With the Spring Blossom Fest in the rear view mirror, a major new update for Monster Hunter World has arrived. PS4 and Xbox One players can now take on a new Elder Dragon, Kulve Taroth, and that means there’s new gear to get your hands on. Here’s how to get the newly added armor and weapons (which are known as Relics).
In order to take on Kulve Taroth, you’ll need to be at least Hunter Rank 16. While exploring the world, you’ll begin to find new tracks, which belong to Kulve. Find enough, and you can take part in a new type of limited-time quest called a Siege. Everyone in a single game session–up to 16 players–can join together to deal with Kulve. These players are split into groups of four to gather tracks and attack the Elder Dragon, specifically with the aim of breaking off parts. Breaking parts and gathering tracks add to a progress meter for the Siege. The more progress, the better the rewards; Capcom specifically encourages players to try this in a multiplayer session.
As per usual when fighting a monster, this will unlock two new High Rank armor sets at the smithy: Kulve Taroth α and Kulve Taroth β. (There’s also a matching Palico armor set and weapon.) Crafting them primarily requires materials you’ll obtain through this fight, though you’ll also need gems from other Elder Dragons, too. Here are the skills you’ll earn by equipping each piece:
- Helm: Free Element/Ammo Up and Agitator
- Chest: Stun Res and Crit Boost
- Arms: Free Element/Ammo Up and Power Prolonger
- Waist: Free Element/Ammo Up and Handicraft
- Boots: Wide Range and Peak Performance
While the armor and Palico gear side of all this is very simple, weapons are much different. They’re handled unlike anything else in the game to date, as you’ll receive them as drops at the end of a Siege. The quality depends on your Reward Level, which is dictated by the contributions made by you and your teammates (though you’ll receive more from your squadmates). These are referred to as Relics and have randomized stats but otherwise operate as standard weapons, using the models for existing ones.
This first instance of the Kulve Taroth Siege is available from now until May 3 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET (1 AM BST / 10 AM AEST on May 4). The Siege was added as part of a broader 3.0 update, which you can read about in the full 3.0 patch notes.