Monster Hunter World: Iceborne: New Videos Feature New Mechanics For Insect Glaive And Bow

New Kinsect mechanics for the Insect Glaive, and the ability to use slinger ammo with your arrows for the Bow.
Capcom shows off the newest mechanics and moves for the Insect Glaive and the Bow in Monster Hunter World.
Capcom shows off the newest mechanics and moves for the Insect Glaive and the Bow in Monster Hunter World. Capcom

Capcom is back with more videos showcasing the impending release of the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World. Of course, if you’ve been following my coverage so far, these aren’t relating to new monsters, or even the new map – it’s for the updated moves on all of your favorite weapons, now that a new mechanic has been introduced to the game. Check out my previous coverage for all things relating to Iceborne’s newest mechanics, including the all-new Clutch Claw tool, the Great Sword and the Long Sword, the Sword and Shield, and Dual Blades, the Hammer and Hunting Horn, the Gunlance and the Lance and, more recently, the Charge Blade and Switch Axe.

This time, we’re bringing in the Insect Glaive and the Bow, which are both very popular weapons in their own right. Check out the videos below.

First off, we have the Insect Glaive, which is the weapon I main in Monster Hunter: World. From the looks of it, Insect Glaive is now more mobile than ever before thanks to the Clutch Claw. The footage focuses on this aspect first, showing the Hunter grappling towards the monster’s face and then letting off a helicopter-like attack that hits a number of times, which is of course in line with actual gameplay for the Insect Glaive. Later in the video, Capcom showed that Hunters wielding the Insect Glaive can also grapple using the Clutch Claw while in mid-air, adding another layer of mobility to the weapon overall.

Of course, there are new moves and mechanics for Insect Glaive as well, including something new with its Kinsects. Kinsects can now be endowed with the same type of slinger ammo you are using. The footage shows an example of this, with the Hunter’s Kinsect being able to harvest two extracts from the monster before returning to the Hunter.

Next up we have the Bow, which ended up benefitting greatly from the incoming expansion. The first part of the footage details the Bow in conjunction with the Clutch Claw, which, when performed, allows the Hunter to swipe the monster’s face with his arrow, followed by a very cool-looking backflip into a final arrow shot. Bow user are now also able to dish out very decent damage by combining the slinger shot with a charged Bow shot, which can be seen flinching the Rathalos quite effectively.

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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