JRPGS (Japanese RPGs) can be tough for some, especially with Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s menagerie of mechanics to keep in mind. Graciously, Nintendo and the developer Monolift Soft have included multiple difficulty options for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 from Easy to Hard. To add on to the praise, you can alter the difficulty at any point in the game. It’s a good thing the Nintendo Switch doesn’t have trophies, so you won’t be reprimanded for this decision. Here’s how to do change Xenoblade Chronicles 3 difficulty.
How To Change Difficulty In Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Changing up your Xenoblade Chronicles 3 difficulty is no biggie. From the start to the end of the game, if you want more or less of a challenge, you can pause the game with the Y button. Then, you’ll want to head down to “System,” which is just above the “Expansion Pass” option. Press A. Next, go all the way down to “Options,” which is below “amiibo.” Press the A button again.
After that, you’ll find “Game” at the near bottom of the “Options” screen. Press A on this and then you’ll a variety of alterations, including Vibration and Targeting controls. What we’d like, however, is “Difficuty,” which is second from the top. You can now toggle the switch to Easy (which is aimed for those who the story more than the gameplay), Normal (for those who want “generously-balanced combat”), and Hard (which will test your might with “fairly difficult combat”).
Our recommendation for your first playthrough is the Normal mode as it provides a decent challenge and will keep you entertained rather than frustrated or bored. Read our guides on each of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes and our write up about arts as well.
How to turn on Auto-battle in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
If you want to make the game easier and you’d like to treat it like a gacha mobile RPG, you can select “Auto-battle” near the bottom of the Game options menu. You’ll be able to let your party grind and beat the AI by themselves. However, it won’t work when the party faces bosses and unique monster battles.