Monster Hunter World Gets Beta for the Weekend

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Capcom has confirmed that the Monster Hunter: World beta will begin in Saturday, December 9th at 9:00 am Pacific and that it will run through Tuesday, December 12th at 8:59 am.

Game developer Capcom has released new details about the upcoming "Monster Hunter: World" beta, as well as the requirements needed to be met by fans who would like to get a taste of what the game title has to offer once the full and final version lands in stores. Participants will be able to play through three quests across two of the game's locations.

"The beta features a game now in development and some aspects about balance may be different from the full game, but the satisfaction of tracking and bringing down a giant monster you'll find is all there", Capcom community specialist Yuri Araujo said in the announcement. You can download the beta in advance on December 8 for those that want to jump in as quickly as possible.

Capcom outlined some of the contents of the Monster Hunter: World beta in a Capcom Unity blog post. Expect to allot 5.9 GB of free space on your hard drive. These quests will take players to the Ancient Forest where a beginner-friendly Great Jagras awaits or a more-experienced hunter can try to take on the Anjanath. Most recently, we learned about some PS4 exclusive goodies, apparantly including an exclusive beta that goes live this weekend. In the Wildspire Waste, a massive, dry expanse with swamplands, you can face off against the intermediate level mud-slinging Barroth. These contain three separate quests created to test players of a variety of skill levels, and they're playable either solo or with three friends. Switching weapons is easily done at camp, and there's even a Training Room included in the beta to test each one.

Monster Hunter: World launches on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th, with a PC version due later in 2018.

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