The infamous Pickle was released on March 21st at 8PM Eastern time. You’re now able to hunt Deviljho in Monster Hunter World and get the new Dragonproof Mantle.
During the update there were also some Major Weapon Changes made to the game. Unfortunately the Handler’s Chef Costume didn’t drop as well, so it’s safe to assume that the new outfit will be released sometime during the upcoming festivities in April.
Here’s some shots I took of him for those who haven’t gotten the update yet:
The good news is that along with Deviljho we were surprised by the addition of a new mantle to the game: the Dragonproof Mantle.
The method by which you can acquire this new mantle is detailed below, and what’s really cool about this item is the fact that it not only decreases dragon damage done to you, but also increases the dragon damage that you inflict. This is a welcome addition to the game considering how many great dragon weapons we currently have.
Here’s what the Dragonproof Mantle looks like:
Coolest looking mantle in Monster Hunter World so far? Check.
The size of the patch is 610 MB for PS4 and 600 MB for XBox*, which isn’t such a big deal and you can start hunting Deviljho soon after your download begins.
Once you have the update installed and are ready to hunt, follow these steps to find Deviljho, get his mission, and then acquire the Dragonproof Mantle:
How to find Deviljho and get the Dragonproof Mantle
You’ll get an in-game message notifying you that Deviljho has been sighted. If you haven’t, then do any random hunt and come back. Once you see that message, proceed to go on any 6★ or 7★ star hunt (I chose Anja just for fun). Don’t do an expedition since finding his tracks to fill the bar up takes more time.
If the monster that you’re hunting is close to death and Deviljho has yet to spawn, then let it go sleep while you run around killing other large monsters. While I was waiting I fought a Tobi-Kadachi, and almost immediately after I killed it Deviljho arrived and proceeded to eat the body. I can’t 100% confirm that large monster corpses have a higher chance of attracting him, but it definitely worked for me.
Once you spot Deviljho, you can choose to either capture or kill him (I capped him), or just avoid him altogether and return to Astera. It’s been reported that just seeing him (and getting the notification) is enough to proceed.
Back in Astera, find the little Wyverian Scholar with a blue exclamation mark above his head. After a bit of talking about how Deviljho is a big deal and can destroy the ecosystem in the New World, you’ll be given a new special assignment to go and take him out. Once you head out, you’ll learn that the Handler has decided that of all times this was the perfect day to wander off into the Ancient Forest by herself.
Follow her tracks, and eventually you’ll notice some Deviljho tracks along with hers, which means you’re close. After the awesome cut scene, go about hunting Deviljho as usual while ignoring the fact that the Handler is on his back. She can’t get hurt and will eventually get off and then fly back to camp.
Next it is business as usual, so finish off Deviljho in the manner of your choosing.
Here’s how my fight with him wen’t down:
After you’ve conquered Deviljho, return from the quest and talk to the Wyverian guy again. After a bit of fluff talk he will hand over the Dragonproof mantle:
That’s all it takes. Happy hunting!
Check out our original article on the Deviljho DLC for more information.
* Thanks to GameFAQs user MercwithMouth82 for filling me in on the size of the patch!