The next expansion for the Pokemon Sword and Shield games is coming soon, bringing new content to the Wild Areas, as well as expanding the roster. The Crown Tundra DLC will be out for both versions of the Switch game. You just have to be sure you buy the DLC pack for your version, as it’s seemingly a common problem that folks are buying the wrong one. So when does Crown Tundra DLC release for Nintendo Switch?
The Crown Tundra DLC, like many other gaming projects in 2020, has likely been impacted by the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The virus has caused delays and issues across the games industry, and it’s likely that Game Freak is not immune to those disruptions. If the DLC was scheduled for this year, that may have changed. The previous DLC, Isle of Armor, released a few months back. At this point, most players interested in the game have already blown through the DLC and are eagerly awaiting more.
We might have to simply wait for the next Nintendo Direct to hear any news though. There may also be a Pokemon-specific event in the future, although nothing has been confirmed. Although according to the Nintendo eShop, there is a placeholder release date for the second content pack o November 30, 2020, It’s important to note that this has not been confirmed as an official date though by any source. Nintendo already said that the second installment of the DLC would release in Fall 2020, so it could actually be pretty close to that. It would be pretty well-positioned for a Holiday sales boom though. Although Holidays 2020 shopping will likely be A LOT more online this time around for obvious reasons. I know I’m not going into the madhouse of Black Friday for deals.
Although it’s probably likely that Nintendo really wants to hit that Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales boom and will drop the new DLC before the listed date on the eShop.
There is one thing to consider though. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that we could get news of a delay, depending on how much development has been disrupted these last eight months. The extra work to code in hundreds of new monsters and entirely new areas is no small task. So if the game has been hampered enough, we could see a delay after all.