Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on the new Developer Diary 4, including info on Stygian Zinogre, Tundra region in Guiding Lands, new Elder Dragon, and more.
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Developer Diary 4 Released!
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Stygian Zinogre Appears In Iceborne
Dragon Element Stygian Zinogre Returns
Confirmed with more details in the Developer Diary 4, the Dragon elemental wolf monster Stygian Zinogre is howling it up in the freezing zones of the Tundra Region in the Guiding Lands.Check Out How To Beat Stygian Zinogre!
Unlock By Completing Special Assignment
Once you reach Master Rank, you'll need to speak with specific NPCs in Seliana to get the Special Assignment to face off with the Stygian Zinogre.Check Out How To Unlock Stygian Zinogre!
New Stygian Zin Armor Set
The new Stygian Zin armor set will have Latent Power as a set bonus. The set will have different armor skills from that of the regular Zinogre, making it interesting to mix & match armor for the best loadout.Check Out the Stygian Zinogre Armor & Weapons
New Tundra Region In Guiding Lands
Fight In Freezing Tundra Region
The complete opposite of the previous update, the Tundra Region will bring freezing areas into the Guiding Lands. Be sure to prep a lot of Hot Drinks when you fight in this territory!Check Out Guiding Lands Features!
Gather Materials For Master Rank Augmentation
The developers confirmed that new materials will be available in the Tundra Region for better options in Master Rank weapon augmentation, allowing Hunters to create more powerful loadouts!Check Out How To Augment Master Rank Weapons!
Encounter Monsters Found In Cold Territory
Monsters such as the Barioth and the Viper Tobi-Kadachi have been confirmed as some who will appear in the Tundra Region. Other monsters appearing in the Tundra Region will have to be confirmed.Check Out All Monster List!
Tempered Ruiner Nergigante Arrives In Iceborne!
The tempered version of the Ruiner Nergigante has also been announced for the 2nd Free Title Update. Hunters need to reach a certain Master Rank first before they're able to face this powerful Elder Dragon eater!Check Out How To Beat Tempered Ruiner Nergigante!
Raise Region Level To Unlock Tempered Ruiner Nergigante
In order to make the tempered Ruiner Nergigante appear in the Guiding Lands, you'll need to raise your Region Level to 7. It'll appear in the Tundra Region but also the other regions in the Guiding Lands.Check out How to Unlock Tempered Ruiner Nergigante
The Frozen Wilds Collab 2nd Phase
Frozen Wilds Collab Quest Schedule
|2nd Collab||12/13/2019 ~ 01/09/2020|
|3rd Collab||12/27/2019 ~ 01/09/2020|
2nd Collab Quest On Dec. 13
The 2nd quest for the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration called "The Survivor" will be launched on December 13, 2019! Fight against the Stygian Zinogre to get crafting materials for unique equipment!
Craft Shield-Weaver+ Full Armor Set
Get an upgrade on your Aloy full armor with the Shield-Weaver+ set. You'll be able to traverse the world of Iceborne as Aloy, the protagonist of Horizon Zero Dawn.
Upgrade To Adept Stormslinger LBG
Players who favor the Light Bowgun will be able to enjoy the upgrade of the Stormslinger Prototype into the Adept Stormslinger, making it more powerful than ever!
Craft Frostclaw Full Palico Weapon & Armor Set
You'll also be able to create a full Palico weapon & armor set called the Forgefire α+ and Frostclaw α+ to complete that Frozen Wilds look for your partner!
3rd Collab Quest On Dec. 27
In the 3rd collab quest, "Firebreak", which will be launched December 27, 2019, Hunters will have to face a Savage Deviljho to get crafting materials for unique weapons & armor!
Craft Banuk α+ Armor Set
A new armor set can be crafted from the materials of the 3rd collab quest - the Banuk α+ armor! This armor is worn by Banuk tribe members from the Horizon Zero Dawn game!
New Color Schemes For Focus Pendant
New colors for the previously available Focus pendant from the 1st collab quest will be added. These are craftable from materials in the 3rd collab quest.
Upgrade Watcher Palico Armor To Master Rank
You'll also be able to upgrade the Palico Watcher armor set into Master Rank, making it possible for you to have this equipment for your Palicoes during Master Rank hunts!
Upgrade Aloy's Bow To Master Rank
Aloy's Bow from the first Horizon Zero Dawn collab will also be upgradeable in the 3rd Frozen Wilds collab quest!
New High Rank Layered Armor
Craft Layered Armor From High Rank!
In the 2nd Free Title Update, Hunters will be able to craft layered armor from the High Rank armor list! This makes mixing & matching your personal look much more fun!Check Out All Layered Armor List!
Gamma Armor Coming In 2nd MHW Anniversary
Developers have also mentioned that they are including the Gamma armor of some sets to be layered armor for the 2nd Monster Hunter World anniversary coming this January 2020!
Possible Iceborne Layered Armor Coming
Though not confirmed, it's possible that Iceborne layered armor will be coming to the game as well. However, no details have been announced.
Guiding Lands Update
Decreasing Region Levels Adjusted
Addressing the issue of lowering Region Levels in the Guiding Lands, after the update, Hunters can now manually decrease their Region Levels!Check Out Guiding Lands Region Levels Here!
Players Obtain Same Special Tracks
Hunters will now have an easier time to get special tracks and will also receive the same analysis & special tracks in the expedition they're on, when on multiplayer!
New Defender Weapons
Easy-To-Craft, Upgradeable Defender Weapons
To make new players have an easier time in Monster Hunter World and Iceborne, new Defender weapons have been introduced into the game. These are 14 weapons that you can craft early on & upgrade until Master Rank 1!Check Out All Weapon Types Here!
Craft To Complete World's Story Fast!
The Guardian armor set and the Defender weapons were introduced to help beginner players go through the base Monster Hunter World story at a faster pace, allowing them to get to Iceborne quicker.Check Out How To Complete Story Fast!
Holiday Joy Fest Seasonal Event
Holiday Joy Fest Starts December 20!
The first seasonal event for Iceborne will arrive on Dec. 20, 2019, and it's called the Holiday Joy Fest! It'll be available for both Seliana & Astera headquarters.Check Out Holiday Joy Fest Details!
New Event Quests To Craft Unique Armor
Participating in the Holiday Joy Fest seasonal event will reward you with special materials to craft unique armor and equipment such as the one shown above.
Includes Armor For Palico Too
The Holiday Joy Fest will also feature new Palico armor that you can craft from materials in the event quests!
Paid Gestures & Costume DLC
The Holiday Joy Fest seasonal event will also have several gestures and costumes for sale, aside from those you can craft from the event's quests.
Grand Appreciation Fest Seasonal Event
Celebrate 2nd Anniversary On Jan. 24, 2020
On January 24, 2020, Monster Hunter World will celebrate its 2nd anniversary with the Grand Appreciation Fest seasonal event! Participate to get tons of skins and bonuses.Check Out Grand Appreciation Fest Details!
Unique Outer Space Armor
Hunters who participate in the Grand Appreciation Fest will get tons of aesthetic bonuses. Completing the event quests successfully will grant crafting materials to create unique out-of-this-world armor.
Make Your Palico An Alien
You can also craft Palico armor that resembles aliens from outer space! Make sure to complete the event quests to get tickets to craft this Palico armor!
Your Room & Hairstyles Updates
New Asian-Style Room Decor Paid DLC
In the 2nd Free Title Update, Hunters can purchase a new room decor set that is reminiscent of historic Japanese houses, including wooden floors and shoji doors!Check Out New Room Features & Decor
Asian Hairstyles For Your Hunter
If you're feeling the total Asian vibe from the recent updates, Monster Hunter World will also offer Asian-inspired hairstyles for purchase that can amp up your Hunter's persona!Check Out How To Customize Your Character!
New Room-Only Chat
When you have several people in your room, there will be a new feature that allows Hunters to only see the chat of those inside that room!