As of today, hunters can dive into the third free title update for the critically-acclaimed Monster Hunte World: Iceborn as Capcom unleashes all-new seasonal events, a new monster variant, a number of new system updates, and more.
Capcom hasn’t slowed down by any means necessary. Recently, they’ve revealed they’ve rolled out the next major title update, the third planned one, which sees players encountering an Arch-Tempered Namielle, a Master Rank hunt of Kulve Taroth, and the calamitous appearance of Alatreon into the New World itself.
Alongside those few mentioning, we also see a new variant of Bracydhios emerge with the Raging Brachydios variant as well as Furious Rajang, which looks to put a hunters skills to the test with fewer weak points for hunters to exploit, but also, Rajang comes out quite a bit more agile than before in this form.
The changes made to Raging Brachydios will see it grow more explosive and even more volatile than before as it has a more volatile coating of slim seeping from multiple areas of its body. Those brave hunters looking to take it on can do so, attacking slimed body parts in order to weaken it down. However, this much bigger, much meaner version, has much bigger explosive zones and can also trap hunters in a fight for their life where the option to retreat is nonexistent.
The hunt will reward new top-tier gear including Palico gear, hunter weapons, armors, and new set bonus skills for those armors as well as decorative pendants for hunters to equip. The update also includes new layered weapons, which alter the appearance of one’s weapons without impacting their stats.
You can check out out the full official notes as released by Capcom in a press release earlier today:
- Layered Weapons, Hunter Helper Updates, and More: Title Update 3 also introduces layered weapons, which alter the appearance of weapons without impacting their stats. The first round of layered weapons is available now, and allows players to customize fully upgraded weapons with a distinct base frame and monster part attachments. Later in April, weapons with unique designs will join the layered weapon pool. Hunter Helper is also overhauled, with increased monetary rewards when assisting hunters with a lower Master Rank, and enhanced drop rates for various quest types. Assisting hunters with Assignments now offers a chance of receiving rare decorations through Carved Feystones, while other regular quests award armor-enhancing King Armor Spheres. Those spheres will come in handy now that rarity 12 armors can be enhanced to level 20.
- Guiding Lands aficionados will now have access to a new tool: the Banishing Ball. Now quest leaders can force unwanted monsters out of a region immediately while on a hunt. Hunters relaxing after a quest have a new swath of Paid DLC options for Your Room, including new monster figures, music options, and décor. Fashion hunters also have reason to celebrate, as all NPC hairstyles from World are now available as part of a free character customization update. When paired with new paid DLC pendants and sticker sets, hunters can flex their style even more.
- New Seasonal Event: A day after Title Update 3 arrives for PC players on April 8th, both the PC and consoles communities will celebrate the new Seliana seasonal event, Full Bloom Fest, and simultaneous content updates for all platforms going forward! The whole base is getting into the rosy spirit, with new gathering hub decorations, new canteen meals, a new Poogie costume, seasonal Palico gear, pendants, paid seasonal Handler costume, and new guild card options. During Full Bloom Fest, log-in bonuses and bounties will offer tickets for crafting the elegant event armor, in addition to brand new event quests that provide materials for layered headgear based on the rare endemic creature Downy Crakes, and a pair of Whetfish Dual Blades.
- Future Updates: In April, hunters will have even more challenges to overcome, with the Master Rank arrival of the glimmering Kulve Taroth, and the emergence of Arch-Tempered Namielle. The new Kulve Taroth Event Quest provides groups of four hunters the chance to gather upgrade materials that can bring the High Rank siege’s gear up to Master Rank muster. Hunters will also need their sharpest wits, weapons, and strategies for the approaching arrival of the fearsome walking natural disaster Alatreon. More info on this calamitous Elder Dragon coming soon.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. You can save up to 20% to 30% on all three digital storefronts today and dive on in today. So what are you waiting for, hunter?! Get out there and we look forward to seeing you on the hunt!
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