Ready your weekends gentlegamers! Capcom recently confirmed on its official Monster Hunter World website that the beta test for thier upcoming game will start this Saturday, Dec. 9. The beta will end on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

This will first be for the console users. PlayStation 4 owners need to keep in mind that they need an active PlayStation plus membership to join in on the hunt!

The beta will be available for download beginning December 8 with an estimated size of 5.9 GB, so make sure to free up some space when needed.

 

Here’s more details from the Monster Hunter World Website:

“The beta features 3 quests across 2 environments from the game. In the Ancient Forest, you can hunt a fierce yet beginner-friendly Great Jagras or as a more experienced player confront the mighty threat of an Anjanath. In the Wildspire Waste, a massive, dry expanse with swamplands, you can face off against the intermediate level mud-slinging Barroth.”

Single Player
Play online single player by departing alone on any of the quests. You must be online even when playing single player.

Multiplayer
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).

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!

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

Bonus for Participating

Lastly, for participating in the beta players will get some special bonuses that will carry over to the full game:

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!

And that all you need to know! Be sure to download the beta ahead of time to save you some precious hunting moments, as the demo will only be around for a few days! See you at the hunt!