Peter Triezenberg
The Time has Come to Hunt Lunastra, the Empress of Flame, in New Monster Hunter: World Update
Another Elder Dragon returns to the New World.
05.31.18 - 2:02 AM

Capcom has released the latest update for Monster Hunter: World. Version 4.0 brings with it a number of alterations and bug fixes, including a new hunt. In the spirit of the Deviljho and Kulve Taroth hunts, this latest update adds a new Elder Dragon to the take: Lunastra, the Empress of Flame, who has arrived to challenge the most seasoned hunters. Effective teamwork is a must for this battle: Lunastra will battle alongside her mate, Teostra, and use the environment to her advantage.

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Of course, the appeal of the Lunastra fight is to see the kinds of sweet loot you can make out of her corpse. The materials from Lunastra resonate strongly with those of other monsters, such as the Bazelgeuse, Nergigante, or the Xeno’jiiva, so check with the Smithy once the hunt is complete.

With the arrival of Lunastra, a major change in the Elder Dragon ecosystem is also coming to the game. A new breed of Tempered creatures, called Arch-Tempered Elder Dragons, will be making their presence known in future updates.

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Check out the announcement trailer for the Lunastra hunt below, as well as a log of the major changes (aside from assorted bug fixes) coming to the new update. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more information on Monster Hunter: World.

  • You will now also discover investigations for tempered monsters when hunting a tempered monster or breaking its parts.

  • You can now change armor pigments and layered armor at all item boxes found within Astera (except the Training Area) or the Research Base.

  • It's now easier to successfully pet the Poogie.

  • The camera will not be forcibly moved by Scoutfly guidance when arriving at camp at the start of a quest.

  • The trophy conditions for "Monster Ph.D." were updated to no longer include monsters added in free title updates.

  • With this design change, you can now unlock the trophy/achievement by speaking to Ecological Research if you've already maxed out the research levels for the original lineup of monsters.

  • When performing the Shoryuken or Hadoken gestures, male characters (or armor that makes you look like a male character) will now use Ryu's voice from Street Fighter V, while female characters (or armor that makes you look like a female character) will now use Sakura's voice from Street Fighter V.