Today, April 18, Monster Hunter: World releases their new Limited Time event, which will introduce the newest Elder Dragon, Kulve Taroth, involving a 16-player mission.
This new target is a gilded beast requiring a massive cooperative undertaking in order to take him down. Capcom explained in a blog post that up to 16 players can connect in the gathering hub before then splitting up into 4 smaller parties. From there each group will need to investigate and hunt down Kulve Taroth. The same mark is shared between the 4 groups, so one group damaging him, translates across to the other teams as well.
Capcom explained that “as each hunting party collects more tracks and breaks off more parts from attacking Kulve Taroth, they’ll contribute progress to the same Siege.” They added that this hunt was “designed and balanced for multiplayer.”
Kulve’s hide, like every other monster, can be broken. Those parts can be used for new weapon relics, which can then be turned in for randomly generated weapons. Relic weapons were first made available in Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate, but were not included in Generations.
As of this writing Kulve Taroth’s Siege is only out for a limited time, however, Capcom assured us that “it will return at a later date”. While this seems less like a raid and more like an instanced event, it remains the largest cooperative hunter experience Monster Hunter: World has ever given players since it launched back in February. The game’s other two largest monsters, Zorah Magdaros and Xeno’jiiva, can currently only be hunted in teams of four.
Aside from Kulve Taroth, Monster Hunter: World‘s second DLC monster, a fan favorite, the Deviljho, became available last month. Since then Monster Hunter: World has also received updates that allow your Palico to dress up like Mega Man, while fans can expect to cosplay as Dante with some Devil May Cry gear dropping at a later date!