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How to Get The Monado Skin in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

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  • Posted on 06th Aug, 2022 15:14 PM

To unlock the Monado skin in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, players have a free-to-earn option and a paid method involving a rare collectible.

The Monado, the mythical sword wielded by protagonist Shulk of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, has now made its way into the saga's third entry, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, as a weapon skin. While not everyone might have played the first title that introduced the world to Aionios, there is no doubt that gamers will recognize the iconic, futuristic look of the Monado Sword. Besides its unique appearance, this energy-powered sword possesses great power, which Shulk was able to unlock and control. Unfortunately, Monado's weapon stats in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are unavailable for Noah or his sword-wielding comrades, as the blade only exists as a memento of another story in the Xenoblade universe.


Nevertheless, the Monado blade looks incredible in the hands of the protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, adding a bit of flair to combat as well. Naturally, players both new and old to the series will likely be wondering how they can get their hands on this iconic cosmetic. Accordingly, there are two methods for unlocking this flashy sword skin in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. One is free but requires some effort, while the other offers the skin immediately for those who own an exclusive physical collectible.

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The first free-to-unlock method of earning the Monado skin is completing the game's main story. This straightforward feat requires players to finish the base game without any extra side content in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. As a result, the sword cosmetic will become available during one's playthrough of a New Game Plus. Fans who've completed any of the Xenoblade games will know that there's much playtime to be had for each entry. Likewise, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is no different, as completion of the main campaign will take players around 60 hours to upwards of 100 hours to finish.

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Unlocking The Monado Skin In Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Alternatively, the other method of unlocking the Monado skin in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 requires players to scan the ultra-rare Shulk Amiibo in-game to receive the cosmetic immediately. This Amiibo was initially released in 2015 and has since become a hard-to-find item on the marketplace. Those who do not have the figurine might be hard-pressed to procure one in 2022, depending on their region. Nevertheless, those that do own the Shulk Amiibo can use it to redeem the Monado skin item in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Here are the steps for scanning the Shulk Amiibo to unlock the Monado skin in Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

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  • Step 1: Open the Pause Menu in-game and scroll down to "amiibo."
  • Step 2: Hold the Shulk figure near the NFC touchpoint indicated on the screen.
  • Step 3: A progress bar will appear, and once it completes, the Special Reward will be available for any character with the Swordfighter Class

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is available on Nintendo Switch.

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