Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Update Now Available
Capcom has released its second major update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The primary new addition included in the update is the appearance of Stygian Zinogre, a new monster that appears in the new end-game Tundra Region. Capcom also revealed dates for the next parts of the collaboration with Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds on PlayStation 4.
Stygian Zinogre is a more fearsome variant of Zinogre that uses attacks with the dragon element instead of lightning. It appears in the new Tundra Region that unlocks after the main Iceborne story is completed. The new area is also home to other creatures such as Barioth and Viper Tobi-Kadachi, and materials found in the Tundra Region can be used to increase the maximum level for weapon improvements. A new Elder Dragon, Tempered Ruiner Nergigante, has also been added alongside new Defender Weapons for all weapon types. More in-depth details about the update can be found on the series’ official website.
For PlayStation 4 players, the second round of quests for the collaboration with Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds will be released on December 12, 2019, at 4pm Pacific. These will provide materials to craft new equipment fashioned after Horizon Zero Dawn’s protagonist Aloy and upgrade the Stormslinger weapon available from the initial collaboration. A third round of quests will follow on December 26, 2019, again at 4pm Pacific, that will reward players with materials to craft the new Banuk α+ armor set as well as upgrade Aloy’s bow and craft new Felyne Watcher equipment, which originally appeared in Monster Hunter: World, with upgraded Master Rank stats.
Iceborne is an expansion to Monster Hunter: World that takes players to the frozen region of Hoarfrost Reach. In addition to the new area, Iceborne includes higher-difficulty Master Rank quests, new foes, and new abilities and tactical options. The expansion was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2019, with a PC release set for January 9, 2020.