The reason is, of course, COVID-19 impacting the production. There’s not any advice as to if you can expect to see the Alatreon Update. At leastnot at the time of composing.
Dragon Hunter World Iceborne Alatreon Update Delayed (image via Dragon Hunter Twitter)
It’s starting to look like most news coming from the gaming world revolve around distinct delays caused by COVID-19. And, of course, that’s only an unavoidable reality in the current global scenario; I had rather a project get delayed and the programmers stay safe, thank you very much. Having said that, nobody can deny that it’s frustrating. This will certainly butt out fans of this franchise, because the black dragon was a staple because Monster Hunter 3.
The official announcement on the Monster Hunter Twitter reads:”Regrettably, coronavirus (COVID-19) related impacts on manufacturing have made it necessary to postpone the release off the fourth free title update for Dragon Hunter World: Iceborne. Voice over production for the Spanish, Italian, and French language versions also have been affected, and will be substituted with simplified recordings.” They then, of course, apologize to the fans to the delay and promise additional updates as soon as they have more info to share.
Andwell, there you have it. If you’ve been looking forward to squaring off from Alatreon that May, well… you are going to have to stay patient for a while longer. Hopefully, the delay will not be too long. Anyway, there will be some new material coming on May 1st. You can see what you’ll be getting from the image up top. Thus, it won’t be a complete dry spell of content. Chin up, clean your hahandsnd stay inside. The Alatreon update will arrive when the time is perfect.