Hunting for two players, happy!
From Casey DeFreitas
During Capcom's E3 Monster Hunter World: With the introduction of Iceborne Developer, we learned about several new features, such as the Steamworks minigame, a viewing camera and, most importantly, dynamic difficulty settings. This brand new feature for the Monster Hunter series will be added to the basic Monster Hunter World without the need for the Iceborne expansion.
This new dynamic difficulty setting includes two brand new features. For the first time, a third difficulty for hunting with two players is introduced. Not only that, but now that players are leaving or disconnected during a hunt, Monster Hunter World will automatically increase the difficulty to the appropriate level. You no longer have to deal with a huge monster for many players if you are disconnected, and you are not worried if you can not fill a big party. Although the parties of the three players are still stuck in the broader multi-player difficulty category, and the old man will not be repatriated, this is still great news.
Better yet, this difficulty escalation will work for the entire Monster Hunter World, including old and new missions, and will not require the Iceborne expansion to work. In the basic Monster Hunter World, there are only two difficulties: a player and a multiplayer, and when a search reaches multiple players, it will never be degraded.
There is no news on when this delicate scale will be added, but it will work during the free Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta, starting just this weekend. And no, you do not have to have Monster Hunter: World to play the Iceborne beta. See more features you can expect during the beta on the PlayStation Blog.
Check out any new monster that has been announced so far for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in the following presentation.
We got hands-on with Monster Hunter World: Iceborne during E3 this year, and we were very excited about one of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's newest features: slots for mantle! Make sure you've read more about this in the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Preview, which includes additional information on weapon functionality, clutch nail, endemic life, monsters and more.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is released on September 6 on the PS4 and Xbox One and will be released this winter (for the northern hemisphere at least) for the computer. You can read all that is revealed here about the Iceborne, as well as some favorites from fan-monsters monsters that we want to come back here.
Casey DeFreitas is an editor at IGN who loves the monster hunt, kills and catches. Catch it on Twitter @ShinyCaseyD.