Capcom has revealed that Iceborne, the forthcoming major expansion for Monster Hunter World, will have two beta periods on PlayStation 4 before its full release on September 9.
Capcom said: “The first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users from 11am BST on Friday, June 21 through 11am BST on Monday, June 24. A second beta will be available for all PS4 users from 11am BST on Friday, June 28 through 11am BST on Monday, July 1. 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.”
Capcom added some detail about what the Iceborne PS4 beta will offer: “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. 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.”
Iceborne will be released on September 6, 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Monster Hunter World Iceborne DLC will be coming to the PC version of the game, but not on September 6; Capcom said it will: “Follow in winter.”
Capcom also detailed the gameplay requirements for accessing Iceborne’s quests when it releases: “The Monster Hunter: World base game is required for Iceborne and while players will be able to enjoy some of the gameplay options such as the Slinger and weapon updates right away, they must have completed the main story through Hunter Rank 16 in order to access the new Iceborne story and quests.”
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