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How to unlock hidden clothing in Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra

Published: 3/Nov/2020 0:33

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Sword & Shield’s latest DLC, The Crown Tundra, is not only packed with new monsters to catch, it also has clothing items that can be unlocked. Here is how you can obtain the newest attire in the Nintendo RPG.

Pokemon Sword & Shield got its second DLC, The Crown Tundra, on October 22. The expansion introduced players to the Dynamax Adventures mode, and brought past gen Legendaries to the RPG.

However, the add-on didn’t just expand the region with new ‘mons, it also included clothing items for trainers to unlock. Here is our guide to every new attire added to the game, and how you can get them.

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The Crown Tundra offers players a host of unlockable clothing items.

Unlocking clothing items in Pokemon Crown Tundra

For Sword & Shield’s first DLC, The Isle of Armor, new clothing items were added to stores in the Galar region that could be purchased. Unfortunately in The Crown Tundra, it’s not as straightforward this time around.

Almost every single new clothing item must be unlocked, either through completing tasks or talking to the right person. Because of this, the secret content may get overlooked by Trainers making their way through the story.

Players wanting to look their best will have to put in a little extra work. Below we will break down all the attire items available in the October update, and explain the quickest ways to obtaining them.

Story campaign unlocks

Some of the easiest unlocks are actually done through naturally playing the DLC’s main story. Below are a list of items you get from completing the campaign:

  • Boatneck Sweatshirt – Trainers will get this fairly quickly in the campaign, as the Mayor of Freezington gives the item after discussing the legend of Calyrex. The gray sweater features the Legendary ‘mon and its horse.
  • Expedition Uniform – Early on in the story, Mr Peony will give you this orange getup to wear while searching for Legends across the Crown Tundra.
  • Gold Expedition Uniform – Players will automatically be rewarded with this shiny version of the expedition attire after completing the main story.
  • W x F x G ensemble – After beating the DLC, fly to The Isle of Armor train station where a fashion designer in a blue suit will sell you this three-piece getup. This is needed to send the fashion designer to Wyndon Stadium.
  • C x L Ensemble – Fly to Wyndon Stadium and talk to the man in the blue suit. He will give you a two-piece hoodie and tights.
  • Legendary Regieleki or Regidrago Hoodie – Now that you’ve taken care of all the above, you can talk to the fashion designer a third time at Wyndon Stadium. In the Crown Tundra DLC, you had to choose between the two new Regis. The man in the suit will now give you an epic hoodie based on the Legendary giant you caught.  If you trade for the other Regi, you can get the second hoodie as well.
  • Replica State Crown – Dedicated Trainers who 100% their Crown Tundra Dex will be rewarded this queen-style crown. Simply talk to the scientist at the CT train station and show her your completed Pokedex.

Galarian Star Tournament

After beating Crown Tundra’s story, Leon will call on you to travel to Wyndon. The former champion will reveal he has created the Galarian Star Tournament. The following attire is unlocked after competing in the contest:

  • Galarian Star Uniform – After beating the Galarian Star Tournament, Trainers will be given this detailed black jersey that is fitting of a champion.

Dynamax Adventures

Players dabbling in Dynamax Adventures can unlock a few items in the Max Lair. Simply speak to Peonia at the entrance numerous times.

  • Futurisitic Shades – Gifted by Peonia after having several conversations with her.
  • Futuristic Monocle – Same as above.

Bonus unlocks

  • Hex Nut Sport Cap: Players who already have Meltan from Pokemon GO can transfer it to Sword & Shield. Once the rare monster is in your game, talk to the scientist at the Crown Tundra train station to be rewarded with the themed hat.
Pokemon crown tundra clothing store
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Trainers can switch to new attire in the October DLC.

Unlike the Isle of Armor, Game Freak designed The Crown TundraThe Crown Tundra heavily around discovery and unlocks. The DLC is actually packed with pretty epic clothing items – if you know where to look for them.

Despite releasing at the end of 2019, the Gen 8 RPG is already the third highest-selling title in the Nintendo franchise – proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan reveals new Overwatch content will actually drop before Overwatch 2

Published: 26/Feb/2021 6:40

by Brad Norton

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Hot off the heels of BlizzConline’s deep dive into Overwatch 2, game director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed that the current version of Overwatch will indeed receive new content throughout 2021.

Blizzard’s recent online showcase gave the Overwatch community its first real look at the highly anticipated sequel since its 2019 reveal. From new maps to new hero designs and plenty more, there was a ton on display. 

Despite the flood of information on Overwatch 2, a vast majority of players came away with one key disappointment in mind. With the sequel still a ways off, where does that leave the current version of Overwatch?

Those still playing the original game haven’t seen a new hero in 10 months nor have they been treated to a new competitive map in 22 months. Thus, many assumed the game was in limbo while devs work on the sequel.

In one of his first interviews following BlizzConline, however, Kaplan assured new content is indeed coming soon.

Overwatch 2 gameplay
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Overwatch 2 might be the core focus right now, but devs are still working on fresh content for the base game.

“It’s not like our plan is we’re not going to do anything between now and the release of Overwatch 2,” he told Gamespot. “That’s not our plan. We do have content planned.”

What might the next year or so of content look like? One thing was made clear: don’t expect to see a new hero ahead of the sequel. “We know that’s what players want,” Kaplan stated. 

“It literally comes down to: we can release a new hero but then [have to] delay Overwatch 2. And I don’t think that’s the right decision right now.”

So while new characters are off-limits for the foreseeable future, there’s still plenty to look forward to, according to Kaplan.

“There’s a lot of cool things that I think will keep the game fresh. And some things people might expect, some things people don’t even know are on the radar, so I think it’ll be a good year.”

Overwatch 2 gameplay Sojourn
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It’s all but certain we won’t see any new heroes in Overwatch until the sequel is released.

There’s no telling exactly what these surprises could be, though it’s safe to assume Overwatch will still see the usual events over the next 12 months. From Halloween Terror to Winter Wonderland, these fan favorites likely won’t be going anywhere.

Beyond that, Kaplan remained tight-lipped. We’ll have to wait and see what the developers have in store for us but players can rest easy knowing there is actually content in-store before we get to Overwatch 2.