The Monster Hunter: World Content Cometh

The Monster Hunter: World Content Cometh

Right as Hunters were starting to feel safe and accomplished within the world of Asteria, Capcom has deployed a livestream to announce all the reasons you should be VERY excited for the continued support of the game:

As promised, the extremely fearsome monster Deviljho will be making his grand entrance on the 22nd of March – which is not far off at all, so enjoy your last moments of relative peace and quiet.

As we covered in an earlier article, this fearsome death pickle has a habit of gate crashing your hunts, possibly turning a leisurely experience into one that is slightly more heart pounding.

Besides the Jolly Green Jerk, there is also a plethora of amazing events, player customisation and even weapon balances to keep the hurt coming – just take a squiz at all the improvements:

  • Great Sword: increased the damage for Charged Slash abilities.
  • Long Sword: improvements to Foresight Slash input timing and hitbox detection.
  • Sword & Shield: Roundslash damage increased and improved slinger usability
  • Dual Blades: adjustments to help maintain Demon Gauge active
  • Hammer: adjusted the stun values on charged attacks
  • Hunting Horn: general attack power increase
  • Lance: Counter-thrust adjustment to increase ease of use
  • Gunlance: Reduced sharpness loss for shelling, and made some attack power increases
  • Switch Axe: Zero Sum Discharge adjustments to increase ease of use
  • Charge Blade: balance adjustments to Impact Phial and Power Element Phial
  • Insect Glaive: improvements to extract attack power increase and extract effect length
  • Bow: fixed various bugs
  • Light Bowgun: no adjustments were made
  • Heavy Bowgun: no adjustments were made

Not to mention that the inclusion of a new monster means new exciting monster gear:

There are also some much-needed fixes to the game itself. A sad truth is that a small number of players were working to actively grief players in the game, by repeatedly hitting allies during the mission success screen. During this time, a player gets to harvest their kill, but unfortunately when struck by another player this process would be interrupted – effectively denying them the payoff from the kill. Capcom have addressed this, by making players immune to knockback during the end screen – completely neutering the douchebags efforts to troll.

For a complete list of all these delicious changes, please check out the Capcom Monster Hunter blog – and take particular joy in the fact they have announced there will be another livestream in April to announce further content.

The Monster Hunter: World just keeps on growing, and I love it.

Monster Hunter World released worldwide on January 26th, for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC version coming later this year.

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