Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update 1.1.1 Detailed, Launches December 22

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 director Tetsuya Takahashi has shared the first details for the 1.1.1 update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Here’s the full rundown on the update:

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 22.

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 for all players (not just those who purchased the Expansion Pass!) We appreciate your continued patience.

  • 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 Favorite 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!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is now available for the Nintendo Switch. Expect our thorough review for the game in the coming days.

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Brandon Orselli


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  1. chaoguy
    December 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I guess it’s kind of obvious this was rushed for the holidays. Lets hope they continue to patch it and fix the fast travel graphical bugs especially.
    Maybe rebalance some cores/where they are found so Legendary Cores never produce common trash.

  2. Lavinia Wells
    Lavinia Wells
    December 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Looking forward to the review.

  3. Anon_Amous
    December 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    -Added larger breasts

  4. totenglocke
    December 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    How about they fix the awful resolution?

  5. MusouTensei
    December 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    “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.”
    I like that.

  6. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    It’s been really funny watching the difference in complaints from XBX to this game. We complained about the shit censorship in XBX. They are complaining about the boobs in this game.

  7. CrusaderEsper
    December 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    They may have realized the people complaining about the censorship actually buy the games and the people complaining about boobs do not. Pander to the group that gives you money.

  8. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    December 13, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Anyone who opens their big fat mouth instead of their wallet should be ignored. Let the market dictate what content is in our games instead of a minority composed of SJW faggots and their ilk. If they don’t like certain content, then kindly tell them to avert their eyes and move along like the delicate little snowflakes they are.

  9. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I just hope more and more companies being to realize that.

  10. Mechonis
    December 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Hope to see UI improvements. The game needs it badly

  11. No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    No, they should listen to the people that got them where they were instead; the market itself is over saturated with the type of people that lead us to loot boxes and kowtowing to SJWs.

  12. DrearierSpider
    December 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    They really need to fix the god awful frame rate.

  13. Dom Fass
    Dom Fass
    December 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Please don’t patch perun vale daliha and newts jello physics bewbs! Love how they go crazy when they run jump or stop moving haha

  14. VanFinale
    December 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    This is probably a result of Nintendo deciding at the last minute to include Japanese audio. However playing with it is incredibly frustrating a lot of the names have been changed and it’s really confusing reading the subtitles and hearing different names. They also have to subtitles all the dialogue outside of cutscenes. Which I know will take a lot of time but it would be nice to know they’re actually working on.

  15. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    >literally 360p resolution in handheld mode

  16. RetroGamer
    December 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    So Tiger Tiger is getting “game journalist mode,” eh? It isn’t terribly difficult to begin with.

  17. RetroGamer
    December 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I lifted an eyebrow when I heard the Nopon called the protagonist “aniki” but the subtitles said “Rex-Rex.”

  18. InkViper
    December 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    It’s a Japanese honorific.

    Aniki (兄貴), a Japanese honorable term for an older brother or a superior.

  19. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    December 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Other platform exclusives: No handheld mode.

    Ha ha ha.

  20. orbo
    December 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Yeah I can get that.
    I’ve watched my share of anime so I’m familiar with it, but the average westerner that doesn’t watch much or at all wont even know the term, much less what the hell it means.

    It’s the kind of thing that if you have to explain to the player, not because there’s some in game importance or meaning, but because it’s just some odd japanese specific quirk, at that point it’s just immersion breaking and I agree with them for not bothering.

  21. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Spotted the salty switch cuck.

  22. RetroGamer
    December 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Since he looked up to Rex, I personally think something like “big bro” would’ve fit better. That would have conveyed the general idea without getting overly complicated.

  23. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    December 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Now spot deez salty nuts.

  24. Maelstrom
    December 14, 2017 at 1:12 am

    True, but they may be trying to keep it consistent with how the nopon talk in all the other Xenoblade games.

  25. Are our Eyes Real?
    Are our Eyes Real?
    December 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

    When’s the optimization patch so the game is not a choppy blurry jagged mess?

  26. Amethyst Eclipse
    Amethyst Eclipse
    December 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Spot idiot apologists who deep down are livid that their system needs to downgrade to sub SD in its featured mode wonder what glorious other resolutions are in store as the bottlenecks become more apparent, here’s hoping they soon reach the 240p masterrace.

  27. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    December 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    The renames are fucking terrible though. You can EASILY hear what their actual names should be.

  28. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    December 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    It just shows the shitty translation tbh.

  29. Anon_Amous
    December 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I think the difference is that, I complained about the censorship in X but I did buy the game, I also bought this game. The people who whined this time didn’t buy X and they weren’t going to and didn’t buy 2 in all probability. Shitlords like me are a better sales target than SJW whiners.

  30. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    December 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    “…their system…”

    Are you one of those single platform shit talkers like ChocolateIsis? I don’t have “my” system. I can go from my triple screen gaming PC to the shitty resolution of a 3DS or wherever without any issue. I go where the games that appeal to me are.

    “…here’s hoping they soon reach the 240p masterrace.”

    Stay miserable, chump.

  31. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 15, 2017 at 1:08 am

    I didn’t buy X, but I will probably buy this one when I get around to getting the Switch.

  32. SiliconNooB
    December 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I’m surprised they got it out at all!