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Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra release time: US and UK

Published: 22/Oct/2020 4:22 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 4:27

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion releases today. There is a lot of confusion about its exact release time, which we are going to help clear up.

It was announced a few weeks ago that the Crown Tundra expansion releases on Thursday, October 22. As that date has drawn closer trainers have begun to question what time it will release. After all, it’s a long time to wait if the exact time is unknown.

Unfortunately the Pokemon community are all in the same boat whereby nobody seems to know a conclusive release time. Let’s share what is official, though.

Pokemon HOME maintenance

Nintendo have confirmed Pokemon HOME will be down for maintenance from October 22, 23:00 UTC to October 23, 04:00 UTC. That’s an hour behind the UK.

That’s October 22, 4pm PDT to 9pm PDT and October 22, 7pm EDT to October 23rd, 12am EDT for the west and east cost of the US, respectively.

Exact release time

So, why is the Pokemon HOME maintenance important in respect to the Crown Tundra release time. It’s because Pokemon Sword and Shield’s first DLC, the Isle of Armor, released following its maintenance back in June.

While no confirmation has been given, presumably, it will be the same for the Crown Tundra. That means the exact release times are expected to be as follows:

  • US West Coast – October 22, 9pm PDT
  • US East Coast – October 23, 12am EDT
  • UK – October 23, 5am BST
  • Central Europe – October 23, 6am CEST

That means, to the disappointment of many trainers, the Crown Tundra expansion won’t release until October 23 in many regions. Something the Pokemon Company kept quiet!

DLC, not a new game

It has been reported elsewhere that the DLC will release at October 22, 9am PDT. However, this is for Nintendo digital-only software and not for DLCs.

“DLC for games is not added at a regular cadence. For questions about specific DLC release timing, please check the specific details for that game or verify with the game publisher,” the official Nintendo US website states.

Hopefully Nintendo will clear up any misconceptions about the exact release time but for the moment it looks like it’s a safe bet trainers can get their hands on Pokemon Sword Shield: The Crown Tundra once the scheduled Pokemon HOME maintenance finishes. We need Detective Pikachu on the case!


Destiny 2: Beyond Light exploit kills bosses in one hit

Published: 18/Nov/2020 12:02

by Andrew Highton


Beyond Light’s frosty reception continues as a new exploit has been uncovered in the game. A super-powerful technical hitch that can instantly decimate bosses. Here’s the new exploit to one-hit kill bosses in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

Beyond Light has had its fair share of criticism since its launch with glitches and issues not helping its cause. But the newest bug not only saps the fun from some of the game’s biggest encounters, but it makes them a joke.

So far Bungie has had to remove guns for being too overpowered and they’ve even had Destiny 2 players saying Stasis is busted in the Crucible. This exploit only furthers Beyond Light’s somewhat frustrating beginning to its new era.

Here is how you can take advantage of this new exploit to obliterate bosses in Destiny 2 Beyond Light.

How to perform the exploit

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One of the many new additions to Destiny 2, with Beyond Light, has been the introduction of Stasis as a shiny new ice element. It’s opened the doors for new weapons, sub-classes, and abilities. The new Shadebinder Warlock subclass has not only added depth to the game but this troublesome glitch too.

The Destiny 2 Raid Champions – Clan Redeem – are the ones who appear to have discovered this ridiculous exploit. For convenience, you may need to already have the Salvation’s Grip Exotic grenade launcher in your inventory.

This is what you’ll need to do:

  1. Buddy up to make a party of five
  2. Begin a boss fight
  3. Have all five members of the party spam the Winter’s Wrath super
  4. Combine this with either grenades fired from Salvation’s Grip or several Stasis Grenades
  5. Watch the boss fall to this power

It’s really that simple. A quick barrage of supers and grenades and the DPS goes through the roof.

Deep Stone Crypt to be delayed?

The wait is nearly over for Destiny 2’s raid – Deep Stone Crypt is the newest inclusion to Destiny’s storied annals.  But will this new boss-killer glitch cause a setback for the highly-anticipated raid?

Well, according to Bungie’s Senior Community Manager, dmg04, this is what will happen:

So there you have it, the “World’s First” event to crown the first victors of the Deep Stone Crypt raid will go ahead after all.

The assumption is that Bungie thinks they can fix the exploit in time. Things may change between now and the start of the Worlds First race.

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