Capcom has announced that the first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users, and can be played from 3am PDT/11am BST on Friday, June 21 through 3am PDT/11am BST on Monday, June 24. A second beta will be available for all PS4 users from 3am PDT/11am BST on Friday, June 28 through 3am PDT/11am BST on Monday, July 1.
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. The Monster Hunter: World base game is not required to participate in the Iceborne beta.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will launch on the 6th of September on PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release to follow in Winter.