Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Gets The Fifth Free Update

Capcom has released the fifth free update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as this update brings you back to the old world. Being called "Final Stand", this is not going to be an easy ride for a lot of players as you are immediately thrown into the mix with the mysterious legendary Black Dragon Fatalis, whom you can see a few images of below. The update also brings in a number of features such as Arch-Tempered Velkhana and the seasonal Fun Fright Festival, not to mention costumes and accessories and more things to have a little bit of joy with before you go running off to kill legendary beasts. You can read about a couple of those additions from Capcom below, as well as watch a lengthy developer video going over it all.

Well, he looks happy to see us! Courtesy of Capcom.
Well, he looks happy to see us! Courtesy of Capcom.

Challenge A Legend, Make History

There is no record of where the Black Dragon Fatalis came from – or what connection it has to the blighted Castle Schrade that was destroyed in a calamity known only to legend. After previous squads have failed to return from the castle, the Guild has dispatched the General to enlist the aid of the Research Commission to investigate the area. Hunters of the Fifth Fleet bold enough to accept the assignment should prepare for a battle that will make history, and to be rewarded with top-tier armor, weapons and Palico gear to match. Hunters not frozen in fear will also be able to contend with the chilling assault of Arch-Tempered Velkhana as part of a limited-time event quest arriving on October 16. This more powerful form of the flagship Elder Dragon packs a tempest of frigid attacks for Hunters to contend with, or end up buried beneath the avalanche of blows. This hunt provides the materials necessary to forge advanced Palico gear, weapons, and armors featuring new set bonus skills.

New Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Seasonal Event

Starting October 16 through November 5, Seliana's Lunar Terrace will be decorated like a graveyard bash for the new seasonal Fun Fright Festival. The whole Gathering Hub is also looking to join in on the monster mash, with tricks and treats such as a new spectral Poogie costume, monstrous seasonal Palico gear, a paid seasonal Handler costume, a new snowman design, and a teeth-rotting selection of sweets at the canteen. Hunters looking to scare up some fun can redeem tickets from log-in bonuses, seasonal bounties and event quests to obtain the new Demonlord α+ armor, and new layered armor such as the Skull Scarf, Kadachi Scarf, and more.

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