It’s been almost two years since Monster Hunter World strode confidently onto Xbox One and PS4, refining and finessing Capcom’s long-running franchise for a new generation. And to celebrate its 2nd anniversary (not to mention a staggering 15 million copies sold since launch), Monster Hunter World’s Appreciation Fest is now underway on all platforms.
It’s the second Appreciation Fest to be held in-game (the first, unsurprisingly, coincided with Monster Hunter World’s one-year anniversary), but the latest celebration arrives in two parts. The Astera Appreciation Fest is open to all players, and sees a reprisal of last year’s event, while the Seliana Grand Appreciation Fest is new, and exclusive to the superb Iceborne expansion.
The Astera Appreciation Fest features a suitably razzmatazz makeover for the Astera Gathering Hub, and adds event-exclusive challenges alongside a return for pretty much all previously released quests. That means you can happily farm monsters in a bid to craft everything from a Palico Mega Man outfit to the majestic Wiggler head armour.