Get ready hunters, the third Monster Hunter World: Iceborne update will hit March 23 for PS4 and Xbox One. As previously announced, two new monsters, Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang, will be part of the update. In the Developer Diary 5 broadcasted on March 21, the dev team shared a lot more details about what fighting those two monsters will entail, but also revealed that layered weapons will be a new feature.
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Layered weapons have been an add-on that Monster Hunter fans have clamored for before (a lot of “Finally!” comments showed up during the broadcast), and it basically means that players can alter the appearance of their weapon without changing its stats. The update on March 23 will roll out phase one of the layered weapons feature, and the second wave will arrive in April.
The first wave will allow you to customize certain weapons, specifically those that have a clear base and attachment to them. Players can swap them out however they want. In April’s second wave, players will be able to change the appearance of unique weapon designs, but only on weapons that can be augmented.