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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Traversal Skills – How To Unlock Wall Climbing, Rope Sliding, Scree Walk, Hazard Neutralization

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By exploring the world of Aionios in Xenoblade Chronicles 3you will very quickly find areas that you cannot access for various reasons, such as purple sections of wall that you cannot climb, steep sandbars that your group cannot navigate, rope slides that you cannot can’t climb or poisonous areas that kill you in a short time.

In this Traversal Skills Unlock Guide, we will walk you through how to unlock Wall Climbing, Rope Sliding, Screed Walking, and Hazard Neutralization.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Traversal Skills Unlock Guide

In order to fully explore the massive game world map, you will need to unlock a total of four Transversal skills that overcome certain environmental obstacles. By heading towards the party skills in-game, you can check which traversal skills you currently have access to, and to help you with that, we’ve detailed how to get your hands on each one below.

Climbing wall

You will unlock the ability to climb sections of purple walls in-game by recruiting Valdi to your team, which will happen naturally as part of the story (Chapter 3).

Rope slide

You’ll unlock the ability to slide down the ropes by recruiting Juniper, whom you’ll encounter in Chapter 4 as part of your effort to free Colony Tau.

Walk in the scree

You’ll unlock the ability to climb steep sandbanks by freeing Colony Gamma, then recruiting Teach to your team by completing the “Going Beyond Power” quest. You can find this quest by heading to the Alfeto Valley area north of the Gura Flava camp rest area and finding the quest marker there.

Neutralization of hazards

You will unlock the ability to freely navigate Toxic Areas without taking damage by recruiting Segiri.

How is Segiri recruited? First, during Chapter 4, you will automatically complete the “Imminent Illusions” quest. Once you’ve done that, take care of clearing quests in Colony 4 and you’ll begin to take on a series of missions involving mysterious new enemies, including ‘Tactical Eradication’ and ‘Rousing Bolearis’.

Once you’ve done this, the “Broken Connections” quest will appear outside of Colony 4. Complete it, then head into town and pick up the “Writer’s Block” quest, which requires a lot of collecting materials around the world map. When you’re finally done, head to Colony Omega and you should find the “Inhumanity” quest waiting for you, which will unlock Segiri.


This article is part of our series of Xenoblade Chronicles walkthroughs and guides. We’ll help you survive your travels through Aionios with information you’ll need to get the most out of the game, such as How to Unlock Traversal Skills (Wall Climbing, Rope Sliding, Scree Walk, dangers), how to unlock and upgrade All heroes and classes, 16 tips and tricks we wish we knew before we started, how to get affinity and XP rewards from Collectopaedia cards, how to get 100% completion and how to unlock the Nopon Coin Xchange.

We’ll also tell you where to find each resting location, all secret area locations, each Ferronis Hulk location, and all unique monster locations (including Aetia Full region, Aetia Upper & Elgares Depths region, Fornis Region, Pentelas Region, Keves Castle Region, Cadensia Region, and Original Interior), as well as all meal recipes, effects, and where to find them.

We can also help you with specific side quests, such as How to complete the “Uniting the Seven Nopon” quest and How to complete the Nopon Register quest, tell you how to get the most out of chain attacks and the Soul Hack ability, and offer advice on whether you should play previous Xenoblade Chronicles games before starting XC3, how long to beat the game, and how to take a screenshot without the HUD

And finally, you can check out our review and Where to buy Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven’t picked up the game yet!