In case you didn’t see it, a new Monster Hunter World Iceborne trailer was released yesterday by Capcom, which hinted at the story and some of the new enemies we’ll face off next month. Well, it seems even those who don’t purchase the Iceborne expansion will get something too! In a press release, Capcom announced that a free Monster Hunter World new armor set will be given out in September!
Here’s what this free Guardian armor set looks like:
This upgradable armor set offers increased defense and skills that help hunters survive in the New World. The buffed armor can be equipped from the beginning of the World game, and is especially geared towards newer hunters to help them progress through the main story.
In addition to the free Monster Hunter World new armor set, whch will be released on September 4 as part of Iceborne’s release, Capcom has detailed two new monsters being introduced in the expansion!
Brachydios – a returning fan-favorite known for its explosive slime attacks.
Namielle – a mysterious all-new Elder Dragon, unleashes powerful water-based attacks. More details about the new flagship monster Velkhana have also emerged. This Elder Dragon’s icy breath can cause frozen pillars to form on the battlefield, which hunters can use to create exciting opportunities for new hunting strategies.
Also announced today, is a new gameplay feature being introduced to the series called the Hunter Helper, which will focus on Low Rank and High Rank player assistance by “creating a further incentive for the community to help fellow hunters. Helpful players will get rewarded with exclusive in-game Pendants and Trophies for assisting other hunters in ranks below their own.”
If you already own Monster Hunter World, Iceborne will cost $39.99, while there’s also the Digital Deluxe edition containing the expansion, and a Monster Hunter World Iceborne Deluxe Kit DLC of cosmetic items for $49.99. Newcomers can purchase the Monster Hunter World Iceborne Master Edition containing the base game, and the expansion for $59.99.