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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle guide: Finding challenges (and replaying chapters)

Going back through every world for fun and profit

Jeffrey Parkin (he/him) has been writing video game guides for Polygon for almost seven years. He has learned to love just about every genre of game that exists.

There is a lot to explore in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. You’re even rewarded for going back through worlds you’ve cleared. You’ll find new chests you missed the first time through and new puzzles you can solve with whatever ability Beep-O just unlocked after the boss fight. More important (and profitable), though, are the challenges you’ll discover. In this guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about challenges.

What are challenges?

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Challenges are, basically, tests of skill and ways to prove yourself against the game. Some of them are just proving that you can fight really well. Others need a little more finesse and careful allocation of power orbs in the skill trees to pull off.

They typically involve replaying areas, but with certain constraints like killing a certain number of enemies within a certain number of moves.

How to find challenges

A rabbid waving a flag and cosplaying as a toad
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Challenges are easy to find. When you walk back through a world you’ve cleared, you’ll see a rabbid waving a flag and cosplaying as a toad (mushroom-person toad, not frog toad).

They’re kind of hard to miss. Just walk up to them and interact to start the challenge. And you want to interact with every one you come across even if you can’t beat the challenge, because this adds the challenge to the Washing Machine near Peach’s Castle, so you can warp directly there from the Washing Machine.

The rabbid-toads that offer challenges tend to be hanging out in the areas where you had battles previously. You’ll have to do a lot of walking around and retracing your steps to find them all, but we’ve yet to encounter one that wasn’t on the main path through the world.

How do I unlock challenges?

The challenges for world 1 appear only after you beat world 1
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Easy to find as they may be, unlocking challenges are also a little confusing at first. They don’t appear until you complete an entire world, including the final boss. For example, you won’t have the challenges for the first world available until you beat Rabbid Kong, the final boss.

The Washing Machine

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Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft

There are two ways to revisit a world you’ve already cleared.

The first option you’ll have is to go back and replay the fights in a chapter (to try to get a better trophy and more coins). This option only lets you play that specific chapter and those specific fights, and not the entire world.

Pressing X on that first Washing Machine menu will also let you choose to retry any challenges you’ve started. Or finished, for that matter.

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Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft

Using the Washing Machine this way does not let you discover the challenges in the first place. It’s just about replaying battles. To discover the challenges, you’ll have to take the long way. You have to actually walk across the bridge from Peach’s Castle to the teleporting cannon, pick the first destination from the menu and retrace your steps through the world again.

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