Monster Hunter: World

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First Big Content Update Arrives Next Week for Monster Hunter: World
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First Big Content Update Arrives Next Week for Monster Hunter: World

Lots of things to do in April

Quite a bit of stuff will be heading to Monster Hunter: World over the next few weeks/months. Capcom held a live stream earlier today to discuss the forthcoming title update that will drop next Thursday, March 22, as well as plans for other content that is in the works.

You can catch a recap of the full stream over on Capcom's Twitch account, and a text recap over on the Capcom blog, but here's a quick rundown of some of the bigger points:

  • Content Update 2.0, which is free, will drop on March 22 and bring with it a new monster (for World) to hunt, the Deviljho, new weapons/armor to craft using materials from that monster, along with a number of tweaks/balance changes to the weapons (more attack power for Hunting Horn! Get your French Horn on!)
  • This Friday, March 16, everyone will get a free Character Edit Voucher that can be used one time to edit your Hunter's gender and appearance (you cannot change your Hunter's name, or anything with your Palico). This is a one-time use item and if you use it and want to make more changes, then you'll have to buy a new voucher when they become available to purchase using real world money in the future.
  • There will be a Spring Blossom Festival kicking off on April 5 and running until April 18. During this festival, all previous Events will be available, including those tied around the special gear, and two new Events will be added that will allow players to get the Mega Man gear for their Palico and a special Greatsword that's based off a fan-submitted design. The Mega Man Event will run from April 13 to April 27, and the Greatsword Event will run for the duration of the Festival.
    • Note: The Mega Man, Greatsword, and Ryu armor sets will be available to all players during the Spring Blossom Festival, while the Aloy and Watcher-themed armors from Horizon Zero Dawn will still only be available to PlayStation 4 players.
  • At some point in the future (no dates have been provided just yet), a new Charge Sword will be available via a limited time Event Quest. What's so special about this Charge Sword? Well, it'll be based on the Force Edge and Alastor from Devil May Cry. As with other special gear, players will have to complete the special Event Quest and gather the other necessary materials in order to craft the weapon. You'll also be able to craft Dante's armor set. This Event Quest will be available to all players when it arrives.

So that's all in store for Monster Hunter: World and I'm pretty stoked for all of this content over the next couple months. The game has already become a part of my regular gaming routine, and I can't wait to hunt a Teostra while looking like Dante, though it's too bad they don't have an Ebony and Ivory Light Bowgun...

Monster Hunter: World is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release slated for Fall 2018. Four player co-op is supported in most Assigned Quests, Optional Quests, Event Quests, and Investigations (some Investigations limit the player count to just two).