Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion beta starts this week

August 27, 2019
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne might not be out for another week or so, but Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be able to get an early taste of the frost-tipped expansion – or at least, a very small part of it – in just a few days, courtesy of Capcom’s imminent Iceborne beta.

PlayStation 4 owners are first in line, with Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne beta kicking off on Sony’s console this Friday, 30th August, at 8am in the UK. Things wrap up for PS4 players at 7:59am on Sunday, 1st September, making way for the Xbox One beta. This runs from 8am on Monday, 2nd September, until Thursday, 5th September, at 7:59am. You will, however, need an Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription to get involved.

The Iceborne beta, according to Capcom’s page on the matter, will accommodate both solo and multiplayer hunters, with the headline quest, Velkhana of the Frost, pitting participants against the expansion’s new main monster, the Elder Dragon Velkhana. Capcom says the quest is for Monster Hunter masters, so “expect a real challenge!”.

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