Monster Hunter World: Iceborne screenshot of Alatreon breathing fire

After a brief round of teasers, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's Update 4 has now finally arrived. It brings with it the mighty Alatreon as a challenging new elder dragon to fight, the chilling Frostfang Barioth to add a bit of flavor to an old classic, as well as the Sizzling Spice Fest event with its own themed gear, quests and dishes!

As is tradition, not everything is immediately available. The Sizzling Spice Fest event will run from July 22 through August 6, while the Frostfang Barioth will debut as a limited-time quest from August 7 through August 19. The event will be available for everyone, regardless of experience, while those wishing to tackle the Frostfang Barioth will be need to be MR 24 or higher.

While the delay is a little bit unfortunate, the good news is that at least Alatreon and his accompanying items are available immediately! All you need to do is reach MR 24, complete the Safi’jiiva Recon Assignment, and you'll be ready to get slammed into the floor over and over again by Alatreon!

You can check out what all of these new features look like through the recently posted developer update. Have a little peek, and make sure to turn on subtitles if you want to actually understand anything:

If you're looking for all of the specifics, however, you'll find everything you need over at the official website. Have fun with the new hunts!