The Witcher 3's Geralt is Now in Monster Hunter World on Consoles

By Laura Kate Dale on at

If you've got Monster Hunter World and are at least hunter rank 16 or above, then as of today there's some brand new free content in the game that you might just want to hunt down.

Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest is a brand new quest, featuring none other than Geralt of Rivia, of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fame. Players will be tasked with defeating a creature known as Leshen, but will be able to do so using all the powers of that big, brawny hero. You'll have access to Geralt's word, combat magic, and more.

Interestingly, to try and emulate The Witcher 3, this quest will also give the player dialogue options which affect the story of the mission in some way, though how extensive that is remains to be seen.

Additionally, between February 15th and March 1st, players over rank 50 can take on a far harder Leshen fight, in a mission titled Contract: Woodland Spirit.

For beating the rank 16 quest, players will get rewarded with Witcher-themed items, resources for crafting Geralt’s armour and weapon set, a unique skin and weapon for your Palico, and some other smaller rewards. For completing the rank 50 quest, you'll get resources towards crafting Ciri's weapon and armour set.

This free update is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, with PC due to come "at a later date".