Xenoblade Chronicles is finally making its debut on the Nintendo Switch this month with the release of the new and improved Definitive Edition. Aside from just completing side quests and battling your way through the main story, you’ll also have the opportunity to bond with your party members and learn new skills that way. Here’s how to increase affinity with party members in Xenoblade Chronicles.
Affinity is a mechanic in Xenoblade Chronicles that allows you to strengthen your characters and equip new skills to them. If you take a look at the Skill Links section in your menu, you’ll see that each character has link slots available with the rest of the party and essentially, the stronger the bond, the more skills you can equip for those characters.
This is especially important since some skills are unique to certain characters, which would be very useful on others. If you focus on increasing Affinity, your party will become considerably stronger.
Increase Affinity With Party Members in Xenoblade Chronicles
We’ve listed all the ways you can increase Affinity between characters down below:
- Battling together: You can increase Affinity by pressing the B button to revive teammates or help them when they’re inflicted with status ailments. Pressing the button when the prompt comes up during critical moments will also help you deepen the bond. In addition to that, using chain link attacks when the party gauge is full will also increase Affinity between your party members.
- Gifting presents: From the character menu, you can give random gifts to each character to raise their bonds.
- Quest completion: Completing side quests in towns and cities will also raise Affinity, and you can even get a boost depending on which character is your party leader.
- Heart-to-Heart events: These events are scattered all over the open world and will raise the bonds between the two characters involved.
That’s all you need to know about how to increase Affinity with party members in Xenoblade Chronicles. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.