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Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne

An expansion to the 2018 action RPG Monster Hunter: World. Iceborne introduces an entirely new, frosty land, as well as a number of dangerous opponents and changes in the combat system. DLC is the responsibility of the authors of the basic version of the game, i.e.

This is Monster Hunter: World expansion pack.

RPG | TPP | fantasy | multiplayer | co-op | action RPG

Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne cover

developer: Capcom

publisher: Capcom

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4

game release date:



09Jan2020in 33days


Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne is a huge expansion to the 2018 action RPG Monster Hunter: World. Iceborne introduces a new, frosty land, full of different locations and new monsters. The expansion also introduces a number of changes to the combat system. The game was developed by Capcom (known from the Devil May Cry or Dragon's Dogma series).


The expansion offers a completely new plot that takes place after the events of the original Monster Hunter: World. Velkhana, a new ice elder dragon, plays an important role in the story.


The basic gameplay mechanics of Iceborne are the same as in the main game. We get a vast open world to explore, and our goal is primarily to hunt various kinds of monsters. The expansion takes place in the snowy land of Hoarfrost Reach, where we find a number of previously unknown monsters and complete Master rank quests.

Among new enemies is Velkhana, a powerful ice elder dragon who can control the temperature. The icy breath of the beast freezes everything, making it an incredibly dangerous adversary. We will also face Banbaro (a cross between a mighty snow buffalo and a ram), Beotodus (a wyvern that "swims" in the snow, using an unusual head shape to cut the ice) and Nargacuga (a flying wyvern with high agility).

A new tool, The Clutch Claw, will help us in hunting. It is a hook mounted on a rope, which allows us to climb on the back of a creature we are fighting. We then gain access to new attacks, allowing, among other things, to control the movements of the beast (e.g. to accelerate and hit the wall or to drive the animal into a trap). We can also use this position to shoot directly at a weak point. In addition, we have access to several new moves - for example, we can shoot from a slingshot or use other items with weapons drawn. Many weapons have received new moves and combos.

An unfavorable climate also requires an appropriate approach - we often have to break through high snow and low temperatures can be a threat in themselves. To deal with them, we can, for example, harvest the right plants to prepare a warming potion.

Game modes

Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne does not introduce any new game modes. Just like in the basic version, we can play this production alone or with friends - the game features an online cooperation mode.

Technical aspects

Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne expansion does not change the technical aspects of the game, but the new location has a different climate and uses several new effects, such as realistic snow forming around the shoes of the characters. The whole thing looks very credible.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 570X or better, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon R7 260X or better, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit

Watch Gameplay From Iceborne - Major DLC For Monster Hunter World
Watch Gameplay From Iceborne - Major DLC For Monster Hunter World

news 10 May 2019 10:49

Capcom has revealed the release date and new information about Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne. The first big expansion will debut on September 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in winter on PC. In addition, a gameplay trailer was published presenting the game in a new, frosty location.

Monster Hunter World Remains on Top - Capcom Sales Report
Monster Hunter World Remains on Top - Capcom Sales Report

news 08 August 2019 18:04

We have seen updated sales of Capcom games, with Monster Hunter: World remainins the undisputed leader. This year's releases: Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 are also doing well.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

news 25 October 2019 21:19

We know the exact release date of the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World. The title will be available on Steam on January 9, 2020, but you can already buy it in advance. We also know the official hardware requirements.

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