PS4 Monster Hunter World Beta Now Available To Pre-Load

Get ready to hunt ahead of this weekend's beta.

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Monster Hunter World's free PlayStation 4 beta takes place this weekend, but players who are looking forward to trying the monster-slaying action game can start preparing for it now (you can also read our Monster Hunter World review). The beta is available to pre-load from the PlayStation Store, provided you have a PS Plus subscription.

The beta kicks off on Saturday, December 9, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT and runs through the same times on Tuesday, December 12. You'll need to have 5.9 GB of space available on your console to download it and be a PS Plus member to participate. You can download the beta here.

The beta features 14 different weapon types to use, as well as three different quests across two environments: the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. The former is home to the Great Jagras and the Anjanath, while the rock-headed Barroth can be found in the latter. Each quest can be completed either solo or with up to three other players; if you manage to clear all three before the beta ends, Capcom says you'll earn "some useful bonus items" in the full title.

Monster Hunter World releases for PS4 and Xbox One on January 26; the game is also coming to PC later in 2018. So far, Capcom hasn't announced if either platform will receive a similar beta, but we do know the PS4 version will have at least one exclusive DLC weapon set based on Horizon Zero Dawn.

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Here is a trailer.

https://youtu.be/ZG0fSYug7jM

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Edited By sakaiXx

Yep played it just now and well, goes to the store and pre ordered it. Damn good!

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@sakaixx: What do we get with pre ordering it, hope its something special otherwise no point. Its not like it will sell out haha

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@dudebropartyyo: some preorder bonusses on the psn. I dunno. I enjoyed the gaMe very much, playing solo and with friends and decided to order.

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Hmm. Looks like I am as bad as I was years ago on an earlier version. I took down the Beginner level one without too much trouble. The intermediate one nah. The controls feel slow and complicated. Too many buttons and combinations of buttons. I guess it’s an age thing. The flies marking the trail make it far too easy to track your prey. The game looks stunning I give it that but it’s a young mans game. Us 59 year olds need to stick to safer waters like The Witcher and Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s not for me. I can put the hard disk space to better use.

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@dehelix: The intermediate hunt is actually not so easy if you're not used to the game, jumping straight to a barroth must be quite difficult for newcomers. They actually included a bunch of useful items in the backpack to help mitigate that (You have poison and paralysis knives, armor powders and demon powders, electric trap, etc. + your cat special and cloak of choice)

I think as far as control goes you should be fine if you stick to the more regular weapons - dual swords and technical weapons have some combos in there that take a bit to get used to I guess.

Greatsword and hammer are really slow, but have very simple combos and are great for a hit and run playstyle. They might feel very sluggish though until you get used to them.

Longswords and Sword'N'shield have fairly simple combos and still allow alot of movement and feel faster in comparison.

Gulance and Lance are really simple, somewhat fast, but are actually alot more static movement-wise.

Else maybe you could try the guns or bows, I personally prefer melee weapons, but I had some friend online that felt alot more comfortable using guns for multiplayer atleast, I personally can't aim them on console haha.

I agree I don't like the flies thing either. I guess imma a bit old school.

First thing I did upon starting the game is actually disabling the camera locking, setting type 3 for item select because I couldn't deal with the annoying item wheel while I was selecting items xD

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@DarkAztaroth: Thanks for this. I guess I am impatient and this is a rare game that needs practice and lots of it. I hope the full game does not have timed missions. I want to go off and exlpore to my hearts content but I feel constrained by the time limit.

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@dehelix: The full game has missions of 50 minutes, and also the possibility to explore the maps freely without a time limit.

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@dehelix: no problem. Its been great for me, since last played on psp this is the kind of upgrades I want but the series is still not that kind to new user.

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Yahoo can't wait!

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What time does this start in the great land of OZ? As usual AESDT gets left outta the mix :(

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PS Plus requirement for a demo? So they're basically telling single players to go fvck themselves?

Good to know. They can keep their sh!tty game.

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@cboye18: Where've you been? Sony is pretty much telling everyone who doesn't pay for PS+ to **** off all the time. It's how they get people to pay for that crap after all. No way around it, no matter how much you complain.

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@cboye18: good. Really dont want entitled people to play this game.

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@sakaixx: You’re the kind of person who’d gladly pay for a demo. What a cuck

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@customx5: did you play the beta yet? Damn, its friggin amazing

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@sakaixx: Don’t have a PS4 pro (yet) but I plan on it once it goes back to $349 tomorrow . Sorry I was a jerk to you

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@sakaixx: There's a difference between being entitled and being complacent. The latter is why we have to pay for online multiplayer on consoles in the first place. Stop tolerating segregating acts like this.

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@cboye18: it's a beta to stress test the global servers, not a demo. Big difference. With your negative attitude, I think we're best without you anyway.

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@souxoux: So? There has been plenty of beta's that didn't require PS Plus to try out the game. This is just the typical exclusivity BS some game publishers try to pull on consumers.

Oh well, it's because of people like you that these standards have become common practice.

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@cboye18: it's not about letting all and everyone to play the game, it is about to get as many people as close to the number that they have estimated, would buy and play the online portion of the game. If they estimated that around 2 million are going to buy the game, it is a waste of resources to let, for example, 5 or 6 million to test it out this weekend. This could also result in server breakdown which serves no one anything but frustration.

It is about quality and control which is very Japanese-like, so it really is no surprise move from them.

They are not doing this beta for YOU, they are doing it for the customers who are going to buy the game in a month, and to give them the best experience with stable servers. You are so fixated on yourself and a tiny amount of money that it's sad.

I could also mention that there is the option to get a 14-day free trial of PS+, if you really are that greedy, but I'm not sure you would bring anything good to the community if you started playing :)

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@souxoux: You literally are giving $ony money to do absolutely nothing.

They make plenty of money shelling out half assed bricks for $400 that cost them maybe $20 to produce, not to mention they make most of the profit from the games sold on their console.

They don't spend any money paying for their already shit servers either, they literally just take money because they saw Microsoft could do it.

All PS+ does for you is give you a "free" game every month but once they stop doing that you're basically just giving them free money just to let you use your internet your parents already pay for.

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@erik_wolfe: I don't know why you're suddenly trying to discuss Sony and their PS+ strategies with me? I was talking about Capcom. Are you having trouble differentiating those two?

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@cboye18: the game have multiplayer gameplay and they want to test that. Even if u buy the game the net part most probably gonna use the ps+ subscription anyway. Dont worry there is still solo component like any monhun game.

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@witions: Maybe with all that money you can now afford some basic spelling and grammar lessons - best decision you will ever make!

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Amazing! download started!

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Edited By Scorch_22

Thanks for the heads up GS! Downloading now!

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Bit disappointing that you can't try the hub world aka village but its still going to be a blast.

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thanks for the heads up, downloading now.

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Nice, a free trial. Only heard good things about the franchise, never tried it though.

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@everson_rm: "Free" trial thats more lackluster than 4 ultimates demo.

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@everson_rm: it's challenging, but so rewarding as well. I'd recommend watching Projareds guide, or look up Arekkz Gaming or Gaijinhunter on YouTube.

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Aw, hell yiss. I meant to download it before I left for work and completely forgot.

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@snugglebear: It's only 6 gigs and some games have patches larger than that these days, but I am definitely glad they let us download early to potentially maximize playtime : )

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@snugglebear: You can start download online if you have it setup?

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@siarhei: Ill see if i can do it via the app.

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@snugglebear: I just do it from the PS store. Add to basket, checkout and then download either from the checkout confirmation or from the game/demo page.

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