Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion pre-launch beta sessions announced

PlayStation 4 beta starts August 30, Xbox One beta starts September 2.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Capcom has announced two additional beta sessions for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion ahead of its launch next week.

The beta sessions are as follows:

  • PlayStation 4 Beta
    • Starts: August 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT / 3:01 a.m. ET
    • Ends: September 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT / September 2 at 2:59 a.m. ET
  • Xbox One Beta
    • Starts: September 2 at 12:01 a.m. PT / 3:01 a.m. ET
    • Ends: September 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT / September 5 at 2:59 a.m. ET

Preload options will be available starting August 28 before each beta period begins.

Here is an overview of the beta sessions:

These pre-launch beta sessions for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne are cooler than ever with the addition of a frosty new challenge. Alongside the previously available Great Jagras (Beginner), Banbaro (Intermediate), and Tigrex (Expert) quests, players will be able to battle against the game’s mythical flagship monster Velkhana for the first time. Watch out though, this Elder Dragon’s icy breath is dangerous and offers a bone-chilling fight for even the fiercest of hunters.

Similar to previous beta sessions, hunters can test out all 14 weapon types in any of the four quests and the training area. The weapons include the new Iceborne features, plus the 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 four special commendation packs containing helpful consumable items that will be available to use in the full version of the Iceborne expansion when it releases. So, pack those Hot Drinks and join a hunting party to clear these quests!

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, and for PC in January 2020. Read more about the expansion here.

Watch a short trailer for the beta below.

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