Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - The Hammer And Hunting Horn Featured In New Video

New moves available for the heaviest weapons in the game.
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Capcom shows off the newest mechanics and moves for the Hammer and Hunting Horn in Monster Hunter World.
Capcom shows off the newest mechanics and moves for the Hammer and Hunting Horn in Monster Hunter World. Capcom

With the impending release of the massive Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World, Capcom has been working overtime to give us new videos that showcase some of the coolest new moves that we’ll get to play around with for different weapons. Last time, we saw the newest and sleekest moves that come with the Sword and Shield and Dual Blades, plus the interactions they gain with the all-new Clutch Claw.

The next two videos for these new and improved combat moves have finally dropped, and we get to see them in action. Take a look at the two videos below showcasing the Hammer and the Hunting Horn.

First off, we have the absolute KO King, the Hammer. I’ve had my doubts on how Capcom will make the heavier weapons work with the introduction of the Clutch Claw, but it looks like they were unfounded, and it somehow feels that heavier weapons are absolutely improved with the new tool. The footage starts off with the spinning attack from the Hammer, which can then be segued into a Slinger attack. In another encounter, the Hunter actually stops mid-charge of the destructive Charged Blow, shoots his Slinger, then continues effortlessly back into the combo. The combo plays out seamlessly, which is amazing for openings as the Hammer is quite useless without proper combos.

The Hammer was also shown in tandem with the Clutch Claw, and by doing so, you get this yo-yo move where the Hunter spins as he nears the monster, dealing damage along the way.

Next up we have the Hunting Horn, the designated weapon for those looking to buff while dealing a ton of damage. The Clutch Claw move that comes with the Hunting Horn is possibly the best I’ve seen yet; after sticking to an enemy part, the Hunter buries the heavy part of the horn in it, then uses a momentum to swing back, then forward into a powerful kick. It was shown in action doing its part to flinch the new monster, Beotodus, and kick it out of the snow it’s burrowed in.

Of course, the Hunting Horn also gets a new move called Echo Waves. The attack starts off with the Hunter burying the hilt downward, which can be used on a flinched monster. Next, he spins the horn around, which seems to produce a note. Now, whether or not the note is a new or existing is still unknown, which means that we have to wait for more information to drop with regards to it.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2019. The PC version on Steam launches sometime during Winter of this year.


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