The Archsage’s Gauntlet is a brand-new game mode added to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in its third wave of downloadable content. Basically, it’s a rougelite mode where you start with one party member and build a team of heroes and stat boosts. It’s also the toughest challenge the game has to offer! As is the case with most things in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, though, there are plenty of ways to fly through the toughest difficulty with relative ease. Let’s get started!
Historically, games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series have been incredibly tough to 100% complete. Technically, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is no exception — but it’s not as time-consuming to complete as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 or Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. At the time of writing, there’s no official consensus on what 100% completing this game entails, nor is there a requirement to play the game on a specific difficulty. We’ve got a list of tasks to complete right here — do note, however, that there are light spoilers within.
Until today, it’s been impossible to truly 100% complete Xenoblade Chronicles 3 — and it’s all thanks to a bug in the base game that had prevented players from completing Loloka’s Collectopaedia Card. This card can be found at a caravan located in the Pentelas region. It requires an item called the Gogol Vuaga, and the Version 1.1.1 patch released last night makes it obtainable for the first time! Make sure you’ve updated to the latest version before continuing.