Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang are the headliners of the latest Monster Hunter World: Iceborne patch, available now on PS4 and Xbox One. But look elsewhere in the new update and you'll find Layered Weapons.
This Layered option for weapons allows you to customize the look of your favorite weapon of choice. It works exactly like Layered Armor: you take a design that you like the look of, and slap it over an existing weapon, changing its look but keeping the basic stats and damage values of the original weapon.
It basically allows you to switch up the look of your favorite weapon into something a little flashier. This is a really welcome addition to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and a quality of life update that will go a surprisingly long way to keeping players grinding out monsters to get the perfect weapon aesthetic design.
Raging Brachydios, which I tried my hand at earlier today, is an absolute powerhouse. It's a bigger, tougher, meaner version of its regular Brachydios counterpart, that spins up a fiery tornado near the end of the battle, carpeting the entire arena in explosive discharge patches on the ground. Come prepared, you're going to need all the help you can get to bring this beast down.
Looking ahead, the fifth Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Developer Diary aired over the last weekend. Alatreon, the Blazing Black Dragon, was introduced as the "fan favorite" returning beast that Capcom teased earlier this month, and will be arriving in Iceborne this May.