|Release Date||September 6th 2019 (Consoles)
TBA Winter 2019 (PC)
|Price||Expansion: 39.99 USD
Game + Expansion: 59.99 USD
|Platforms||PS4, Xbox One, PC|
Iceborne Expansion for Monster Hunter World is a fully-fledged paid expansion coming in September 6th 2019. The expansion is equivalent in size to previous Monster Hunter games "G Rank" or "Ultimate" entries, and promises to bring a significant amount of content. Please see DLC for content updates, including free events and collaborations.
Iceborne Expansion Release, Price
The MHW Iceborne Expansion will be released in September 6th 2019 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. PC / Steam players will also receive the expansion in Winter 2019
- The expansion can be purchased as a Stand-Alone addition by those who own the game. Starting at USD 39.99
- A bundled version of the base game and Expansion is also expected to be available. Starting at USD 59.99
Iceborne Expansion Features
The Iceborne expansion builds on every aspect of Monster Hunter: World, starting with an all-new story that picks up after the main game and whisks hunters away to a newly discovered chilly locale called Hoarfrost Reach. The snow-covered terrain offers an ecosystem that contrasts areas in the main game and progressively expands with the story. Iceborne is set to offer the largest region in the game so far, presenting hunters a wealth of new content with even more quests to face than in the original release.
Iceborne also introduces the new higher difficulty Master Rank, a brand-new quest tier that makes new and existing monsters more ferocious than ever. The extreme cold is also the setting for brand new frigid climate foes such as the horned brute wyvern Banbaro and the snow-buried Beotodus. These interweave with returning fan favorites such as the swift-attacking Nargacuga who adds some dangerous new tricks to his trademark move set as he joins the Monster Hunter: World lineup. Leading the pack in Iceborne is the mysterious new flagship monster Velkhana, an elder dragon with powerful ice attacks that is a pervasive threat in the new story.
To ready players to face the expansion’s fierce hunts, several new gameplay options have been added to broaden the player’s combat repertoire, creating opportunities for exciting new hunting strategies. The Slinger can now be used while the main weapon is drawn, regardless of weapon type. New features have also been added for the Slinger such as the Clutch Claw used to grapple onto monsters with more direct control and the Flinch Shot which unloads Slinger ammo to stun monsters. Each of the 14 weapon types will also get new combos and new elements, offering additional depth to master in combat.
The Iceborne Expansion continues the Storyline from Monster Hunter World, advancing the Fifth's Fleet efforts to understand the new World. A new Quest Rank, alongside a variety of new Assignment and Optional Quests are expected. Supplementary Event Quests, Optional Quests and Special Assignments are also expected.
New Locales and Monsters
Iceborne Expansion for MHW will bring with it new Locations, with new ecosystems and Endemic Life as well as new Monsters (both large and small!). Players can expect this to result in an array of new Weapons, Armor and Specialized Tools.
New Locale: Hoarfrost Reach
The Slinger can now be used while the main weapon is drawn, regardless of weapon type. New features have also been added for the Slinger such as the Clutch Claw used to grapple onto monsters with more direct control and the Flinch Shot which unloads Slinger ammo to stun monsters. Each of the 14 weapon types will also get new combos and new elements, offering additional depth to master in combat
Iceborn Expansion Pricing and Versions
The Monster Hunter: World base game is required and while Iceborne players will be able to enjoy some of the gameplay options such as the Slinger and weapon updates right away, they must have completed the main story through Hunter Rank 16 in order to access the new Iceborne story and quests. Several options are now available for pre-order for new or returning players on console either digitally or at participating retailers, with a special Yukumo Series layered armor set bonus exclusively for these early bird customers.
- For existing owners, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion is available as digital DLC for MSRP $39.99 / €39.99.
- A Digital Deluxe version including both the expansion and a Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Deluxe Kit DLC of cosmetic items is MSRP $49.99 / €49.99.
- For newcomers, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition containing both the main game and the Iceborne expansion is available to preorder at retail and will be available for purchase digitally at launch for MSRP $59.99 / €59.99.
- At North America retail only, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition Deluxe option that also includes the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Deluxe Kit DLC comes in a Steelbook for MSRP $79.99.
MHW Iceborne Expansion Large Monsters
Banbaro Weapons & Armor Soon!
Beotodus Weapons & Armor Soon!
Nargacuga Weapons & Armor Soon!
Velkhana Weapons & Armor Soon!
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Iceborne Expansion Gallery