Capcom released a brand new trailer today for the upcoming expansion to Monster Hunter World, Iceborne. The new trailer shows off plenty of looks at new and returning monsters, along with new features to help out new hunters, and reward veterans for helping amateur hunters out.
Check out the Old Everwyrm Trailer followed by the new developer update video below:
The new trailer initially gives players a look at the new Elder Dragon, Velkhana, who’s a newcomer to the series. Along with Velkhana, two more monsters have been confirmed to appear in the upcoming Iceborne expansion. The return of the brute wyvern Brachydios will slime hunters with his explosive attacks and another Elder Dragon will make its series debut in Iceborne – Namielle.
It was also revealed that a free update will hit Monster Hunter World on September 4 ahead of Iceborne’s launch which will provide all players with the buffed Guardian Armor set. The new upgradeable armor will equip hunters with increased defensive stats as well as additional skills to help rookie hunters tackle the main story line in Monster Hunter World.
Lastly, one final new gameplay feature heading over to Monster Hunter World via the upcoming free update is the Hunter Helper. Essentially, this new feature rewards high ranking hunters for helping out fellow hunters in the field. Those who help out hunters in need will be rewarded with exclusive in-game content , such as Pendants and Trophies.
The new free update is set to hit Monster Hunter World on September 4, 2019 while the Iceborne expansion is slated to release on September 6, 2019 for the PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version of Iceborne will release January 2020.