In a Special Developer Update video, Capcom just made a huge announcement for 2018 Game of the Year contender, Monster Hunter: World (MHW). One of the key takeaways from the announcement was the game’s first paid expansion – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
This new expansion brings the glaringly missing tundra stages, and likely the Hot Drink item tied to such stages. Also, and perhaps most importantly, this expansion will also bring to hunters G Rank, the set of levels above High Rank that will separate the hunters from the casual gamers.
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) December 10, 2018
Being an expansion, this also means that Capcom is breaking tradition with MHW. Instead of releasing a separate and complete release that will require hunters to restart their progress in the new game, the expansion allows hunters to continue where the main game left off.
Unfortunately, according to Capcom’s blog post, it seems the PC version of the game will only be made available after the release of the console version. In other words, it’s likely that hunters on console will be able to explore the Iceborne additions long before PC hunters even get a taste of the expansion.