Monster Hunter World Iceborne PS4 beta countdown: Dates, launch time, pre-load, Xbox news
Monster Hunter World fans are waiting for the release of the Iceborne beta.
The Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta is available exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers on June 21.
The Iceborne beta has an 11am BST start time in the UK, and ends a few days later on June 24.
Capcom will follow this up with a second beta test on June 28, although this time you won’t need a PS Plus membership.
To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, you can pre-load the Monster Hunter World Iceborne from the PlayStation Store now.
Unfortunately for Xbox One owners, there are currently no plans to run a beta on Microsoft’s console.
Capcom explains more: “Unleash your hunting spirit! Iceborne picks up after the ending of Monster Hunter: World.
“This massive expansion introduces the new master rank, as well as new features that will take your hunting farther than ever before—new quests, monsters, weapons, armor, story elements, action mechanics, and more!”
The beta will give fans a look at the new Hoarfrost Reach location, as well as a new monster and new gameplay options.
Capcom explains more: “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 favourite 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.”
Iceborne rewards are also up for grabs for anybody who completes each mission.
“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,” Capcom continues.
“With more monsters and game info to be revealed, this is just the tip of the Iceborne!”
The full Monster Hunter Iceborne expansion has a September 6 release date on PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version will follow later in the winter.
Unlike the beta, players will need the base game to access the expansion, and will need to have completed the main campaign with a Hunter Rank 16 or higher.
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