Monster Hunter World Will Receive a Day 1 Update

Monster Hunter World
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Monster Hunter World will have a day one update to download once it's released in order to activate all the game's features and add a furry pig mascot to befriend.

The update that'll be released for the game when it comes to consoles on Jan. 26 was explained in greater details by Capcom with a list of notes that explain the patch's purpose. Coming in at around 815 MB, the patch shouldn't take too long to download while you wait to get started in Monster Hunter World, but it's essential for moving forward. It'll also add the adorable mascot above knows as Poogie, a character that you can befriend and carry around, but it'll probably appreciate you not taking it on any monster hunts.

All the changes included in the patch can be seen below as outlined by Capcom:

Required Space

Approximately 815 MB

Additional System Features

  • Multiplayer, event quests, chat functionality, and other online features
  • Now able to claim content via the Housekeeper in your room
  • Gallery Mode added to the title menu
    The gallery allows you to view all of the cutscenes you have watched so far in the game. The player character that appears in the cutscenes will vary depending on which save data you have loaded.

Poogies Added

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Once you have made enough progress in the story, a Poogie will appear in the tradeyard in Astera. Get the Poogie to warm up to you by petting it in just the right way! Once it's friendly with you, pick it up and carry it to different places throughout Astera... and you might just be rewarded for your kindness!

Additional display languages vary by region.

In addition to Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, the following languages will be added.
Additional voices will not be added.

  • Additional display languages vary by region.
    - North America, South America: Brazilian Portuguese
    - Europe, Middle East, Oceania, Africa, India: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian
    - Asia: Traditional Chinese, Korean
    - Japan: no additional display languages

Monster Hunter World is scheduled to release on Jan. 26 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a PC release coming later in the year, but don't get your hopes up for a Nintendo Switch version.