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Skirmishes guide in Xenoblade Chronicles 3


Xenoblade Chronicles 3 introduces new gameplay features, making it distinct from previous installments. Among the latest addition are the mini battles known as Skirmishes. Learn more about Skirmishes through this guide!

Engage in Skirmish battles

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To start a Skirmish battle, simply explore the land of Aionios and you will be instantly alerted when there are nearby Skirmishes. The game will display a red crossed-swords icon when there are Skirmishes taking place in the near vicinity. An “Attention” prompt will also appear, instructing you to hit the ZR button to aim toward a Skirmish.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Skirmishes Pick A Side Image
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Skirmishes occur at fixed locations and respawn when you enter a different region. Once your approach a Skirmish or enemies fighting each other, the game will display a window that gives you the option to pick which side to assist. The window also shows the details of each side, including their levels, enemy types, and rewards you may receive. In some instances, picking a side may not be possible.

You may trigger the Skirmish battle by selecting a team to fight with. if you do not want to engage in combat, simply press the B button. You may win the rewards if you are successful in defeating the opponents of the team that you have joined. Rewards vary for each team option and will not be offered twice, but may be one of the following:

  • EXP & Gold
  • Colony Affinity
  • Nopon Coins

You are free to re-engage in the same Skirmish battle, but after you have successfully finished it in the past, you will not get any rewards for doing so. Meanwhile, it is recommended to choose the side that offers Nopon Coin as a reward since it is a rare item and can be difficult to acquire.

That’s everything to know about Skirmishes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. If you want to learn more about the game, be sure to check out the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 section of our website!

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