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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne PS4 beta announced

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It's time to dust off your PlayStation 4 because we now know the start dates for two PlayStation 4 beta events for Monster Hunter: World Iceborne, the upcoming expansion set to launch this fall.

There will be two PlayStation 4-exclusive betas:

  • PlayStation Plus members can check out Iceborne from June 21-23
  • all PlayStation 4 players can head into the expansion content from June 28-30

Both events will kick off at 3:00 am Pacific / 6:00 am Eastern and end at the same times.


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!