On June 15th, Nintendo released a brand new Software update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Ver. 1.5.0), and released the latest DLC pack for owners of the Expansion Pass: the Challenge Battle Pack. In this mode, characters from previous Xenoblade Chronicles appear: Elma (from Xenoblade Chronicles X), and Shulk and Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles. What’s more, they appear not just as cameo characters, but also as actual Blades!
Unfortunately, you cannot bring them with you to Alrest, and they can only be used within the Battle Challenge Mode… until you can get a specific reward, that is! Wondering how you can get that very reward and unlock Elma, Shulk, and Fiora for the main game? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Here’s the complete rundown of what you have to do in order to unlock Elma, Shulk, and Fiora for the main game:
If you want Shulk and Fiora…
- First, you have to make sure the game is updated to Ver. 1.5.0 or more recent, and that the DLC data has been downloaded
- Launch the updated game
- Go to Menu > Expansion Pass > Gift from Zuo > select Nopon Summons and press A
- Go to the Ski^Travel menu, and fast travel to Kingdom of Uraya > Olethro Ruins > Olethro Playhouse
- Move towards the strange crystal, right in front of you after fast travelling. After the cutscene, examine the portal
- After the cutscenes, go talk to the Nopon Archsage, and take on the Challenge called “Dino Drama” (only available after clearing the main game).
And that’s pretty much it: you only need to complete just one Challenge… which is going to be much easier said than done. This is a pretty challenging one (the level restriction is Lvl. 99, and Blade Powers are not allowed), though at the very least, you can complete it on Easy if it’s just too hard for you on Normal.
If you want Elma…
- First, you have to make sure the game is updated to Ver. 1.5.2 or more recent, and that the DLC data has been downloaded
- Launch the updated game
- Go to Menu > Expansion Pass > Gift from Zuo 3 > select Nopon Summons Pt. 2 and press A
- Go to the Skip Travel menu, and fast travel to Kingdom of Uraya > Olethro Ruins > Olethro Playhouse
- Examine the portal in order to head over to the Land of Challenge (follow the instructions for Shulk and Fiora first if you haven’t reached that area yet)
- Go talk to the Nopon Archsage, and take on the Challenge called “Otherwordly Fighter” (only available after clearing Chapter 6).
To take on this Challenge, you need to have the following characters in your party, and the following Blades engaged: Rex, Nia, Tora, Morag, Zeke, Pyra, Dromarch, Poppi a, Brighid, Pandoria, Shulk, and Fiora.
Here’s details about the Challenge:
- Time Limit: 60mn
- Waves: 1
- Level Restriction: Lv 60
- Blade Powers: No
- Driver Conditions: No
And that’s pretty much it… well, not quite, actually. If you want to bring Elma to Alrest (and not just add her as Blade to your party for the Challenge Battle mode), you also have to beat the “Redux” Challenge, unlocked upon clearing Otherwordly Fighter.
Have any questions about unlocking Shulk and Fiora? Then fire away!