier to check quest locations.

We will further improve the convenience of the mini map as we add more quests and additional elements for second playthroughs next year. We appreciate your continued patience.

Note: The second playthrough elements will be available for all players, not just those who purchased the Expansion Pass.

  • In your second playthrough, you will be able to have “those” Blades join your party! You can also dispatch Blades like Pyra and Dromarch as a Merc Group, and unlock the “LV 4 Special” of a certain Blade.
  • We will distribute the following useful items to those who purchased the Expansion Pass:
    • Driver Essentials Set: 10 x Rare Core Crystal, 1 x Legendary Core Crystal, 3 x Overdrive Protocol
    • Upgrade Parts for Poppi: 30,000 ether
    • Pyra’s Favourite Things: 5 x Jenerossi Tea
    • Nia’s Favourite Things: 5 x Ardainian Bear Carving

Monolith Soft will continue to add improvements that will make the world of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 even more enjoyable for a long time. And even though there may be times when we cannot address every need immediately because we are working on these improvements in parallel with the Expansion Pass, we truly appreciate your continued support for Xenoblade Chronicles 2!


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  • Djalma Vale

    We need the tutorials back in menu screen

    • flameraver64

      Yep. Even Xenoblade 1 had them, no idea why they took them out

  • GMB

    What about fixing the frame rates?

    • GoldenTriforce

      Frame Rates aren’t an issue, I’m barely getting any drops. Resolution and post-loading LoD are a lot more concerning

      • Aline Piroutek

        Performance > resolution

        • GoldenTriforce

          Oh yeah sure, Im saying that I am not having many performance issues myself, though I have seen issues online of memory loading over time leading to lag, and I have heard reports of memory leak issues causing crashes and lag, though that seems less common. Personally the biggest issue I am having is the horrible LoD right when you load an area. It fixes itself with in 2-3 seconds but it is really jarring.

          • Bust4cap

            i rather have assets loading in for a few seconds after a warp than a longer loading time to hide that

          • YoungTheFish

            It’s a trade-off. It break the immersion but makes the loading less frustrating. I personally rather have the immersion, consider this game loads pretty quickly. But I can see the appeal on both side.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Yeah, but I have never seen it this bad before

          • GoldenTriforce

            Yeah they could easily fix it by extending loading screens a few seconds

          • Aline Piroutek


          • Aline Piroutek

            Light of Destruction!
            Yugioh fans will understand

          • GoldenTriforce

            Level of Detail

          • retardedprophet

            Try turning off the game and turning it back on. I’ve had that issue as well, but I always leave it in sleep and haven’t truly cycled the system or game since I started playing

          • GoldenTriforce

            I fully tuned off the system and it still occurred immediately after rebooting. It’s not a huge deal since the game fully loads after a few seconds but it is bothersome

          • retardedprophet

            I had the game crash once. It was sad. Hadn’t saved in a while. Luckily it’s much quicker to do things you already did because you know where it all is. So there’s that I guess

  • Roto Prime

    WHAT about more options for UI?!!!

  • Jorge Armando Gomez

    what about an encyclopedia of the enemies?

  • IBO

    this game is so good just started playing it.
    it’s much better then xenoblade on wii u

  • GoldenTriforce

    This is only the first patch and it already fixes a lot of the major complaints

    • DrForbidden

      It’s the second patch, actually.

      • GoldenTriforce

        Sure, I meant post launch now that they know the major complaints

  • chancetime

    “When you press the X Button, the Skip Travel screen will open the map to your current location”

    Wow, my biggest gripe about the game fixed already. Great work!

  • Don Zaloog

    This game is just so good. Definitely a worthy sequel to the original masterpiece on Wii.

  • Luigi Seppeles

    this is hands down best jrpg story wise i played since ff 9 and lunar 1 and 2 cant wait for ng+ cant wait til lcommunity posts locations of all unique mosnters for post game so i can hunt them whatever other post game stuff i dont know bout

  • Cesar Miyamoto

    have they fixed the lower resolution on undocked mode?

  • GoldenTriforce

    Reminder that the framerate still might get improvements in this patch. They might have just considered that QoL, or didn’t want to mention it in order to not make themselves/Switch look like its under powered or something. Or they just didn’t want to mention it. Or it doesn’t happen.

  • Kenshin0011

    While I’m very excited, the wait until Dec. 22nd will hurt badly!!!