So you wanna unlock Chronoa? Frustrated at this seemingly impossible tournament? Yeah, me too. Here’s what I did.
So, when does this thing run?
- 8/26/2020 – 9/2/2020
- 9/7/2020 – 9/9/2020
- 9/14/2020 – 9/16/2020
- 9/21/2020 – 9/26/2020
- 10/1/2020 – 10/10/2020
At the moment, these are the only windows we’ve been given. It’s supposedly recurring, so don’t get your hopes up too much.
What can I get out of this?
A multitude of new super souls, artwork, and skills, depending on what’s done. I’ll not cover the rewards in-depth in this guide. This is mainly for strategy, just keep in mind that you’ll have to clear the event AT LEAST three times to get everything.
- 1st time: Artwork
- 2nd time: Playable Chronoa (Supreme Kai of Time)
- 3rd+ times: Chronoa’s skills
After your second clear, you’ll be able to select each mission and can start from any point. However, the skills are not a 100% guaranteed drop. You’ll have to farm them like everything else.
The First Conton City Tournament
This one is BAD. Right off the bat, you’re stuck in a 6v1 with NPC Time Patrollers. If you’re used to fighting these guys for farming dragonballs, this should be no issue to you. Maybe. Your success here largely depends on RNG, however there are a few things you can do to mitigate this.
The most consistent strategy I found is to focus down one at a time. Really, just do whatever you’re comfortable with. I found myself using Maiden Blast a lot to stunlock in melee and prevent people from sneaking up behind me. Other than that, good luck.
RECOMMENDED SUPER SOUL: Just win, okay?
Acquired from: TP Medal Shop.
You’ll be killing a lot of enemies here, and won’t have the free space to charge up any ki. This soul solves both of those problems.
Thinning the Herd
A much-needed break from the last mission. This is pretty standard for a high-level parallel quest in terms of difficulty. Your opponents are Kid Trunks, Goten, and Future Trunks in that order. If you have any experience with the game, this mission should give less trouble.
RECOMMENDED SUPER SOULS: I’ve waited for this fight… / Hmm Hmm Hmmm! Hm Hmmm! Hmmm! / Whatever you feel comfortable with.
Acquired from: TP Medal Shop / Red Majins / Anywhere.
If you’re taking Hmm Hmm Hmmm!, be sure to equip a buff skill to get the full use out of its effects. Health regen on-demand is incredible, especially since items are forbidden in this tournament. Consider taking Energy Zone, using the Limit Burst, and stacking all three together to regenerate like, everything.
Time for the Quarterfinals!
A single battle against a high-level AI. Typical of this point. There’s really nothing to it, but keep this in mind: The opponent will always be your current instructor. If you’re having difficulties, you can always go ask to train under a character you have an easier time dealing with.
RECOMMENDED SUPER SOULS: Whatever you’re comfortable with.
Words cannot convey my disdain for this godsforsaken battle.
Okay, that’s out of my system. Here’s the deal: You’re fighting ALL of Goku’s canonical forms, just short of ultra instinct. That’s Regular, Super Saiyan, SS God, Super Saiyan Blue, and SSGSS Kaioken. This wouldn’t be an issue, however we all know how this game handles transformations. It might be a good idea to beat around the bush and melee him to build ki a bunch until the announcers stop talking, because otherwise You WILL hit his HP threshold by the time they’re finished, and he’ll be free to pummel on you while his plot armor keeps him invincible.
The difficulty in this fight has varied greatly for me. On one occasion, it took me over two hours, but every other time was a first-try win. It can be especially difficult until you use my secret strategy, but more on that later.
Goku is at his strongest here, his AI is absolutely ridiculous and can destroy you with inhuman, insane reaction times. Or rather, Insaiyan. Keep in mind, also, that SSGSS Kaioken gives him super armor. Focus on tanking or avoiding his ultimates, because you can’t interrupt them after that point.
Here’s my loadout for the fight:
- Earth-Splitting Galick Gun (200 Ki, comes out instantly. Use only when knocking him away)
- Blaster Shell (This one’s just good.
- Warp Kamehameha (400 Ki, use after ESGG for possible follow-up if you have the ki for it)
- Vanisher Guard (300 Stamina, temporary invincibility)
- Other attacks are unimportant.
Now, for the most important advice of all:
RECOMMENDED SUPER SOUL: Haaaaaaaaaaaah!!
Acquired from: TP Medal Shop
SERIOUSLY. Equipping this super soul raised my win rate CONSIDERABLY. In the 3+ hours I’ve spent just fighting goku, only TWICE have I seen him use a non-Kamehameha move. And yes, this applies to all variants of it. If he surprises you with an ultimate, you can literally just stand there and regenerate ki while taking NO damage. Keep in mind, however, that his basic attacks still pack a punch.
The Fated Finale
Here it is, the last battle. If you handled everything up until now, this last fight shouldn’t be too bad. Your opponents are the protagonist of Xenoverse 1 (With a preset moveset, regardless of whether or not you transferred) and Chronoa, the Supreme Kai of Time. Some form of HP regen might be a good choice, but that’s up to you.
The main thing you need to look out for in this fights are the ultimate attacks. I don’t know if it varies per character, but the first battle in my case had the AI equipped with Warp Kamehameha, which is a nightmare to dodge. Use a good evasive skill for that.
Chronoa has two ultimates of her own. The first one has somewhat of a green aura to it. This one is a cakewalk to interrupt, and barely does any damage on its own. What you REALLY need to look out for is Timespace Impact. Since it’s new, you might not now, but you will. Her audio cue is when she says “It’s time!” and the visual effects involve your character getting restrained by cogs. When you see this, do WHATEVER you can to stop the damage, because it may very well be one of the strongest attacks in the game and will chew through your health like a Majin at Thanksgiving.
RECOMMENDED SUPER SOULS: Hmm Hmm Hmmm! Hm Hmmm! Hmmm! / I’ve waited for this fight… / Whatever you feel comfortable with.
Refer above for details.