Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s Second Beta Coming to PS4 and Xbox One, Adds New Dragon

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Capcom has announced an additional pre-release beta session for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and this time around, Xbox One owners can also get in on the fun! The beta has also been expanded somewhat, adding a fourth big challenge, the mythical dragon Velkhana. You can get a look at Velkhana in the new teaser trailer for the beta, below.

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Here are a few more details about this latest Iceborne beta:

Alongside the previously available Great Jagras (Beginner), Banbaro (Intermediate) and Tigrex (Expert) quests, players will be able to battle against the game’s mythical flagship monster Velkhana for the first time. Watch out though, this Elder Dragon’s icy breath is dangerous and offers a bone-chilling fight for even the fiercest of hunters.

Similar to previous beta sessions, hunters can test out all 14 weapon types in any of the four quests and the training area. The weapons include the new Iceborne features, plus the new Slinger tool options such as the Clutch Claw grapple mechanic. Upon completing each quest for the first time, hunters can earn a total of four special commendation packs containing helpful consumable items that will be available to use in the full version of the Iceborne expansion when it releases. So, pack those Hot Drinks and join a hunting party to clear these quests!

Here’s when PS4 and Xbox One owners can get their hands on the beta:

PlayStation 4 Beta

  • Starts: August 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT
  • Ends: September 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT

Xbox One Beta

  • Starts: September 2 at 12:01 a.m. PT
  • Ends: September 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne blows onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 9. The PC version of the expansion will arrive in early 2020. What do you think? Excited to give to the beta a spin, or will you just be waiting for the full release?

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