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MAJOR update: The Vernal Invader and Monster Hunter Now Celebration 2024 continues!


Get ready because the Spring Major Update is nearly here!
Mark your calendars: Thursday March 14th is when The Vernal Invader goes LIVE!

And that’s not all! As part of the ongoing Monster Hunter Now 2024 celebration we’re turning things up with quests commemorating the 6-month anniversary of Monster Hunter Now. And no Monster Hunter Now update would be complete without some epic hunts so you can look forward to more monsters: additional monsters and even subspecies appearing at Hunt-a-thon Points.

Spring has sprung - so get ready, the season of slay is right around the corner!

◆More details about The Vernal Invader

Release Date

Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. (UTC)

① Additional weapon type: charge blade

The new update comes with fun weapons including your very own charge blade!

This weapon type has two modes: the highly maneauverable sword and the powerful axe. Charge energy while in Sword Mode and then use it in Axe Mode to inflict greater damage. Axe Mode combines the sword and shield into one epic weapon! Consider using Super Amped Element Discharge to unleash all that energy into one powerful attack!

② 3 additional large monsters

Additional monsters incoming! Odogaron, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, and Deviljho are heading your way soon!

Unlock Odogaron and Tzitzi-Ya-Ku once you’ve completed the corresponding urgent quests in the Season 1 story quest. However, during the event times introduced further down, they will appear on the field for all hunters who have completed the prologue. Deviljho on the other hand can be found through a new feature we call Invasions! Curious? Keep reading!

③ New feature: invasions

After the update, you may find that when you tap on a large monster within a volatile territory, other monsters will suddenly invade! Be aware: volatile territories will appear at random within the three habitats and Deviljho will only appear during these invasions.

④ New system: layered equipment

Layered equipment is coming to Monster Hunter Now!

Change what you’re wearing without compromising your protection! Layered equipment doesn’t have the same functionality as usual equipment, so you can change your appearance without affecting the performance of your armor. Customizing your look just got a whole lot more fun!

Upgrading armor to grade 6 will allow you to use it as layered equipment. New to upgrading? Use your materials to forge weapons and armor upgrades. You can even look forward to some new layered equipment exclusives to Monster Hunter Now!

⑤ The official start of Seasons and the Season Pass

This update will kick off a new system called Seasons!

Like earth’s seasons, each has a specific shelf life and as soon as one season expires, the next kicks off! With the change of Seasons comes a new set of monsters and quests. With the Season Pass you can collect Tier Points by completing certain requirements such as slaying large monsters while a Season is underway. Raise your Season Tier to obtain a variety of rewards.

The Season Pass will come with a Free Plan and a Premium Plan. By purchasing the Premium Plan, various rewards will be made available to be claimed.

⑥ New status ailment

Bleeding is a new status ailment that can be inflicted by Odogaron’s attacks.

A hunter that is bleeding will accumulate bleeding damage every time they attack or perform an evade. If they receive an attack while bleeding, the amount of damage accumulated will be added to the normal amount of damage for the attack, resulting in a larger loss of health. Bleeding will stop after a while if the hunter avoids attacking and evading.

⑦ New skills

With more monsters comes more equipment and skills! Latent Power, Quick Work, and Status Sneak Attack are some of the new skills hunters can look forward to.

More loadouts

The maximum number of loadouts has increased from five to ten! This increase came a little early in anticipation of the update. You can find out more in the update information.

Monster Hunter Now Celebration present

In the spirit of celebration we hope you enjoy the following gift!

Item Box Expansion +250
Grab yours from the supply items in the Shop.
*This reward is available to all hunters who log in after the update on March 14th, 2024.

Monster Hunter Now Celebration Quest

Monster Hunter Now may be turning 6 months old but we’re celebrating with 16 quests! Complete these quests to earn an exclusive hunter medal and Beginner Weapon Tickets. Plus, when you complete the 4th stage and above you’ll be granted additional rewards like Zinogre Plates, Wyvern Gem Shards, and other monster materials. This is a great opportunity for seasoned hunters to test their skills!

*Event quests will automatically become available to all hunters who have completed the prologue in the Special Quests tab in-game.
*Quests will be available from Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. until Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (local time). Be sure to complete the quests and receive your rewards between these times.

Available rewards:
・Beginner Weapon Tickets
・Hunter medal (6-Month Anniversary Medal)
・Monster materials (Zinogre Plates, Wyvern Gem Shards, and more)

About Beginner Weapon Tickets
These tickets allow hunters to forge grade 3 weapons that have appeared in previous events. The Bone Strongarm is a grade 3 weapon from the weapon type, charge blade, that will be added in this update. You can test the charge blade out right away with this ticket!
*The 2024 Weapon Ticket that was available in previous events has been renamed to the Beginner Weapon Ticket.
*Any 2024 Weapon Tickets you still have will also be renamed to Beginner Weapon Tickets.

Dates and Times (UTC)

From Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. until Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at 2:59 p.m.

Subspecies monsters appearing at Hunt-a-thon Points

Pink Rathian, Black Diablos, and Azure Rathalos will be appearing at Hunt-a-thon Points.

*Updated March 12th: To celebrate Zinogre coming in 1st place in the Hunters’ Choice (Top Monster), Zinogre is guaranteed to appear at Hunt-a-thon Points during the following times.

Dates and Times (local time)

From Friday, March 15th, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. until Monday, March 25th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

More frequent appearances of Odogaron and Tzitzi-Ya-Ku on the field

This update introduces monsters Odogaron and Tzitzi-Ya-Ku - look for them to appear more frequently in the following habitats:

Desert: Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
Swamp: Odogaron

*These monsters will appear on the field during the event period to all hunters who have completed the prologue.
*After the event, they will only appear on the field to hunters who have completed the corresponding urgent quests in the Season 1 story.

Dates and Times (UTC)

From Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. until Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at 2:59 p.m.

More monsters appearing more frequently all around

Continuing on from the Monster Hunter Now Celebration 2024 Part I, monsters in all habitats will reappear after 1 hour and monsters will be appearing in more places on the field.

Dates and Times (UTC)

From Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. until Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at 2:59 p.m.

Exclusive Packs for sale

Two time-limited packs will be available from the in-game shop and Web Store.

  1. Season 1 Pack
    ・Potion x10
    ・Paintball x10
    ・Special Carving Knife x10

  2. Season 1 Premium Pack (Web Store-exclusive)
    ・Gem x5,500
    ・Potion x10
    ・Special Carving Knife x2

Available from Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 0:00 a.m. until Monday, April 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (UTC)

Additional Information

*Please note that start and end times differ depending on the content.
*Check the FAQ for the opening hours of Hunt-a-thons.
*For a time, Barioth will no longer appear in Hunt-a-thons after Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (local time).
*The Special Quest, Fulminations in the Frost, will end on Thursday, March 14th. You will also need to collect any rewards before then.
*Event details are subject to change.

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