Let’s check out this awesome DLC for Monster Hunter World.
Capcom’s Iceborne was dubbed as the first and last DLC to be available on Monster Hunter World. This DLC is already available for consoles, but the PC version we’re reviewing here has just been released this January. Since it’s a DLC, you would need the main Monster Hunter World game to play it, which can be accessed once you’ve finished the game’s main campaign.
Iceborne acts more like a sequel than a DLC, this is because it’s loaded with new monsters along with various new weapons. The game mechanics are similar to Monster Hunter World, where you can go on quests as a solo player or in a group.
In Iceborne, you play a hunter that is tasked to explore and kill local wildlife in a new land. With access to traps and over-the-top weapons, expect this wildlife to be more than just an easy kill. The added story expands on the already large world offered by the main game, and seasoned players will definitely enjoy it.
Master Missions, also known as G-Rank missions proved to be the most challenging. The game is majorly difficult in my opinion, which at times tends to lose my interest in playing. That being said, I may belong to a small percentage who feel the same way, but there’s plenty to love about Iceborne. This is why I get now that you need to reach Hunter Rank 16 before heading onto Iceborne – that should be enough experience for you to tackle the challenging parts of the DLC.
The new monsters don’t just become new challenges but breathe life into a world that was first introduced in Monster Hunter World. Intricate detail was given to Iceborne, where it somehow forces you to understand each monster before hunting it. This level of detail makes Iceborne a worthy part of Monster Hunter World.
We tested the game on a decent gaming rig: 8th-gen Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti GPU. We got decent framerates on the highest settings, which was enough for the game to be playable. Monster Hunter World already looks great on the console, and it’s awesome to see those glorious visuals on the PC.
Iceborne will definitely entertain you for hours much like Monster Hunter World. The added complexities of crafting armors and the increased difficulty in combat should excite fans of the series.
+ Decent gameplay
+ Fun new monsters
– Can be too difficult at times
Final Rating: 4.5/5