Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a great New Year's. For this MHW News, I am trying something new while also opening up discussion, specifically towards PC players. We'll get to that later, first off: Appreciation Fest Dates have been announced! Appreciation Fest will be starting on January 25th, MHW release date, and lasting all the way to February 21st, making it the longest Festival to date. You'll be able to get the special armor set, layered armor, poogie clothes, fireworks, and handler costume during this time. There is also a new, Paralysis Lance that will be available.
For PC users, the Bristly Pincushion will also be available from the quest "Timberland Troublemakers". The Sealed Eyepatch and Wiggler layered armor will also be available in "King Know No Fear".
For the first time on PC, the fearsome EX Behemoth will be available. You luckily only have to kill it once for the Drachen Layered armor, but god bless your souls that things go well. He's technically showing up on the 17th, but is staying for the whole Fest.
Finally, the most fearsome of monsters has been announced: The Arch Tempered... Great Jagras?
That's right, the most hunted monster in MHW is back for vengeance, sending their biggest, baddest, Jagras. Requiring an HR50 to be able to do, "The Greatest Jagras" will reward you with Glowing Feystones.
Alright, Console players, this is your stop, past this is the open discussion stuff with PC users about concerns/possible theories. I'll also talk a little bit about the Witcher 3 stuff here (this is all pure speculation, just wanting to try something new out).
So first off, I wanna bring up the Street Fighter Collab. I, personally, don't think it's coming to PC. It's already horrendously late, and looking back at the PC Roadmap that was posted weeks ago, I don't think we'll get it.
This here is the PC Roadmap posted to the Monster Hunter Twitter. The important thing to notice is how AT Luna specially does not mention having layered armor. On console, her layered armor was the Sakura armor set for male and female, which was part of the SFV collab. Again, I think that PC won't be getting the SFV collab.
I really bring this up over a concern a lot of folks have had: Arch Tempered Nerg's layered armor. Heavy speculation is that the layered armor for AT Nerg will be Ryu, a major kick to the face at PC since we're 99% likely to not get the SFV stuff. Especially since AT Nerg is the final update to base MHW.
I personally hope that AT Nerg's Layered armor is either Dober or Damascus, and REALLY hoping its not Ryu.
Finally, the Witcher 3 collab speculation. The Witcher 3 collab is supposed the biggest collab MonHun has ever done, including even the VA of Geralt himself. However, I think FF14 with the Behemoth, is the largest collab to date, so it'd have to beat a new monster being added. I know nothing about Witcher, however, asking around, some folks think that if a new monster were to be added, it would be the Griffin. It's the only non humanoid boss in Witcher 3 (besides some cursed toad I read about).
Not only would it have the same skeleton as other monsters in MHW, it also has the Royal Griffon, a possible "Tempered/AT" variant (like EX Behemoth).
Also, there's apparently rather lackluster Griffon Armor, though its more for the House of Griffin. Again, this is all speculation, anything in this section is just for discussion.
Some folks have also brought up that Geralt might be a handler replacement, giving us a new voice and face for quests.
And thats the end of this News and Speculation thingy! Reminder, Appreciation Fest is Jan 25! PC is also getting EX Behemoth on the 17th. And dont forget Arch Tempered Great Jagras.
And for discussion: Do you think PC will or will not get the Street Fighter collab? Do you think the AT Nerg Layered Armor will be Ryu, or something else? What do you think the Witcher 3 collab will have? Should I do more speculation stuff on Weekly News? Hit up the comments below!