Wave 3 brings the challenge
As you already know, Wave 3 of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass is set to arrive on February 15th, 2023, and it includes the following:
- Challenge Battle mode against difficult enemies
- A new hero character and accompanying quests
- New character outfits
Today we have some fresh details on those new Challenge Battles, which we now know are called Archsage’s Gauntlet.
In Archsage’s Gauntlet, you start by choosing one character (among the 6 party members), and then you take on waves of enemies. Each time you score a victory, you get special items and Heroes. You can choose up to 6 Heroes, and knowing which Heroes and items to get (and when!) is key to victory.
Completing battles in Archsage’s Gauntlet nets you Nopon Crystals, which can be traded for powerful accessories and Enigmatter, a unique material Masha can use to craft accessories.