Monster Hunter: World™ Beta Starting from 5 p.m. (UTC) Saturday, December 9th, 2017!

Beta available from Saturday, December 9 at 5 p.m. (UTC)to Tuesday, December 12 at 4:59 p.m. (UTC)!

Attention PS Plus members!
Get a taste of adventure in the new world of Monster Hunter!

The Monster Hunter: World beta test will use worldwide multiplayer matchmaking to test server load for the upcoming release. For the duration of the beta test, any PlayStation®Plus member can participate to join in the hunt with players from around the world!

Beta Version Download

Download available from Friday, December 8

Note: The download schedule is subject to change.


Main Contents

Single Player

Play online single player by departing alone on any of the quests.

  • You must be online even when playing single player.


Participate in multiplayer with players from around the world.

  • You also have the option during quest creation to set a language filter, which will match you only with players with the same language as you.
  • Certain online features will be unavailable in the beta, such as the ability to join quests midway through, Guild Cards, removing other players from a quest, and friend invites (these features will be available in the full retail version).

Three Different Quests

“Great Devourer, Great Jagras”
Great Jagras Hunt
Locale: Ancient Forest
“Wildspire Rampage”
Barroth Hunt
Locale: Wildspire Waste
“The Ancient Forest Menace”
Anjanath Hunt
Locale: Ancient Forest

Character Creation and Naming

You will be able to choose from six different presets each for male and female hunters, as well as six presets for your Palico, and give them each a name of your choosing. (The full retail version will feature much deeper customization features!)

Voice and Text Chat

Training Area

Test out any of the 14 different weapon types in a private training space!

Available Languages (Voice & Text)

English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish

Participation Bonuses

You can get special bonuses for participating in the beta!

Face Paint

Completing any of the three quests featured in the beta will earn you one Face Paint to customize your character with in the full retail version.

Item Sets

Completing each of the three quests for the first time will earn you item sets you can use in the full retail version. Items include lifepowder, max potions, shock traps, and lots more that will help you out on the hunt!

Important Notes About This Beta:

  • The beta schedule is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
  • This beta is online only. An internet connection is required to participate.
  • Data will not be saved. Once the application is closed, your character’s name, appearance, equipment, and all other settings will be reset to default.
  • Quest completion data will be saved to the server.
  • To claim participation bonuses in the full retail version, you must be logged into the same Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) account that was used at the time the quests were completed in the beta.
  • Size: 5.1 GB.
  • Not compatible with PlayGo.
  • Trophies are not available.
  • Compatible with PS Vita Remote Play.
  • Customer Support will not be available for the beta.

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