Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC expansion pass and release date

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC expansion pass looks set to expand Monolith Soft and Nintendo’s already massive RPG, so get to know what’s coming with our guide

A promo card for the first volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass, showing a man and a woman (Noah and Mia) on the right hand side in darker versions of their classic outfits. In the middle is two Noon (little fur ball creatures) in front of a large container overflowing with gold. On the left there is a large mechanical archway with cogs.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here, and this sprawling, dense RPG is set to suck hundreds of hours out of you. With the massive and complex Xenoblade Chronicles 3 combat and the long list of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters, there’s just so much to discover.

Well, Monolith Soft thinks that’s not enough, and decided to introduce a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass for even more stuff. Starting on at launch, you get access to extra items, new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 heroes, and a whole new story segment to boot. So head downstairs article-wise to find out all the goodies therein, or head to our history lesson on Xenoblade Chronicles’ Operation Rainfall fan movement to see how the series became so popular.

If you’re still on the fence about the XC3 expansion pass, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review where we call it “game of the year material”. You can also head to our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros guides to be sure you’ll take down enemies in a flash.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass overview

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass is coming in four volumes. The first volume is out on now, alongside the game, while the rest don’t have fixed dates. You can find more Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC info below, including the new outfits for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio.

A promo card for the first volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass, showing a man and a woman (Noah and Mia) on the right hand side in darker versions of their classic outfits. In the middle is two Noon (little fur ball creatures) in front of a large container overflowing with gold. The text reads: "Expansion Pass Vol. 1 Adventure Support Pack You can. claim useful. items for the journey, as well as new clothing. Items Accessories Clothing"

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass volume one

The first volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC launches on release day, and promises “items to support your adventure”, all of which you can find below. You can find all the consumables and accessories in-game without the expansion pass, it just gives you them for free without searching for them.

  • Consumable items: Nopon coin (silver) x30, Nopon coin (Gold) x10
  • Accessories: iron temple guard, circlet of wisdom, silver belt, auto-balancer, glass memory, Nopon strap
  • Outfit colour variants

A promo card for the first volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass, showing the silhouette of a thin-legged character on the right, and a strange mechanical archway in the middle. On the right, the text reads: Expansion Pass Vol. 2 New Hero & Intense Enemy Battles You can experience a new Hero's tale and take on Challenge Battles. • New Hero • Challenge Battles."

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass volume two

The second volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC is set to launch on October 14, 2022. As part of the second helping of DLC, the new, seemingly mechanical character, Ino will arrive in the game with a fresh quest. There’s also the introduction of new challenge battles, with waves of enemies to fight as you try and claim the rewards up for grabs.

On October 11, the official Japanese Twitter dropped a bomb – albeit an extremely fluffy, adorable one – confirming that the much loved Nopon Archsage from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is reprising his role, taking charge of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Challenge Battles. We can’t wait to see this little cutie back in action!

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass volume three

The third volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC is set to launch by the end of April 2023 and should bring challenge battles, a new hero character and quests, and new outfits. It’s all a little vague for now, but we’ll update this page as soon as we have more info about what’s in store.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass volume four

The fourth volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC is set to launch by the end of 2023 and promises a brand new story scenario. Nintendo’s Genki Yokota recently said, “we will be adding a new story at the end of the expansion pass, and we are thinking of making its volume of content as large as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country.

“We hope that those who enjoyed that content, as well as newcomers, will pick it up. It will be quite a high volume of content that will not let you down… I’m talking about the volume again.”

If it’s anything like Torna or Future Connected, the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC will be a massive thirty-hour game in and of itself. Heck yeah. You can read more of about the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 developer interviews to see everything revealed.

That’s all the info we’ve got on the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass, but I’m sure we’ll get more in the future, so keep your eyes peeled. For everything Xeno, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles timeline, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailers, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 colonies to get up to speed before release.