Capcom has confirmed a weekend-long beta test for the upcoming Monster Hunter: World, beginning this Saturday the 9th of December (9 am PST) and ending on Tuesday the 12th (9 am PST). PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to join the beta, which is running exclusively for PlayStation 4. Late last week Capcom published a post giving prospective players an idea of what to expect in terms of content and requirements for playing the beta.
“The beta features 3 quests across 2 environments from the game,” Capcom wrote. “In the Ancient Forest, you can hunt a fierce yet beginner-friendly Great Jagras or as a more experienced player confront the mighty threat of an Anjanath. In the Wildspire Waste, a massive, dry expanse with swamplands, you can face off against the intermediate level mud-slinging Barroth. Each quest can be done solo or with up to three other players online, and you’ll be able to choose from 14 different weapon types based on your preferred playstyle, which you can now change during quests at camp.”
In addition to requiring a Plus subscription, expect the beta to take up 5.9 GB of free space. Capcom has also promised a few rewards for completing each quest; players can receive bonus items for use in the full game – just make sure the beta and full game are under the same Sony Network account to redeem them.
Monster Hunter: World is set to launch for the PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th, 2018, with a PC version to follow at a later date.