The second Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta period is live right now, but it's only Now opened up to PS4 players. In our complete guide to the Iceborne beta, we'll be going over the various Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta dates, how to access the beta, and more.
Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta Start Date
As Capcom revealed earlier in the week, the Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta start date is Friday, June 21. You'll need to be a PS Plus member if you want to take part in the beta when it first goes live.
However if you're not a PS Plus member, you can take part in the beta slightly later. All PS4 players can join in on June 28, until June 30, the weekend after the first beta period for PS Plus players.
Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta Start Times
Thankfully, the global start times for both Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta periods are exactly the same. Check out the list below for the global beta start times.
- 3 a.m. PT
- 6 a.m. ET
- 11 a.m. BST
- 12 p.m. CEST
Do You Need to Own Monster Hunter World to Play the Iceborne Beta?
Not at all! Over on the official Monster Hunter World Twitter account, the devs revealed that you don't actually need to own a copy of the base game, in order to participate in the beta. So if you're still on the fence about diving into the game, you can test out the new content.
Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta Platforms
Right now, the Iceborne beta for Monster Hunter World will only be available to PS4 players. The Iceborne beta not arriving on PC or Xbox One might seem odd at first, but the beta for the main game back in late 2017 only ever launched on the PS4 as well. On top of this, the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World on PC will be launching later in Holiday 2019, after coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
How to Access the Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta
You'll need to download an entirely new file for the Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta on PS4. Search for the beta file in the PSN Store, then initiate the 6.5GB download. Once you're done with this, you can either play the limited beta solo or co-op with others around the world.
For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.