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How To Change Time In Xenoblade Chronicles 3

The clock never stops ticking in Aionios. Here's how to change the time of day in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and alter the day-night cycle.
How To Change Time In Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Monolith Soft's newest heartfelt JRPG game, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, compels players to join duo Noah and Mio as they traverse the expansive open world of Aionios. As players explore this new world and its conflict, they will encounter multiple quests and challenges. While many of these can be completed seamlessly, others largely depend on the time of day.

Fortunately, you won't need to wait for the sun to rise or fiddle with your device's system clock, as it's quite easy to change the time in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. However, if you're stuck on this not-so-perplexing task, stick around. This guide details how to change the time of day in Xenoblade 3 and why this basic function is so important.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - How To Change Time

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You can change the time of day via the Pause menu in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. (Picture: Monolith Soft)

To change the time of day in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, pause the game to open the in-game menu by pressing X. Then, go to the System tab and select "Change Time" (yes, it really is that simple). When you're in the option to change the time, press L and R to set your desired time.

Unsurprisingly, time runs differently in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. For every hour that passes in the game, only 1 minute passes in real life. This means that 1 day in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is just 24 minutes in real-life.

There's no limit to changing the in-game time; you can change the time at any point in the game. The different times of day run as follows:

  • Morning: 07:00 - 11:59
  • Noon: 12:00 - 15: 59
  • Evening: 16:00 - 18: 59
  • Night: 19:00 - 23:59
  • Midnight: 00:00 - 04:59
  • Dawn: 05:00 - 06:59

Now that you know how to change the time in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, you're probably wondering why this function is so important.

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Certain monsters are only accessible at certain times of the day. (Picture: Monolith Soft)

Setting the time to a desired time of day allows you to activate specific quests and enable you to encounter certain monsters that may only appear at certain times of the day. Of course, without this function, you'd have to change your device's system clock -- what a pain! So ultimately, it's just a convenient feature.

And that's everything you need to know about changing the time in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

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Featured image courtesy of Monolith Soft.