Capcom is releasing a second beta, allowing PS4 players to get a taste for the upcoming Monster Hunter: World – PlayStation Plus is not required.
The second beta will begin on December 22nd at 17:00 and will be active for four days, ending on December 26th. You won’t need PlayStation Plus, although presumably you will if you want to play the beta in online multiplayer against players across the world.
Capcom has not said whether or not there will be any new content for this second beta test. Players who were active in the first beta will be able to use the same client they have already downloaded. For newcomers, pre-loading will begin on December 18th – giving people plenty of time to get set up before it all goes live.
Announced at this year’s E3, Monster Hunter: World will feature a more open-world than the series is used to – much larger maps will feature seamless transitions between massive zones, with four-player online co-op.
Monster Hunter: World launches on January 26th for PS4 and Xbox One; there will be a PC version of the game, but no release date has been confirmed for the platform. There hasn’t been any word on a beta for Xbox One players or for PC.