Late last year, following Monster Hunter World’s win at The Game Awards, Capcom announced that a full expansion would be heading our way this year called ‘Iceborne’. At the time, very few details were given but that changed last night, with the publisher giving us more details on the new ‘Hoarfrost Reach’ region, which will be the largest area in the game to date.
The Iceborne expansion will take place in Hoarfrost Reach, a new area of the map covered in snow and ice. Hunters will need to take weather conditions into account when going out on missions, as extreme temperatures will have an impact on stamina. With that in mind, players will need to make sure they are properly stocked up before going out on new hunts.
Of course, a new region also leads to new monsters, some are returning from older games, including the Banbaro and the Beotodus. Meanwhile, newer monsters like the Velkhana will pose as one of the biggest challenges yet. The Velkhana is an elder dragon with ‘the ability to freeze all’.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will require the base game to play but there will be a new ‘Master Edition’ of the game that includes both the expansion and main game. Iceborne will release on consoles on the 6th of September- those of us on PC will have to wait a bit longer, with the game set to come out during the Winter months later in the year.
KitGuru Says: Iceborne looks like an awesome expansion so far. Will many of you be returning to Monster Hunter World when this new expansion drops?