Featuring the return of legendary elder dragon Fatalis, the game’s fifth title update will launch on September 30 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / October 1 at 1am BST.
Fatalis first featured in the original Monster Hunter’s online mode when it would show up without warning as the focus of an online event.
In Iceborne’s upcoming update, players will be able to challenge the beast more regularly.
Fatalis will show up at Castle Schrade, which will house the Dragonator, cannons, and other features for hunters to play with.
Iceborne’s fourth title update launched in July, introducing “fan-favorite” monster Alatreon.
As of June 30, 2020, Monster Hunter World had shipped 16.1 million units—it’s Capcom’s best-selling game of all time— while its Iceborne expansion had shipped 5.8 million units.
VGC’s 5/5 Monster Hunter World Iceborne review labelled the game “an essential upgrade for hunters craving new monsters, challenges, and gear”.
Capcom announced two Switch exclusive Monster Hunter games in mid-September. The next entry in the hunting action series, Monster Hunter Rise, will be released on March 26, 2021. It will be followed by Monster Hunter Stories 2, which is described as “a rich RPG story”, in the summer of 2021.