Grab your thermals and hot drinks! Capcom has confirmed details for upcoming PlayStation 4 beta sessions, starting this week, for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World.
First-time hunters and established series fans can prepare for hunting season with a sneak peek at the upcoming content in Iceborne, including the chilly Hoarfrost Reach locale, new monster, and new gameplay options.
The first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users from 3 am PDT/11am BST on Friday, June 21st through 3 am PDT/11am BST on Monday, June 24th. A second beta will be available for all PS4 users from 3 am PDT/11am BST on Friday, June 28th through 3 am PDT/11am BST on Monday, July 1st. Preload options will be available a couple of days before each beta period begins. The Monster Hunter: World base game is not required to participate in the Iceborne beta.
What do we hunt in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne?
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!
The full release of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be available on September 6th for PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One as well as the Xbox One X, globally on September 6th with a PC release to follow in winter.
The Monster Hunter: World base game is required for Iceborne and while players will be able to enjoy some of the gameplay options such as the Slinger and weapon updates right away, they must have completed the main story through Hunter Rank 16 in order to access the new Iceborne story and quests.
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