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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne hits Steam January 9, and will “fast-track” console updates

Winter is coming

October 25, 2019 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne hits PC on January 9, 2020.

Monster Hunter World’s latest expansion hit consoles nearly two months ago, but we’ve just had a vague launch time of ‘January’ for the Steam release. Today, Capcom has confirmed a proper date. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne release date is now set for January 9, 2020 – double-check the calendar, that’s sooner than it sounds – and the devs plan to get new content to PC players much sooner.

Pre-orders for Iceborne on Steam are now live, at the expected price of $39.99. (The base game is also 50% off at the moment, if you need to catch up.) The PC edition of Iceborne will have the stuff you’d expect – DX12 support, graphics options, and a high-res texture pack – but Capcom says that mouse and keyboard controls have also “been revamped across the board” in support of the new in-game features.

Perhaps the most exciting bit is that the developers plan to “fast-track” the updates which have already been released on console, and eventually put everything out at the same time. In a roadmap on the official site, a patch in early February 2020 will give PC players Rajang (which originally launched earlier this month) and the Resident Evil crossover (which won’t be out until November.)

The developers have previously noted that they want to make improvements to the PC rollout, including faster updates – and it looks like those efforts will pay off very soon.

If you want to know what Iceborne looks like at glorious 4K 60fps, you can check out the footage in the trailer above.

You can also check out more PC games like Monster Hunter World, if you’re desperate to fill the days until Iceborne is upon us.