Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the latest JRPG from the venerable developer Monolith Soft coming to Nintendo Switch. Switch fans have a love-hate relationship with the genre, but there is a huge hardcore fan base for these anime-inspired sci-fi games.
After the success of the first two Xenoblade titles, the third has some huge shoes to fill. Fans seem happy with this new entry into the franchise, as it maintains the tradition of expansive open worlds and long run times. With over 100 hours to go, players will want to know how to quickly become more powerful.
Leveling up through combat in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a classic JRPG that splits its time between its unique combat system and exploring the world. The most common way to level up in the game is by choosing specific objectives and taking on difficult combat challenges.
Obviously, each player level up by completing the main and side missions of the game. Hit each side mission along the way to keep up with the average player level, but to progress they will have to grind.
Hunt through each area, including the starting area, for enemy mobs marked with a blue symbol above their level. Those are elite mobs, which will offer a much greater challenge in exchange for more experience points. Use these regularly to level up quickly.
If players manage to defeat the elite mobs without losing any of their party members in the fight, they get a huge bonus. A perfect run gives you 250% extra experience, as well as 300% more class points and 350% extra gold.
In addition, players can take on Unique Monsters, who function as world bosses. These powerful enemies can destroy the party with a single attack if the player is not ready, so be prepared for a tough fight.
Defeating a unique monster will give you a lot of experience points, but players can abuse this feature repeatedly. A huge tombstone will sit in the beast’s place and they can interact with it to fight again. Players can collect the same rewards repeatedly and come up with many level ups.
Leveling through Exploration in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 offers more than combat to keep players engaged. There is a huge world to wander around and make new discoveries that will pay off the experience.
Each time a player encounters a new area, landmark, or zone, they gain some XP. This encourages them to wander into the open world and get rewards for exploration.
In addition, the game contains several collectibles. Each item chosen offers a small amount of experience, but these add up quickly.
Players can easily roam every square inch of the game map and come away with a lot of experience. This won’t be as profitable as fighting, but it involves much less risk.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has recaptured the joy of the fanbase. Players can quickly level up by fighting or exploring.