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Monster Hunter: World 'Iceborne' expansion goes up for preorder, more quests than base game

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

Yesterday, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne was launching on September 6. Iceborne is an upcoming expansion which takes players to a new region covered with snow. As expected, there's a new mystery to unravel, with even more dangerous "Elder Dragons" to hunt. According to the publisher's blog post, "This isn't just your average expansion. In fact, we can tell you that the volume of gameplay content in Iceborne will rival that of Monster Hunter: World, with even more quests to face this time around!"

The story of Iceborne starts after the conclusion of the events of the base game. The Research Commission that originally tasked you with going to the New World has noticed "very unusual Legiana behavior." They want you to investigate and get to the bottom of this. Chasing this mystery leads us to a remote part of the map where extreme weather conditions require special outfits and gear. Iceborne is supposed to add the largest region to the game "so far." That phrase is curious because it seems like that company wants to leave future expansions a possibility.

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While Capcom initially promised that future Monster Hunter: World content would be free, Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne is a paid expansion. Unfortunately, it doesn't come cheap. The base version costs $40, and the Digital Deluxe Edition is priced at $50. It contains additional armor, gestures, and more.

If you own the base game, you'll want to purchase the digital version because it only contains the expansion. The physical edition available for preorder on Amazon features the base game and expansion, so costs a little more.

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