If you’re a PS Plus subscriber you’ll be able to play one of the most anticipated games of next year this weekend. Capcom is hosting an open beta for Monster Hunter: World this weekend on PlayStation 4. It’s only available to PS Plus subscribers and is about a 5 GB download.
The beta will be available beginning Saturday, December 9 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern. You’ll be able to download the beta starting on Friday, December 8. The beta ends Tuesday, December 12 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern.
Monster Hunter: World’s multiplayer and single player work seamlessly, though you’ll need to remain online to play single player. Multiplayer lets you join games of up to three players. Certain online options, like friend invites, won’t be available during the beta.
Character creation in the beta will offer six presets each for male and female hunters, as well as six options for your Palico. The Training Area will be available, letting you test out all 14 different weapon types.
The beta will offer three quests across two different zones. In the Ancient Forest you can hunt a Great Jagras and an Anjanath, while you can tackle a Barroth in the Wildspire Waste. The monsters range from easy to challenging.
Completing any of the quests will reward face paint you can use in the full version. Completing each of the three quests nets you items sets you can use in the full version, including traps and potions.
Note that this is a beta not a trial or head start. Any progress made will not be saved or carried over to the full version.
The beta ends Tuesday, December 12. Monster Hunter: World is due to release January 26, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s also coming to PC at a later date.