Following the announcement of the PS4 beta of Monster Hunter: World’s new expansion Iceborne, Capcom released new information and a few screenshots.
First of all, we get to see two images for each quest included in the beta. “Great Devourer, Great Jagras” is suitable for newbies. “The Big-horned Banbaro” is for veterans, while “The Wild Tigrex” is for the best of the best. Only the latter two quests are actually done in the new Hoarfrost Reach area, while the first is done in the basic Ancient Forest area.
As for features, we’ll be able to enjoy text and voice chat, a training area to test all the weapons, the new weapon combos coming with the expansion, the Clutch Claw, the Tailraider mounts, and the View Mode to take screenshots with your friends. Full character customization won’t be included, and there will be six pre-made males, six females, and six palicos to select.
Both single player and multiplayer will be supported, and perhaps the most interesting element is that there will be rewards for your victories.
Completing the first quest will net you a Great Jagras Hunt Commendation Pack. The second will reward you with a Banbaro Hunt Commendation Pack. The third quest will let you come home with a Tigrex Hunt Commendation Pack. Those will apply to the full version of the expansion when it launches. Of course, you need to use the same PSN account for the rewards to be delivered.
If you want to see and learn more Monster Hunter: World Iceborne, you can enjoy a recent video, the previous trailer and screenshots combo focusing on the story and on the E3 demo itself, one more trailer, and the recent footage and details, on top of another batch of screenshots that were showcased during a recent reveal. We also have another series of trailers showing off the new weapon actions and the first look at the Nargacuga gear.
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne will be released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6.
The Steam version will be released in the winter, so the gap between launches on consoles and PC won’t be as long as it has been for the main game.