Alongside the news that a tempered version of Ruiner Nergigante is arriving in the game today, there is also a whole boat load of new Add-Ons for Monster Hunter: World!
Firstly, is the arrival of several new pendants. These are a cosmetic item that you can attach to your weapon and show off to your friends. The ones that are appearing on the Xbox Store today come in two varieties: Moly pendants and Teddys.
For the Teddys, these are cute versions of some of the less harmful in habitants of Astera and Seliana, coming in different colours:
- White Felyne Teddy
- Stuffed Felyne Teddy
- Grape Felyne Teddy
- Pink Felyne Teddy
- Mint Felyne Teddy
- Orange Felyne Teddy
- Stuffed Melynx Teddy
All these are priced at £0.79 and for that price, the hardest decision will be picking which one is the cutest. You may be there for a while.
The other form of pendants is the Moly pendant and that comes in the following varieties:
- Moly Pendant – Health
- Moly Pendant – Love
- Moly Pendant – Protection
- Moly Pendant – Passion
- Moly Pendant – Safety
- Moly Pendant – Luck
- Moly Pendant – Peace
Again, these are priced at £0.79 each and have a hand-knitted look about them. It is just a shame you can’t have them all attached to your weapon.
Those looking for more room customisation options are also in luck as more Add-Ons have been released to add additional monster figures to your rooms. Included in this latest content drop are Rathian, Velkhana, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Grimalkyne, Pukei-Pukei, Beotodus, Glavenus, Legiana and Nargacuga, representing a healthy mix of monsters from both the base game and the Iceborne expansion. The Velkhana looks especially pretty as the winter nights draw in, and I can confirm that the Pukei-Pukei figure does not start spitting poison all over your room.
These are priced at £2.39 each.
Then finally there are a couple of new BGM music sets. Additional BGM Set Vol. 2 – priced at £3.19 – contains such tracks as ‘A Day in the Town’ and ‘The Lovely Feast’. Vol. 3 – at the slightly more expensive £3.99 – features disco remixes of ‘Proof of a Hero’, ‘The Merry Band’, ‘Spark of Blue – Zinogre’ and more. Let me just repeat that: Disco. Remixes.
All these new Add-Ons coincide with the second free title update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, version 188.8.131.52. Alongside all these paid options – and the tempered Ruiner Nergigante, there is also a new version of Zinogre, the Stygian Zinogre, which now harnesses dragon elemental power. Of course, besting this beast offers new rewards and loot to craft some gorgeous new equipment with an intimidating black and red palette.
A new region has also been added to the Guiding Lands end-game locale, which houses monsters such as Barioth and Viper Tobi-Kadachi in a new snowy landscape. It is also home to some unique materials that can advance the maximum level for weapon augmentation, so is well worth a trip!
But those who are still playing the base game – available on Game Pass – new Defender Weapons are now available. Combine these with he free Guardian Armor Set and you can run through the base game quicker than ever before, and then experience everything that Iceborne has to offer.
With the upcoming Holiday Joy Fest starting on 20th December, and another big title update due in January, this is an excellent time to jump back in to Monster Hunter World or experience it for the very first time. If you are one of those still yet to play one of the best games this generation, let us know in the comments below!