What exactly is the MHW Full Bloom Fest, and how do you get Full Bloom Tickets? Well, Monster Hunter World fans know to expect quite a lot of bang for their buck at this point. That’s still the case, as the latest Monster Hunter adds yet another new free seasonal event to the game! If you’re not familiar with these “fests,” it’s time to go over the details. Let’s go!
First off, it’s worth noting that the vast majority of the Full Bloom Fest is exclusive to those who purchased Iceborne (like most of the new seasonal events since the expansion launched). Vanilla MHW players will still get daily Limited Bounties, more login bonuses than average, and in-game sales at shops. And everyone will also likely be able to access the Spring Blossom Fest: a repeat of the previous spring event. But things like the newest gear, layered armor, pendants, and Full Bloom Tickets are exclusive to those with the expansion. That’s interesting, as it somewhat frames Iceborne like a one-time subscription payment to another year or more of MHW content. Although anyone playing Monster Hunter regularly probably has the expansion regardless.
We don’t currently have a start or end time for the Full Bloom Fest, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as it’s available!
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Otherwise, the Full Bloom Fest sounds quite a lot like other seasonal events in MHW. You will get all the aforementioned new features for a limited time. The Lunar Terrace (Seliana’s sauna-themed Gathering Hub) will be decked out with a fanciful, flowery aesthetic, just as the Celestial Pursuit got makeovers before it. The same goes for your Handler. You will be to “preview” her in a fancy dress decked out in roses throughout the event. Presumably, it will also be available for purchase with real money after the Full Bloom Fest ends.
As we’ve seen in the past, Capcom listed two different kinds of special crafting materials for the event: the Full Bloom Ticket and the VIP Full Bloom Ticket. The first is acquired easily through daily bounties, and used to craft the “normal” armor with stats and Decoration slots. Whereas the other is used for Layered Armor and other cosmetics, like in-game furniture.
The new gameplay-relevant armor set is called the Rose Alpha+. Also unlike events in base MHW, it will come with a special bonus that makes it easier for you to farm VIP Full bloom Tickets as special rewards, or for helping Low/High Rank players through the game. They are not guaranteed drops! But wearing all five pieces of the Rose armor will give you a pretty good chance. That might give players a real incentive to actually use the spring armor a bit! That’s especially true since you can trade in extra Full Bloom Tickets for Melding Tickets. Previously, seasonal armor was always deeply situational.
MHW Full Bloom Fest Rose Armor & Weapons
The armor itself sports a refined, rosy look with tons of flowers. The Monster Hunter team opted to make the gear “as elegant as [they] could.” Overall, we’d describe it as looking like a gaudy French duelist from some fantasy novel — complete with a rose-topped eyepatch for the headpiece.
That won’t be all, though! There are even weapons and more cosmetics available this time around. We know that players will be able to craft a pair of Whetfish Dual Blades (in the spirit of the Frozen Speartuna Great Sword). Only these floppy fish actually wriggle around as you wield them. There’s also a helmet that lets you wear a live, bouncing Downy Crake on your head! Finally, you can now upgrade the Assassin’s Hood Mantle from the Assassin’s Creed crossover event. Just search for the event quest “The Assassin,” which has you fight a Tempered Nargacuga to get the materials required.
You can see the skills for the Rose Alpha Armor below, as well as a better look at the gear itself.
Gold Melding Ticket & Guild Alchemy
In addition to all the extra gear, the Full Bloom Fest is an opportunity to stock up on the basics. Specifically, you can farm high-level Decorations with ease! You just need a Gold Melding Ticket or two. These can be acquired from the Steamworks as a new, daily bonus during the event, as well as created at the Elder Melder with 10 or more VIP Full Bloom Tickets.
Technically there are three classes of Melding Ticket. You can get a Steel Melding Ticket or a Silver Melding Ticket from normal matches at the Steamworks. These produce free Decorations at the Elder Melder under the new option called “Guild Alchemy.” You get one Decoration per ticket, but the rarity of the jewels is determined by the rarity of the ticket. Steel ones give out very basic rewards, while Silver ones provide rarer, often extremely good “basic” jewels, like Attack Boost.
For my first Gold Melding Ticket, I received a Blaze Jewel 4. It was the first Level 4 elemental damage Decoration I’ve ever received in MHW. And there are sure to be plenty more goodies you can earn if you’re dedicated!
Altogether, it seems like Capcom is going all out on the MHW Full Bloom Fest more than any other seasonal event before it. We’ll keep you posted on the specifics as they become available!