The Beta For MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD Will Begin On Dec. 9

On December 9, Capcom is officially opening the beta test for the upcoming game, Monster Hunter: World. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, you can watch it here. Fans of the game can start blocking off their weekend as the beta testing will only be until Dec 12. However, if you want an early start on Dec. 9, you can already download the game the day before on Dec. 8. 

If you’re excited to start the beta test, you’ll need a strong Internet connection, a PS4, a PlayStation Plus subscription, and a 5.9GB of free space on your console. The beta test will include a single player mode of play (which still needs an Internet connection), and a multiplayer mode, where you can go through quests with three other players. However, you should know that certain online features will be unavailable in the beta such as joining quests midway, Guild Cards, removing other players from a quest, and friend invites. Check out some images below: 

The beta version will let players create and name their own characters, explore three different quests, have voice and text chat features in-game, and a training area where you can test out 14 different weapon types in your very own training space. Capcom details what players can expect on the Capcom Unity blog in terms of content: 

"The beta features 3 quests across 2 environments from the game. 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.”

Monster Hunter: World is slated to be released on January 26 next year for the PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version will follow sometime in 2018.