If you want to try Monster Hunter World Iceborne before you buy the game’s largest expansion to date, you’ll get your chance to do just that — if you own a PS4 — later this month if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, and the following week if you’re not. Capcom has announced the Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta dates and full schedule.
In the press release, it mentions that the first Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta will be available exclusively to PlayStation Plus members this coming Friday. Check out the full schedule below.
Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta dates (PS+ members):
- Start: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT
- Ends: Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT
Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta dates (Open to all PS4 owners):
- Start: Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT
- Ends: Monday, July 1, 2019 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT
Preload will begin a “couple of days” before each beta period starts. Note that players do NOT need to own the base Monster Hunter World game in order to participate in the beta.
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!
Lastly, there’s a new trailer released as well called “A Tour with the Handler,” which you can watch below.
Monster Hunter World Iceborne will be out this September 6 on the PS4 and Xbox One, with the PC release set to follow this winter.