Good news for those looking to dive into Monster Hunter: World again before it officially launches on January 26th. At least it is good news for those who are going to be playing the game on the PS4 as it looks like Capcom is going to hold another beta just before the launch. Starting on January 18th and until January 22nd, those looking to get a taste of Monster Hunter: World, and help make sure the servers are running well before launch, can dive back in and take on all of the monsters from before as well as Nergigante. It looks to be free just as the last one was, as long as you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber at least.
In addition to that announcement, it was also let loose that Monster Hunter: World will also house a plethora of Elder Dragons to take down in the core game. You can see them in action just below, but as you can guess, they are huge, fearsome, and will take a lot of skill to take down. They also range all over the place in type and look so it will be something that we will all need to solidly plan for and make sure we are fully ready to tackle at the end of the day. As if we thought they would be left out of Monster Hunter: World, but now we can set them as confirmed.
Lastly, it was also announced that Monster Hunter: World will be undergoing updates in the future to add in all kinds of things. All of which will cost you nothing but the time to make sure you have kept your version of the game completely up to date. The first major update is slated for Spring and will include Deviljho from Monster Hunter: Tri in the mix. It is a bit of a tease, but you can also see it in the following trailer as we all get ready to dive back into the world and try to take down as many monsters as we can. Have a look so you can see exactly what I am talking about here.
Monster Hunter: World — Elder Dragons
The steel dragon Kushala Daora is a beast with a body covered in metal plates and has the power to keep hunters at bay by generating wind storms around itself. The flame king dragon Teostra is a brutal fiend that spits blazing fire and any hunter who faces this fierce and deadly monster is in danger of being engulfed in a hellish inferno. Another monster introduced in the trailer is Dodogama, a rock-eating wyvern that possesses a unique saliva that causes rock to become explosive, a hazardous mix it will spit at its foes to warn off attackers.
Also confirmed today is a final beta planned for all PlayStation 4 users which will begin in North America on January 18 and will go through January 22. In addition to the previously released Great Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth quests, players will now be able to battle against the game’s terrifying and challenging flagship monster Nergigante.
Finally, Capcom today confirmed that there are plans for post-launch support of Monster Hunter: World with regular content updates, as well as major title updates for free. The first major title update will be coming in Spring 2018 which includes the addition of the fan-favorite monster Deviljho. Players will be able to put their hunting skills to the test against this brute. The Deviljho must feed constantly and will devour anything in its way, even feeding on the largest of monsters with its massive jowls. This wild beast really is one for only the bravest of hunters to take on!
Is the inclusion of Elder Dragons a real shock for Monster Hunter: World or something we all knew was coming? What other creatures do you hope to see in the future or in the game in general? Are you glad that you will get a chance to try it all out again or will this be more of a stress test with a new monster just before launch? Let us all know down in the comments and then discuss. As we learn more for Monster Hunter: World, you will learn more too. As long as you stick around on the site and keep checking in at least.