Xenoblade Chronicles 3: all you need to know about the DLC and the Expansion Pass

During the Nintendo Direct presentaton entirely dedicated to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (on June 22nd 2022), 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), and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 got even more (including a full-blown expansion, Torna ~ The Golden Country), and so it’s no wonder that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 would get some too!

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the DLC and Expansion Pass for Xenoblade Chronicles 3: list of DLC sets, price, release timing, and more!

Important note: you need to download the latest update to be able to access the DLC! Check out this post for more details.
Looking for DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2? Check out this page instead!

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Expansion Pass

  • Release date: July 29th 2022 (worldwide), but already available for digital pre-order
  • Price: 29.99€ / £26.99 / $29.99 / CA$39.99 / 3 000 Yen
  • Contents: all the DLC Packs listed below

NB: as usual with Expansion Passes from Nintendo, each set of DLC Pack can not be purchased separately. Also, the content will only be available on the day it’s released (check out below for more details), and you do not get early access by buying the Expansion Pass.

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 3 – DLC Waves

DLC Wave #1 – Adventure Support Pack

  • Release date: July 29th 2022 (worldwide)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.1.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
    • Helpful Items
      • Expandable Items
        • Nopon Coin (Silver) x30
        • Nopon Coin (Gold) x10
      • Accessories
        • Iron Temple Guard
        • Circlet of Wisdom
        • Silver Belt
        • Auto-Balancer
        • Glass Memory
        • Nopon Strap
    • Outfit Color Variants
      • Clothing
        • Noah – Color #02
        • Mio – Color #02
        • Eunie – Color #02
        • Taion – Color #02
        • Lanz – Color #02
        • Sena – Color #02
  • How to claim and where to find the contents:
    • All: Press X to go the Main Menu > Select “Expansion Pass” > Select “Adventure Support Pack” > Press Y to “Receive Contents” > Select the items you want to receive (or press Y to “Receive All”)
      • Expandable Items: automatically added to your Inventory (“Items” in the Main Menu)
      • Accessories: automatically added to your Inventory (“Items” in the Main Menu). You can only equip Accessories once you have cleared the Container tutorial.
      • Clothing: automatically added to the Clothing menu, but you first need to reach Chapter 3 and clear the first Hero Quest before the Characters > Clothing menu is unlocked.

DLC Wave #2 – New Hero & Intense Enemy Battles

  • Release date: October 13th 2022 (North America) / October 14th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.2.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
    • Challenge Battles
    • New Hero Character (Ino) and her Hero Quest
    • New Outfits (Swimsuits, available as rewards in the Challenge Battle mode)
  • How to access the new content: check out this post for all the details!

DLC Wave #3

  • Release date: by April 30th 2023 (worldwide)
  • Requires: Ver. 1.3.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
    • New Challenge Battle Rules
    • New Hero Character and Quests
    • New Outfits

DLC Wave #4

  • Release date: by December 31st 2023 (worldwide)
  • Requires: Ver. 2.0.0 or more recent
  • Contents:
    • Brand New Scenario

Source: Nintendo Direct (YouTube)


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