Monster Hunter: World update 1.04 is now available to download. The update, which is labeled 184.108.40.206 on Xbox One, fixes several issues pertaining to the “Encroaching Anjanath” quest. It’s relatively minor, but its good to see bugs getting squashed.
Check out the Monster Hunter: World update 1.04 patch notes below:
- Fixed an issue where, in rare cases, the assignment “The Encroaching Anjanath” would not appear on the quest board during online play.
- Made some readjustments to how Elderseal values are calculated.
- The update will also include various minor bug fixes.
For even more on Capcom’s action role-playing game, check out my Monster Hunter: World review. Here’s what I had to say about the new release:
One of the coolest additions to World is that the story quests can be done in multiplayer, rather than just additional ones. That said, there are some arbitrary restrictions that show that Monster Hunter hasn’t been fully modernized to the extent it could be. For example, if a story mission has a cutscene in it, a player must encounter the cutscene first by themselves, then the other player can jump in. That coupled together with an overly confusing menu system to simply play with a friend makes things more of a hassle than it should be.
Those multiplayer quirks are overcome quickly, though, and I enjoyed my time the most when I was playing with friends. It should be noted that the monsters get considerably more difficult in multiplayer, but it really makes the hunts feel like a team effort when completing them. It all results in a really satisfying gameplay loop of gaining different types of armor, collecting specific drops, and learning your weapons. There’s always something more to do in Monster Hunter: World.
This is the modernization that Monster Hunter definitely needed. Not only is it the most dynamic title in the series to date, it’s just a fantastic action role-playing game. Even if you’ve bounced off the series in the past, I highly recommend giving Monster Hunter: World a try. It’s where the series finally truly clicked for me, and that is very much by design. Capcom has updated their formula for a new generation, and it’s a real treat for all.
Monster Hunter: World update 1.04 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.