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Patch Notes in Monster Hunter World are developer post-launch changes to the game. These can include tweaks to weapon performance as well as fixing of unexpected glitches or exploits. Below is a list of all the patches to the game, with the most recent at the top!

Monster Hunter World Patch Notes

Patch Version: 3.0 (PS4) / 3.0.0.1 (Xbox One) Approximately 1.2 GB
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Date:
April 19th 2018

New Location and Game Mode

  • The Caverns of El Dorado
  • Siege: Allows 16 players to hunt down a Kulve Taroth. Players will be split up in groups of 4.

 New Monster, Armor, Layered Armor, Palico Gear, & Weapons

Changes:

  • An Interface menu and an option called HUD/Help Text Size have been added under the Options menu on the title screen. You can now adjust HUD text size to be larger than the default size.
    • To go along with this new option, the “Subtitle Text Size” option added in PS4 Ver 2.00/Xbox One 2.0.0.0 has been moved from the in-game options menu to the title screen options menu.
  • A feature to sort investigations has been added to the Manage Investigations screen.
  • You can now sell all Trade-in Items at once when selling items.
  • Pressing the Square button on PS4 or X button on Xbox One allows you to switch between the Decoration name and Skill name when setting decorations.
  • You can now preview armor at the Smithy even with Layered Armor equipped.
  • An update has been made to squad management so players who haven’t logged in for 30 days aren’t automatically kicked from the squad.
  • A tweak has been made so the camera is not forced to follow an active Scoutfly trail when fast traveling or returning to camp after fainting.
  • You can now cultivate Ivy at Botanical Research.
  • If a field researcher with important dialogue is present during an Expedition, an exclamation mark (!) will be displayed beside that character’s name on the World Map when departing.
  • The Search Via Play History description text has been reworded to be easier to understand. The function itself has not changed.
    • Previous: Search for an Online Session that you joined based on your play history.
      Now: Search for an Online Session based on your play history.
      (Cannot find a previous met player if they’ve left the Online Session.)
  • Flash Pod effectiveness against Tempered Monsters will gradually decline after multiple uses, and will cease to have any effect at all after a certain point.
  • To coincide with the Tempered Monster’s increased resistance to flash pods, the special rewards from Tempered Monster Investigations have been reworked to produce better results.
    Threat Level 1 Special Rewards will now produce Warped Feystones.
    Threat Level 2 Special Rewards will now produce Shining Streamstones. (Hero Streamstones)
    Threat Level 3 Special Rewards will produce Shining Streamstones more frequently. (Hero Streamstones)

Bug Fixes

  • A bug has been fixed where the Jump Master skill would not activate during the beginning of the Vaulting Dance animation after a Jumping Advancing Slash or Strong Jumping Advancing Slash connect. The player will no longer go into a mid-air knockback animation.
  • A bug has been fixed where players would not recover from Defense Down status even when gaining a Defense Up buff from a Hunting Horn melody.
  • A bug has been fixed where during PS4 Ver 2.00/Xbox One 2.0.0.0, when the Self-Improvement Encore buff would add Attack Up for the player using the Hunting Horn, the Self-Improvement Encore message would not display “Attack Up + Deflected Attack Prevention”. The effect itself has not changed.
  • A bug has been fixed where your bait wouldn’t be consumed if you failed to reel in a giant creature.
  • A bug has been fixed where the Free Meal skill wouldn’t apply to Mushrooms you can eat via the Mushroomancer skill. Now when the Free Meal skill is active, Mushrooms will not be consumed when used.
  • A bug has been fixed where the lock-on cursor would target the space in front of Teostra’s face instead of the actual face when aiming the Slinger. The cursor will now lock onto Teostra’s face properly.
  • A bug has been fixed that caused Mining Outcrop points to not increase during High Rank quests and expeditions in all locales despite the environment info indicating that they are in upsurge.
  • A bug has been fixed to adjust the amount of Nitroshrooms harvested when using fertilizer. It has been adjusted to the following.
    New:
    No Fertilizer: 2
    Fungi Harvest Up (S): 2+2
    Fungi Harvest Up (L): 2+6
    Old:
    No Fertilizer: 2
    Fungi Harvest Up (S): 2+1
    Fungi Harvest Up (L): 2+2
  • In Ecological Research, there was a mistake in the level display for monsters found only in high rank that have a maximum of 4 levels of research. The following changes have been made to their monster field guide entries.

    Research Level: Current Research Bonuses

    Before:
    Level 0: Monster Field Guide Level 1 (Ecology)
    Level 1: Monster Field Guide Level 1 (Scoutfly Bonus only)
    Level 2: Monster Field Guide Level 2 (Physiology)
    Level 3: Monster Field Guide Level 3 (High Rank Reward page added)
    Level 4: Monster Field Guide Level 4 (High Rank Reward rare materials and drop rates displayed)
    Fixed:
    Level 0: Monster Field Guide Level 1 (Ecology)
    Level 1: Monster Field Guide Level 2 (Physiology)
    Level 2: Monster Field Guide Level 3 (High Rank Reward page added)
    Level 3: Monster Field Guide Level 4 (High Rank Reward rare materials and drop rates displayed)
    Level 4: Monster Field Guide Level 4 (High Rank Reward rare materials and drop rates displayed)

    Research Level: Next Level

    Before:
    Level 1: Habitat Info Added
    Level 2: Material Info Added
    Level 3: Rare Material Info Added
    Level 4: N/A
    Fixed:
    Level 0: Ecology
    Level 1: Material Info Added
    Level 2: Rare Material Info Added
    Level 3: N/A
    Level 4: N/A
  • A bug was fixed where the Charge Blade move “Sword: Sliding Slash” was displayed as “Advancing Slash” while in the Training Area.
  • A bug was fixed where the Gajau was classified as a Piscine Wyvern in the Monster Field Guide. It has been changed to its correct classification as Fish.
  • In French, the Dragon Jewel 1 decoration had the same name as the Bow’s Dragon Piercer move. The decoration has been renamed to the following. If you have a Dragon Jewel 1 decoration in your possession, please be aware that your decoration has not been removed, but simply renamed.
    Before:
    Joyau  perce-dragon[1]
    After:
    Joyau  tueur de dragon[1]
  • Description text for the following three trophies/achievements have been updated, as previous translations had the term giant crowns instead of making a distinction between gold and silver crowns. This fix is for all languages except Japanese and Traditional Chinese.

    Giant Crown
    Giant Crown Collector
    Giant Crown Master

Future Bug Fix

Capcom will attempt to revert a lightning issue on guild card that was introduced by Patch 2.00

Notice and Apology Regarding Guild Card Lighting

Due to updating the Guild Card lighting system when adding new poses during update PS4 Ver. 2.00/Xbox One Ver. 2.0.0.0, the lighting for existing poses were affected and player’s appearance on their Guild Cards underwent a change. We are preparing a fix that will be part of an update in the future so the lighting will be same as before PS4 Ver. 2.00/Xbox One Ver. 2.0.0.0. We appreciate your patience regarding this issue.


 

Patch Version: 2.0 (PS4) / 2.0.0.1 (Xbox One)

Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Date:
March 22nd 2018

Changes:

 Quality of Life Additions & Changes

  • Faster load times.
  • Added the feature “Kick from Online Session” to the player list.
  • Slightly reduced the amount that the Scoutfly Level (which is tied to monster research levels) gauge decreases after each quest.
  • In the “Online Session” menu, the name for the menu command “Squad Session Search” was changed to “Create/Search for a Squad Session” (the function is the same).
  • Adjustable subtitles size.
    • Added the “Text Size” setting for changing subtitle text size, under Start Menu > Options Game Settings.
  • Ability to return to gathering hall after quest.
    • Added “Return to Gathering Hub” (single player) and “Disband & Return to Gathering Hub” (multiplayer) to the options for “Select Return Destination” after a quest has been completed.
  • No flinching during monster carves.
    • Attacks from allies no longer interrupt you during the carving animation. Additionally, players are now immune to all hit reactions, including bombs, during carving animations after quest completion.
  • Added the game version to the MHW’s title screen (2.00 for PS4 and 2.0.0.0 for Xbox One).

Weapon Adjustments

Bow

  • Will receive bug fixes
    • Bug fix for Dashing Shot where spread/power shots skill effect was applied twice
    • Bug fix for Dragon Piercer where players could shoot past the attack angle limitations. It will now shoot straight ahead when shot with the camera angle past the attack's angle limitations.

Bowgun

  • No changes announced at the moment.

Charge Blade

  • Will receive balance adjustements to both Impact and Power Element Phials
    • Attack power increases from effects other than of the Artillery Skill (explosions on Impact Phials) were adjusted.
    • Super Amped Element Discharge stun values for Impact Phials were lowered.
    • Phial stun values were increased for all attacks besides Super Amped Element Discharge
    • Elemental values increased for all attack phials
    • Power element phials explosions during Super amped element discharge are spaced closer together to make them easier to hit the target.

Dual Blades

  • Demon Gauge is easier to maintain
  • Demon Gauge can be increased by Demon Mode roundslashes and Demon Furry Rush
  • Bug fix for Demon mode where players couldn’t cancel Demon Mode when transitioning from a Demon Dodge.

Great Sword

  • Will have increased damage for Charged Slash abilities.
  • Charged Slash II, Charged Slash III, Strong Charged Slash II, and Strong Charged Slash III.

Gun Lance

  • Will receive stronger wyvern blasts with less sharpness.
  • Shelling damage will increase when sharpness is yellow of worse.
  • Decreased sharpness loss for Wyrmstake Cannon and Wyvern’s Fire attacks
  • Increase damage for Wyrmstake Cannon and Wyvern’s Fire

Hammer

  • Will receive increased stun damage for charged attacks.
  • Charge Level 2 – Charged upswing and brutal upswing
  • Charge Level 3 – Charged Big Bang

Hunting Horn

  • Will give players attack up when they encore on top of knock back protection.
  • The self buff for horn which is done by pressing triangle twice.
  • Effect is “Attack Up+ Deflected Attack Prevention”

Insect Glaive

  • Will receive improvements to extract attack power and duration
    • Improved the effects of the attack power increase for red/white and red/white/orange extract hybrid effects
    • Extract times increased overall
    • Extract effects times do no decrease while mounting a monster

Lance

  • Adjusted to be easier to use
  • Will have a temporary knockback negation during a successful counter thrust

Long Sword

  • Will receive improvements to Foresight Slash’s input timing, damage, and hitbox detection as well as a bug fix to Helm Breaker
    • Foresight slash’s will have a longer window to successfully trigger.
    • An increased hitbox.
    • Increased damage
    • Increased the angle that players can control the direction of the attack
    • Bug fix for Spirit Helm Breaker, players will be immune to knockbacks until they land on the ground

Shield and Sword

  • Will receive stronger round slash and the ability to use wedge beetles with the weapon out.

Switch Axe

  • Will have Zero Sum Discharge adjusted
  • Will receive Level 4 earplugs on Zero Sum Discharge.
  • Can chain Sword: Jumping Element Discharge into Zero Sum Discharge
  • Zero Sum Discharge Finisher will have increase damage
  • Mounted Discharge Finisher won’t cause sharpness loss.
  • Zero Sum Discharge Bug Fix: after using, players will be immune to knockbacks until they land on the ground.

 


 

Patch Version: 1.06 (PS4) / ?? (Xbox One)

Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Date:
February 15th 2018

Changes:

Added various minor bug fixes.
Added game performance and stability improvements.
Improvements for Matchmaking on Xbox One also added with Monster Hunter World 1.06.

 


 

Patch Version: Version 1.05 (PS4) / 1.0.0.10 (Xbox One)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Date: February 9th 2018

Changes:

Squads (PlayStation 4)

Fixed an issue where the error message "Failed to retrieve squad information. Please wait and try again." would appear and squad features would not be usable. However, as a result of this fix, players who were affected by this bug will have all of their squad data reset. Additionally, players in squads whose squad leaders have their data reset will also see any affiliated data disappear the next time they log in. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and ask that you reform squads or reinvite players whose data are lost.
Fixed an issue where, rarely, uninvited non-squad members could join a Squad Online Session, or squad members could not join one of their own. Squad Online Sessions can still be joined by players outside of the squad via friend invite or Online Session ID search.

5 Million Celebration Item Pack

Fixed an issue where some players could not claim the item pack "5 Million Celebration Item Pack". The availability for this item pack has been extended to February 22, 23:59 (UTC).

Decorations

Fixed an issue where, under certain conditions, decorations would be lost.
Fixed an issue that occurred when selecting items with the "Sell Items" option (from the item box inside base camp tents) by hiding the decorations tab.

General Light Bowgun and Heavy Bowgun ammo changes

Increased the power of Normal Ammo (1, 2, 3), Pierce Ammo (1, 2, 3), and all elemental ammo (except Dragon Ammo).
Decreased the power of Slicing Ammo, and reduced the effect it has when hitting other players.
Reduced the maximum number of Slashberries you can hold in your item pouch from 60 to 30. Players can still use any remaining extra Slashberries if they currently have more than 30 in their item pouch.

Elderseal

Readjusted the Elderseal calculation for dragon pods.

Endemic Life

Fixed an issue where information on endemic life would disappear from the Wildlife Map when moving about the field.

Quests

Fixed an issue where the assignment "Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi" would not appear on the quest board after departing on a different quest in the middle of speaking with the Chief Botanist just before the quest is first assigned.
Fixed a rare bug that would cause players to lose control of their characters when completing a quest with certain start menu sub-menus open.

Xbox One matchmaking

Our development team is also working tirelessly on pinpointing the issues with matchmaking on Xbox One. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your continued patience and support as we track down and solve these issues.

In the meantime, if you’re unable to use the “Matchmake” option to connect to other hunters, you may still be able to create online lobbies, join others’ lobbies via “Filter Search”, “Invite a Friend”, connect via Xbox One LFG, or join hunts by using the “Respond to SOS” feature.

And in case you haven’t tried this yet, it’s been reported that some hunters have had success using the “Matchmake” feature after setting their NAT connection settings to “Open” on their Xbox One.

(This patch also removed the Decoration Duplicating glitch without mentioning it in the patch notes)

 


Patch Version: 1.04 (930 MB)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Date: February 2nd 2018
Changes:

  • Fixed an issue whereby in some cases the assignment “The Encroaching Anjanath” wouldn’t appear on the quest board during online play.
  • Readjusts how Elderseal values are calculated.
  • It will also include a number of small bug fixes.

 


Patch Version: 1.01 (815 megabyte)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Date: January 26th 2018 (Day 1 Patch)
Changes:

Additional Systems

  • Unlocks online-use systems including multiplayer, event quests, and chat.
  • Adds function to receive additional content to the player’s My House room service.
  • Adds gallery function to the title menu to replay event scenes.
    • Adds a Gallery Mode that enables you to watch the event scenes you have previously seen. The appearance of the player character will change based on the save data.
  • Mascot character Poogie added to Research Commission HQ.
    • As you progress through the story, Poogie will appear in the distribution area of Research Commission HQ. You can deepen your friendship with him through skillful petting. If you pick him up and take him around, something good may happen.

 

Additional Display Languages

  • In addition to the Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish included in all versions of the game, the following display languages have been added for specific versions:
    • Japan: No additional languages
    • Asia: Traditional Chinese and Korean
    • North America: Brazilian Portuguese
    • Europe: Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Arabic
  • Additional voiced languages have not been added. All versions of the game will feature Monster Hunter language, Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish voiced language options.

Other

  • Fixed some bugs

 




    • Anonymous

      23 Apr 2018 23:31  

      I hope they'll expand on the Siege Event more in the future. Could work really well for other walkers too. Lao-Shan, Yama, and so on. So many possibilities.

      • Anonymous

        23 Mar 2018 14:12  

        The spirit helmbreaker patch doesn't work. tried it out and nothing has changed. i get knocked or roard out of the sky.

        • Anonymous

          13 Mar 2018 13:50  

          matchmaking on Ps4 still sucks ass. a million players in the european union and i only find like 10 quests open on the board?!?!?!

          btw I tell you how they do patches...they look your youtube videos and fix what you find, not what they find !

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