Monster Hunter World Will Have Post-Launch Support with New Monsters

Monster Hunter World already has several DLC options confirmed that include special gear from other games, but the monsters will also be expanded after the game’s release with continued updates.

Speaking to Famitsu, a Japanese publication, Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto detailed plans for supporting the new game after it’s released. Tsujimoto confirmed that Capcom already has plans in place to extend the life of the game with new monsters joining the list of huntable creatures later on.

During a livestream event that took place during PlayStation Experience, Tsujimoto confirmed their intentions to add the post-launch monsters for free.

““We are thinking about free, post-launch updates for Monster Hunter: World,” said Tsujimoto (via Gematsu). “What I can specifically say is that we plan to new monsters and such in hopes that users play for a long time. As for what kind of monsters will be added and so on, information will be shared later on, so please look forward to it.”

As Tsujimoto mentioned, the details of the new monsters haven’t been revealed yet, but it’s hard to argue with any kind of free content that adds more monsters to hunt down. Some players have speculated whether the new monsters will be reskinned versions of ones included at launch or different sized monsters, but even slight variations will still be worth hunting down for the challenge and the rewards.

Some of the other DLC content that was announced previously includes Horizon: Zero Dawn gear as well as some Mega Man content. The latter is perhaps the more interesting as it replaces the Palico that’d usually follow players around and assist them with a 3D version of the iconic Mega Man himself. Weapons that players will recognized from the Mega Man universe are also being added as well, all of which can be seen in the trailer above.

The beta version of Monster Hunter World is currently underway for PlayStation Plus users, but it’s set to end soon on Dec. 12. It won’t be long after that though that Monster Hunter World is released for everyone on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Jan. 26.