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Second Monster Hunter: World PS4 Beta Runs This Weekend

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In case you missed the first Monster Hunter: World beta, or don’t have PlayStation Plus, you can jump into the second beta, which takes place this weekend. Beta #2 starts Friday, December 22 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern on PlayStation 4. It ends December 26. Monster Hunter: World releases on January 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later on PC.

Content wise this beta features the exact same three hunts of scaling difficulty: Great Jagras, Barroth, and Anjanath, and the two zones of Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. It includes a few preset characters and palicos as well as the training area and a sampling of all 14 weapon types. The beta features both single player and up to four player multiplayer.

The second beta is opening up to a much wider audience beyond just those with PlayStation Plus. Like the first beta, it’s designed to test the server loads in anticipation of the game’s release next month. It’s not clear if you still need PS Plus to play multiplayer, however.

If you still have Monster Hunter: World installed, no additional download will be necessary. Otherwise you can begin pre-loading the beta today for when the beta starts on Friday.

Like the first beta, participating nets you some rewards if you play the full game on the same account. Completing any of the quests will earn one unique Face Paint customization. Completing each quest will net a small trove of useful items such as potions and traps, for use in the full game.

The Monster Hunter: World beta runs from December 22-26. Monster Hunter: World launches January 26, 2018.

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Monster Hunter: World Beta This Weekend for PlayStation Plus

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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.