Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PS4 And Xbox One Beta Now Available To Preload

Capcom is giving players one more chance to try the upcoming MHW expansion ahead of its release.


Monster Hunter World's Iceborne expansion launches on PS4 and Xbox One in a little over a week, but Capcom is giving players another chance to sample the anticipated DLC ahead of its release. The developer has announced it is hosting another Iceborne beta session beginning this weekend, and it'll include an additional quest to hunt the game's newest Elder Dragon.

The Iceborne beta kicks off first on PS4 on August 30 and runs through September 1. The beta will then come to Xbox One on September 2 and run through September 4. You can see the times for each session below. If you're interested in trying it out, you're able to download the beta client now from the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.

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PS4 Beta

  • Start: August 30 at 12:01 AM PT
  • End: September 1 at 11:59 PM PT

Xbox One Beta

  • Start: September 2 at 12:01 AM PT
  • End: September 4 at 11:59 PM PT

The new beta includes all three monsters that were available to hunt in previous sessions--Great Jagras (beginner), Banbaro (intermediate) and Tigrex (expert)--as well as a new quest to hunt Velkhana, Iceborne's cover monster, for the first time. Additionally, players will be able to try out all 14 different types of weapons in the game as well as some of Iceborne's new tools, such as the Clutch Claw.

The first time you complete each quest in the beta, you'll receive a special commendation pack for the full version of Iceborne. These packs include an assortment of consumables that will help you out while exploring Hoarfrost Reach, the new arctic region that serves as the expansion's setting.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne launches on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, with a PC release set to follow early next year. You'll need to own the base game in order to play the expansion. If you don't have it, you can pick both up in a Monster Hunter World Master Edition bundle for $60. Iceborne introduces a variety of new and returning monsters to the game, including the fan-favorite Glavenus. PS4 owners will also be able to craft another exclusive set of Horizon Zero Dawn armor.

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