Monster Hunter World schedules another PS4 beta, talks post-launch plans

Capcom is keeping those Monster Hunter World deets coming! The studio says it’s planning on a third beta round for North American PlayStation 4 players ahead of its official release. It’ll run January 18th to 22nd, with the PS4 launch still planned for January 26th. Of special note, players should expect “regular content updates as well as major title updates for free.”

“In addition to the previously released Great Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth quests, players will now be able to battle against the game’s terrifying and challenging flagship monster Nergigante,” Capcom says. “The steel dragon Kushala Daora is a beast with a body covered in metal plates and has the power to keep hunters at bay by generating wind storms around itself. The flame king dragon Teostra is a brutal fiend that spits blazing fire and any hunter who faces this fierce and deadly monster is in danger of being engulfed in a hellish inferno. Another monster introduced in the trailer [below] is Dodogama, a rock-eating wyvern that possesses a unique saliva that causes rock to become explosive, a hazardous mix it will spit at its foes to warn off attackers.”

Earlier this week, the studio told players the PC version is coming in the fall. Cue long sighs all around. But hey, at least there’s a new video!

Source: Press release
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nobleeinherjar

I’m not sure how I feel about the flagship monster being in the beta. That’s something I want to work up to on my own. Of course, the simple answer is to just not fight it.

I doubt I’ll play in this beta. I’m content to wait for the full release. I messed around with all of the weapons during the last beta to find out which one I want to main. Sticking with Charge Blade. I thought Gunlance might win me over; it’s a lot of fun, but not enough to take me from CB. Actually might have gone with SnS if oils were still around, but alas.

The 26th can’t get here fast enough. My PC friends are frowning at my decision to get it for PS4, but I just pretend like I have HG Earplugs and can’t hear their roars.

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Sorenthaz

Awesome, was hoping they’d do another beta just so I can decide if I reaaaaally want to get the PS4 version to tide me over til the PC release comes around.

I had downloaded the most recent beta but barely played it because the display text was too friggin tiny on my TV and didn’t bother trying to squint my eyes to see if there was a menu option to change that.

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Dug From The Earth

After only 4 hours of play during the first beta, and a good 15 hours into Dauntless’s early access, im thoroughly convinced Monster Hunter is the game for me, and im excited to play more.

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boredinBC

I was really hoping for another beta. I need some more hands on time with some weapons so I can figure out what I want to main before launch.

Every. Single . Weapon. Feels. Amazing.

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Danny Smith

As a series veteran its gonna be fun to see beginner run into Deviljho for the first time. Beyond that the ‘rotting monster’ shown in the trailer is very, very similar to old concept art of a ‘jaw wyvern’ that was an idea for a stealth hunt where the monster has no eyes and hunts by smell and breathes rotten breath around to mark you. So probably going to require the existing deodorant item or maybe the new mantle system to creep around and set up traps against. Which is a pretty unique type of monster fight for the series.

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Xijit

Yeah, still leaving this one on the “wait and see” list … a lot of what the game was hyped as did not line up with what was in the beta, and while this trailer shows more “world,” all of it looked like prerendered cut scenes instead of being towns & airships you could run around in.

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Danny Smith

One big problem so far has been marketing not getting across what monster hunter is. This one for example is called ‘world’ because the story is about going to a new continent called ‘the new world’ to explore a new arcology. Yet a lot of people who dont know monster hunter were expecting open world darksouls or a straight mmo. Something it has never been or was going to be and the press didnt really sell that.

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boredinBC

It’s certainly not an MMO but it does share enough features with one to scratch a certain itch. Ive been telling people that the game got a psuedo Destiny makeover…without the lockboxes.

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Melissa McDonald

I have to say, that description of the monsters is certainly imaginative.