Monster Hunter: World Iceborne PS4 beta kicks off this week

PlayStation 4 players can get a free taste of the upcoming Monster Hunter: World Iceborne expansion in the game's upcoming open beta test.


Monster Hunter: World is one of the hottest games on the PlayStation 4 right now, and players will soon be able to try it out for free. The game is soon to receive a major expansion in the form of Iceborne, and Capcom has just announced that players can jump into an upcoming beta to try out the expansion entirely for free.

The Monster Hunter: World Iceborne beta is slated to run in two separate time slots. The first is specifically for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and will run from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. PS4 owners who haven't subscribed to the subscription service will instead be able to check out the free beta from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30.

Given that the Iceborne beta will allow players to check out the expansion for an entire weekend without dropping a dime, players may think the deal couldn't get any sweeter. They would be wrong, as Capcom has announced through Twitter that players will not need a base copy of Monster Hunter: World to participate in either beta test. As such, these two weekends provide the perfect opportunity for new players to check out the game, and for current players to check out the expansion.

However, there's one little drawback that is worth mentioning. Since the Iceborne free beta weekend is being offered as a standalone experience, player progress will not carry over if gamers choose to buy the game afterward. With that said, since there's no need for an existing save, players may be given a taste of the new gear being offered exclusively through Iceborne.

Don't miss out on the chance to try out the Monster Hunter: World Iceborne expansion in the free beta tests running later this month. If you like what you see, tide the time over until the release of Iceborne on September 6 by browsing through Shacknews' collection of Monster Hunter: World guides.

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