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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion now available for PC

Published: 17:59, 09 January 2020
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Monster Hunter World's Iceborne expansion is now live for PC. The DLC brings a new storyline and an icy new locale called Hoarfrost Reach. The new gameplay features include a new mechanic and updates to all 14 weapon types.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion is now globally live for PC. The expansion is also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Iceborne expansion delivers a new storyline and an icy new locale called Hoarfrost Reach. The new locale will progressively expand and be home to the mysterious new Elder Dragon Velkhana. 

In addition to the new Elder Dragon, there will also be a number of new monsters and subspecies variations you'll have a chance to take down using the new gameplay mechanics.

Iceborne also brings a higher difficulty rank - called Master Rank - to Monster Hunter: World. In order to access the new rank, players will need to have completed the main story in the game through Hunter Rank 16.

The new gameplay features include the new Clutch Claw mechanic and updates to all 14 weapon types. Other new "series first" gameplay features include a two-player balanced difficulty scale, the ability to ride small monsters to traverse maps and a Hunter Helper player incentive.

The incentive is supposed to encourage more experienced Master Rank hunters to help Low and High-Rank players progress through the World.

Hunters who still haven't completed the story of Monster Hunter: World will get free Defender Weapons and a Guardian Armor set that should help them cruise through the main story in order to get to Iceborne.

Capcom MHW: Iceborne screenshot showing icy cave MHW: Iceborne

The PC version of Iceborne includes:

  • High-resolution texture pack
  • Customizable graphical settings
  • DirectX 12 support
  • Optimization for FidelityFX CAS
  • Upscaling 

In addition, mouse-and-keyboard controls have been updated to accommodate the new actions and abilities.

If you sign in to Monster Hunter: World using your PC from now until 5 February 2020, there's going to be one free item pack of consumable items waiting for you. If you have purchased Iceborne for PC, you can look forward to a second pack.

The expansion is available now as a digital download for ₤30.61. A Digital Deluxe version, including both the expansion and a Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Deluxe Kit DLC of cosmetic items, is on offer for ₤38.26. 

If you're just getting into the Monster Hunter title, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition containing both the main game and the Iceborne expansion can be purchased digitally for ₤45.92.

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