Monster Hunter World Iceborne update: MHW Rajang patch live with new layered armour

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Monster Hunter World fans looking for a new challenge can take on a furious Rajang in the latest Iceborne update.

The first major patch since the expansion was released by Capcom, it brings the new best to the game, alongside a number of other features.

Rajana is described as an ultra-aggressive creature that few have a chance of surviving against. It attacks come from its powerful arms that pack a punch, with the creature turning gold when angry.

To unlock the new Rajang encounter, Monster Hunter World Iceborne fans will need to find a new special assignment

This is unlocked after completing the expansion’s ending. Once you have been to the Guiding Lands at least once, speak to the Admiral to start the quest.

Attacking wise, Rajangs are known for shooting shoot electricity from their mouths, which can prove troublesome when combined with its other attributes.

Being both fast and aggressive, Rajangs are known to be difficult opponents, with its Rage Mode proving a deadly power upgrade.

If you are successful in taking down the furious Rajang, you will be rewarded with the chance to put together the new armour sets.

“The Rajang armour sets are designed to emulate the contrast between Rajang’s normal dark fur and its shining gold-coloured fur! The armour skills also reflect Rajang’s aggressive nature.

“The Palico set’s Kuroko-inspired outfit is perfect for any Palico who prefers to blend into the background while on the hunting “stage”.”

The new update including Rajang is available to download now on PS4 and Xbox One and weighs in at around 1.3GB.

Patch notes covering what has changed in the most recent Monster Hunter World update can be found below:


Tempered Monsters

  • Tempered Gold Rathian and Tempered Silver Rathalos will now appear in the Guiding Lands.

Weapon Augments

  • Weapon augmentation and custom upgrades expanded.

Layered Armor

  • Forgeable layered armor lineup added to feature some of the High Rank designs.

Your Room

  • You can now make your room public to other players.
    (You can change these settings from the start menu and selecting Communication, then Your Room, or by speaking to the Housekeeper in your room and selecting Room.)
  • Room-exclusive chat tab added.
  • Music player for changing the music in your room added.
  • New interactable decor added to your room in Seliana.
  • Setting for your Seliana room’s privacy added to the Gathering Hub’s welcome message.

Guiding Lands Gameplay Adjustments

NOTE: Future updates will feature more adjustments to make it easier to play. Here are the adjustments currently in place:

Adjustment 1: Region Level change fluctuation adjusted

  • In the Guiding Lands, you can obtain different materials at each level, so adjustments have been made to how levels increase/decrease to make it easier to explore.
  • Region Level 1 – 2: No changes
  • Region Level 3 – 6: Fluctuates at the same rate as region level 2 did before the update
  • Region Level 7: Fluctuates at the same rate as region level 3 did before the update

Adjustment 2: Adjusted the drop rate of special tracks obtained from monsters in the Guiding Lands

  • Unanalyzed special tracks are now easier to obtain, making it easier to lure out specific monsters and control your region levels.
  • They are also now guaranteed upon capturing a monster, or carving from the monster’s body or broken part.

Adjustment 3: Region levels can now be fixed

  • Settings have been added so that region levels will not fluctuate, and you can explore the Guiding Lands freely with fixed levels.
  • Fixed region levels are applied per player even during multiplayer.
  • If you set region levels to fixed, your own region levels will not fluctuate whether you’re the quest leader or just joining another player’s quest.
  • You can fix region levels at the quest board when you select the Guiding Lands.

Guiding Lands Bug Fixes

  • Monster spawn rates in the Guiding Lands adjusted.
  • Monsters that are lured out in the Guiding Lands will automatically be tracked by the scoutflies.
  • Target monster in the Guiding Lands will now appear in the log.
  • When a monster is lured out in the Guiding Lands, monsters already present will not leave as easily.
  • Fixed an issue where unnecessary effects would appear in certain areas of the Guiding Lands.

Tailraider Safari

  • New rewards added for the Tailraider Safari when they explore the Guiding Lands.


  • Customization options added for squad cards.
  • Fixed an issue where Squad join requests would be automatically approved in certain situations even when the settings are set to manual.


  • Fixed an issue where Palicoes would move to incorrect places.


  • Kinsects can now be added to the wishlist.

Canteen Skills

  • Fixed an issue where daily skills would change when a voucher or gourmet voucher is used.

Surveyor Set

  • Fixed an issue with the “The Leaf Boat” observation request’s “Riding on a leaf” condition, where the request would not be considered complete in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where if graphic settings were set to Prioritize Resolution, the effective range for taking pictures with the Surveyor Set would become smaller.

Heavy Bowgun & Light Bowgun Special Ammo

  • Fixed an issue where the Heavy Bowgun’s Wyvernsnipe and the Light Bowgun’s Wyvernblast Counter would be obstructed by Velkhana’s ice wall when on top of it.

Frostcraft Armor Skill

  • Fixed an issue where the Frostcraft’s gauge would be consumed but the effect would not trigger on the additional hits from the Long Sword’s Spirit Helm Breaker and Hunting Horn’s Performance attacks.

Long Sword Custom Augment

  • Fixed an issue with Long Sword’s Uragaan Mod, where Tempered Blastscale was listed as an upgrade material instead of Tempered Scute.

Raider Rides

  • Overall movement routes for Raider Ride have been tweaked as they would be trapped in certain areas of locales.

Flash Pods & Flashflies

  • Adjusted the brightness of the screen when flash pods and Flashflies are used.


  • Fixed an issue where Glavenus would not get caught in traps set by the player.


  • Fixed an issue where if the scoutfly level is at level 3 and a monster is near death, the icon would not display correctly on the map.


  • Fixed an issue that occurred in certain languages at the update notice screen.

Data Load

  • Fixed an issue where data would not finish loading properly and players would lose control of the game when viewing rankings of certain quests.


  • Other minute balance tweaks and minor bug fixes have been fixed.

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