Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is still around three months away but if you own a PlayStation 4 you’ll be able to play it later this week.
Capcom has announced that the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available for PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 starting June 21 at 6 a.m. ET and will run until June 24. If you don’t have PlayStation Plus you’ll be able to play the second round of the beta starting on June 28 at 6 a.m. ET and it will run until July 1.
There is no need to own Monster Hunter: World in order to jump into this beta so feel free to give it a shot when the times roll around. Capcom will allow players to preload the beta in advance so that you are ready to jump in as soon as it goes live.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion launches on September 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and later this winter on PC. You can read a bit more about the beta below.
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!