Monster Hunter World Update 2.01 – Patch Notes

Monster Hunter World Update 2.01 – Patch Notes

Last updated on May 7th, 2018

Capcom will be releasing a new patch for Monster Hunter World before the Spring Blossom Festival goes live within the next few days fixing several bugs. Capcom has settled on April 4th UTC which the patch will go live. There was a bug related to the bow that was used in the Monster Hunter Championship and it has been fixed. Capcom apologized to all for changing this before the tournament begins. In addition, Capcom has fixed a bug where players items order would change during arena quests along with various other bug fixes.

MHW Patch 2.01 Notes

Patch Release Date

  • April 4th 0:00 UTC (April 3rd 8pm EDT)

Patch Major Changes

In Update Ver. 2.00, a balance update to the bow’s Dragon Piercer attack. It fixed a bug where you could shoot past the attack’s angle limitations. However, this update introduced a bug. When the target’s lined up with the reticle at a fast speed and the Dragon Piercer fires, it was discovered that the player may not be able to face in the direction of the reticle. This has been fixed. Even if you aim at a target quickly in a direction you aren’t facing, the reticle will aim that way.
During Dragon Piercer, if the reticle is aimed at an area outside of the allowed range, the attack will fire in the direction the player is facing.

When selecting loadouts during Arena Quests, a bug occurred where the item window order would change. This has been retooled as part of the game design.


  1. From the default cursor position, the item pouch order when checking equipment info will be from left to right
  2. Next, the fixed items will appear in the following order, left to right. Whetstone, Capture Net, Fishing Rod, and BBQ Spit.
  3. The last items will be the specialized tools, listed from left to right.
  4. More minor bugs fixed

Dragon Piercer

If you are looking for more Monster Hunter: World info, read what is inside the new Spring Blossom Festival coming out on April 6th and the contents of the Spring Update released on March 22nd. Alternatively, you can go in-depth with our featured guides: Attack Values & You, Monster Hunter World: The Canteen Explained With Ingredient Guide or Monster Hunter World: End Game Guide.

There are several more MHW guides that you don’t want to miss out on. Alternatively, have some fun finding out how MHW is exactly like Dark Souls!


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