Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has gotten two new major updates and this developer diary details all the latest balances and content.
The latest developer diary for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, starring executive/art director Kaname Fujioka and director Ichihara Daisuke, covers a slew of topics and updates for the title. It includes Rajang, Layered Armor, a new volcanic region for the Guiding Lands, and more.
Players also received two new patches called update versions 11.00 and 11.01, which included bug fixes and balance adjustments among other gameplay improvements:
Some highlights include the new Rajang armor set which features a number of offensive properties, Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos getting Tempered versions, room visits that allow players to visit each others’ rooms and decorate their own, and the base game’s armor now available as Layered Armor to craft. The entire developer diary video is 15 minutes long and is a good way to get better acquainted with the recent updates and enhancements.
Recently Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto discussed the future of the franchise. “Regardless of the success of Monster Hunter: World, we’ve always taken the approach of focusing on two things: action and communication,” says Tsujimoto. “Regardless of what we work on in the future, I feel like that’s a foundation we’re probably not going to change. We also understand that we do have a bigger player base, and yet, there are still many people who don’t know about the franchise.”
Overall Monster Hunter World has sold over 14 million copies, including sales of the recent expansion pack Iceborne. In other news Resident Evil 2 is also coming to Iceborne, and it’ll be there in November along with some hilariously out of place Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy costumes. Of course the series has always been rather touch-in-cheek about these things, so it’s definitely part of its weird sense of humor.
Monster Hunter World is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Iceborne expansion for the title we found to be phenomenal and is available now on consoles. The expansion will head to PC early next year in January 2020.
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