Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date confirmed

Eric Abent - Oct 25, 2019, 1:53pm CDT
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date confirmed

About a month ago, those playing Monster Hunter World on console received the game’s first and only (so far) expansion pack, Iceborne. As with most things involving Monster Hunter World, the PC version of Iceborne is lagging behind the console version a little bit. Today, Capcom announced when Iceborne will launch on PC, and thankfully, PC players won’t have to wait too much longer.

The game developer confirmed today that Iceborne will be out on PC on January 9, 2020. It did so while at the same time launching a new, three-minute trailer for the expansion’s PC version. As you’d expect, the trailer was published in 4K, so if you’ve got the display to handle it, it should look pretty good.

The trailer takes us through some of the new beasts we’ll fight in the Iceborne expansion, along with some of the new locales players will visit. As the name suggests, a lot of the monsters and environments in the expansion are ice-themed, with all of Monster Hunter World‘s weapon types getting new combos and capabilities as well.

Aside from the new area to explore (dubbed Hoarfrost Reach) and the new weapon combos, the expansion adds a Master rank quest difficulty, so Monster Hunter World veterans can look forward to some new challenges as well. As the trailer embedded above states, Monster Hunter World Iceborne will be playable in 4K with an uncapped framerate on PC, so if you’ve got a beefy gaming rig, you’ll be able to leverage it in the expansion.

So, there’s only a little over two months left to wait until Iceborne lands on PC. While that isn’t as ideal as console and PC receiving all content at the same time, at least the window between Iceborne‘s console release and PC release will be relatively short by the time everything is said and done. The expansion is up for pre-order on Steam now for $39.99.

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