Capcom has been supporting Monster Hunter World with a steady stream of updates and events since the game launched earlier this year, and it appears there’s still a lot more in store for it in 2019. In addition to the surprise Witcher 3 collaboration and the game’s first major expansion, Capcom has announced it will hold a special anniversary event for Monster Hunter World early next year.
The Appreciation Fest is slated to take place in January 2019. Capcom hasn’t shared many details about the event yet, but it will feature a variety of new and returning quests to take part in, as well as new equipment to earn. As with other seasonal events, the Gathering Hub will also be decked out with special decorations during the event. You can take a peek at how it’ll look below.
Also coming in early 2019 is the aforementioned Witcher collaboration event, which will bring the Witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia, into the New World. Capcom says that players will «get to utilize his signature fighting style» to take on an assortment of Witcher-inspired quests. According to the publisher, these quests will «offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter World’s game systems.»
Then, in Fall 2019, Capcom will release Iceborne, the first major expansion for Monster Hunter World. This «massive» update will introduce a wealth of new content to the game, including new quest ranks, environments, monsters, and gear to craft. The expansion will also feature a new storyline that takes place following the ending of the base game.
In the meantime, you still have a little more time to take part in the ongoing Winter Star Fest. The winter event is slated to end on December 17. Capcom is also bringing the Kulve Taroth Siege back on December 20. This time, it’ll feature a more challenging Arch-Tempered version of the monster that’ll offer even better rewards.