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Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne coming to PC on 9 January 2020

Published: 19:34, 25 October 2019
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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners were treated to Monster Hunter: World's expansion Iceborne in September and Capcom now revealed that the PC edition is coming to Steam on 9 January 2020 with all the bells and whistles you'd expect on PC.

We're talking about support for 4K resolution, uncapped frame rate and DirectX 12, as well as the changes in the latest updates for Monster Hunter: World's Steam version. These are ultrawide 21:9 display support, high-resolution textures and improved mouse and keyboard controls. 

The earlier version of Monster Hunter: World's PC controls seemed a bit clunky, and it strongly resembled a direct port of console controls, which unfortunately translated to quite frustrating, quite often. Thankfully, Capcom remedied that and the current ones are vastly improved.

In terms of actual in-game huntable features, Iceborne brings new monsters like Fulgur Anjanath, a lightning-happy subspecies of Anjanath and supercharged Odogaron called Ebony Odogaron. There's also Glavenus, a fierce and fiery monster you're sure to remember from the feel of his tail. They also added actively balanced difficulty, which makes it easier in cases like players dropping out.

Now, Iceborne arrives on PC five months after the consoles but the version that launches will be just like on consoles, meaning they'll have to wait longer to get the expansion's first title update. This is one that added new monster Rajang, a fresh, new Volcanic Region in the Guiding Lands, the option to socialise with others in your customisable room and a bunch more.

Capcom MHW: Iceborne screenshot showing rajang MHW: Iceborne's Rajang

Iceborne goes for $40 but the expansion requires Monster Hunter: World base game. Thankfully, Steam's offering a 50 per cent discount at the moment, so if pricing was your sole concern, the time is probably ripe to jump aboard the MH:W train.

Monster Hunter: World's expansion Iceborne, by Capcom

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