Capcom Details Monster Hunter World Open Beta - Contains 3 Hunts and Starts on Saturday

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 9:50 AM
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Capcom is gearing up for Monster Hunter World’s January 26th launch with a worldwide open beta. Set to take place this coming weekend from Saturday, December 9th, the Monster Hunter World open beta is a PlayStation 4 exclusive for now.

If you’ve got an Xbox One, well, you’re out of luck. For whatever reason, betas are now platform exclusives now, and the MonHun World beta is scheduled to go live during Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Experience 2017 event.

Should you have a PS4, the beta runs from December 9, 2017 at 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT / 6:00pm CET through to December 12, 2017 at 8:59am PT / 4:59pm GMT / 5:59pm CET. The system requirements for Monster Hunter World beta are “Internet connection, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus subscription, 5.9 GB of free space, hunting spirit.” Remember, never go anywhere with a supply of hunting spirit.

The beta test will feature two open-world environments and three quests from the game. In the Ancient Forest, beginners can tackle the Great Jagras, while advanced players can attempt to take on the Anjanath. There’s an intermediate-tier hunt to be found in the swamplands of the Wildspire Waste though, where the mid-slinging Barroth is waiting to be battled. If Monster Hunter World is anything like previous Monster Hunter games, newbies wandering for a session with the Anjanath are going to absolutely flattened, so good luck with that.

Monster Hunter World’s open beta is playable solo or in co-op with up to three other players. All 14 weapon types are available to choose from so there’s plenty to get busy with over the weekend.

As for PC fans - Monster Hunter World is coming out at a later date for PC than consoles. A PC beta hasn’t been ruled out yet, but we probably won’t hear anything more about it for a while.

Who’s going to give the MHW open beta a shot? What’s your thought on platform exclusive beta tests? Let us know!



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19:44 Dec-04-2017

Is this is always online only, i mean is there single player offline story campaign ?

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01:10 Dec-06-2017

It's also offline as well. Even though it can be difficult once you get up to G-rank monsters

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16:53 Dec-04-2017

We are almost in 2018 capcom, not sure if japanese developers figured it out yet but there are other systems out there than the ps4.

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18:08 Dec-04-2017

Like what, haven't Heard of any other consoles... PC isn't a console.

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19:28 Dec-05-2017

The Beta is PS4 exclusive. The game will be on PS4, XBone and eventually PC later in 2018.

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16:21 Dec-04-2017

Overall. Console gamers might think PC gamers are whiny. :D

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02:47 Dec-05-2017

Couldn't agree more. My brother insist me to switch into PS4, says that "PC is complex"


D'oh.


He's a console enthusiast btw

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13:45 Dec-04-2017

"Remember, never go anywhere with a supply of hunting spirit"? So I should just abandon all hope, lol? I see a mistake there buddy :D

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12:31 Dec-04-2017

i really think of buying a ps4 console just foe the betas. I might buy some games but still.. there are games i want to buy too xD

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11:44 Dec-04-2017

wtf, really? beta for console only? no pc beta?, thats like kicking every potential buyer in the nuts and saying sorry for it, its one of the only consoles i wouldn't use because there is no interaction between it and my pc. hell thats the reason i bought my cousin an xbox, so i could play online with him in gta 5, this is incredibly sad that they are trying to force sales increases for a expensive paperwieght.

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19:29 Dec-05-2017

They're releasing the PC version later in the year so they have time to make sure it's up to scratch. We'll probably get a beta closer to the time.

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10:26 Dec-04-2017

I really don't like the way this video was edited

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