1.1.1 coming next week

Thursday, 14 Dec, 2017

Speaking of the expansion pass, the planned update in January will bring more improvements to the minimap, a few additional quests and second playthrough features.

The "release notes" below come in the form a blog post by game director Tetsuya Takahashi posted on Nintendo's site.

The expansive Nintendo Switch JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (read our review) is about to get its first title update (v 1.1.1), and the changes it implies are not minor, as it fixes progress-impacting glitches and improves map navigation. It aims to fix some of the game's more bothersome elements, including its utterly awful map system. This will improve the visibility of your surroundings and make it easier to check quest locations.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2's new, upcoming update 1.1.1 will introduce a new easy mode to Tiger! Tiger! minigame will be getting an easy mode for those wanting some more laidback spelunking, and while exploring the X button will now go directly to your location on the fast travel map - no more cumbersome menus when you just want to double back on your journey.

Greetings to everyone playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Nintendo's description of second playthrough functionality is purposefully cryptic to avoid spoilers, but you might find the following handy: "In your second playthrough, you will be able to have "those" Blades join your party!"

The version 1.1.1 update rolls out for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 next Friday, December 22. "You can also dispatch Blades like Pyra and Dromarch as a Merc Group, and unlock the "LV 4 Special" of a certain Blade".