Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #8 (Issue with “disappearing Blades” in Ver. 1.2.0, to be fixed in Ver. 1.3.0 + New Game +)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

On November 14th, the official website of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was updated in Japan, adding a new section: Production Notes. It’s a blog-like section, where members of the development team will come discuss various aspects of the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #8 (Issue with “disappearing Blades” in Ver. 1.2.0)

The latest Production Notes blog post for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is from Tetsuya Takahashi (General Director), who’s here to talk about an issue that popped up following the release of Ver. 1.2.0, last week. After Chapter 7, under certain circumstances, Blades synchronised to a specific Driver are not displayed in the Blade List.

If this has happened to you, there’s nothing to worry about: the Blades have not disappeared or anything.

Tetsuya Takahashi explains that this issue occured due to the implementation of the “New Game +” mode, that will be added to the game in Ver. 1.3.0 (to be released in mid-February). The update adding this mode will also provide a fix to the “disappearing Blade” issue, so in the mean time, you will have to live with this annoying but rather harmless glitch.

More details about Ver. 1.3.0 will be shared regularly until release, in mid-February. We will have a separate posts for new details, and patch notes for this update will also be added to the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Updates page when it’s live!

It’s a bit of a shame that Tetsuya Takahashi’s first Production Notes blog post for 2018 happens to be about a glitch, of all things!

Source: official website


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