Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is a paid expansion to Monster Hunter: World that is equivalent in size to previous Monster Hunter games 'G Rank' or 'Ultimate' entries. This follow-up features an arctic themed setting that has much harder missions to complete and is home to a whole new tier of monsters that hunters can face along with some returning ones. In order to access the new Iceborne story and quests, players must have completed the main story campaign from Monster Hunter: World and reached Hunter Rank 16. Check out our walkthrough, guide, strategy page to get help in your against the savage monsters you encounter.
Use the Guardian Armour
Whether you decide to buy the Monster Hunter: Iceborne expansion or not the Guardian Armour set is available free for all players in Monster Hunter World. The Guardian Armour is a defence-heavy set that will help you progress through the High Rank portion of Monster Hunter World faster so you can reach the required Hunter Rank 16 that is needed to play the Monster Hunter: Iceborne expansion. Check out our How to Start Guide to get more details.
Pack for the Journey
To survive the frosty sub-zero temperatures of Hoarfrost Reach makes it essential that you pack for the journey accordingly. This means stocking up on Hot Drinks so you do not run out of stamina and making sure that you take some of the highest level healing potions you can craft along with Antidote and Herbal Medicine. You are going to encounter a lot of variants of familiar foes in the Iceborne expansion so it is also important that you have a little bit of everything in your pack so you are able to deal with the various elemental effects.
Don't Forget Decorations
Make sure you attach the Decorations you earn to your gear. Decorations are the jewels and rare stones you earn from undertaking High Rank story quests or optional quests. When you go to a smithy and attach these shiny rewards to your gear you will receive stat bonuses. These will include raising your resistances and improving the amount of damage you are able to deal to monsters.
Upgrade Base Facilities
To combat the monsters in Iceborne you are going to need a fair amount of potions, tonics, and medicines so it is important that you ensure that your facilities in the base are upgraded enough for you to make these important items instead of spending your hard-earned zenny on them. Returning to the base to craft these items will also enable you to do bounties before tackling the day’s major hunts. Check out our How to Unlock Camps Guide to find the locations of the camps in the Iceborne expansion.
To prevent stamina drain in the middle of a fight it is important that you carry as many Hot Drinks as possible with you at all times. Hot Drinks will Keep your body warm from the icy climate of Hoarfrost Ridge and prevent the reduction of your stamina bar.
Make sure you have a good supply of Nulberries with you when you enter a fight as some of the monsters you will encounter apply ailments like Iceblight which Nulberries can cure.
Learn Clutch Claw
Take the time to learn Clutch Claw, this new addition to your hunter's arsenal is a highly effective and versatile grappling hook. Clutch Claw is an optional accessory and depending on the primary weapon that you have equipped will give you several options once you throw it. It is particularly effective when used to rappel up or catapult yourself over monsters to get yourself in position to deal plenty of damage to the beast.
Tailraider Signal Gadget
Check out our How to get the Tailraider Signal Gadget to get this Palico gadget that enables your Palico to light a beacon to summon a nearby Tailraider.
Defeating Elder Dragons
The only way that you will be able to defeat the Elder Dragons later in the Iceborne expansison is by knowing how to stay in a monsters face and stay alive. Keep in mind that you also only have three lives, so you need to dodge attacks as you punish the monster. The only time you should be dodging out is when you need a potion.
Check out our How to Unlock the New Monsters guide to find out what new beasts you can expect to encounter in the Iceborne expansion.