Monster Hunter World Iceborne Release Date, Unlock Times, Monster List - Everything We Know

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Release Date, Unlock Times, Monster List - Everything We Know

This is our guide to Monster Hunter World Iceborne, including the release date, launch times, new monster list, and more.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne is out right now! The huge DLC expansion is out right now on both PS4 and Xbox One, but it'll be launching in early 2020 on PC. We've compiled all the information you need to know about the Iceborne expansion right here, including the price, Monster Hunter World Iceborne release date for PC, and more.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Release Date

The Monster Hunter World Iceborne has finally launched, releasing for PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2019. Below, you can find a list of all Iceborne guides we've compiled so far, which we'll be adding to over the coming weeks.

Curious about the critical reception to Iceborne? Spoilers: it's excellent. If you want to know what we made of Capcom's expansion, head over to our Monster Hunter World Iceborne review.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne PC

Note however that this release date for the Iceborne expansion is only for PS4 and Xbox One versions. Unfortunately, the PC version of the Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion won't be releasing until January 2020.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Monster List

Capcom previously said that the Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion would rival the base game in terms of size and scope. There are going to be a ton of brand new monsters in the expansion, as well as some revisions to and redesigns to older monsters like the Tobi Kadachi. Speaking of, the monster you can see just below is the Viper Tobi Kadachi, a quicker and sleeker version of the older beast.

Here's the new Iceborne Viper Tobi Kadachi. | Capcom

Then there's the Banbaro. This horned tyrant likes to pick up huge snowballs on top of its head, and then hurl them at the player. This was one of the new Iceborne monsters we got to fight against back during the beta period, and they proved to be a bit of a headache.

Meet Iceborne's Banbaro. | Capcom

If you're looking for more new monsters, look no further than the Barioth. This beast sort of looks like it's had the head of a lion glued onto the body of a dragon, which we can kinda dig. This wasn't one of the monsters available in the Iceborne beta, so we'll have to wait until the final release to fight it.

Say hello to Iceborne's Barioth. | Capcom

As of right now, the final new monster for the Iceborne expansion is the Tigrex, which you can see just below. We got to go toe-to-toe with this monster back in the Iceborne beta, and it's lightning quick, dashing across the battlefield in the blink of an eye.

The Iceborne's new Tigrex. | Capcom

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Achievements/Trophies

Over at, the full slate of Monster Hunter World Achievements/Trophies appear to have leaked online ahead of the final release. While we won't detail out all of the Trophies to save spoiling some surprises around the expansion, we will list out some of them below.

  • Conqueror of the Hinterlands (Platinum).
  • The Old Everwyrm (Bronze) - Earn the right to take on five-star master rank assignments.
  • Evolving Ecology (Bronze) - Raise any region to level 7.
  • Golden Gleam (Bronze) - Capture a creature with a golden gleam in the Hoarfrost reach.
  • Ultimate Collector (Silver) - Find all treasure.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Price

As was revealed alongside the new trailer above, the Monster Hunter World Iceborne price is $39.99. However if you're new to Capcom's game, you can purchase a bundle featuring the base game of Monster Hunter World, plus the new expansion, for $59.99.

If you're thinking that's a big of a steep price for the expansion, Capcom has some good news for you. Supposedly, the size of Monster Hunter World Iceborne will rival the base game. Not only will Iceborne feature the single biggest area in the entire game, but it has enough content for a full release, hense the price tag.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne E3 2019

At E3 2019, Capcom put on repeated gameplay demos for Monster Hunter World Iceborne. Thanks to these showcases, we now have a better idea about how the new environment and monsters will function come September. We'll list out all the notable gameplay details just below.

  • Your stamina depleted continuously while you're in the cold, and you can replenish it by sipping a Hot Drink.
  • The snow reduces your movement speed, and you're going to burn through stamina if you sprint too often.
  • You can ride smaller monsters around the Iceborne map to speed up travel.
  • Your Palico will get a winter jacket and a snowboard.
  • You'll be able to use the Slinger without steathing your current weapon.
  • The new Clutch Claw gadget can let you grapple onto monsters.
  • However if you use Clutch Claw when a monster is enraged, you'll get thrown to the ground.
  • The new Flinch Shot gadget lets you steer monsters into traps and through breakable walls.

In addition to the demo, we also got the chance to interview Monster Hunter direct Kaname Fujioka and senior producer Ryozo Tsujimoto. Head over to our complete Monster Hunter World Iceborne interview, where we talk to the veteran developers about Iceborne's difficulty curve, new monsters, Clutch Claw, and more.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Story Trailer

Just below, you can see the brand new Monster Hunter World Iceborne story trailer. This gives us a glimpse of some new details in the expansion, including a new type of Legiana, the new hub area in the frozen land of Iceborne, and new tasty dishes for the Meowscular Chef and his comrades to cook up.

Iceborne isn't just a huge new area from Capcom, it's clear that there's going to be a big new story with the DLC for Monster Hunter World. The Handler is going to play a big role in the story, as is the Commander and the Field Team Leader. The trailer also shows the new Tigrex taking on an Odogaron in the Rotten Vale, so there'll be changes to existing areas of the game.

The new Monster Hunter World Iceborne Tigrex. | Capcom

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Weapons

In late May, Capcom showed off some of the new Iceborne weapons that will be exclusive to the expansion. Below, you can firstly see the new Clutch Claw gadget in action. This will let hunters zip right up to a monster, hanging onto them for a few seconds to land some deadly hits.

Next, there's the new Great Sword in action. This Monster Hunter World Iceborne weapon isn't anything new by any means, but it looks like this new Great Sword is a buffed version of the weapon in some way.

Finally, there's an upgraded version of the Long Sword in Iceborne. It definitely looks like this Long Sword has been restyled with samurai combat in mind, with lightning quick attacks being unleashed in the blink of an eye.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Gameplay

Just below, you can see the brand new Monster Hunter World Iceborne gameplay trailer, which was first shown off during Sony's State of Play livestream in May. We got our first proper look at the new environment, in which monsters can bury under the snow, and there's a new grappling hook that you can use to travel across the snowy landscape quickly.

But later on, after the State of Play showcase concluded, Capcom held an extensive look at the new Iceborne expansion in the video just below. The new land is called Hoarfrost Reach, the largest region in the game so far. Outside of new monsters, you can encounter new smaller creatures like Popo, Stonebill, Rime Beetles, and Cortos, the latter of which is a new flying creature that you can hitch a ride on.

As for big new monsters, there's the Banbaro. This wyvern creature can pick up boulders between its two huge horns, and hurl them at you from a distance. The other monster is Beotodus, that can bury itself deep within the snow. Finally, there's Velkhana, the big new Elder Dragon of the Iceborne expansion, that uses ice attacks against you.

And as of right now, that's it for all the news on the Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion. As soon as Capcom announces any new details about the hefty expansion, we'll make sure to update this guide straight away.

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