RUMOR: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Datamines Hint at Future Content

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

If datamining can be believed, fans of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 have a lot in store in the coming months. Be forewarned, nothing official has been stated by Monolith Soft nor Nintendo about these details. Furthermore, the details below do contain spoilers, so if you haven’t played all the way through Xenoblade Chronicles 2, avert your gaze!

Anyway, data mining has brought up a lot of details to speculate. The most recent of which comes from someone named Moosehunter. While diving into the game, these details were found about upcoming DLC and updates:

  • New Challenge Mode
  • Harder game difficulty
  • The ability to fine-tune your game difficulty
  • New quests
  • A new pouch item that gives 3000 trust
  • A new cylinder type
  • New accessories to try and break the game with
  • Level VI AUX cores
  • 2 new Blades that come with new weapons and a brand-new game mechanic
  • An “Awakening” mechanic for enemies similar to Pneuma and Pandoria’s
  • The “Unique Monster Subjugation Report” that keeps track of unique monsters you’ve killed
  • The ability to play as Jin
  • New superbosses including Rosa, and level 130-150 enemies

Before that, though, another datamine described the potential plot for the story DLC expected to release later this year. According to the datamine, the story would be set during the Aegis War. You get to control Addam but do not have the ability to use the Drive-Blade mechanic. Instead, characters are controlled separately with 7 Arts each. Addam cannot upgrade his weapon via core chips. Blade data for Jin, Malos, and Haze exist, suggesting they might be rewards or something separate from the story DLC. Lastly, two bonus Blades are suggested to be Shulk and Fiora from the original Xenoblade Chronicles. Shulk fights with the Monado and says his catchphrase, “I’m really feeling it.”

Again, none of this is confirmed by Monolith Soft and Nintendo, so take it as you will. The challenge mode is expected along with additional Blades, but everything else is up in the air. If the rest is true, what are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!


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.