Monster Hunter Online OBT: New Monsters & Weapon
Monster Hunter Online will be officially released in China on 17th Dec 2015. Although the game is meant for the China market, there is no IP block. Foreign players can access the game as long as you have a QQ account. Refer to the registration guide for OBT. During the OBT, new monsters will be unlocked gradually, including Ratholos, Tartaronis, and Shen Gaoren
Ratholos is a fire breathing wyvern with dark red scales. It is the male counterpart of Rathian. In contrast to Rathian which is stronger on the ground, Ratholos is an expert flyer, often surveying large hunting territory. Ratholos is also called King of the Skies due to its superior aerial ability.
Tartaronis is the new elder dragon, first introduced in Monster Hunter Online. It has a bottomless appetite, bound to devour everything in its path. Tartaronis appearance is very much similar to a gigantic turtle, with paddle-like limbs to facilitate its movement through the sand sea. The sharp spikes on its back are not only used for protection, but also can be launched at distant targets.
Despite its size, this colossal creature can only float in the air. It is believe that it can control the hot air current to achieve levitation, but the true mechanics for this ability is much more complicated. Similar to other elder dragons, the appearance of Tartaronis is always heralded by abnormal weather conditions, such as tornado and sand storm. Tartoronis is believed to be the incarnation of the will of the desert and revered as a deity by the locals.
Little is known about this collosal Carapaceon. It carries Lao Shan Lung skull on its back, and has an amazingly long life span. It is rumored that Shen Gaoren can easily destroy a city and anything in its path. Mezeporta town has been attacked by this creature before. It is said that many experienced hunters eventually changed its course by using special cannons and ballista.
New Weapon - Hunting Horn
A new weapon - hunting horn will be introduced in the upcoming release. Hunting Horn is a weapon which combines offensive and supportive abilities. Musical notes are generated on a music score whenever you execute an attack. When the correct combinations of notes are assembled, one can play the tune to strengthen yourself and your party members.