Capcom has detailed the version 1.01 update for Monster Hunter: World, which is due out alongside the release of the game on January 26.
Downloading and installing the 815 megabyte update will unlock functions such as online multiplayer, event quests, and chat. Here are the details:
- Unlocks online-use systems including multiplayer, event quests, and chat.
- Adds function to receive additional content to the player’s My House room service.
- Adds gallery function to the title menu to replay event scenes.
- Adds a Gallery Mode that enables you to watch the event scenes you have previously seen. The appearance of the player character will change based on the save data.
- Mascot character Poogie added to Research Commission HQ.
- As you progress through the story, Poogie will appear in the distribution area of Research Commission HQ. You can deepen your friendship with him through skillful petting. If you pick him up and take him around, something good might happen.
Additional Display Languages
In addition to the Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish included in all versions of the game, the following display languages have been added for specific versions:
- Japan: No additional languages
- Asia: Traditional Chinese and Korean
- North America: Brazilian Portuguese
- Europe: Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Arabic
Additional voiced languages have not been added. All versions of the game will feature Monster Hunter language, Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish voiced language options.
- Fixed some bugs
Capcom also teased updates and downloadable content coming in the future:
Spring 2018 Title Update
As previously reported, Deviljho will be added as an additional monster as part of the spring 2018 free title update. Further information about the update will be announced on the official website.
Also, if you have an online connection, various event quests and special collaborations will be implemented post-launch. Other free downloadable content like additional gestures are also planned.
Furthermore, cosmetic contents unrelated to character stats, such as gestures, face paint, and stamp sets for use in chat, are also planned for release as paid downloadable content.
Monster Hunter: World is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, and for PC this fall. In Japan, Monster Hunter: World will only be available for PlayStation 4.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.