Roll the Credits
The first thing that you should take care of before you get excited for the new Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter: World is to beat the main storyline and roll the credits.
In fact, this is the only prerequisite that you’ll need in order to jump into the new Hoarfrost region and face off against the slew of new monsters.
Even though MHW offers literally hundreds upon hundreds of hours of gameplay, it actually shouldn’t take you more than 50 hours or so to complete the main campaign, if you don’t dillydally that is.
Stick to the main story quests and try not to mess around with useless sidequests. You still have a few more weeks until Iceborne launches, Sep. 6 to be exact, so there’s plenty of time to do the deed.
But if you don’t want to be left out of the fun, I recommend beating the game ASAP.
To tell you all the truth, even though I have almost 70 hours in the game, I’ve yet to complete the main story… I know, it’s terrible but I spend too much time having fun with random people online.
But now that the expansion is on the horizon, I’m dedicating the rest of my time to the storyline quests… I’ll try at least.