Post-Game Unlockables in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Below are post-game unlockables in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (XC 3), including new features and content unlocked after beating the main story. Note that these features become available after clearing the game on any difficulty.
New Game+ is unlocked after clearing the game’s main story. This mode allows you to play through the game again from the beginning with many elements from your previous playthrough carried over.
Things to Do in New Game Plus+ – 100% Completion
Things to do in New Game+ include collecting all items (weapons and accessories), unlocking all abilities from the Interlink Fusion soul tree, clearing all Standard and Hero side quests, and hunting unique monsters you have not yet defeated on your previous run (or defeating them again since they will all respawn in NG+).
Manual Adjustment of Character Level
You can also manually lower a character’s level at Rest Spots when you continue your game from a cleared save file or in New Game+. Doing so lets you earn bonus experience points by setting a party member’s level below their original one.
Beating the game also unlocks Hero accessories which can be changed from the main menu under Characters.
Weapon Skin (Monado)
A special weapon skin also become available once you have cleared the main story. This unlockable allows any Swordfighter class character to change their weapon’s appearance to that of the Monado, a legendary energy sword commonly featured in past Xenoblade Chronicles titles.
Note that the Monado weapon skin is simply a cosmetic alteration for your equipped weapon and will not grant any special bonuses or Arts when used.
Can also be obtained by purchasing Shulk Nintendo amiibo figure.
The Monado weapon skin can also be obtained prior to clearing the main story using the Shulk amiibo figure (sold separately). Scanning the amiibo on your Nintendo Switch device will immediately unlock the sword skin to be used by Swordfighter class characters.
Melia and Nia
Two characters from the previous Xenoblade Chronicles title will become playable as heroes during the post-game. They are Melia of Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and Nia of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Wait for the main story end game credits to end and look for these returning characters.
Visit the Keves Castle first floor to recruit Melia and Cloudkeep to add Nia.