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Monster Hunter World Update 1.05 Fixes Squads, Tweaks Bowgun

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Monster Hunter World Update 1.05 Fixes Squads, Tweaks Bowgun

Joining your friends on should now be easier with the latest Monster Hunter World patch live. Weighing around 100 MB, Monster Hunter World update 1.05 aims to fix the dreaded squad issue on PS4.

Since launch, it was difficult for some players to either create a squad or join one. Capcom promised to fix the issue earlier this week, and they have now delivered on their promise with Monster Hunter World update 1.05 on PS4. However, matchmaking on Xbox One remains unaddressed as the developers have yet to pinpoint the issue.

The latest patch also brings an important balancing tweak for bowgun users. Not only was the slicing damage nerfed, but Capcom also halved the amount of Slashberries players can equip in their inventory. On the bright side, the damage of other bowgun ammo was increased.

Below are the full patch notes for Monster Hunter World update 1.05:

Squads (PlayStation 4)

  • Fixed an issue where the error message “Failed to retrieve squad information. Please wait and try again.” would appear and squad features would not be usable. However, as a result of this fix, players who were affected by this bug will have all of their squad data reset. Additionally, players in squads whose squad leaders have their data reset will also see any affiliated data disappear the next time they log in. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and ask that you reform squads or reinvite players whose data are lost.
  • Fixed an issue where, rarely, uninvited non-squad members could join a Squad Online Session, or squad members could not join one of their own. Squad Online Sessions can still be joined by players outside of the squad via friend invite or Online Session ID search.

5 Million Celebration Item Pack

  • Fixed an issue where some players could not claim the item pack “5 Million Celebration Item Pack”. The availability for this item pack has been extended to February 22, 23:59 (UTC).


  • Fixed an issue where, under certain conditions, decorations would be lost.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when selecting items with the “Sell Items” option (from the item box inside base camp tents) by hiding the decorations tab.

General Light Bowgun and Heavy Bowgun ammo changes

  • Increased the power of Normal Ammo (1, 2, 3), Pierce Ammo (1, 2, 3), and all elemental ammo (except Dragon Ammo).
  • Decreased the power of Slicing Ammo, and reduced the effect it has when hitting other players.
  • Reduced the maximum number of Slashberries you can hold in your item pouch from 60 to 30. Players can still use any remaining extra Slashberries if they currently have more than 30 in their item pouch.


  • Readjusted the Elderseal calculation for dragon pods.

Endemic Life

  • Fixed an issue where information on endemic life would disappear from the Wildlife Map when moving about the field.


  • Fixed an issue where the assignment “Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi” would not appear on the quest board after departing on a different quest in the middle of speaking with the Chief Botanist just before the quest is first assigned.
  • Fixed a rare bug that would cause players to lose control of their characters when completing a quest with certain start menu sub-menus open.

Monster Hunter World is currently available on PS4 and Xbox One, while the PC version is scheduled to launch sometime in Autumn 2018.

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