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Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Exploring Fort O'Virbus

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Vincent Lau

This is a guide for Chapter 7 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, where we explore Fort O’Virbus and the nearby area in the Keves Castle Region.

(1 of 2) Fort OVirbus is the colony around Keves Castle.

Fort OVirbus is the colony around Keves Castle. (left), After defeating Crys, the citizens will return and The Tap-Dancing Nopon will open. (right)

After completing Noah’s Side Story and liberating Fort O’Virbus, you can now fully explore the place. Of course, you could also explore most of it while the side story was happening. However, nobody was about and some places were shut off.

Story-wise, there’s no reason to go around Fort O’Virbus right now, but when did you ever need a reason?

Anyway, we recommend checking out The Tap-Dancing Nopon, around Kismet Crossing, while scouring the fort for juicy gossip (Info Fragments). Also, you may want to explore Keves Castle further south from the Crys fight, to reach the 5th floor.

Info Fragments around Fort O’Virbus

Info Fragment Map Marker Location
Achievement Map Marker Alleyway along north side of the Tap-Dancing Nopon.
Consuls Map Marker Near West Gate Road.
Leaders-in-Training Map Marker South-east corner of Fort O’Virbus, opposite Guards’ Training Yard.

Locations around Fort O’Virbus

Landmarks

(1 of 2) You can enter the castle from the front entrance.

You can enter the castle from the front entrance. (left), Also, you can leave via the intended escape route during Chapter 4. (right)

Name Description
East Gate Road East entrance to Fort O’Virbus via Third Ixia Bridge.
West Gate Road West entrance to Fort O’Virbus via Second Ixia Bridge.
Main Castle Gate North entrance to Keves Castle, by heading south from Kismet Crossing.
Ascension Hall South from Main Castle Gate, near the elevator.
Revelation Hall 3rd floor of Keves Castle, accessible via elevator at Ascension Hall.
Grand Tower Walkway 4th floor of Keves Castle, south from the Throne Room.
Drainage Sluice Exit of the Lower Drainage, back to Syra Hovering Reefs. Go through the east ventilation grill at the north end of the Throne Room.

Rest Spots

Name Description
The Tap-Dancing Nopon Building between East Gate Road and Kismet Crossing.

Secret Areas

Name Description
Holy Lid Climb up the ladders along the north end of Fort O’Virbus, around Propatheon Cathedral.
Grand Tower Skygarden 5th floor of Keves Castle, accessible via main elevator at Grand Tower Walkway.
Queen’s Chambers 5th floor of Keves Castle, accessible via side elevator at Grand Tower Walkway. Or by cleverly falling down from the north end of the Grand Tower Skygarden.

Containers around around Fort O’Virbus

(1 of 2) There are two containers that require jumping down to the rooftops.

There are two containers that require jumping down to the rooftops. (left), This container is locked behind a long line of quests. (right)

Container # Map Marker Location
1 Map Marker At Gardin Defense Base, near west exit. Behind a shutter.
2 Map Marker At Gardin Defense Base, north of the east exit. Use the nearby ladder.
3 Map Marker Inside the Tap-Dancing Nopon, behind the counter.
4 Map Marker Walk across the very narrow pathway west from the Holy Lid.
5 Map Marker On small bridge along east side of The Tap-Dancing Nopon. Need to jump down from the Holy Lid and go across the rooftops. To survive the fall, land on the cog-like platform by the side of the nearby pillar.
6 Map Marker North-east from the West Gate Road landmark, on higher ground. Need to jump down from the Holy Lid and go across the rooftops. To survive the fall, land on the cog-like platform by the side of the nearby pillar.
7 Map Marker East from the Guards’ Training Yard, by the dropship.
8 Map Marker Inside the locked warehouse near the Guards’ Training Yard. You need to begin the “The True Inspector” quest, by completing several other Keves Castle and Agnus Castle quests.
9 Map Marker 5th floor of Keves Castle; south-east corner of the Grand Tower Skygarden.
10 Map Marker Next to Keves Castle’s Drainage Sluice. Go through the east ventilation grill at the Throne Room.

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  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2022
  • Last Updated
    27 September 2022
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