Capcom has announced that the first title update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is now available for free.
The update offers more challenging options for players to conquer including fan-favourite Rajan, more tempered monsters, a new region and more.
Capcom also revealed additional post-launch updates planned for the rest of the year via a developer update video.
The key features from the new update are:
- Rajang – a hyper aggressive beast that turns into a golden ball of fury when enraged
- Changes to the Guiding Lands, the endgame locale which opens up several biomes with Region Levels offering new rewards and materials. You’ll now be able to set Region levels so when jumping into another player’s instance you don’t affect your own progress
- New Volcanic Biome – this area has been added to the Guiding Lands, along with new Tempered versions of Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos
- Room update – allows you to visit other player’s rooms, play music and customise your own living space with more items and themes
In the developer diary, the team announces that Iceborne will continue with more free updates with the next one planned for November. This includes a collaboration with survival horror icons Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield and the Tyrant, from Capcom’s own Resident Evil series. For PlayStation 4 players the first round of an exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration will also become available, giving players the chance to craft a Light Bowgun designed as Aloy’s Stormslinger.
For the December update a new, yet to be revealed monster will appear and Monster Hunter’s seasonal fests will make an appearance. The second round of Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration will also be available with a full armour set fashioned after the Shield-Weaver armour.