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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 colonies explained

We know a thing or two about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 colonies, thanks to the current drip-feed of information on Monolith Soft and Nintendo’s upcoming RPG

Cutscene from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 showing a giant whit mech, shrouded in red dust, looking down on smaller black and blue mechs, mid-battle.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here, so we’ve got loads of information to share about this mega RPG from Monolith Soft and Nintendo. While we already have content for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 heroes, there’s even more to go.

So, what about Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s colonies? Well, these are different factions dotted around the map, almost always affiliated with one of the two warring factions of Keves and Agnus. They each have a leader, different rank, and various quests for you to enjoy within. Head down below to find out more about them, or check out our Xenoblade Chronicles timeline guide to understand how the story fits in the series.

If you need to learn even more after the XC3 colonies guide, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review to get more hyped, then watch some Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailers to bring that excitement to boiling point. Then cool off with a little history lesson on Xenoblade Chronicles’ Operation Rainfall fan movement so you know how we got here in the first place.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 colonies

Colonies are the name of settlements in the Xenoblade series. The first area in the first game is called Colony 9, and that’s a good place to start, as Colony 9 is also the name of a colony in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. It’s unclear how they relate to each other, however.

Nintendo tweeted about the XC3 colonies’ ranks – dirt, silver, and gold. Pretty harsh prescriptions, but hey, pretty harsh conditions too. You can check out the tweet below.

We know that you can use colonies as a hub, with lots of activities for you to do like talking to characters and building up affinity (a mechanic returning from XC1), as well as going shopping and having a bite to eat.

XC3 colonies are like being at a mall, except everything is kinda sad because everyone who works there has to also fight a war. You can help them out, at least, so check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 combat and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes guides to learn how.

To learn more about who you’ll be hanging out with in these XC3 colonies, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters guide. We’ve also got a Xenoblade Chronicles amiibo guide if you’re a lover of plastic things.