Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – PC launch date, new sub-species, Glavenus

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The Hunter and his handler looking spooked as a loud noise emits.

At E3 2019, some extra of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne was revealed to us within the type of a number of stay streams, together with our first have a look at Tigrex, a brand new model of Legiana, and a tease at one other returning monster – the Glavenus.

Our Monster Hunter World: Iceborne information will go over all the pieces we all know to this point concerning the growth to Monster Hunter: World, together with the just lately narrowed launch date and particulars concerning the monsters you’ll be slaying.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC launch date

Capcom introduced on 10th December 2018, the big expansion to Monster Hunter: World which is named “Iceborne”. We just lately realized that the PC model is popping out “January 2020”. This can be roughly 5 months after the console launch of the growth, particularly on sixth September 2019.

Preordering the growth offers you the Yukumo layered armour. Purchasing the Digital Deluxe Kit offers you the next goodies:

  • Silver Knight layered armour
  • Three gestures
  • Two sticker units
  • One face paint
  • One coiffure
  • One decor set for Room Customisation

New area – Hoarfrost Reach

This frozen forest is gated off in locations at first, however will ultimately open up as you slay monsters within the model new area of Hoarfrost Reach. As a frozen location, the chilly may have a detrimental impact in your stamina, however you’ll be able to fight this with using scorching peppers to make scorching drinks or the brand new scorching springs populated by monkeys. This is just like how chill mushrooms work.

As for the opposite life within the area, there are Popos – bizarre mammoth-like creatures which are prey to the bigger monsters, new birds referred to as Stonebirds, and even the tiny Rime Beetles that roll up snowballs that include Crystalbursts on your slinger. Finally, there are Wingdrakes often called “Cortos” that can be utilized to journey across the area.

The brand new hub base for hunters is Seliana.

New Hub – Seliana

With a brand new growth comes a brand new dwelling base – Seliana. It has all of the services which you could count on from a hub base, together with a model new set of Canteen Palicoes making ready some hearty meats, fondue dishes, salty broth, and different scrumptious wanting morsels. I received’t lie – I acquired very hungry writing that. You may entry the Safari Expedition from inside the hub, slightly than both going to the room or visiting the Research Base. There can be a photograph mode so you’ll be able to take photos of your self or the village itself, and even monsters whereas looking.

New Gathering Hub

It additionally appears that the new gathering hub in Seliana is a big scorching tub, the place hunters and Palico can loosen up earlier than setting off on a mission to slay the subsequent giant monster. We even see hunters dangling their cute feline associates above the water like a guardian introducing their toddler to swimming for the primary time. It’s very cute.

The Palico is equipped with what looks like a snowboard on its back.

Speaking of cute, it’s also possible to craft new gear on your Palico on the Smithy, which works in precisely the identical approach and can maintain your progress on supplies. This contains the slightly superior little snowboarding outfit on your Palico, full with a snowboard! You can, in fact, make new stuff for you, however why would you wish to when your Palico might look this rad?

The steamworks mini-game in Monster Hunter World Iceborne.

Steamworks facility

The new hub comes with a brand new facility referred to as the Steamworks. Here you’ll be able to take part in a mini-game the place you place in gasoline to run their engine. You should press buttons on the ability and in the event you handle to get a sequence right, you’ll get higher gadgets out of it. You can do that till the gauge on the prime reaches most capability. which does set off a cutscene the place the Palico overload the engine with gasoline. Items that may be obtained from right here embody potions, eggs, armour spheres, and barrel bombs, amongst many others.

New Monsters

Of course, what would a Monster Hunter game be with out monsters? Four have been formally revealed to this point, however the particulars have been spotty between the totally different creatures. We’ll go over all the pieces we all know to this point.


The Banbaro is the deer-like Brute Wyvern that makes use of its gigantic horns to choose up stuff because it prices. This signifies that whereas it could not get you in vary of its slightly nimble cost, the boulders and tree trunks that it might choose up might be hurled at you. It’s a bipedal herbivore that may even bathe within the solar and drink from the new springs, which signifies that this monster received’t assault till you assault it. It is also hunted by the subsequent monster.


A carnivorous “fish” that dives into the snow to ambush you. This doesn’t look all that totally different in comparison with Jyuratodus or the Lavasioth in the way it strikes, however this time it has a giant horn. It’ll additionally go after any Popo and even the Banbaro if their paths ought to cross. You may use what appears like Screamer Pods to flush it out of the snow whereas it’s burrowing.


A returning monster, Nargacuga is a flying wyvern that could be a cross between an enormous bat and a panther. This was the one monster not seen within the new area, as an alternative cropping up within the Ancient Forest. It additionally likes to choose fights with Rathalos and is extremely aggressive. Previous incarnations of Nargacuga have been susceptible to loud and sudden sounds, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how that is translated into Monster Hunter: World.

Velkhana in Monster Hunter World Iceborne


The model new signature Elder Dragon – Velkhana – is an ice-breathing dragon that we’ve not seen an enormous quantity of. However, the one factor we do know is that it likes to hunt Legiana – the ice-breathing wyvern discovered within the Coral Highlands. More data might be coming quickly about it, together with whether or not Nergigante needs to chow down on it or not.

Fan favourite Tigrex is returning in Monster Hunter World.


A fan favorite that was first hinted at by its roar, Tigrex is returning to Monster Hunter: World. It’s a flying wyvern that has been seen in snowy areas within the Monster Hunter games beforehand, so its look in Hoarfrost Reach isn’t out of the atypical. However, very like different fan favourites, together with Deviljho, count on that this up to date model of Tigrex will get new methods up its sleeve. It’ll even choose fights within the a number of areas that it inhabits, from Odogaron, to the brand new monsters within the Hoarfrost Reach.


Towards the top of the trailer, we got this segment, adopted by fireplace swiping throughout the display screen and a tell-tale roar. It’s just about a affirmation that Glavenus is returning to Monster Hunter: World and this lizard has a bladed tail that’s on fireplace. A battle between Glavenus and Deviljho would have been a conflict of titans however giving Diablos a suplex with its enamel remains to be a sight to behold.


Another trailer gave us another tease. This time round, we see an Uragaan wanting a bit worse for put on and sporting some inexperienced liquid on its face. This liquid then explodes, which veterans of the sequence can work out that this implies the return of Brachydios. This chap has inexperienced stubs for palms and an enormous inexperienced bulge on his dome, however the inexperienced bits are extremely unstable – matching completely with its violent temperament.

A variant on the Legiana that uses a lot more ice attacks.


Monster Hunter: World was no stranger to giving us sub-species of present monsters. Rathian, Rathalos, and Diablos all had dramatically totally different variations of the three that have been basically upgraded variations of themselves. Even Lavasioth and Beotodus might be thought of variations of Jyuratodus in some ways.

In Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, we might be seeing an entire host of latest, by no means earlier than seen sub-species of the monsters which are already within the game, and even one which’s a variant of Glavenus.

Shrieking Legiana

This sub-species relies on the usual Legiana, able to utilizing extra ice-based assaults to freeze you on the spot. They’re all prolonged results from its bodily assaults that the unique might use, but it surely additionally has a barely extra aggressive manner. The narrative appears to be based mostly round their migration as properly, so the origin of the “Shrieking Legiana” could also be revealed within the plot.

Fulgur Anjanath

How do you make the T-Rex monster that’s Anjanath much more of a ache to slay? Well, in the event you give it sufficient juice to jumpstart a monster truck, you’ll get Fulgur Anjanath. It appears even faster than its firebreathing cousin and may emit sparks out of nearly each a part of its physique. It additionally adopts a bit extra of a “tiger” sample on its face, which is a typical trait of Japanese mythology surrounding the Shinto god “Raiju”.

Ebony Odogaron sparking some sick red sparks from its maw. It looks evil.

Ebony Odogaron

As if making Anjanath an electrical sort wasn’t unhealthy sufficient, how a few extra savage Odogaron that has some darkish sparks coming from its mouth? While Odogaron was powerful to cope with because of its assaults inflicting the bleed standing impact, the Ebony Odogaron follows up assaults with extra ferocity and a way more painful chunk. The new variant may have entry to Dragon assaults, however may even eat much more – one thing that the unique Odogaron not often did.

Acidic Glavenus

At San Diego Comic Con, we came upon a bit extra concerning the Acidic model of Glavenus. The concept behind this one is that as an alternative of a bladed tail that will get extra heated because it assaults, the tail is as an alternative coated in toxic barbs which are shredded off because the tail is sharpened however develop again over time. This means that there’s a shorter window of alternative when the Glavenus isn’t hitting as exhausting.

Pukei-Pukei, Paolumu, and Tobi-Kadachi

We’re lumping these three in collectively as a result of they have been revealed to have their very own sub-species on the finish of the San Diego Comic Con panel. As of but although, Capcom haven’t launched any additional data of what precisely these three new variants would use. Pukei-Pukei initially had poison, Tobi-Kadachi had lightning, and Paolumu used impartial wind-based assaults respectively.

Master Hunter Rank

A model new marketing campaign might be coming together with the game that takes place after the story of Monster Hunter: World. It’s subsequently protected to imagine that the growth will solely be unlocked once you attain Hunter Rank 16, which entails defeating the ultimate boss of the game.

With the brand new growth comes a brand new Hunter Rank – Master. This is alleged to behave rather a lot just like the G-Rank did in earlier Monster Hunter titles, and it’s implied that because the new marketing campaign has some new monsters seem within the older areas, it appears Master Rank isn’t restricted to simply the brand new world.

Two-player problem mode

There is now the choice to play the mode with two gamers and have the problem balanced for the 2 gamers, slightly than have it elevated to the issue akin to four-player mode. The problem can be tailored to the suitable variety of gamers relying on what number of gamers are in a game, slightly than keep at multiplayer when another person joins you, even when they depart shortly thereafter.

Hunter is using the Clutch Claw to grapple onto the Banbaros.

Hunter Actions

Let’s face it, slingers have been horrible in Monster Hunter: World. You needed to put them away with a view to use them, fumbling with the controls like a novice circus performer making an attempt to juggle. Slingers can now be used whereas your weapons are drawn for all weapon sorts, and this contains slotting in flash pods. But that’s not all.

Two new slinger actions can now be used. The Clutch Claw means that you can latch onto a creature and pull your self in to grapple them. Since this was beforehand solely capable of be accomplished by leaping from a peak and hoping for the perfect, having an alternative choice is welcome. You may unload all of your present slinger ammunition whereas grappling to stagger it right into a sure course – which can be utilized to knock it right into a lure.

Each one of many totally different weapons may even have a number of latest actions that can be utilized in-game, largely to help in mounting monsters – which, let’s face it, is at all times probably the most enjoyable a part of any hunt.

You may journey on creatures to permit for faster traversal and no stamina loss. This contains mounting the Jagras and valiantly driving it into battle, and what self-respecting monster hunter doesn’t wish to try this?

Kulve Taroth Monster Hunter: World PC occasion

This occasion is just not stay in the mean time. We’ll replace this web page when Kulve Taroth is returning.

Kulve Taroth was a limited-time seasonal occasion encounter slightly than a everlasting monster that might be added to the game. As announced in the Steam Community forums, it final ran from 30th November 2018 from 00:00am (UTC) till 17th November 2018 at 23:59 (UTC).

When it’s accessible, you’ll additionally should be of Hunter Rank 16 or above to even qualify to combat her when it’s accessible, in addition to full an optionally available facet quest. This means you’re prone to have to beat Xeno’jiiva first, so in the event you’re not at that stage but you must be fast. As for the way you combat Kulve Taroth, I’ve knocked up the Monster Hunter: World Kulve Taroth information with extra data.

The Gathering Hub in Astera has been decorated for the winter event. Palicos have snowman costumes and the human staff have winter coats. Fireworks are being lit in the centre of the ship.

Upcoming Monster Hunter: World PC occasions

Finally, earlier than we go, listed below are another notable dates for Monster Hunter: World updates – specifically the Astera events which are coming within the subsequent month:

  • Week 1: Spring Blossom Fest
    Friday, July 26 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 1 23:59 UTC
  • Week 2: Summer Twilight Fest
    Friday, August 2 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 8 23:59 UTC
  • Week 3: Autumn Harvest Fest
    Friday, August 9 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 15 23:59 UTC
  • Week 4: Winter Star Fest
    Friday, August 16 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 22 23:59 UTC
  • Week 5: Appreciation Fest
    Friday, August 23 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 29 23:59 UTC

Monster Hunter: World guides

To get you in control for the brand new growth, now we have an entire checklist of guides from supplies, weapons, and armour, to boss methods for each single monster within the game.

PC particular guides

Individual monster guides

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