Includes a fight against the Elder Dragon Velkhana.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Capcom announced the details about the upcoming beta for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. In short, this beta will include four different quests from the expansion, including a fight against the Elder Dragon Velkhana.

The beta will be available for all PS4 owners from 12:01AM (PT) on Friday, August 30 through 11:59PM (PT) on Sunday, September 1. Xbox One players will get the beta from 12:01AM (PT) on Monday, September 2 through 11:59PM (PT) on Wednesday, September 4. A PC beta doesn't exist because the PC release of the Iceborne expansion won't be out until at some time in January 2020. The console release is slated for September 6, 2019. Prices for the expansion begin at $39.99 (USD).

Console players will get pre-loads available to them starting August 28. You do NOT need to own the base game in order to participate in this particular beta. However, when the expansion is actually out, you will need to have beaten the main game's story through Hunter Rank 16 in order to access the Iceborne story and quests.

Below, you can see a really short trailer for the beta along with some new Monster Hunter World: Iceborne screenshots that came out last week during Gamescom.



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These pre-launch beta sessions for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne are cooler than ever with the addition of a frosty new challenge. 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!