While the previous beta was for PlayStation Plus subscribers only, Capcom is bringing Monster Hunter: World to PlayStation 4 again with an open beta. This beta is open to all PS4 players and will stretch from December 22 to December 26.
Preload for the open beta will begin on December 18. Those who have the first beta client don't need to redownload, as that client will roll over into the new beta.
Former USgamer staffer and Monster Hunter veteran Bob Mackey took a look at the beta for Monster Hunter: World. He found a game that remained true to the core of Monster Hunter, while providing some ramps for new players.
"Even if World doesn't back away from the series' trademark complexity, it offers the friendliest helping hand in Monster Hunter history. Of course, as with any other Monster Hunter sequel, World makes previous games obsolete with its many (and extremely granular) quality-of-life improvements that are honestly too numerous and, frankly, inside baseball to list here," said Bob in his article.