Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Open Beta Coming to PS4 from June 21 to June 24
The new expansion for Monster Hunter World called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne which
Capcom originally announces that the game will be out in September 2019. But before that, few players would be able to play the game as open beta for the Playstation Network. According to reports, the open beta will be available for PSN Plus members from June 21 to June 24. The first Open Beta test will be starting June 21 at 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. BST and run through the same time on June 24.
A second beta will be available for all PlayStation 4 users starting June 28 at 3:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 a.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. BST and run through the same time on July 1.
Here’s an overview for MHW: Iceborne from Capcom themselves:
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!
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne gallery:
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer
And here’s the fact sheet for the game:
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion* to Monster Hunter: World, the bestselling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivals the gameplay volume from the original release and features a new icy setting, storyline, monsters, gameplay options, and more.
The game’s all-new story picks up after Monster Hunter: World and whisks hunters away to the newly discovered chilly locale that, once fully explored, becomes the largest region in World so far. The new locale is home to several new and returning monsters ready to challenge hunters throughout their expeditions, and raises the stakes with the added higher difficulty Master Rank. Iceborne continues the skill-based progression and robust crafting system found in World , and expands that with several new gameplay features that broaden the player’s combat repertoire. All this leads to the ultimate hunter test against the mysterious new flagship monster, Velkhana.
Massive Volume of Content – Iceborne builds on every aspect of World with a wealth of new challenges and surprises.
New Story Introduces Hoarfrost Reach Locale – Picking up the plot from World , hunters will travel to a snow-covered terrain which progressively expands with the story, eventually becoming the largest region in World so far.
New and Returning Monsters – The new locale is home to brand new frigid climate foes as well as returning fan favorites joining the Monster Hunter: World lineup. Leading the pack is the new flagship monster Velkhana, an elder dragon with powerful ice attacks that is a pervasive threat in the new story.
Master Rank difficulty option – A brand-new quest tier above High Rank that makes new and existing monsters more ferocious than ever.
Added Gameplay Mechanics Deepen Combat – Options for the Slinger tool have been added including a Clutch Claw grapple move and Flinch Shot that stuns monsters. With the new ability to use the Slinger while the main weapon is drawn, new strategies and opportunities are available for combat.
Expanded Weapon Options – Each of the 14 weapon types will get new combos and new elements, offering new depth to master.
New Gear and Items to Craft – Added monsters means hunters will have new materials from which to craft equipment as they take on new quests and challenges throughout Hoarfrost Reach.