Monster Hunters on PC have been patiently waiting for release date news on the major Iceborne expansion ($39.99) for Monster Hunter: World. Capcom has finally revealed the PC release date for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – January 9, 2020, on Steam. Watch the new 4K 60 fps trailer above.
The PC version will feature a high resolution texture pack, customizable graphics settings, revamped mouse and keyboard controls, and DirectX 12 support.
Iceborne adds a new high-level, post-game area called the Hoarfrost Reach. The Reach is a snow-covered region home to new bestial threats like the explosive Brachydios, aggressive Tigrex, horned Banbaro, and snow-shark Beotodus. The new fauna is part of the new Master Rank, a higher difficulty level that’s only available after you complete the main story of Monster Hunter: World.
Other new Iceborne features include the Clutch Claw tool for quickly mounting monsters, improved two player balance scaling, and a Hunter Helper to encourage higher rank hunters to help Low and High Rank Hunters get to Master Rank.
Iceborne will also continue the post-launch support and free content updates that the base game has enjoyed for the last year and a half, including cross-series collaborations such as The Witcher 3 and Horizon Zero Dawn. A recent update for the console version added a new post-Iceborne area for even more challenging hunt, as well as fan-favorite monster Rajang. That update is scheduled to arrive in early February, along with characters Leon, Claire and the Tyrant from Capcom series Resident Evil.
PC players have been behind the consoles when it comes to Monster Hunter content and updates, but Capcom is promising that the release schedules will converge at some point in the future.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne released in September on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and coming to PC on January 9, 2020. It’s rated T for Teen.