Monster Hunter World announces Iceborne, a full-fledged expansion for autumn 2019, and Witcher crossover

    
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It seemed like a given that Monster Hunter World would get more in the way of updates, given the game’s overall success. If you predicted that would mean a full-on expansion, well, you win the prize. The game’s Twitter account has announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, a massive expansion due for Autumn of 2019.

Obviously, this does not yet include pricing or a full list of content, which makes sense when the expansion is not actually going to be released for many months. But we do know that this will include new monsters, locales, equipment, and moves; there’s also the promise of a new quest rank and a new story taking place after the main thrust of the base game. Check out the trailer down below and keep your eyes peeled for more information through next year, because it looks like the hunt continues ever onward.

That wasn’t even the only big Monster Hunter announcement today; the game is also plotting a crossover with… The Witcher. Huh.

Source: Twitter
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nobleeinherjar

I am so hyped for Iceborn. It’s going to be a long wait. Bring on the Hot Drinks!

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A Dad Supreme

Woot! Nothing I love more than a good crossover!

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Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

So is this game an MMO, can you play it as a in your face bruiser or is it all ranged?

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Nope, not an MMO at all. It’s a lobby-based, optionally 4-player cooperative monster hunting game. It’s really not even an rpg, despite what the Game Awards claimed last week.

Most of it is up front bruiser combat, as there are 14 weapons and only 3 of them are ranged.

Jellozz
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Jellozz

Game is not a MMO, it’s a fairly hardcore (by mainstream standards) action game that just happens to have a bit of a live game feel to it (it’s not really a proper live game as they don’t try to monetize it with a sub or endless DLC stuff, it’s just the game has quests that cycle in and out every couple of weeks and they’ve added a few new monsters and had crossover events.)

As for your other question, the game has 14 different weapon types and only 3 of those are ranged. The game is melee focused for the most part. Also weapons in monster hunter are more like classes in a traditional game. Each weapon has its own unique resource system and your movement options wildly change depending on the weapon.

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Danny Smith

Not surprised by the theme at all. The base game was monstrously, pun not intended, lacking in ice/water element monsters compared to every game in the series that have ice areas where you need warm drinks or warm weather gear to stop your stamina draining faster and restoring slower.

Its going to be fun to see the folks who began the series with World run into almost certain guarantees that use existing animation rigs like Khezu, boy wont he be fun to spawn in the middle of the hunt and stun everyone by screaming for 10 aeons without shutting up? :P

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