Wondering when you can start climbing walls in Xenoblade Chronicles 3? Here's everything you need to know.

Jumping can only get you so far in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. As you make your way through the JRPG’s seven chapters, you’ll find areas that you can’t access by normal jumping or traversal alone. These special sections require unique skills you learn from heroes along the way. One of those skills is the ability to climb walls. 

Mind that this doesn’t mean you can climb every wall you come across in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 — you won’t suddenly become Spider-Man. Instead, you’ll be able to clamber up pre-determined sections within environments to reach new locations, containers, husks, and hidden items. Some of these areas include combinations of special traversal abilities, meaning there’s some backtracking involved if you want to explore every nook and cranny in Aionios. 

This Xenoblade Chronicle 3 guide will tell you where you gain the ability to climb walls and what surfaces you should keep an eye out for. 

How to Unlock Wall Climbing 

The ability to climb walls is unlocked during the early parts of Chapter 3, some 10 hours into the game’s campaign. You’ll eventually reach an area called Ribbi Flats. Follow the current quest route by holding ZL and pressing Y if you haven’t already. As you proceed, you’ll ascend to a place called Caitlin Drum before discovering the Elsie’s Spout landmark. Shortly after, you’ll meet a hero named Valdi. 

Without spoiling too much, Valdi gives you a new hero quest: The Kind Right Hand, which will take a little while to complete. Continue on with the story, and you’ll unlock the climbing ability when you finish The Kind Right Hand. 

How to Wall Climb

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: How to Climb Walls

After finishing The Kind Right Hand and adding the War Medic class to your lineup, follow the story path again. You’ll return to the cliffs at Elsie’s Spout where you first met Valdi, and you’ll need to ascend the tall cliff face to proceed. 

To climb, look for walls covered in purple vines. Simply approach them, and press forward on the left stick. As you do with ladders, you’ll climb them automatically. You can also jump off of them by pressing B and angle back toward them to descend more quickly. If any type of wall — natural or fabricated — doesn’t have these purple vines, you can’t climb it. 

Tip: Climbing spots are indicated on your area map as mountaineering ice axes, helping you pinpoint areas to explore. 

And that’s that on how to climb walls in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Unlike some other skills, this one is automatically equipped to all characters once it’s unlocked. As you make your way through the story, you’ll gain access to more traversal skills that give you more ways to explore this gigantic world. For more tips, check out our guide on how to zoom out and view Aionio from the first person.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Valorant patch 5.03 notes: Chamber nerfs arrive, Neon ult change

Valorant patch 5.03 finally adds the highly anticipated Chamber nerfs, as well as introducing new regional damage changes for Duelist duo Jett and Neon

View more: Valorant patch 5.03 notes: Chamber nerfs arrive, Neon ult change

King of Fighters 15 is Adding Three Samurai Shodown Characters Later This Year

SNK has announced that three fighters from Samurai Shodown will be joining The King of Fighters XV later this year. Team Samurai is coming to KOF XV as the second set of fighters in Team Pass 2, joining Team Awakened Orochi, who are now available in the game. This ...

View more: King of Fighters 15 is Adding Three Samurai Shodown Characters Later This Year

Full habitat rotation schedule for Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Image via Niantic Habitats return in the Pokémon Go Fest: Finale event. It will be the final Go Fest event for 2022, and you will have the chance to encounter the many Ultra Beasts that have been spawning throughout the world during select Pokémon Go Fest events. There will ...

View more: Full habitat rotation schedule for Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

All shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Image via Niantic The Pokémon Go Fest: Finale will be a major event and will happen at the close of the Season of Go. You have the chance to purchase a ticket before the event begins, or if you’ve already bought a Pokémon Go Fest ticket from June, you ...

View more: All shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Full event schedule for Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Image via Niantic The big finale to Pokémon Go Fest will be happening at the end of August 2022. You will have the chance to purchase a ticket to this event, giving you access to multiple exclusive Pokémon, several habitats, and even more legendary Pokémon in five-star raids. It’s ...

View more: Full event schedule for Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Pokémon Go Fest: Finale brings Ultra Beasts, rotating habitats, shiny Munna, and more

Image via Niantic The Pokémon Go Fest: Finale event will be the final big event for the Season of Go. It will be happening on August 27, closing out the latest Pokémon Go season, giving players the chance to catch all four Ultra Beasts that have appeared in other ...

View more: Pokémon Go Fest: Finale brings Ultra Beasts, rotating habitats, shiny Munna, and more

How to buy a Pokémon Go Fest: Finale ticket

Image via Niantic The last Pokémon Go Fest event for 2022 has arrived, and it might easily be the largest one held this year. The Pokémon Go Fest: Finale will feature all four of the Ultra Beasts, multiple rotating habitats, and several exclusive Pokémon for you to catch in ...

View more: How to buy a Pokémon Go Fest: Finale ticket

All increased spawns for Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Image via Niantic The end of Pokémon Go’s Season of Go is nearly here. The big event to close out the season before we make our way to September will be the Pokémon Go Fest: Finale, a ticketed event you can join from anywhere in the world. During the ...

View more: All increased spawns for Pokémon Go Fest: Finale

Turnip Boy Publisher Announces September Release For New Game Restless Soul

How to Recover Unsaved Notepad in Windows 11

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and 4070 get new (lower) power specs, mysterious 20GB model also mentioned

Read your future with 22 videogame interpretations of the Tarot

Roblox Project Baki 2 Trello Link – Where to find the Project Baki Trello

This Skyrim bard magic mod lets you use your Spice Girls collection to smite enemies

GTA 6 to set "creative benchmark for all entertainment," says Strauss Zelnick

How to Make Money in Two Point Campus

The DioField Chronicle makes real-time strategy feel like a JRPG

Tom Cruise is looking to play Tropic Thunder's Les Grossman again

Best websites to download old PC games free

How to See the First Amazon Purchase You Ever Made

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News