The clock is always ticking...
As we’ve previously mentioned, the third wave of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Expansion Pass includes Challenge Battles called the 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.
Today brings us some new footage of Archsage’s Gauntlet, along with a new tidbit about gameplay. Battles in the Archsage’s Gauntlet have a “Life Nopoclock,” and if this clock ever runs out, you will be penalized in the following battle. Thankfully, you can buy a special item to refill that gauge, so do yourself a favor and pick that item up to save yourself from a tougher battle in the future!