Announced last month, the big content drop featuring Monster Hunter World x The Witcher 3 is now live on all platforms! Players can expect a new and original quest line available now for Hunter Rank 16 players and above. The Witcher franchise protagonist Geralt of Rivia makes his way into Capcom’s monster-slaying action game, which is a good fit if you think about it.
Geralt is being voiced once again by Doug Cockle in the English version of the game, which should be a welcome treat to The Witcher fans. As for the content, players can expect a new Contract, and they can even play as Geralt himself complete with his abilities and silver sword!
‘Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest’ tasks the witcher with tracking down and dealing with a powerful force known as the Leshen. Defeating this mysterious creature will require the skills befitting a seasoned professional, and gamers will have at their disposal the White Wolf’s arsenal and abilities, including his silver sword and combat magic. Players will also engage in dialogues with other characters, influencing how the story unfolds through choices they make — a hallmark of The Witcher series.
Completing ‘Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest’ will earn players unique, Witcher-themed special items, resources for crafting Geralt’s armor and weapon set, a unique skin and weapon for the player’s Palico companion, as well as new gestures, titles, pose, and guild card background. Completing ‘Contract: Woodland Spirit’ will furthermore reward players with resources they’ll need to craft the armor and weapon set of Ciri — another iconic character from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
In addition to the content out today, there will be a new mission coming our way this February 15 for veteran Monster Hunter World players! Set to launch at 1 a.m. CET (7 p.m. ET), this new multiplayer mission requires participants to be at Hunter Rank 50 and above. Called the Contract: Woodland Spirit,: it will pit players against an “extremely challenging” of the Leshen. This is a timed event and will only be available until March 1.