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PC Monster Hunter players can finally journey into Hoarfrost Reach with the release of the large 2019 expansion, Iceborne. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases today on Steam ($39.99), adding new post-game content with a new region, new monsters, and new armor sets.
To access the new content in Iceborne, you’ll need to first complete the main story in Monster Hunter: World and reach Hunter Rank 16. Iceborne adds an additional challenge level called Master Rank, with new bounties and missions for Master Rank monsters.
Aside from an entirely new region and monsters, Iceborne adds a new Clutch Claw tool for easier monster mounting, improved two-player balance, and Hunter Helper system to encourage higher rank players to help out newbies.
The PC version includes a high resolution texture pack, DirectX 12 support, and revamped mouse and keyboard controls.
To celebrate the release of Iceborne on PC, two item packs are being offered as free login bonuses. The first item pack includes dozens of potions, berries, and a Gold Wyvern Print, and is available for all PC players of Monster Hunter World. The second will be available to Iceborne PC players only and includes Tranq Bombs, Heavy Armor Spheres, and a Golden Egg. You’ll need to login before Feb. 5 to claim them all.
More good news for PC Monster Hunters: content updates from here on out are expected to align with the console version. No more waiting!
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available now on PC (Steam), and also for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s rated T for Teen.
Capcom is hosting two seasonal holiday events this year, one for Monster Hunter: World, and one for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Owners of the Iceborne expansion can join in on both events.
The Iceborne event is the Asian-themed Holiday Joy Fest, and it’s currently ongoing in the new hub town of Seliana, until January 5, 2020.
During the Holiday Joy Fest event, hunters will be able to earn double the number of daily vouchers, as well as earn Winter Star Tickets and Joyful Tickets through completing bounties. Over two dozen limited-time event quests for both Low/High Rank and the new Master Rank will be available, including previous year quests and overlapping events, such as the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration.
The event will also feature special layered armor, crafted from rewards from the seasonal events, as well as the Oolong armor set, which includes a new bonus skill that grants an increased chance to get VIP Joyful Tickets, to craft special armor and charms. You can also craft new handler and poogie outfits.
See here for details on all the new event quests.
Back in the base game’s town of Asteria, they are celebrating the Christmas-themed Winter Star Fest event. The Winter Star Fest event features all the Low and High Rank limited-time event quests, and the chance to craft the Orion armor set using Winter Star Tickets, as well as the Felyne Snowcat Palico Armor and Bristly Pincushion hammer.
Both seasonal events run until January 5, 2020. Monster Hunter: World is available on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while Iceborne is available on PS4 and XBO, and arriving on PC on January 9, 2020. It’s rated T for Teen.
Capcom continues its string of post-launch, cross-game collaboration with Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Hunters will be able to make layered armor to look like either Leon or Claire from Resident Evil, and later this month will be able to craft special weapons inspired from Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.
The Racoon City Collaboration started November 7. Hunters who have achieved a Master Rank of at least 20 can craft Leon and Claire layered armor sets, as well as three themeed pendants by completing the new event quest. Other rewards include new zombie-like gestures and room decorations.
The collaboration also features a paid DLC costume pack, The Handler’s Terrifying Tyrant. The DLC transforms your non-combative ally into a trenchcoat-wearing brute who can join hunters on quests and prepare meals in camp.
Starting November 21, PlayStation 4 players of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be able to craft a Light Bowgun based on Aloy’s Stormslinger weapon, by completing a special event quest. Hunters must be at least Master Rank 24 to embark on the quest.
These crossover events will be followed by another big content update in December. The December Update will add another new monster, as well as the return of seasonal events, adding new decorations to the hub areas, and special limited bounties and event quests. For PS4 players, December will also bring more Horizon Zero Dawn crossover content, including a full armor set and an upgrade for the Stormslinger, as well as upgrades to last year’s Horizon Zero Dawn crossover items.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The expansion will arrive on PC in January 2020. It’s rated T for Teen.