Monster Hunter World: Iceborne screenshot of the mighty dragon Alatreon

As is sadly becoming more and common due to the pandemic, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's next update has now been delayed. While it was originally supposed to release in May, the fourth major update has now been pushed back to a rather nebulous "later date".

"Unfortunately, coronavirus (COVID-19) related impacts on production have made it necessary to postpone the release of the fourth free title update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne," reads the brief announcement. "Voice over production for the Italian, Spanish and French language versions have also been affected, and will be replaced with simplified recordings."

In terms of content, you can expect the next update to add the fan-favorite Alatreon, a mighty black dragon that first appeared in Monster Hunter 3. Needless to say, he's not going to be easy to take down, especially when his preferred method of fighting involves a lot of flying around and raining elemental destruction on the tiny things below. On the positive side, the stronger the monster, the better the weapons and armor you'll be able to create once you finally defeat them!

When Capcom eventually releases more information I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can check out Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and its current events over at Steam. Have fun!