Monster Hunter World's Elder Dragon Lunastra and New Gear is Now Available

Monster Hunter World's Elder Dragon Lunastra and New Gear is Now Available

The newest elder dragon hunt arrives today.

Lunastra the Elder Dragon is descending on Monster Hunter World today as part of the game's next free update. The hunt will go live today, May 30, at 5pm PT/8pm ET on all available consoles.

Lunastra is the next free hunt added to the game following the Deviljho and Elder Dragon Kulve Taroth. Players might recognize Lunastra from Monster Hunter 2, but the Elder Dragon's appearance in Monster Hunter World is far deadlier. For starters Lunastra can team up with another Elder Dragon, Teostra, for double trouble. So you better have a full party before even attempting to take her on.

Here's a brief teaser trailer for Lunastra.

Like always, taking down Lunastra will reward hunters with rare new materials to craft specific new armor and weapons. And yes, you'll be able to craft Palico armor using materials gathered from Lunastra as well, so don't worry about leaving your feline companion out.

For more on the Lunastra hunt, check out our Monster Hunter World Lunastra hunt guide which includes locations and strategies for how to best take down the latest Elder Dragon. You can also check out our Monster Hunter World review if you haven't yet taken the trip to Capcom's latest monster-filled frontier.

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.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

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.

Monster Hunter World Hoarfrost Reach Camp Locations - How to Establish All Iceborne Camps

Here's our guide to the Monster Hunter World Hoarfrost Reach camp locations, within the Iceborne expansion.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Master Rank - How to Increase Your Master Rank Quickly

There's a new Master Rank level in town for Monster Hunter World Iceborne, and here's how to increase it quickly.

How to Get Started in Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Here's our beginner's guide on how to get started with Monster Hunter World Iceborne, so you can access the new DLC expansion.

More News

League of Legends is Coming to Mobile and Consoles Next Year

League is going mobile over the next year with the slightly different League of Legends: Wild Rift.

G2A Representative: "Do You Really Think You Could Illegally Obtain 100,000 Keys?"

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, G2A's head of communication Maciej Kuc fires back at critics of the key selling marketplace.

More on PlayStation 4

Why The Division 2 Is Still Hard to Jump Back Into

With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.

G2A Representative: "Do You Really Think You Could Illegally Obtain 100,000 Keys?"

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, G2A's head of communication Maciej Kuc fires back at critics of the key selling marketplace.

Rhythm Game Avicii Invector Will Donate Some of Its Royalties to Mental Health Foundation

Owners of the original 2017 release of Invector on PS4 will receive the new version as a free update.

The Good Version of Sonic the Hedgehog Is Coming to Super Monkey Ball

The HD remake of Super Monkey Ball's Wii installment is getting a classic, blue-quilled bonus.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Review: Christ, Who's Gonna Die First?

The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.

Control Gets a Free Photo Mode Update Tomorrow

Document your time as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Control.

Fortnite Upgrade Bench - How to Upgrade Your Weapons

Here's how to use the new Upgrade Benches in Fortnite, so you can upgrade your weapons.