Two brand new beta periods have been announced for Capcom’s upcoming massive expansion, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. The new beta sessions will become available just before the official release of the expansion for both PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Check out the trailer for the beta period announcement below:
The beta periods will be available on the PS4 on August 30, 12AM PT/3AM ET and will run until September 1, 2019 at 11:59PM PT/September 2, 2019 at 2:59AM ET. The Xbox One beta will then begin on September 2, 2019 at 12AM PT/3AM ET and will run until September 5 12AM PT/3AM ET. All players will be able to pre-load the beta access starting on August 28, 2019.
The beta period will run players though the previously playable monster hunter of the Great Jagras for beginner levels, Banbaro on intermediate levels and the Tigrex for the expert skill levels. However, one new monster has been added to the beta experience as players will be able to hunt the Elder Dragon Velkhana for the first time. Velkhana will bring new icy challenges to the snow-filled Iceborne expansion.
Along with all weapon types available to try out in both the available quests and training grounds, players will also have the ability to test out the new Clutch Claw grapple attachment for the Slinger tool. And those who participate in the beta will be rewarded with commendation packs which include various consumables which will transfer over to the main game once the Iceborne expansion is booted up.
It was also announced that a new free update will be hitting Monster Hunter World on September 4, 2019 which will add the buffed Guardian Armor set and the Hunter Helper feature for those tackling monster hunts with fellow hunters online.
The new free update is set to hit Monster Hunter World on September 4, 2019 while the Iceborne expansion is slated to release on September 6, 2019 for the PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version of Iceborne will release January 2020.