While Monster Hunter World had loads of collaborations across great brands like Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, and even Horizon Zero Dawn, Capcom began Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s collaborations with the amazing Resident Evil 2. This collaboration is live on both PS4 and Xbox One for a limited time. Alongside this, a collaboration is live with Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds which is a two part affair. The first part has gone live on PS4. Both of these events are only for those who own Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Resident Evil 2 event guide
RE: Return of the Bioweapon: This quest (available on PS4 and Xbox One until December 5) takes place in the Rotten Vale and features you (and up to three others) taking on Blackveil Vaal Hazak. You need to be Master Rank 20 or higher to be able to do the quest. This event quest has a nice helping of Resident Evil 2 with music and even items. For this quest, any effuvia resistance you have is useless so forget those decorations and skills.
Instead, you enter a zombified state which heals you when your weapon is sheathed over time. The downside is you cannot use any items or evade during this state and your movement is much slower. I’d recommend doing this quest solo just to understand how you end up feeling while playing in a zombified state so you don’t end up carting (dying) when playing with others.
The way to cure this is using a special event item called the Green Herb. You find these all over the place and they are different from the regular herbs you use in Monster Hunter World. You can combine these event items with the rare red herb to maximise your health and heal up. That covers the main mechanics of the quest.
Blackveil Vaal Hazak is not an easy fight in general. During the main story, both Mick Fraser and myself struggled with this monster. Thankfully, getting better gear and learning how to deal with Blackveil Vaal Hazak attack patterns is all it took, as expected. Blackveil Vaal Hazak with the zombified mechanic is very easy to deal with once you get used to movement and the mechanics involved. Slaying Blackveil Vaal Hazak will net you S.T.A.R.S. Badges that you can use to craft Leon and Claire armor, the Tofu pendant, and much more for this event.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Resident Evil 2 event rewards
1. Claire Alpha plus armor set (6 x S.T.A.R.S. Badges, 3 x Pure Dragon Blood, 2 x Vaal Hazak Fellwing, 2 x Deathweaver Membrane)
2. Leon Alpha plus armor set (6 x S.T.A.R.S. Badges, 3 x Pure Dragon Blood, 2 x Shadowpierce Fang, 2 x Deathweaver Membrane)
3. Typewriter and Good Ol’ Item Box room customisation (1500 Research Points and 1 S.T.A.R.S. Badge each)
4. Tofu Survivor and other pendants (1 x S.T.A.R.S. Badge and 500 Research Points each)
5. Music for the music player in your room (complete the quest)
6. Paid DLC like the Mr X handler outfit, and more
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Horizon Zero Dawn: the Frozen Wilds event guide
Into the Frozen Wilds: This event quest is PS4 exclusive. It features the first part of a collaboration between Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. Since this is the first part, the quest isn’t too interesting. The Into the Frozen Wilds quest has you take on a Zinogre in the Hoarfrost Reach. You need to be Master Rank 24 or higher to be able to enter the quest.
There isn’t any special mechanic here like the Resident Evil 2 event quest. Just remember to take on Stun Resist gear and the thunderproof mantle if you have it because Zinogre hits and stuns hard. Zinogre is weak to ice so equip a nice ice weapon if you have one. You don’t need to worry about invasions in this quest which is nice. I recommend carrying a few pitfall traps as well. Avoid using shock traps for obvious reasons. Avoid Zinogre’s projectiles and evading right in time when Zinogre does the jump attacks will make this hunt a breeze.
Completing this event quest will net you a Banuk Warrior Symbol or two. You can use these with other items to craft the Stormslinger Prototype Light Bowgun and the Focus Pendant. The light bowgun isn’t great in its current state and I hope the second part of the collaboration will have something that’s actually usable for endgame. The Focus Pendant looks great though.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Horizon Zero Dawn event rewards
1. Stormslinger Prototype Light Bowgun (3 x Banuk Warrior Symbol, 3 x Zinogre Deathly Shocker, 1 x Zinogre Hardhorn, 2 x Zinogre Hardclaw)
2. Focus Pendant (2 x Banuk Warrior Symbol, 500 Research Points)
That covers both of these events. I’ll have a guide for the next Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration that arrives in December as well.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is now available on PS4 and Xbox One. Read our review here.