Xenoblade Chronicles 3 supply drop unlocking guide
You will likely come across several supply drops during your journey in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 that, when opened, will yield rare items, food ingredients, and Nopon coins as a result of your efforts. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is not going to give you supply drops immediately once you join the game, and there is a condition that you have to meet to be able to open the locked supply drops.
The guide below is designed to assist new players who are having trouble opening the supply drops in the game. You must defeat all of the enemies in the vicinity of a supply drop to open it. A message will appear indicating that you need to eliminate all nearby enemies before you can open the drop if you try to open the drop without defeating the enemies.
On occasion, you will come across aerial enemies, which will be hard to spot from a distance, so you will think that no enemies are near your drop, which will lead you to believe that there are none nearby. As a result, you need to make sure that you always inspect the area where the supply drop has been detected carefully. To interact with a supply drop, simply go near it and press A on the controller as soon as you find it and eliminate all nearby enemies.
As soon as you do this, you will be able to access the supply drop, and within it will be all the rewards that may be awaiting you. It's important to keep in mind that supply drops are only available in the game after you have completed Ethel's Hero Quest "No Want of Courage" in Chapter 3. It is expected that they will drop in random spots around the map once they become available. To detect its landing, you will need to watch out for a huge trail of red smoke that will appear around it when it finally lands on a surface.