As the September 6th, 2019, release date for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne nears, Capcom has officially unveiled the upcoming beta, which will be available later this month for a weekend filled fun in the snow.
Even though the heat of summer has arrived, it seems like it might actually be time to dust off your jackets, put them on, and grab your favorite hot drink to keep you warm during your adventures. Starting June 21st at 3am PDT until June 24th, at 3am, Monster Hunter World fans can jump into the latest expansions open beta, which will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus users. A second beta will run from June 8th, until July 1st, starting at 3am PDT and ending at 3am PDT on the 8th.
In the beta you will get to explore the Hoarfrost Reach locale while hunting a brand new monster and even enjoying some brand-new gameplay options, which include changes to weapon functionality and even changes to the Slinger, which will allow it to be used while a weapon is drawn in the upcoming expansion.
The upcoming beta will also feature a beginner-friendly hunt which includes the Great Jagras for those testing the waters with the series alongside a new horned brute wyvern called Banbaro, which will serve as an intermediate challenge for newcomers and some veteran players, while Tigerex a returning monster, will put the fiercest of hunters to the test.
Let alone do you get to use the new Slinger function in the game, you’ll also get the chance to try out the brand new Clutch Claw grapple mechanic, which has been discussed since the expansion’s announcement. The beta will also let all players test out all 14 weapon types over the span of three quests and the in-game training area.
Upon completing each of the quests for the very first time, hunters will earn a total of three item packs which will contain helpful consumables that will be available when the full version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne launches this September 6th, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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