What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter: World's "Iceborne" expansion launches on September 6.
  • The paid download adds new weapon variants and abilities like the "Clutch Claw."
  • You can purchase the expansion for $40 through the Microsoft Store.

Recently, 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!"

Aside from a new region and quests, Iceborne features a lot of new weapon variants and mechanics. Some of them look quite deadly like the "Clutch Claw" modeled after Wolverine's Adamantium claws. You can take a look at some of the new weapons below. We'll update this list as the new weapon variants become available.

Clutch Claw

Great Sword

Long Sword

Dual Blades

Sword and Shield

Hunting Horn

Hammer

Gunlance

Lance

Switch Axe

Charge Blade

Bow

Insect Glaive

Heavy Bowgun

Light Bowgun

Hopefully more weapons will be revealed in the future. The Clutch Claw, and new crafted weapon styles look like worthy additions to the arsenal.

The story of Iceborne starts after the conclusion of the events of the base game. The Research Commission that initially 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.

Survive the cold

Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne

Take on even more quests

Once every decade, monsters known as Elder Dragons trek across the water to travel to the region known as the New World. This migration event is referred to as the Elder Crossing. To get to the bottom of this mysterious pattern, the Guild has formed the Research Commission, dispatching them in large groups to the New World. This is where your journey begins.

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