A while ago, we learned that Capcom was planning an ambitious crossover event with The Witcher in Monster Hunter: World that would allow players to take on the role of a famous monster hunter: Geralt of Rivia. If you’ve been eagerly waiting to play as him and start taking on contracts, you’re in luck, as Geralt comes to Monster Hunter: World today.
He should be available either right now or very soon on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox, according to an update from the official Monster Hunter Twitter account. There is no update on when this free update will be available on the PC version.
[PS4/X1] Hone your senses and get ready to hunt as Geralt from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in #MHWorld ⚔
Free Update available starting at 4pm PST / 12am GMT pic.twitter.com/dIuD1dpS0x
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) February 7, 2019
The collaboration sees Monster Hunter: World players take on the mantle of Geralt of Rivia — a professional monster slayer equipped with superhuman strength and reflexes — and has them take on a series of Witcher-inspired quests. These offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter: World’s game systems.
Geralt is a master swordsman considered one of the deadliest warriors in the world of The Witcher. Monster Hunter: World players get to utilize his signature fighting style, seamlessly blending swordplay, combat magic, and an assortment of monster hunting equipment.
Monster Hunter: World has been extremely successful, selling over 11 million copies in 2018. In addition to this crossover with The Witcher, Monster Hunter: World is getting a full expansion sometime in Autumn 2019. You can read about that right here.