Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is set to receive a new update next month, which brings the game up to version 1.3.0. While the update doesn’t currently have a firm release date, the developers are targeting a mid-February release. Along with the expected bug fixes, the update will be bringing the long-awaited New Game Plus mode to the game.
Monolith Soft director Tetsuya Takahashi said the following:
“In the version 1.2.0 update, there is a bug in certain instances during and after Chapter 7 where a Blade linked with a specific Driver disappears from the Blade List (it only disappears from the list, the Blade itself does not disappear).
This is a bug that occurred during the process of adding the second playthrough element called “Advanced New Game Mode,” which will be implemented in the version 1.3.0 update planned for mid-February.
We apologize for the inconvenience for the about half a month that remains, but we are working hard on the development of the update, so please give us your patience.
More information regarding the specific updated content of version 1.3.0 will be shared leading up to its release.”
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is available exclusively for Switch. The game is actually the third game in the franchise, with the original releasing for Wii and Xenoblade Chronicles X releasing for Wii U. The game garnered positive reviews overall, but still paled in comparison to the response that the first game received.