Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Adds More Expansion Pass Content
Nintendo and Monolith Soft have released the 1.5.1 patch for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which adds the latest batch of content for owners of the game’s Expansion Pass. The highlights of the additions are a new rare Blade, Crossette, who is available from a special core crystal that guarantees bonding, as well as the fourth and final set of DLC quests.
In addition, the patch adds in new “Bringer of Chaos” and “Custom” difficulty options, which can be selected from the game’s menu (they are not listed when starting a new game). The custom difficulty lets player adjust up to ten parameters related to battle as they wish, including enemy attack power and Party Gauge increases. The default settings are equivalent to the game’s normal difficulty.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is currently available exclusively for Nintendo Switch and is the third Xenoblade game, following Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X, though all of the titles are standalone. Those looking to read more can check out RPGamer’s review. The game also won Best Switch RPG and achieved third place for Game of the Year in RPGamer’s 2017 awards. Expansion Pass owners will also gain access to a prequel expansion, Torna ~ The Golden Country, which releases on September 15, 2018, and will also be available in a standalone package.
Very tempted to start my replay now ahead of the September rush, seeing as I think the only stuff left that’s confirmed is the Torna prequel.