Following his guest appearance in SoulCalibur VI, The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia is venturing into Capcom’s hit action RPG, Monster Hunter World. The crossover event is now live as part of a free update for the PS4 and Xbox One versions (with a PC release to follow later), and it includes new Witcher-inspired quests, gear, and more.
Players are able to play as the White Wolf in a new Special Assignment titled Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest. Once the quest has been completed, an assortment of Witcher-inspired gear will be available to craft, including the Geralt α armor set for hunters, the Witcher’s Silver Sword, and the Nekker α armor and Cursed Staff α for Palicos.
The second part of the Witcher crossover will kick off next week with the limited-time Event Quest Contract: Woodland Spirit. The quest runs from February 15 to March 1 and is open to players with a Hunter Rank of 50 or higher. This mission culminates in a battle against the fearsome Leshen; if you manage to defeat it, you’ll be able to craft the Ciri α armor set and matching weapons.
According to Capcom, the Witcher collaboration event was developed closely with CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Witcher series and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. Geralt’s original voice actor was also brought in to provide new voice over work for the collaboration.
Geralt arrives in the midst of Monster Hunter World’s first anniversary event, the Appreciation Fest. The event will continue to run on all platforms until February 21, and it brings back most of the game’s previous Event Quests alongside some new ones. Players can also craft new anniversary gear sets for their hunters and Palicos.
Monster Hunter World has been a huge critical and commercial success for Capcom since it launched last January. The publisher recently revealed the title has sold more than 11 million copies world. Its positive critical reception also helped Capcom claim the honor of being Metacritic’s top publisher of 2018.
Capcom still has a lot more new content planned for Monster Hunter World. This fall, the publisher will release Iceborne, a major paid expansion that will introduce new monsters to hunt, locales to explore, gear to craft, and other content.