Monster Hunter: World gets a colossal golden dragon and 16-player raid tomorrow

Capcom has done an excellent job of supporting Monster Hunter: World with plenty of post-launch content, and on April 18, 2018 it's about to get even better. If you thought that the last "Deviljho" update tested you to the limit, you haven't seen nothing yet. In a day, the fearsome "Kulve Taroth" will be added to the game. The dragon itself is a visual treat as it's covered in gold and has powerful moves.

This Elder Dragon requires up to sixteen players to take down. Players must split off into four separate hunting parties and repel the beast. It's unclear if all players attack the creature at the same time or play different roles. Hopefully the company will reveal more details about the sixteen-player "Siege" raid soon. Lastly, Capcom added that the event was only for a limited time, as it begins on April 18 at 8 PM EST.

The primary goal of this Siege is to repel Kulve Taroth, but its shimmering golden mantle happens to be a collection of shiny weapon relics it has gathered along its journey through the New World. We don't have much information on when and where Kulve Taroth has amassed all these relics, so the nature and quality of these weapons are entirely up to fate.

The update will be roughly 1.2 GB on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Aside from taking players to The Caverns of El Dorado, the Kulve Taroth's nesting ground, the patch adds new high-rank equipment for your hunter and feline companion. There are plenty of bug fixes in there too which were details in the patch notes.

Monster Hunter: World is an expansive game which requires patience and skill to master. The title takes place in a semi-open world setting where you're tasked with understanding Elder Dragons, while also hunting down various other creatures. Elder Dragons are rare, elusive monsters that have lived since ancient times, and are able to bring about the destruction of entire ecosystems if they desire.

The premise behind the game might be simple, but it tells a somewhat complex story. You're part of the Fifth Fleet in pursuit of a colossal Elder Dragon known as Zorah Magdaros. Once every decade, Elder Dragons trek across the sea to travel to a region known as the New World. This migration event is referred to as the Elder Crossing and has baffled the Guild for years. The Guild is the main governing body in the Monster Hunter universe, and they work alongside the Elder Dragon Observation to monitor and research particular species. To get to the bottom of this mysterious pattern, the Guild forms the Research Commission, dispatching them in large groups to the New World.

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