Monster Hunter World: Iceborne sees Zinogre, new regions, and more hunts arrive


Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has received its second major free title update that features a returning subspecies for Zinogre. Additionally, PlayStation 4 fans can rejoice as the second portion of Horizon Zero Dawn content is here and features ‘The Frozen Wildlands’ DLC.

Available now as a free title update, players can jump in and experience a ton of brand-new free content for the title including a subspecies of the fan-favorite Zinogre, a tempered Elder Dragon, and a brand new region for the Guiding Lands area. Those on PlayStation 4 can continue on with the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration that introduces Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds into the game as well as new gameplay additions and upcoming in-game seasonal events.

As the update does introduce Zingore’s latest forms, players will get a chance to hunt down the Stygian Zinogre which harnesses the Dragon element instead of lightning this time around. This new hunt will require the utmost attention to detail and understanding of the fight as well as some of the highest-ranking gear you can currently obtain to have any chance at overcoming the challenge that awaits you.

Along with Zinogre comes a brand-new Guiding Lands area called the Tundra Region which serves as a snowy landscape where Barioth and Viper Tobi-Kadachi calls home as well as the ability to obtain special materials exclusive to the Tundra Region. Coming to change things up is also a tempered Elder Dragon, which sees Tempered Ruiner Nergigante.

Along with the new content comes a brand-new set of weapon sets within each weapon type called the Defender Weapons. All fourteen weapon types will have Defender Weapons in them and all are upgradeable Play and easily forged at the Smithy, making them even more valuable for Hunters as they go out in the field.

For those wanting more on the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds event can check out the official details released by Capcom:

The second round of Horizon Zero Dawn™: The Frozen Wilds collaboration quests for Iceborne will be available from 4pm PT on December 12. Players will get a chance to craft all-new themed equipment fashioned after the Shield-Weaver armor in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, and upgrade the Stormslinger weapon from the previous November quest.

Palico companions can get special gear designed after Frostclaws, bear-like machines found in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. Plus, a third round of exclusive collaboration quests for PS4 players will be available from 4pm PT on December 26. This new event quest will reward players with special materials to craft the new Banuk α+ armor set. Iceborne players will also get an opportunity to upgrade Aloy’s Bow and craft a new Felyne Watcher equipment, which were originally available in Monster Hunter: World, with Master Rank level stats.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in both physical and digital formats.

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