Monster Hunter World: Iceborne launches globally on September 6th, 2019, but there is another beta to come, to get players taking a peek at the upcoming expansion. Capcom offered further details about this beta test for Playstation 4, which will last from Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Xbox One players won’t be left out this time. The Xbox One Beta runs from September 2nd, until September 4th, 2019. Preload options will open on August 28th, before each beta period begins. The base game is not required to play this beta either.
Alongside the previously available Great Jagras (Beginner), Banbaro (Intermediate) and Tigrex (Expert) quests, players will be able to battle against the game’s mythical flagship monster Velkhana for the first time. Watch out though, this Elder Dragon’s icy breath is dangerous and offers a bone-chilling fight for even the fiercest of hunters. As in the last beta, players will be able to test all 14 weapon types in any of the quests/training area. These weapons will also feature the new Iceborne changes, plus the new Slinger tool options.
Upon completing each quest for the first time, hunters can earn a total of four special commendation packs containing helpful consumable items that will be available to use in the full version of the Iceborne expansion when it releases. So, pack those Hot Drinks and join a hunting party to clear these quests.