Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.1.1 / Next: Ver. 1.2.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on July 29th 2022 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: October 13th 2022 (North America) / October 14th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following to the game:

  • adds the contents of Wave 2 of the Expansion Pass [more details]

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: September 6th 2022 (North America) / September 7th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General Fixes

  • Changed the behaviour of Perilwing Ryuho so that it cannot be defeated if the player is located in an area that cannot be reached during intended story progression
  • Fixed an issue where the first battle in Teach’s Ascension Quest, “Shadow of Enmity”, would not end
  • Fixed an issue in the quest “The Illusion Returns” where the battle against the Mysterious Raiders would not end
  • Fixed an issue where the Gogol Vuaga and Gogol Dalm items, required some for some Collectopaedia cards, could not be obtained
  • Fixed an issue where some of the effects of dishes other than the Baked Spongy Spud and Sunny-Style Fish Pie would not be applied correctly
  • Fixed an issue causing the Talent Art button not to appear and preventing players from pressing it in certain circumstances. If you have already encountered this issue, you can fix it by loading the save data after updating the game.
  • Fixed an issue where the word “Verkaufen” in the Shop menu would overlap with the text right next to it when language is set to German
  • Various other issues have been fixed in order to improve the gameplay experience

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: July 27th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General Fixes

  • Added function to receive Expansion Pass item(s).
    • Downloading the Expansion Pass will add an “Expansion Pass” selection to the Main Menu, where the item(s) can be received.
  • The Main Menu can be opened during gameplay by pressing the X Button.
  • Fixes introduced to ensure a better gameplay experience.
  • Additional notes: this is the Day One update for the game. As usual, it’s highly recommended you download it before you start playing!
  • Source: Nintendo

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: July 22nd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the base version of the game.
  • Source: Nintendo

How to download updates for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.



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