Capcom today confirmed details for the upcoming PS4 beta of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the highly anticipated expansion coming to the company’s best-selling title of all time, Monster Hunter: World.
The first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users starting on Friday, June 21 at 6 AM Eastern through Monday, June 24 at 6 AM Eastern. A second beta will be available for all PS4 beginning on Friday, June 28 at 6 AM Eastern through Monday, July 1 at 6 AM Eastern. 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.
According to 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!
The full release for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is expected to be on September 6, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. A PC release will follow in the winter. The Monster Hunter: World base game is required for the full Iceborne expansion upon release. Players must also have completed the main story through Hunter Rank 16 in order to access the new Iceborne story and quests.