Xenoblade Chronicles 2 1.3.0 Update Delayed to March

Friday, February 16th, 2018

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Unfortunately, the massive 1.3.0 update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been delayed to March 2nd. Nintendo made the announcement via Twitter today, stating the reason for the delay was because of a bug that cropped up.

The update was supposed to hit sometime this week. Along with New Game Plus, here are a list of other additions that are expected to be added with the update. Be warned: some things may be spoilers for people who have not completed the main game yet:

Torna’s Blades (Obrona, Sever, Perdido, and Cressidus) can be obtained and equipped Blades

  • Torna’s Drivers (Akhos, Patroka, and Mikhail) can be obtained and equipped as Blades
  • All Blades can be dispatched on Mercenary Missions
  • Adds new skills to Driver skill trees
  • A Driver’s level can be lowered at inns, granting more bonus EXP in battles
  • Bonus EXP can be spent on items, with one allowing you to hold more accessories

Other major changes include:

  • New sorting options have been added to Accessories, Assist Cores, Blade List, etc.
  • Blades can be locked so they aren’t accidentally released
  • The Core Crystal bonding scene can be skipped
  • When the mini-map is enlarged, icons form the skip travel map will be displayed
  • Players who purchased the Expansion Pass will also receive their fourth set of useful items.

You can check out our original article on the 1.3.0 update here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 recently sold over 1 million copies worldwide. The game is currently available for the Nintendo Switch.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.