Ahead of its release on March 12, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne version 12.11 update for PC has been detailed in patch notes by Capcom. This update will add Stygian Zinogre and Safi’jiiva as highlights with many adjustments and changes to the rest of the game including a new area in the Guiding Lands. This update will be a 2.3GB download on PC via Steam and if you have the high resolution texture pack installed, an additional 1.8GB is required. Watch the Safi’jiiva siege trailer for PC below:

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Safi’jiiva PC update 12.11 patch notes

Main Additions / Changes

General

  • Added cutscene that unlocks the Tundra Region in the Guiding Lands.
  • Added new weapon trees, armor, and skills.
  • Added Stygian Zinogre. (Stygian Zinogre will appear in a cutscene in the Guiding Lands, after finishing the story of Iceborne.)
  • Added Safi’jiiva.
  • A tempered version of Ruiner Nergigante will now appear in the game.

Action

  • Removed the damage reaction from the startup of the sword & shield’s Claw Uppercut.
  • The sword & shield’s Claw Uppercut can now soften a monster’s hide.
  • Adjusted damage on the sword & shield’s Perfect Rush.
  • Adjusted various dual blade actions. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • Instead of dropping slinger ammo, the dual blades’ Spinning Rising Slash will now wound parts easier.
  • Fixed an issue where cluster bomb reload speed was normal or reload wouldn’t perform while aiming when using the heavy bowgun. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • Adjusted design on the hunting horn’s Extended Health Recovery so health could be regained even when taking damage over time. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • Adjusted how much ammo is used by the flinch shot when the Slinger Capacity skill is active.
  • Adjusted the Frostcraft skill so that the insect glaive will no longer consume its gauge when performing a moving mounted attack.

System

  • New decor can now be placed in your room in Seliana.
  • New BGM can now be played in your room in Seliana.
  • New Pendants added.
  • New feature added to upgrade armor to its maximum level automatically with the available armor spheres. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • New layered armor added.
  • New Weapon Pose added. Your hunter will perform different poses depending on the equipped weapon. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • Added some Guiding Lands materials to the lineup of possible items that you can meld at the Elder Melder.

Miscellaneous

  • Changed design so all ammo types are reloaded when exiting your tent with a bowgun equipped. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • Red, white, and, orange Kinsect extract can now be harvested from the training area’s wagon. (Available for all Monster Hunter World Players)
  • The following decorations are now easier to obtain:
    Blaze Jewel+ 4, Stream Jewel+ 4, Frost Jewel+ 4, Bolt Jewel+ 4, Dragon Jewel+ 4, Venom Jewel+ 4, Paralyzer Jewel+ 4, Sleep Jewel+ 4, Blast Jewel+ 4

Bug Fixes and Balance Adjustments

These are available for those who own the base game and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Base/Facility

  • Fixed an issue with the priority level of certain meals added to the canteen in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
  • Fixed an issue that wouldn’t allow you to create Rajang items obtained from the Guiding Lands at the Elder Melder.
  • Fixed an issue where the music player in your room in Seliana wouldn’t appear.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze when displaying certain dual blades in the Equipment Display in Your Room in Seliana.
  • Fixed an issue where when placing pets via the Housekeeper, specific steps would cause an error.
  • Adjusted the conditions to unlock the BGM “The Invading Tyrant – Bazelgeuse” for the music player.
  • Fixed an issue where after eating a meal at the Canteen, the time before your stamina is reduced isn’t reset.
  • Fixed an issue where requirements would not be correctly checked for the observation request “The Viper’s Banquet”.
  • Fixed an issue where the resolution of monster figures would not change correctly when zooming in on them.
  • Fixed a freeze bug that occurred when selecting an item from the Canteen at the exact moment another player uses a voucher.
  • Fixed an issue with the priority level of certain meals added to the canteen in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
  • Fixed an issue that wouldn’t allow you to create Rajang items obtained from the Guiding Lands at the Elder Melder.
  • Fixed an issue where the music player in your room in Seliana wouldn’t appear.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze when displaying certain dual blades in the Equipment Display in Your Room in Seliana.
  • Fixed an issue where when placing pets via the Housekeeper, specific steps would cause an error.
  • Adjusted the conditions to unlock the BGM “The Invading Tyrant – Bazelgeuse” for the music player.
  • Fixed an issue where after eating a meal at the Canteen, the time before your stamina is reduced isn’t reset.
  • Fixed an issue where requirements would not be correctly checked for the observation request “The Viper’s Banquet”.
  • Fixed an issue where the resolution of monster figures would not change correctly when zooming in on them.
  • Fixed a freeze bug that occurred when selecting an item from the Canteen at the exact moment another player uses a voucher.

Monsters

  • Fixed an issue where Brachydios would get stuck on top of ledges in the special arena.
  • Fixed an issue where during multiplayer, the explosions caused by Tempered Brachydios’ slime would not be synchronized between players.
  • Fixed an issue where certain monsters would always be displayed during low rank quests in the Ancient Forest even if they don’t appear in the quest itself.
  • Tweaked the rewards upon breaking Zinogre’s head, along with adding rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where Legiana would continue to walk instead of fly after an avalanche is triggered in area 4 of the Hoarfrost Reach.
  • Fixed an issue where Nightshade Paolumu wouldn’t drop a shiny after a turf war with certain monsters.
  • Fixed an issue where Velkhana wouldn’t sustain damage in its turf war with Ruiner Nergigante.
  • Fixed an issue where stamina wouldn’t decrease while mounted on top of Gold Rathian.
  • Fixed an issue where master rank Lunastra wouldn’t use its flare attack.
  • Fixed an issue where Gold Rathian would take more time than usual to land after attacking with its hellfire breath.
  • Fixed an issue where, in the Coral Highlands, Namielle would sometimes fall into an area it isn’t designated to go.
  • Fixed an issue where certain attacks from monsters would hit twice.
  • Fixed an issue where the clutch claw would work during certain monster actions even when it shouldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue where the color of Seething Bazelgeuse’s scales wouldn’t correspond to its powered-up state.
  • Fixed an issue where Namielle’s water pools wouldn’t react to the monster’s electric attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where Gold Rathian would roar non-stop if led to a specific area of the Elder’s Recess.
  • Fixed an issue in Ver. 11.50.00 where analyzed special tracks could be obtained while mining from Uragaan or Radobaan’s back in the Guiding Lands. We apologize for not notifying players of this earlier.
  • Adjusted how long an elder dragon and certain monsters stay in the same area of the Guiding Lands.
  • Fixed an issue where certain monsters would not react when being driven into a wall in the special arena.

Player

  • Fixed an issue where the Long Sword’s Foresight Slash, Iai Slash or the Evasion Mantle would successfully trigger an evade against Velkhana’s frost, large monsters being knocked down, and other behavior that normally does not have any attack properties.
  • Fixed an issue where Lunastra’s info in the Guiding Lands menu wouldn’t appear under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where if you don’t have the Surveyor Kit, and under certain conditions talked to the Lynian Researcher, the first tutorial for the Surveyor Set wouldn’t appear and you wouldn’t be able to obtain the item.
  • Fixed an issue where in the Coral Highlands, monsters would get caught in environmental traps instead of being knocked down as a result of colliding with a wall from a clutch claw flinch shot.
  • Fixed an issue where Health Boost skill increases wouldn’t display properly to other players during multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where only the effect sound plays in certain situations after the heavy bowgun autoloads its ammo.
  • Fixed an issue where icon colors would not display correctly when upgrading a weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where the upgrade state of equipment wouldn’t be reflected when updating an equipment loadout.
  • Fixed an issue where in specific situations, slinger ammo would get embedded into walls, etc., when performing a clutch claw weapon attack on a monster.
  • Fixed an issue where the Master Gatherer skill effect wouldn’t activate when mining with the pickaxe.
  • Fixed an issue where auto shoutouts would display unintentionally after using the clutch claw to slam a monster into a wall.
  • Fixed an issue where the attack and control guide would not match after a backwards evade with the sword & shield.
  • Fixed an issue where skills related to draw attacks would be consumed if the draw attack came into contact with Velkhana’s frost.
  • Fixed an issue where a flinch shot would occur when grappled onto a monster, even though no button had been pressed.
  • Fixed an issue where a critical hit effect would appear when wounding a monster’s hide after hitting it with the sword & shield’s Claw Uppercut.
  • Made adjustments to the dual blades’ Spinning Rising Slash along with increasing some elemental scaling.
  • Fixed an issue where players would still be inflicted with an elemental blight even when guarding certain monster attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where the position of certain weapons while sheathed was inaccurate.
  • Fixed an issue where, while searching under specific criteria, the 2nd page of SOS flares couldn’t be viewed.
  • Fixed an issue where the effect for the charge blade’s Power Axe Mode would continue to display.
  • Fixed an issue where player character behavior would become erratic if the player becomes zombified in mid-air while close to a ledge.
  • Fixed an issue where some skin color on the player character would not display properly when the zombification status is removed.
  • Fixed an issue where the default color for the Gastodon layered armor was unnatural.
  • Fixed an issue where correct defense numbers were not being shown when defense-related skills are activated when forging or changing equipment.
  • Fixed an issue where, when holding down the Y button (or whatever key is bound to “Reload”) to continue to reload while aiming the Heavy Bowgun, the reload would not continue after reloading Cluster Bombs.
  • Fixed an issue where Palico commands would change places in the item window after switching Palico gadgets.
  • Fixed an issue where the hunter would not perform an action when a button is pressed after the player uses the left stick and a buffer input is recognized.
  • An issue related to unintentional behavior when multiple people use the weapon pose has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where you could eat at the Canteen again if you fainted in the Training Area and then traveled back to base.
  • Fixed an issue where blastscourge’s slime effect would move unnaturally when the player is in a zombified state.
  • Fixed an issue where under certain steps, firing the heavy bowgun would result in the game freezing.
  • Fixed an issue where using a Flashbug under certain conditions cause the game to freeze.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the directional button camera controls wouldn’t respond at times when using Item Control Settings Type 3 or Type 4.
  • Fixed an issue where the Select Ammo/Coating entry in the long-range weapon control guide would not display when using Item Control Setting Type 2.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple actions would be performed at the same time when the player uses the Surveyor Kit, and the functionality of the LB/RB buttons is switched in the Control Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where characters could fall off the map in the Coral Highlands.
  • Fixed an issue where the analysis gauge would disappear when the player obtained analysis in progress special tracks or analyzed special tracks.
  • Fixed an issue where Molys would continue to dig into the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where activation conditions for skills that raise elemental power wouldn’t display properly when inspecting other player’s equipment.
  • Fixed an issue where the monster’s information wouldn’t sync properly between players when the monster is near death.
  • Fixed erroneous information in the “A Man and his Shield – 5” and “The Boaboa Challenge – 6” treasure tip.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple monster BGM would frequently switch and play during a quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the order of the item pouch would unintentionally change upon closing the application.
  • Fixed an issue where ranking information couldn’t be retrieved if a deleted player was registered in the rankings.
  • Updated an error message that is displayed when saved data is damaged.
  • Fixed the direction of pendants when performing the weapon pose.
  • Fixed an issue where talking to a First Wyverian would result in the game freezing.
  • Fixed an issue where while wearing the Frostclaw Head α+, performing certain steps would result in the light from the armor being stronger than normal in the guild card.
  • Fixed an issue where the image quality of the hunter in the guild card would drop when the quest “Faraway Lorelei” is available in Seliana.
  • Fixed an issue where the BGM would not play when joining the quest “The Fury of El Dorado” when it’s already in progress.

Steam-only Updates

Additions and Adjustments

  • In order to prevent the Steam overlay from unintentionally impairing gameplay, the Steam overlay no longer appears automatically when you receive friend requests during gameplay.
  • The VRAM Usage window in the options now has a more obvious display to warn you when you are trying to use DirectX 12 with 3.50 GB of available VRAM or less (at least 4 GB of VRAM are required to enable DirectX 12). This is an interface-based change that does not affect VRAM usage.
  • A new “Swap Keys while Grappling” option was added for mouse & keyboard controls. This allows you to unify the controls for “Weapon Attack” and “Flinch Shot” when grappled to a monster with the Clutch Claw, which otherwise may not match the controls for your current weapon after switching between melee and ranged (since the controls for “Weapon Attack” and “Flinch Shot” are based on gamepad controls).
  • A new keybind option was added for “Quest Return Selection” for melee and ranged weapon controls. The default setting is [Tab]. Changing this keybind allows you to set other controls, such as opening the start menu, to the [Tab] key instead. It is possible to overlap this key binding.
  • A new keybind option was added for “Check Research Requests”. The default setting is [F]. Because this control option is limited to when you are using the Surveyor Set, it is possible to overlap this key binding.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where other player’s guild cards would fail to update on the guild card list under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera would stutter if you moved your mouse very slowly.
  • Fixed a mouse & keyboard issue where your character’s movement would stutter and slow down if you enter aiming mode with your weapon unsheathed, and then try to move in any direction but forward while moving the camera.
  • Fixed several key-binding-related bugs, including one where the subkey assigned to a mouse button would not work when both the main key and subkey for a specific control are both assigned to mouse buttons.
  • Fixed a mouse & keyboard issue where the cancel key for table gestures, the footbath, and the bed would be affected by the gamepad option “Confirmation Button Setting”.
  • Fixed an issue where, when using a ballista with a ranged weapon equipped, the “Move Target” key guide would mistakenly show the keys assigned to melee weapons instead.
  • Removed the button that says “View Steam Group Information” from the “Group List” UI window that displays after selecting “Primary Group”, because it mistakenly appeared as if it were clickable. As was the case before this change, “View Steam Group Information” can be opened with the displayed keybind or gamepad button.
  • Fixed an issue where the visual effects for the third button press for the Steamworks mini-game would not display properly if your FPS is 60 or higher.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message (“Failed to load keyboard setting presets. Data is corrupt.”) would display by mistake after converting your save data from a version earlier than Ver. 10.12.00.
  • Other minute balance tweaks and minor bugs have been fixed.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This update arrives tomorrow on PC via Steam. Read our reviews for the console version here and PC version here.