In this Monster Hunter World Beta guide, we'll be running over everything you possibly need to know about the beta, including the start and end times, all the new weapons and monsters you can fight, as well as every new area you'll be able to explore. Read on for details on how to defeat Great Jagras, Barroth, and Anjanath.
For anything else at all to do with Monster Hunter World, including the final release date, as well as all the monsters and weapons we've confirmed so far, head over to our Monster Hunter World guides walkthrough hub.
Monster Hunter World Beta Start and End Times
While there was a first Monster Hunter World Beta, exclusively for PS+ members, and a second open beta for all PS4 players, a third and final beta is set for January 19 at 11:00am JST to January 22 at 10:59am JST. This should translate to starting in the US at 6pm PST on January 18 but Capcom is yet to confirm this.
The third Monster Hunter World Beta will include all the previous quests from beta 1 and 2, plus a new quest that will let you kill (or at least attempt to kill) Nergigante.
Since you didn't need a PS+ membership for the second beta, anyone could part, and the event wrapped up at exactly the same time on December 26, giving you roughly four days to track down monsters like the Great Jagras and the Barroth.
Monster Hunter World Beta Download Size
According to the Capcom-Unity blog, you'll need just 5.9GB of free space on your PS4 hard drive in order to download the Beta. Since the Beta itself only lasts for a few days, the small file size is definitely welcome.
How to Pre-Load Monster Hunter World Beta
The second Monster Hunter World Beta is available for pre-load right now on the PSN Store. To begin pre-loading the game, either find it underneath the 'demo' section, or search for it in the upper search bar. The first Monster Hunter World Beta was merely 5.9GB, and if you downloaded it the first time, you're all set to go for the second beta.
Monster Hunter World Beta Quests and Regions
As we found out in the initial Monster Hunter World Beta, you can take on three different quests, to defeat the Great Jagras, Barroth, and Anjanath.
How to Beat the Great Jagras in Monster Hunter World
The first of these is the Ancient Forest, where you can take on the "beginner-friendly" Great Jagras, pictured just below.
In the video below you can see how you take down and kill the Great Jagras, one of the monsters you'll face in the Monster Hunter World Beta.
Alternatively, you can head over to our Monster Hunter World Great Jagras guide, where we walk you through the habitat of the monster, its traits and strengths, and how to take it down.
How to Beat the Barroth in Monster Hunter World
The second area in the Beta is the Wildspire Waste, where you can take on the more difficult Barroth creature, whose primary form of attack is slinging mud at the attacking players.
In the video below you'll see how to beat Barroth in the Monster Hunter World Beta.
How to Beat Anjanath in Monster Hunter World
The third, and hardest monster in the Monster Hunter World Beta is Anjanath. This monster can be found in the ancient forest, but isn't for newcomers to the game. You'll either have to be a Monster Hunter veteran or invest a lot of time over the beta weekend to be able to take down this beast.
Check out the video below to see how to beat Anjanath in Monster Hunter World.
Rewards for Playing the Monster Hunter World Beta
Although we don't yet know what they are, you'll unlock an item to use in the full Monster Hunter World game, for every Quest that you complete in the Beta. Just make sure you're using the same PlayStation account, and you'll automatically pick up these items when the full game releases in January 2018. You'll also unlock a special face paint.
Aside from all of this, there'll be a total of 14 different weapons to try out throughout the Beta, all of which you'll be able to test out in the Training Room before putting them to use in the field. You'll also be able to take on every Quest in the Beta with two additional players by your side, so make sure to team up with your friends if you're facing a difficult Quest.
This is all the complete information that we have right now on the Monster Hunter World Beta, but rest assured that should any additional information be released about the beta, you'll be able to read all about it right here.
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