Monster Hunter World: Iceborne developers have shared more details about the upcoming expansions in the latest interview with Famitsu magazine. The devs revealed new winter clothing-like equipment, quests and Hoarfrost Reach region size.
A few days ago, Capcom officially revealed and detailed the next, major, Monster Hunter: World expansion named Iceborne. The snowy DLC will expand the game's world and add a lot of new content including new monsters, storyline, quests, features and much more.
In their latest interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne developers talked about some of these additions and revealed new details about the Hoarfrost Reach region size, equipment and quests.
Highlights from the interview have been shared by Siliconera and according to the devs, players will get to play the expansion after finishing Monster Hunter: World main story. Furthermore, there will be Master Rank quests that take place on previous regions, too.
The devs state that snowy Hoarfrost Reach region is the largest of all locations in Monster Hunter: World. It's a vast area and players will gradually explore its parts with a travel system, without any hassle.
To battle the cold and frost in Hoarfrost Reach, players can go to hot springs which are spread over the region and get an effect similar to Hot Drinks, which provide temporary relief from cold effects. On top of that, there’s a new winter clothing-like equipment which can be equipped as a layer.
As for new weapons, the devs say all weapons can use the Slinger while unsheathed but the Sword and Shield will offer deeper combat with a brand new element. With Dual Blades, players will be able to use powerful shots while evading after Double Slash combos.
In Demon Mode, after second Rotation Slash, Clutch Claw can be used to cling onto the monster. Apparently, the concept of the Clutch Claw was born from some monster controlling mechanics and it's a bit different from riding. Unfortunately, the devs did not offer more details on this new feature.
However, more information on the new content in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be revealed at E3 2019.