Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Guide – Classes Aren’t Unlocking Due To Being Overleveled

The gameplay systems in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can be misleading at times, and when you’re overleveled, the classes don’t seem to be unlocking no matter what you do. By explaining these systems, we hope to get you out of a rut.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Guide – What to Do If Classes Aren’t Unlocking Due to Being Overleveled

When you unlock new classes for new characters, the chibi-style icon on the Class Selection screen begins as a silhouette or outline. You add that Hero to your party, along with any class inheritors, and as you progress through the game, this outline will gradually fill in. It will eventually unlock that character’s class. However, you may begin to suspect that classes aren’t unlocking for some reason.

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Here’s something the game doesn’t really tell you. CP gain is a requirement for class unlocking in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. That chibi silhouette will grow larger as you gain more CP in combat. Fighting enemies who have a higher level than you will earn you more CP. Conversely, enemies with a lower level than your party will give you very little CP. What this essentially means is that classes won’t unlock much faster if you stick to fighting weak enemies. To maximize CP gain, you should look for enemies who are at or above your level.

How to Maximize CP Gain in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Here are three tips to maximizing CP gain in order to unlock classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

  • Before engaging in combat, eat CP-boosting food. You can buy CP +20% food in Colony 9, CP +30% food in Colony 11, and CP +40% food with the residents of Colony 0.
  • Use a Chain Attack to defeat a high-level enemy and try to get the highest overkill bonus possible. The overkill bonus is earned for any additional damage done to the enemy during a Chain Attack after their health has been depleted. Logically, you should try to initiate a Chain attack when an enemy’s HP is extremely low, so you can deal the most damage while earning a high overkill bonus. It should be noted that, while the UI specifically states an EXP bonus, it also affects CP gain.
  • Elite Monsters are excellent CP targets because they naturally grant a 300 percent CP bonus upon defeat. If you combine this with the two previous tips, you’ll be swimming in CP.

Finally, depending on your current level, here are some monsters you can fight for CP gain. These are only recommendations; you may find better enemies to suit your needs. Remember that there are always enemies who are more powerful than you.

  • If you are around level 35, try fighting enemies in the Elaice Highway area.
  • If you are around level 45, try fighting the level 50ish Submit Gogols in the northern part of Elaice Highway, including the Elite. in the area.
  • If you are around level 55, try fighting the level 60ish Elite Zeoth Serprond on the west border of Elaice Highway, south of Purus Palecolumn. You can also find level 55ish Elite Eclipse Marrins on the north/east side of Dannagh Desert
  • If you are around level 65, try fighting the Elite Yolmun Dragues in the Lower Maktha Wildwood.
  • If you are around level 75, try fighting enemies in Elgares Depths in Aetia Region.
  • If you are around level 85, try fighting the Elite Zenze Taos in The Cavity
  • If you are level 99, I found it best to fight the Unique Monster Dreadwyrm Nizzoont in the Lower Maktha Wildwood. You can find more details in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Unique Monster Guide.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3
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Developer(s) Monolith Soft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s)
  • Koh Kojima
  • Genki Yokota
Producer(s)
  • Koh Kojima
  • Genki Yokota
  • Katsuya Eguchi
  • Toyokazu Nonaka
  • Tomohiro Hagiwara
Programmer(s) Toshiaki Yajima
Artist(s) Eiji Takahashi
Masatsugu Saito
Koichi Mugitani
Writer(s)
  • Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Yuichiro Takeda
  • Kazuho Hyodo
Composer(s)
  • Yasunori Mitsuda
  • ACE
  • Kenji Hiramatsu
  • Manami Kiyota
  • Mariam Abounnasr
Series Xenoblade Chronicles
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release July 29, 2022
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player