Monster Hunter: World Beta Starts Tomorrow On PS4, PS Plus Not Required

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Now Playing: GS News Update: Second Monster Hunter: World Beta Releases Soon On PS4, PS Plus Not Required

Following a beta earlier this month, Capcom will soon allow PlayStation 4 owners to sample the upcoming Monster Hunter: World once again. This time around, it's dumping the PlayStation Plus requirement of the first beta test, allowing everyone on PS4 to give the game a try.

World's second beta kicks off on December 22 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT (4 AM AET on December 23). It will run for a total of four days, ending at the same times on December 26 (or December 27, for those in some time zones). Although PS Plus is not required to download it, you'll presumably still need a subscription if you hope to try out the game's online multiplayer mode, although that is unconfirmed.

Capcom did not say if there would be any new content available in this second beta. Those who participated in the first test will be able to use the same client they already downloaded, so hopefully you haven't deleted it yet. Pre-loading for newcomers has already begun, giving you time to get it downloaded before the beta begins.

Unfortunately, there's still been no word about a beta for Xbox One players. The same is also true for PC, although that comes as less of a surprise given that version doesn't have a release date and won't launch at the same time as the console versions.

World launches for PS4 and Xbox One on January 26; you can read all about it in our Monster Hunter World review. The PS4 version will boast some exclusive freebies in the form of crossover content themed around Horizon Zero Dawn. All versions of the game will also get free Mega Man-themed content and new monsters as free post-launch DLC.

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Combat was uber boring and repetitive. Like dynasty warriors with destiny bullet sponge bosses.

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@DeadlyMustard: Can you give me an example of an action game that has combat that doesn't become boring and repetitive?

Also, I think you played a different game if you can simply say it's like Dynasty Warriors -- in DW, you can lash out at enemies as much as you like without worrying that much about getting killed. I doubt you can do this in the main MH: World game.

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PS+ required to play a single player Capcom Beta was just ridiculous to begin with.

I rarely game online, haven't paid for or felt the need for PS+ since launch.

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for those that tried the first beta, what do you think overall? (single player only)

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@baral-o: Nothing special to me. My clan seemed to really enjoy it though. I never was that much into the series though.

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Did not think this would come to X1, kinda cool...

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I play first's mission on PS4Pro and this game look's cheap and old and graphic is so bad, mechanic too, monsters are ridicilous fanny. I was think that be the very good game, but in Beta it's look's very bad!!!

It's only my opinion...

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@besantesteras: gotta hate those fanny monsters.

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@besantesteras: An opinion coming from, what looks to be, a child. Based on that grammar pattern anyway.

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@besantesteras: what a troll...I played it in 4k HDR and it's amazing. The world is very immersive too.

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@besantesteras: I was think your opinion is horseshit.

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Would be nice to have a PC Beta and a release date for the PC version Capcom.

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@MarinoKadame: agree. I have the Pro but beast PC so the decision is obvious. Unless its a year later or something crazy....

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Will probably just hunt Rathalos & Diablos again unless they add new quests/rewards.

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@gamingdevil800: Likewise. Was fun though!

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Dang, those are the days I'll be out of town! I still have some more weapons I want to test out too!

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Im through with the beta, ready for the full game.

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Please let us know when you find out if there's new content in this beta or not. I already beat the 3 quests and would only download if there's new content.

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@thomaswmak: It uses the same Beta client you already have downloaded.

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@thomaswmak: The beta was only 5gb big. Most day 1 patches are bigger.

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@thomaswmak: did u hunt the monsters tht werent the main objectives? Jyatordus, Diablos or Rathalos? or find the rare spawn of the Pukei Pukei?

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@firepistol95: no, the saves are not carried over so there's really no incentive to do so. But Capcom said there will be bonus items for beating the 3 quests so that's what I did.

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@thomaswmak: well duh the saves arent carried over bc wht I meant is try to hav as much fun with beta as u can. Speedrun, defeat all 3 in both maps under 20min, hunt with every wep and try out their new moves, etc., etc. Their isnt supposed to b a point except having fun. :P

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@firepistol95: Why bother with that in a beta when you can do the same in the full game, and get rewards for it? Why burn yourself out doing the same stuff over and over again? From what I hear these games are already grindy enough.

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@firepistol95: Taking down Rathalos and Diablos was good practice for the full game like. It's also awesome taking them on in multiplayer it's nice to see that people in lobbies who list themselves as expert players actually do know what they are doing. Destroying them in multiplayer is so fun especially if everyone has mixed weapon sets.

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@firepistol95: I understand your point but games like this you have to grind a lot so i'm saving all that for when I actually get the game. I have enough of a backlog as it is =)

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@thomaswmak: same I hav a backlog also (about 80 games more or less) tht I hav to get through but only a few game series I will actually play constantly and push my backlog back onto shelf for and one of them is MH. lol but yea I understand wht u mean.

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So even though there is content you haven't tried, you only want new content...which would be content you haven't tried...

Does your mom give you a cookie just to get out of bed...

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@risingdawn: I can also try walking every bit of the map and collect everything I see, but I didn't because the saves are not carried over. I already got a feel of the game and I already know that I will be getting it. So I can do more exploring when I do have the game and my time spent exploring would actually be saved.

I only asked the author that if/when he finds out whether that there's new content vs the earlier BETA. please let us know. Is that hard to understand? Or did that bother you in some way?

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@thomaswmak: Im in the same boat as you. Already did all the 3 quest and tried out any weapon that I fancied. Not gonna bother trying out other things simply because the save is not carried over. I wanna experience all that on the full game, where I can at least get rewarded for it.

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@omegaxeno: yep. I shut that guy up who was making "mommy" comments.