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Charity and Hypocrisy

Shane Williams

This is a guide for the “Charity and Hypocrisy” standard quest in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to finding and defeating the Man-Eating Hard Hoxes.

Listen in on the conversation behind the barracks to be given the info fragment needed for this quest.

Colony 4 is under threat from a large monster force. The party decide to help , while remaining wary of meddling in their affairs too much

How to Start the Charity and Hypocrisy Standard Quest

Progress through the game until you reach Chapter 3 and work your way through the Eagnus Wilderness until you find Colony 4. Help out Ethel in the No Want of Courage Hero Quest, then you’ll gain access to more Standard Quests around Colony 4. In order to unlock the Charity and Hypocrisy you’ll want to head around to the back of the barracks and listen on the conversation by pressing Joy-Con-ZR, then discuss “Herding Monsters” Topic to begin this quest.

How To Defeat The Man-Eating Hard Hoxes

After you’ve unlocked the quest, head northwest of Colony 4 to reach Barren Knoll, then you’ll be surrounded by Man-Eating Hard Hoxes. Here you’ll need to defeat 17 Hard Hoxes, but don’t worry as they’ll come in waves of five. Simply, make use of buffs like Attack Up and make sure you successfully cancel attacks to deal more damage.

(1 of 2) Head to this location on the map

Head to this location on the map (left), to find the Man-Eating Hoxes. (right)

If you find yourself underleveled for these enemies, then consider pressing Joy-Con-DPad-Left followed by Joy-Con-DPad-Up to make everyone focus on the same enemy. Once all of the Hard Hoxes have been dealt with, Noah and the team will have some explaining to do when the Colony 4 Soldiers arrive, but after everything has been explained the quest will come to a close.

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    27 July 2022
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    12 May 2023
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Welcome to our guide for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - the eagerly anticipated third entry in the Xenoblade series by Monolith Soft on the Nintendo Switch. This guide is a work-in-progress and currently contains the following:

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