Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Gets a New Region and Layered Armor Tomorrow

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Gets a New Region and Layered Armor Tomorrow

Don't forget: the Rajang's coming to beat you up.

Ahead of tomorrow's first free title update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom shared a brand new developer diary today. Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, art director Kaname Fujioka, and Iceborne director Daisuke Ichihara gave a 15-minute long presentation for the new content arriving on October 10.

The main addition through the free title update is the Rajang. This ferocious ape returns from Monster Hunter 2, and arrives in Iceborne for all players tomorrow. It certainly looks like it'll be one of the more aggressive monsters to appear in the Guiding Lands.

Speaking of the Guiding Lands, there's a brand new volcanic region arriving in Iceborne's Guiding Lands tomorrow in the free update. This new area acts as a brand new biome in the endgame region, and it's where you'll first encounter Rajang.

Additionally, there'll be the option to invite other players into your own room in Seliana or Astera. We can see six players all grouped up together in a single customizable room in the dev diary above, and Tsujimoto also noted there'll be the option to purchase additional cosmetics for your room once the title update launches.

Capcom is also adding in a ton of new Layered Armor options for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with the new update. In the dev diary we can see Layered Armor sets for the Jagras, Barroth, Anjanath, Tobi-Kadachi, and many other beasts.

There'll also be new Tempered monsters in the Guiding Lands through the title update. Tempered monsters are basically elite versions of creatures already in Monster Hunter World, for example the Tempered Silver Rathalos will appear in the Guiding Lands after you've investigated the Coral region.

Finally, the Monster Hunter World x Resident Evil collaboration event has been scheduled for November. The trailer for the update, which includes a Mr. X outfit for the Handler, Leon and Claire skins for the player, and zombie-themed emotes, is just above.

If you're only just getting started with the new Iceborne expansion, then we'd suggest checking out our complete Monster Hunter World Iceborne beginner's guide. Alternatively, you can head over to our MHW Iceborne clutch claw guide, our MHW Iceborne Barioth guide or MHW Iceborne Tigrex guide for complex beasts, our MHW Iceborne Master Rank guide, or our MHW Iceborne Hoarfrost Reach camps guide for more.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Read this next

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's Second Title Update to be Revealed Later This Week

New information will be detailed onstage at the Tokyo Monster Hunter festival.

Capcom Hopes to Add Another Kulve Taroth-Like Siege to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto believes Kulve Taroth "had positive feedback" from players.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Postmortem: The Making of the Expansion and the Future of the Series

We talk to Capcom about the challenge of making new monsters, future events, and that wonderful Palico grandmother.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Finally Gets a PC Release Date

Good news for PC players: Capcom is holding to its promised release window.

Monster Hunter World Rajang - Track and Kill the Rajang, All Rajang Armor Sets

Here's our guide on tracking and killing the Rajang in Monster Hunter World, including all Rajang armor sets.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's Final Boss Makes for a Brilliant and Terrifying Finale

Shara Ishvalda caps off Monster Hunter: World's excellent expansion with an outstanding battle.

More News

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

More on PC

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 5: Fin

Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

Wargroove Developers Respond to Criticisms of Whitewashed Voice Cast

"We want to be honest about what happened."

Disco Elysium: Where to Find Your Clothes and Shoes

We show you where to find all your clothes in the Whirling-in-Rags hostel.

More Action Games

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

"beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:" The Story Behind Sony's Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

The music that defined a generation. Oh and Nirvana, I guess.