Capcom has announced that the first free update for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion is now available on PS4 and Xbox One, keeping the Monster Hunter tradition of robust post-launch support and extending the end-game content even further.
The free update offers more challenging options for players to conquer including the ferocious fan-favorite Rajang, more tempered monsters, a whole new region for the end-game Guiding Lands area, and more. In an accompanying developer update video, Capcom also revealed additional post-launch updates planned for the remainder of the year as well as upcoming collaborations.
The centerpiece of the first update is the fearsome Rajang, the thunderous fan-favorite monster that offers a challenge for even the most seasoned hunters. This hyper-aggressive fanged beast turns into a golden ball of fury when enraged, unleashing even more lethal attacks as its powerful arms deal incredible damage in one swoop. However, defeating and utilizing its parts yields equally incredible equipment, including golden and black palette armor with high offensive skills.
Finishing all the quests in the Iceborne story is just the beginning, as hunters are rewarded with even more robust end-game content in the Guiding Lands. This end-game locale opens up several biomes with landscapes and traits reminiscent of the maps from the main game, featuring more challenges, monsters and amazing rewards. By investigating and hunting monsters in each of the biomes, the higher the Region Level of that location becomes, the difficulty and quality of rewards increases. Materials from these quests offer customization options for weapons in both function and appearance. Also, certain monsters like Zinogre only appear in the Guiding Lands once a certain Region Level has been reached.
The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion is out now on PS4 and Xbox One, and is coming to PC in January.