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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 01-06-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-07-2020 / 14:51 GMT
Version: 0.8 (????) 03-07-2020 / 19:44 GMT

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Jun 2020 · 5 hrs ago · 0.8
Gameplay

Expert Mode

Expert Mode is a new setting introduced in the Definitive Edition that can be toggled on and off at will. It's not an actual difficulty setting that makes enemies stronger or have more health, but it rather acts like an experience bank for your characters. To access Expert Mode, which is available from the very beginning of the game, press the (+) button to open up the settings menu and navigate down to the Expert Mode listing. Upon choosing it for a first time, you will receive a brief tutorial on what it does and to actually activate Expert Mode, push in the right analog stick.

With Expert Mode on, you are able to adjust the levels of your characters at any time you want within this menu. Each character has their experience bank and as you earn more experience, it will be added to this pool for you to use later. The reason this was likely added in is because playing the game normally and doing everything as you go (discovering locations, completing sidequests, etc), it was really easy to become overleveled for basic enemies in new areas. With Expert Mode enabled, you can fight enemies around their intended level and earn a lot more experience than fighting them at a higher level.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    1 June 2020
  • Last Updated
    3 July 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The Bionis and the Mechonis, two great titans, their remains the scene of an epic adventure is about to begin. The guide for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Chapters, Quests, Affinity Charts, and much more. Including an in-depth walkthrough of Future Connected, the new story and all of the new changes that Definitive Edition brings.

Inside Version 1.0

  • Full coverage of the both the original tale and Future Connected
  • Coverage of all Quests

Coming Soon for Version 1.1

  • Full coverage of every location
  • Bestiary
  • Coverage of all Gems and Equipment
  • Details on every character
  • Complete coverage of the Affinity Chart

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