One of the worst things that can happen in a video game is that a bug goes undiscovered by the development team, and thus, when it’s discovered by players (and it’s always discovered by players), they have to rush to get a fix made as quickly as possible. However, sometimes, they catch it themselves, and we should be grateful. Such is the case with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as the hit RPG on the Nintendo Switch was going to be getting an update this past week, but instead, will not.
So, what is the case for it? Well, according to the official Twitter feed for the game (see below), a bug was discovered in update 1.3, and so, the team are delaying the release of the update until March 2nd. What should be noted here is that the tweet says that a “crucial bug” was found, which makes it sound like a game-breaking glitch, which is something no gamer wants to find in their title.
— ゼノブレイド２ (@XenobladeJP) February 16, 2018
Given the importance of this update, it’s actually a good thing that this was discovered and delayed. The new update is going to bring Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a Game Plus Mode, as well as several other refinements to the RPG. This Game Plus Mode will allow players to restart the game with all their current Blades, as well as their gold, city level, and Merc level, which is pretty big when you think about it. So, if this bug threatened that, say by…erasing save data? That could’ve ticked off a LOT of players. So thank you Monolith Soft for catching whatever the bug was.
This is the first major update for the game, but it will not be the last. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be getting some story DLC later this year, and it’s rumored to be pretty epic.