Monster Hunter: World is on track to make its Xbox One debut later this week, bringing its renowned beast-slaying gameplay to a new generation of consoles. Following the series' success across previous Sony and Nintendo platforms, this latest entry ups the scale and potential for its arrival on Microsoft's console family.

Ahead of the game's launch on January 26, Monster Hunter: World's pre-load is now rolling out on Xbox One. For those who digitally preordered via the integrated Microsoft Store, pre-loading saves time before launch, translating to more gaming upon release. Pre-load availability currently appears to vary, indicating the rollout is still underway between regions, though buyers are reporting 13.6 GB installs on their consoles.

Updated January 25, 2018: Xbox Support has taken to Twitter, claiming that Monster Hunter: World won't be available for pre-load on Xbox One. Many users are still reporting they have pre-loaded the title, however, a majority of players are yet to receive the 13.6GB download. It appears the rollout of this download has taken place on some consoles, though if you're yet to see it, you may be waiting some time.

With its release quickly closing in, Monster Hunter: World publisher, Capcom, has also detailed upcoming additions to the game for its day one update. Totalling 815 MB, the mandatory update brings Monster Hunter: World to version 1.01, while unlocking online systems, Gallery Mode and more. For a full list of changes, take a read of the full changelog.

Required Space

Approximately 815 MB

Additional System Features

  • Multiplayer, event quests, chat functionality, and other online features
  • Now able to claim content via the Housekeeper in your room
  • Gallery Mode added to the title menu. The gallery allows you to view all of the cutscenes you have watched so far in the game. The player character that appears in the cutscenes will vary depending on which save data you have loaded.

Poogies Added

Once you have made enough progress in the story, a Poogie will appear in the tradeyard in Astera. Get the Poogie to warm up to you by petting it in just the right way! Once it's friendly with you, pick it up and carry it to different places throughout Astera... and you might just be rewarded for your kindness!

Additional display languages vary by region.

In addition to Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, the following languages will be added. Additional voices will not be added.

Additional display languages vary by region.

  • North America, South America: Brazilian Portuguese
  • Europe, Middle East, Oceania, Africa, India: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian
  • Asia: Traditional Chinese, Korean
  • Japan: no additional display languages

Other Changes

The update will also include various minor bug fixes.

Monster Hunter: World is slated to hit Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, ahead of a PC release expected later this year. Are you planning to pick up the game on launch day? Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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