The highly anticipated The Witcher and Monster Hunter crossover has come to all Monster Hunter: World players who have reached Hunter Rank 16 or above. The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia is now live in MHW, and is again voiced by Doug Cockle in the English version of the game, so Capcom's version of Geralt should feel familiar for fans of CD Projekt Red's game series.
The crossover event comes with a special contract called "Trouble in the Ancient Forest" which tasks players (as the witcher) with tracking down and dealing with a powerful Leshen. Defeating the creature will require the skills befitting of a professional monster slayer, so players get access to the White Wolf's usual arsenal of dual swords and Witcher signs. Much like the CD Projekt RPGs, players will be able to engage in dialogue with other characters during the quest and influence how the story unfolds based on the choices they make. So basically, this is a full mission straight out of any Witcher game, but brought into the world of Monster Hunter, which is pretty damn cool.
Players who complete the Rank 16 contract "Trouble in the Ancient Forest" will earn unique Witcher-themed special items, resources for crafting Geralt's armor and weapon set, plus a unique skin and weapon for their Palico. Other rewards include new gestures, titles, a new pose, and even a guild card background.
Players who complete the Rank 50 contract "Woodland Spirit" will get resources for crafting Ciri's armor and weapon set from The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
The Monster Hunter: World and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt collaboration event is a free title update for Monster Hunter: World on PS4 and Xbox One. The collaboration will be hitting PC players at a later date.