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For the chapter in the plot, see Chapter 12: Into the Core.

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For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.

Chapter 12 is a Story Mission in Xenoblade Chronicles X. It can be received from Vandham at the BLADE Barracks in New Los Angeles. This mission corresponds to Chapter 12 of the main plot. This is one of three chapters that have story exclusive areas. However, this is the only chapter to also have a story exclusive region, separate from the five Miran continents and New Los Angeles.

Upon completing this mission, level 60 Skell frames and a number of new superweapons are unlocked in the AM Terminal's Develop New Gear menu, Support Missions are unlocked at the Network Console, and a few Tyrants are added to the world.


  1. "Talk to Commander Vandham in New LA's BLADE Tower."
  2. "Head to the waters off Cauldros."
  3. "Head via Skell to the Lifehold Core off the western coast of Cauldros."
  4. "Enter the Lifehold Core."
    • After completing this objective, the game cannot be saved until the mission is completed. A prompt at this point gives the player a chance to leave and make further preparations before proceeding.
  5. "Head to the center of the Lifehold Core."
  6. "Defeat the Vita."
  7. "Defeat the soldier chimeras." (10)
  8. "Defeat Lao."


"You defeated Luxaar and secured the Lifehold Core."

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