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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne adds black dragon 'Altreon' in May

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Glavenus
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Glavenus (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne recently launched on PC.
  • The base game has been out for two years now, and has received excellent post-launch support.
  • The black dragon Altreon joins the game in May.
  • You can purchase Monster Hunter World: Iceborne for $40 at Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab).

Today, Capcom revealed that the infamous black dragon, Altreon, is coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in May. Many months ago, the team teased the return of a fan-favorite beast, but it was unclear which one it was.

There was speculation about a variety of different ones, but I don't think anyone expected Altreon to return.

Altreon is one of the most challenging monsters in Monster Hunter and it'll be quite a fight to take this ferocious dragon down. Not only does this creature have a lot of stamina, but it has incredibly powerful attacks that you have to dodge at all costs. While tweaks are expected to take place for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, we expect how to fight it to remain roughly the same.

There's also a new title update available for the game. The third patch adds two powerful monster variants, bug fixes, and a seasonal in-game event, the "Full Bloom Fest." However, the biggest change has to be "layered weapons." These alter the appearnce of your weapons without impacting their statistics. The first wave of layered weapons is available now, and you can customize fully-upgraded weapons with different base frames and monster organs.

Which monsters do you want to see join Monster Hunter World: Iceborne? Are you excited to take down Altreon? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.