Monster Hunter World Iceborne To Release On PC In January 2020; Free DLC Packs Planned

Francesco De Meo
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The Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion will release on PC early next year, Capcom confirmed today.

The Japanese publisher confirmed today that the expansion to one of the best games released last year will be made available for the PC version in January 2020. The expansion releases this month on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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While the Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion will be the first and only big expansion for the game, Capcom is planning to continue updating the expansion with free DLC packs. Speaking at the Hong Kong Animation Videogame Festival 2019, Monster Hunter series producer Sakamoto Ryusan and executive director Kaname Fujioka confirmed that the expansion will be getting new content for free in the future, including new monsters.

At the E3 2019, Kai had the chance to try out Monster Hunter World Iceborne, highlighting the new tools included in it.

The Hunters each have a couple of new tools at their disposal in Monster Hunter World Iceborne that will make navigation a breeze in the more treacherous climates. The first is a new Clutch Claw attachment that can help with grappling onto a monster and setting up to ride and stagger the great wyverns. I could certainly see this tool getting a lot of use with the heavier blunt weapons that need a second opportunity at getting up close and personal to Tigrex’s face and smash them with a hammer.

The other novel tool is finally being able to put those tailraider skills to use and tame select smaller beasts as mounts that can otherwise brave the frigid landscape better than any human. Getting carted and knocked back to the base camp is an unfortunate reality for most monster hunts and being able to get back into the faction faster is nothing less than a positive improvement for the already accessible entry. Beyond these two upgrades, Monster Hunter World Iceborne’s combat is largely untouched and should be immediately successful for anyone that’s wanting to see the new continent whether they’re longtime veterans or only just briefly adventured out with the Fifth Fleet.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne launches this month on PS4 and Xbox One, and in January 2020 on PC.

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