The first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users on PlayStation 4 starting June 21 at 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. BST and run through the same time on June 24, Capcom announced.
A second beta will be available for all PlayStation 4 users starting June 28 at 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. BST and run through the same time on July 1.
Preload options will be available a couple of days in advance before each beta. The Monster Hunter: World base game is not required to participate.
Here is an overview of the beta, via Capcom:
The beta offers players three quest choices, including the beginner-friendly Great Jagras hunt from Monster Hunter: World for newcomers, the brand new horned brute wyvern Banbaro for an intermediate challenge or returning series favorite Tigrex for the fiercest of hunters. The beta will let players test out all 14 weapon types in any of the three quests and the training area. The weapons include new features plus there are new Slinger tool options such as the Clutch Claw grapple mechanic. Upon completing each quest for the first time, hunters can earn a total of three item packs containing helpful consumable items that will be available to use in the full version of the Iceborne expansion when it releases. With more monsters and game info to be revealed, this is just the tip of the Iceborne!
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, and for PC this winter. Read more about the expansion here.
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