Monster Hunter World: Iceborne may have just launched a week ago, but Capcom is already sharing its plans for new content. Iceborne is packed with content and offers the toughest battles Monster Hunter World has ever seen. While some elite players have sped to the endgame already, many are probably taking it slow and farming up the new monsters. We're probably not ready for even more monsters. But that's exactly what we're getting.
Capcom shared a road map of the big content coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. It covers October through December of 2019, and hints at an event to come in January 2020. At first glance, we're getting two more monsters, a crossover event, and more stuff for our room. The best part is that all of this will be free.
October kicks things off with the ape-like Rajang. We already knew this monster was coming from a previous announcement, but it seems that it's also bringing an update to our personal hunter rooms. Some probably don't care about that function, but it's a treat for those of us who like decorating our cozy little cabins.
November's event is Iceborne's first crossover, but not Monster Hunter World's. There was already a crossover with PS4 hit Horizon Zero Dawn last year. Players were able to dress as Aloy and turn their palico into a robot after completing a special quest. This new crossover is specifically with Horizon Zero Dawn's DLC Frozen Wilds. Players will be able to dress as Aloy again, only this time in her winter gear.
December will introduce a new mystery monster. Players have been furiously speculating over what it could be. Opinions are split between a fan-favorite or the return of a truly challenging monster in keeping with Icebore's emphasis on difficulty. There will also be a seasonal event, probably a similar one to last year's winter festivities.
Finally, January will see the second anniversary of Monster Hunter World. There are no stated plans for the event yet, but Capcom promises more information before then.
Overall it seems like a nice plan. There is at least one new piece of content a month, with two new monsters on the way. Power players find it to be lacking, however, as they will become experts with the new monsters within a week. And there are many who don't really care for crossover events and so find November to be a waste. It's not unlike Capcom to sneak in a surprise reveal, however. We could very well see something big during December's seasonal event or January's anniversary. For now, all we can do is try to take on five monsters at once.