Xenoblade Chronicles 2: all you need to know about DLC, Expansion Pass

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

During the Nitnendo Direct presentaton entirely dedicated to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (on November 7th), Nintendo announced that the game would get some DLC. Xenoblade Chronicles X already got some (though it was included from the get-go in the western release), but Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting even more, with an Expansion Pass to boot.

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the DLC and Expansion Pass for the game!

Important note: you need to download the latest update to be able to access the DLC! Check out this post for more details.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Japanese Voice Over Option

Just like Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will offer Japanese voice over as an option, but it will require a DLC pack available at launch. The best part? It will be completely free! It requires about 871MB of free space.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Expansion Pass

  • Release date: November 7th (pre-purchase)
  • Price: 29.99€ / £26.99 / $29.99 / CA$38.69 / 2 778 Yen
  • Contents: all the DLC Packs listed below

NB: as usual, each DLC Pack will only be available on the day they’re released (check out below for more details), you do not get early access even if you buy the Season Pass (which is the only way to get the DLC in the first place). Also, a pack with the game + the Expansion Pass is available on the Nintendo eShop (for convenience purposes, as it does not come with any sort of discount or exclusive content).

Also, keep in mind you need to download the relevant Software updates before you can access the various bits of DLC. You will find which version you need in the list below!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – DLC Packs

DLC Pack 1A: Support Items For Your Journey 1

  • Release date: December 1st 2017
  • Requires: Ver. 1.1.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. War Chest Contribution from Bana: 50,000G
  2. Super-Useful Pouch Item Sample: Cream Orange Paratha (x3)
  3. Gift from Mr Rurui: Silver Cylinder (x10)
  4. Newbie Driver’s Core Crystal Set: Common Core Crystal (x5)

Important note: you need to have reached certain points in the game in order to claim the items. It’s all part of the main storyline, so there is no way for you to miss them, but we’re still listing them for reference:

  • 50,000G = meet with Bana in Chapter 1
  • Silver Cylinder (x10) = complete the salvaging “tutorial” at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1
  • Cream Orange Paratha (x3) = rest at the inn at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1
  • Common Core Crystal (x5) = after getting the Core Crystal from Gramps, and going through the Blade Bonding tutorial.

DLC Pack 1B: Support Items For Your Journey 2

  • Release date: December 21st/22nd
  • Requires: Ver. 1.1.1 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. Driver’s Essentials Set: Rare Core Crystal (x10), Legendary Core Crystal (x1), Overdrive Protocol (x3)
  2. Upgrade Parts for Poppi: Ether (x30 000)
  3. Pyra’s Favourite Things: Jenerossi Tea (x5)
  4. Nia’s Favourite Things: Ardainian Bear Carving (x5)

Important note: you need to have reached certain points in the game in order to claim the items. It’s all part of the main storyline, so there is no way for you to miss them, but we’re listing them for reference:

  • Jenerossi Tea (x5) = rest at the inn at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1
  • Ardainian Bear Carving (x5) = rest at the inn at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1
  • Rare Core Crystal (x10), Legendary Core Crystal (x1), Overdrive Protocol (x3) = after getting the Core Crystal from Gramps, and going through the Blade Bonding tutorial
  • Ether (x30 000): available after unlocking the Tiger! Tiger! mini-game.

DLC Pack 2A: New Quests For The Main Game 1

  • Release date: January 18th 2018 (North America) / January 19th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.2.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. Passion of the Artisan (Quest available in Chapter 2)
  2. M.I.A. Nopon (Quest available in Chapter 3)
  3. Industrial Sort of Tour (Quest available in Chapter 5)
  4. Midnight Feasting (Quest available in Chapter 7)
  5. The Lone Watchman (Quest available in Chapter 10)

NB: there will be other additional quests, later this year!

DLC Pack 2B: Support Items For Your Journey 3

  • Release date: January 18th 2018 (North America) / January 19th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.2.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. Driver’s Essentials Set 2: Rare Core Crystal (x10), Legendary Core Crystal (x1), Overdrive Protocol (x1)
  2. Tora’s Favourite Things: Juicy Samod (x3)
  3. Poppy’s Davourite Things: Fizz Juice (x3)
  4. Useful Driver Equipment: Auto-Balancer (x1)

Important note: you need to have reached certain points in the game in order to claim the items. It’s all part of the main storyline, so there is no way for you to miss them, but we’re listing them for reference:

  • Rare Core Crystal (x10), Legendary Core Crystal (x1), Overdrive Protocol (x1) = after getting the Core Crystal from Gramps, and going through the Blade Bonding tutorial
  • Juicy Samod (x3) = rest at the inn at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1
  • Fizz Juice (x3) = rest at the inn at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1
  • Auto-Balancer: rest at the inn at the Argentum Trade Guild in Chapter 1

DLC Pack 2C: Support Items For Your Journey 4

  • Release date: March 1st 2018 (North America) / March 2nd 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.3.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. Upgrade Parts for Poppi: Ether (x30 000)
  2. Driver’s Essentials Set 3: Legendary Core Crystal (x8), Overdrive Protocol (x3)

Important note: you need to have reached certain points in the game in order to claim the items. It’s all part of the main storyline, so there is no way for you to miss them, but we’re listing them for reference:

  • Ether (x30 000): available after unlocking the Tiger! Tiger! mini-game.
  • Legendary Core Crystal (x8), Overdrive Protocol (x3) = after getting the Core Crystal from Gramps, and going through the Blade Bonding tutorial

DLC Pack 2D: New Quests For The Main Game 2

  • Release date: March 29th 2018 (North America) / March 30th 2018 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.3.1 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. Nopon of Good Tastes (Talk to Bipopo near Galad Residential Zone in Gormott. Available after adding Poppi.)
  2. Cleared of All Charges (Talk to Strath in Fonsett, Leftheria. Requires Perun, Godfrey and Perceval.)
  3. Beneath the Aurora (Talk to Len at Rigitte Harbor in Leftheria. Available from Chapter 6.)
  4. Upgrades and Tinkering (Examine the table in Tora’s house. Requires Tora. Available from Chapter 8.)
  5. Most Awful News?! (Stay at the inn in Tantal. Requires Finch’s Birdbrain Lv.3 and Zeke. Available from Chapter 10.)

DLC Pack 3A: New Rare Blade Pack 1

  • Release date: April 26th (North America) / April 27th 2018 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.4.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. new Rare Blade: Poppibuster
  2. new quest: “Shiny New Power” (required to unlock Poppibuster)

NB: at least 2 more additional Rare Blades will be added in the future.

DLC Pack 3B: New Quests For The Main Game 3

  • Release date: May 24th 2018 (North America) / May 25th 2018 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.4.1 or more recent
  • Contents:
  1. A Smith’s Pastime (available from Chapter 3. Talk to Chulev at Garfont Village, Uraya)
  2. A Hat Fit for a Lady (available from Chapter 5. Talk to Beemer at Fonsa Myma Port, Uraya)
  3. Making Love Source (available from Chapter 7. Stay at the inn in Argentum. You need to have Poppi QT in your party)
  4. A Mercenary’s Honor (available from Chapter 10. You first need to clear Beneath the Aurora, from the second set of additional quests. Go to Royal Guard Barracks, in Uraya)
  5. Merclibay’s Mightiest (available from Chapter 10. You need to have the following Rare Blades in your party: Zenobia, Electra (with Mastery of Thunder – Lv. 5), Herald (with Rampage – Lv. 5). Find Caephon at Rig. Harbor, Leftheria)

DLC Pack 4A: Challenge Battle Mode Pack

  • Release date: June 14th 2018 (North America) / June 15th 2018 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.5.0 or more recent
  • Contents: Challenge Battle Mode. A new mode with challenging battles, where you can “make some new friends” (Fiora and Shulk, appearing as Blades), and a new difficulty option (Bringer of Chaos). Check out this post for plenty of details about the Challenge Battle Mode! Looking to unlock Shulk and Fiora for the main game? Click here!

DLC Pack 4B: Extra Game Options

  • Release date: June 14th 2018 (North America) / June 15th 2018 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.5.0 or more recent
  • Contents: adds three additional options in System > Options > Game Settings.
    • Auto-battle: when enabled, characters battle automatically. They use Arts and switch Blades on their own;
    • Automate Special Button Challenges: when enabled, all Special Button Challenges are automatically successful (but you only get a “Good” rating)
    • Enemy Aggression: when disabled, enemies will not attack you anymore (unless you attack them, of course). Does not work with Unique Monsters, Bosses, Quest monsters, and salvaging monsters.

DLC Pack 5: A Brand-New Story and Adventure – Torna ~The Golden Country

  • Release date: September 13th 2018 (North America) / September 14th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.6.0 or more recent
  • Contents: contents of the Torna ~The Golden Country story DLC. More details coming soon. Check out this post for more details about the DLC, this one for Tetsuya Takahashi’s Production Notes blog post, and this one for gameplay details!

NB: the DLC packs cannot be purchased separately, you have to buy the full Expansion Pass to get them. Alternatively, you can purchase the story DLC, Torna~The Golden Country, as stand-alone release at retail.

Source: Nintendo Direct


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