Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the upcoming expansion to Monster Hunter: World and a new subspecies variation of monsters was revealed, as well as the new gathering hub, Seliana. Subspecies are twisted, extreme variations of monsters that will seriously increase the difficulty of encounters, and will require master-level hunting skills to conquer. Today’s trailer shows off one of these horrific new encounters, Glavenus, which joins Fulgur Anjanath and Ebony Odogaron. Glavenus will wield its sword-like tail to demolish hunters who are too careless.
As part of the cozy new Seliana home base in Hoarfrost Reach, a streamlined Gathering Hub offers a warm welcome for hunting parties with more centralized facilities and features. Built around an interactive hot spring, hunters and Palicoes can conveniently manage all the pre-hunt necessities in close proximity such as the Smithy to craft gear, resource center to manage bounties or botanical research to harvest items. “My Room” is also accessible and features new personalization options such as furniture, décor, and colors, with a post-launch update planned to allow other players to visit each other’s spaces.
A series first is coming to Iceborne, scaling balanced difficulty, which will adapt itself for a two-player team, if other players drop out, or if a duo sets out to tackle a quest with their Palicoes in the party. Palicoes will also receive upgraded gadgets, and some new options, like the Shieldspire Stooge. This is a mobile decoy that draws a monster’s attention. The Meowcano is a giant jar that launches fireballs, and they will also receive an enhanced Vigorwasp, that can even revive players immediately if they faint.