Monster Hunter World set for ‘massive’ Iceborne expansion

$40 add-on includes new story, moves and monsters

Capcom has announced Monster Hunter World Iceborne, a “massive expansion DLC” pack for its hit action role-playing game.

The $39.99 expansion pack requires the base Monster Hunter World game to play and will release on September 6, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. A PC release will follow in winter 2019.

Iceborne features a new story that begins after the events of Monster Hunter World, and an amount of content which Capcom says rivals the main game, including new monsters, environments, moves and equipment.

The main new locale in Iceborne is a snowy, polar stage called the Horefrost Reach, which Capcom says is the largest region in Monster Hunter World so far.

The region’s snowy landscape allows creatures to hide underneath the snow and players must use a grappling hook to avoid becoming stuck.

A new rank called Master Rank has been added, which Capcom compares to the G Rank from previous games.

You can find more details over on the Capcom blog.

In addition to the expansion, Capcom is planning to release a Digital Deluxe pack for $49.99 which contains the DLC and a collection of stickers, gestures and layered armour (which will also be available to purchase separately).

A Master Edition ($59.99), which includes Monster Hunter World and the Iceborne DLC in a single package, will also be released.

In its financial results on Tuesday, Capcom announced that 2018’s Monster Hunter: World has shipped more than 12 million units, marking a record high for any single title in the company’s history.