Another big update is coming very soon to Monster Hunter World. Capcom will release a new patch for both the PS4 and Xbox One versions today, April 18, which will introduce new gear, another Elder Dragon, and a new type of quest to the game.
The update is scheduled to roll out at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET (1 AM BST on April 19). Most notably, it introduces a new Elder Dragon to hunt: the gold-plated Kulve Taroth. “Cloaked in a heavy golden mantle, this dazzling threat is fast approaching and it’s up to you and your Hunting Squad to work together and repel it at all costs,” Capcom said in a post on the PlayStation Blog.
Arriving alongside Kulve Taroth is a new type of hunting quest: Sieges. These are limited-time hunts that all players in the Gathering Hub can participate in, meaning up to 16 hunters–divided into four teams of four–can work together to hunt the same Kulve Taroth and make progress toward the quest.
“The primary goal of this Siege is to repel Kulve Taroth, but its shimmering golden mantle happens to be a collection of shiny weapon relics it has gathered along its journey through the New World,” Capcom said. “We don’t have much information on when and where Kulve Taroth has amassed all these relics, so the nature and quality of these weapons (read: type and stats) are entirely up to fate.”
In addition to the weapon relics, players will be able to acquire new materials from the Elder Dragon and use them to craft new Kulve Taroth α and β armor sets, as well as a new set of Palico gear. Capcom is also introducing two new layered armor sets in the update.
The Kulve Taroth Siege kicks off alongside the patch on April 18 and takes place in a new area called the Caverns of El Dorado. It will only be available for a limited time, although Capcom says it will return again sometime in the future. You can take a look at some screenshots of Kulve Taroth and its new armor sets above.