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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets New Game Plus Mode in February 2018 With Update 1.3.0

Monolith Soft and Nintendo have confirmed a 1.3.0 update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

The new update will launch sometime in mid-February and it will add a New Game Plus mode titled “Advanced New Game Mode,” as well as a fix for a bug that was introduced by the 1.2.0 update.

Monolith Soft director Tetsuya Takahashi talked up the new update in a new production blog post.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is now available for the Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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  1. Aww
    Aww
    January 26, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Won’t fix the frame rate though.

  2. King Taku
    King Taku
    January 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Where do you have framerate issues? I played through the entire game and only encountered a few laggy areas

  3. King Taku
    King Taku
    January 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    That’s great. I wonder how it will work.. I assume you don’t get to keep your blades?

  4. Will_Z_Macht
    Will_Z_Macht
    January 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Any word on letting us buy premium cylinders regularly instead of waiting for a random sale period or crafting them?

  5. blackice85
    blackice85
    January 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Not that I heard, just gotta rest at the inn repeatedly until they show up as far as I know. They only appear after a certain chapter too if I recall.

  6. Bassgs
    Bassgs
    January 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I wonder if they’ll ever fix that shitty rng hell you have to go through to get rare blades. On my fourth consecutive day farming rare cores trying to get KOS-MOS and still nothing

  7. Bailarina Ninja masoquista
    Bailarina Ninja masoquista
    January 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    if I said I got Kos-Mos in one of my first few attempts… would you hold that against me?

  8. QFrog
    QFrog
    January 26, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Here hoping that new game plus lets you keep your blades. No way in hell do I want to resummon those little rare shits.

  9. Bassgs
    Bassgs
    January 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Not if you share some of that luck with me

  10. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    January 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This fucking game. MOAR!!

  11. Magilou
    Magilou
    January 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Ah fuck. I wanted a continuation mode considering how it left off. No way in hell am I playing thru this again trying to get all the unique blades.

  12. Magilou
    Magilou
    January 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Um anywhere outside?

  13. Homura
    Homura
    January 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    The ride never ends.

  14. Rumi
    Rumi
    January 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Too bad there won’t ever be a PC version, I’d double dip on this game.

  15. orbo
    orbo
    January 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    This will be good for the next time I want to play through it, but seeing as my last play through is roughly two hundred hours I don’t think that’ll be for a good long time.

  16. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    jesus, I thought my 130 was overdoing it too. Nice.

  17. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    It isn’t completely RNG. Once you max out idea rankings, they all start falling into your lap.

  18. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    I’ve logged 130 hours docked and undocked and I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    On the other hand, the insane pop-in is almost as agonizing as the insane load times; I felt like I was playing a ps1 game with all those loading screens.

  19. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Yeah, same here. I’d love to be able to play through it without all those loading times.

  20. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    That ending left me completely satisfied, but if the new game mode gives boss-type enemies more hp so that I can setup full chain combos on them before they die… oh hell yes I will play that.

  21. Bassgs
    Bassgs
    January 27, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I didn’t farm legendary cores because I didn’t want to wait until the end game to get KOS-MOS. I got all the rng blades besides her with this, but it no longer matters so even if I was doing it wrong it’s fine

  22. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    January 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    That’s probably the big add on that is supposed to come out in fall.

  23. Ace
    Ace
    January 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Look at all these cool updates that would have been great when the game first came out.

  24. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    January 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Give it a couple of years and we’ll get a decent emulator.

  25. Magilou
    Magilou
    January 28, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I think I’m confusing what framerate is the?My screen or graphics degrading everytime I go out into an open space seems to be a thing…

  26. Magilou
    Magilou
    January 28, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I’m thinking that will be Xeno 3 in 2020 tbh…cause the world changes alot.

  27. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    January 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Nah I don’t think so, that would be untypical, I expect Xenoblade 3 (if that ever happens) to play in a different universe, not saying a direct sequel won’t ever come, but I don’t think it would be called Xenoblade 3. Tbh I think their next big new game is either a sequel to X (as it ends on a cliffhanger) or something else.

  28. Magilou
    Magilou
    January 28, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Eh that is stretching it more and it be kinda lame if both worlds didn’t meet because he split into 3 ppl. But who knows?

  29. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    January 29, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Not him, I think it’s possible that Galea was also split

  30. Will_Z_Macht
    Will_Z_Macht
    February 1, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Only after reaching certain development levels.

    I got them stocked the other day and just bought 99. If you never rest again, they don’t leave stock.