Patch Details for Latest Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update Available Now

The latest update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 v1.4.0 includes several bug fixes and quality of life support for its previously added New Game Plus feature.

on April 29, 2018 1:27 PM

Back in March, Nintendo Switch owners could return to Alrest and enjoy a new experience in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 with the v1.3.0 addition of the much-anticipated New Game Plus mode. Now, the latest v1.4.0 update to the game will include a number of bug fixes and additional support and content for New Game Plus.

The patch notes include the following fixes and changes:

Version 1.4.0

  • Issues Fixed
    • Fixed an issue causing the rare blade Dagas to disappear if bonded with a driver other than Rex, but engaged with Rex when starting a New Game Plus.
      • If Dagas has disappeared, downloading the latest update will cause him to be restored.
    • Fixed an issue causing Adenine’s blade quest, “Limits of Awareness” to advance automatically after continuing when the Ver. 1.3.1 update had been applied.
    • Fixed an issue that rarely prevented Skip Travel when on the Skip Travel screen
    • Fixed an issue causing the Recover Recharge effect from Mythra’s skill, Lightspeed Flurry, not to occur when used as a Special.
  • Changes and New Features
    • Added the sorting categories “Driver,” “Trust,” and “Field Skill” to the Blade List.
    • Added the sorting category “Type” to the list of Accessories.
    • After having cleared the game’s main story, once a star appears next to your current money in the menu the rare blade, T-elos can be bonded from core crystals at random.
    • Numerous traveling bards have been added that will exchange bonus EXP for Poppi’s rare parts when playing New Game Plus.
    • Added functionality to receive the first additional rare blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster.
      • Poppibuster is a special blade, and the quest rare blade quest “Shiny New Power” must be completed to a certain point before Poppibuster can be engaged.

The majority of updates include some fixes to bugs and overall quality of life updates, including the addition of some helpful sorting categories. More substantially, players will be able to obtain new rare weapons and gain bonus EXP from newly added NPCs and events during their New Game Plus excursions.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is currently available for the Nintendo Switch. You can check out our review of the game here. If you are interested in picking up your own copy of the game, you can do so on Amazon here.


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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.