Capcom has released the third free update for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion. It’s available now on PS4 and Xbox One.
Among other things, the third free update offers two powerful monster variants. There are also a number of system updates and a new seasonal in-game event. We have more details from Capcom below!
New Challengers Enter the Ring
Only the boldest hunters can successfully counterattack Rajang when in its enraged golden state. Its variant, Furious Rajang, embraces this seething anger to amp up its attacks even further. With its golden coat crackling with energy, every clash with this predator is an all-out assault.
From a devastating pin attack to new medium and long-range attacks, Furious Rajang ensures no distance is safe. Since Furious Rajang also has fewer weak points, hunters will have no choice but to tackle this threat head-on.
Variant Raging Brachydios brings explosive changes with an even more volatile coating of slime seeping from its body. Hunters can force the slime to drop off by attacking specific body parts but must be prepared to avoid an even wider explosive zone once the slime reaches the ground. This hulked up version of the fan-favorite blast from the past can also trap hunters in a no-holds-barred cage match where retreat is not an option.
Hunters brave enough to attempt these encounters will be rewarded with materials to forge brand new top-tier Palico gear, weapons, armors featuring new set bonus skills, and decorative pendants.
Layered Weapons, Hunter Helper Updates, and More
Title Update 3 also introduces layered weapons, which alter the appearance of weapons without impacting their stats. The first round of layered weapons is available now. It allows players to customize fully-upgraded weapons with a distinct base frame and monster part attachments. Later in April, weapons with unique designs will join the layered weapon pool.
Hunter Helper is also overhauled. It has increased monetary rewards when assisting hunters with a lower Master Rank and enhanced drop rates. Assisting hunters with Assignments now offers a chance of receiving rare decorations through Carved Feystones, while other regular quests award armor-enhancing King Armor Spheres. Those spheres will come in handy now that rarity 12 armors can be enhanced to level 20.
Guiding Lands aficionados will now have access to a new tool: the Banishing Ball. Now quest leaders can force unwanted monsters out of a region immediately while on a hunt. Hunters relaxing after a quest have new paid DLC options, including new monster figures, music options, and décor.
Hunter fashionistas also have reason to celebrate. All NPC hairstyles from World are now available as part of a free character customization update. When paired with new paid DLC pendants and sticker sets, hunters can flex their style even more.
New Seasonal Event
A day after update three arrives on PC (April 8), both PC and console communities will celebrate the new Seliana seasonal event, Full Bloom Fest, and simultaneous content updates for all platforms going forward. The whole base is getting into the rosy spirit with new gathering hub decorations, new canteen meals, a new Poogie costume, seasonal Palico gear, pendants, paid seasonal Handler costume, and new guild card options.
During Full Bloom Fest, log-in bonuses and bounties will offer tickets for crafting the elegant event armor. In addition, there are brand new event quests that provide materials for layered headgear based on the rare endemic creature Downy Crakes. There is also a pair of Whetfish Dual Blades.
In an accompanying developer diary, the Monster Hunter team also teased future updates coming to Iceborne. Hunters can look forward to a Master Rank hunt for the gilded Kulve Taroth, the emergence of Arch-Tempered Namielle, and the appearance of Alatreon in the New World.