The next expansion for the Pokemon Sword and Shield games is the Crown Tundra with the release of the Isle of Armor all but a memory now. However, because of the length in between DLC releases and the presence of the COVID-19 virus around the world impacting other big game titles, the question on everyone’s mind is, how long until the Crown Tundra is available?
We might have to simply wait out for the next Nintendo Direct or even for a specific Pokemon direct to learn the exact release date, but the Nintendo eShop has a placeholder release date of November 30, 2020, which is a bit later than most places consider to be Fall. Nintendo already said that the second installment of the DLC would come Fall 2020, so it is safe to assume that the actual release date will come before the placeholder date given in the eShop.
So how much longer before we join Calyrex and the new Regi duo in the Crown Tundra? At the moment we can really only speculate, but if we take a guess based on the information given, we should expect the DLC to come sometime toward the end of October 2020 into the beginning of November 2020, like many of the past Pokemon main series releases.
Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that we could get news of a delay, depending on how far into development the second half of the DLC was prior to the pandemic. Considering the changes to the game with the additional Pokemon being coded in, and the hassle of a big group working from home, there is a chance that the release date could be pushed, though probably not by much.