‘Monster Hunter: World’ Day One Update Adds Online Multiplayer, Event Quests & More

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Monster Hunter: World will soon be available, but prior to its launch comes its day-one patch. Most recently, the game’s developer, Capcom, released details on the game’s upcoming update ahead of its release. Here’s what you need to know.

Monster Hunter: World Day-One Patch

So what does the upcoming patch entail? As per the game’s official website, the day-one patch adds in several online features, such as event quests, chat functionality, and multiplayer gameplay. The title menu will also have an added Gallery Mode. With this, players will be able to view all of the cutscenes that they have unlocked in the game.

The day-one update also gives the ability to claim content through the Housekeeper in a player’s room. Additionally, the patch also adds in Poogies. According to the game’s website, a Poogie will become available in Astera. From there, players will have a chance to befriend this creature and will even be able to carry it throughout their journey in Astera.

It’s worth noting that, as is the case with most day-one patches, the upcoming game’s day-one patch will require an internet connection in order for it to be installed. The update is also set to address some minor issues in the game.

What is Monster Hunter: World?

For the uninitiated, World is an action role-playing video game that is set to be released on January 26 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sixth main entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series.

The game boasts of a vastly open world environment. Similar to other titles under the Monster Hunter franchise, World will have players hunt down large monsters and creatures that litter the game’s main base.

Players can equip their characters with a plethora of weapons that fall under different archetypes. These ultimately determine a character’s skills and abilities, thus tailoring how a player will face off against different foes.

No Monster Hunter: World for the Nintendo Switch

Interestingly, although World will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms (and later on for Microsoft Windows), it will not be available for the Nintendo Switch. According to the game’s directors, this is due to the team’s commitment towards developing the game with the “most powerful current generation consoles” available today. At the time of the game’s development, the Nintendo Switch had simply not been announced yet.

Regardless, the Switch does have its own Monster Hunter title at the very least. A version of Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch is available. Take note, however, that it is only available in Japan.

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