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Monster Hunter World beta open to PlayStation Plus subscribers

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Monster Hunter World beta is scheduled to start on 09 December. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to access the beta. A Horizon Zero Dawn event quest will arrive some time after launch.

Monster Hunter: World’s inaugural beta will start on 09 December and end on 12 December. The beta will consist of three different quests that can be played either co-operatively online or solo.

Two of these quests unfold on the game's Great Forest map, where Hunters can take on the Great Jagras, who is described as "a scavenger capable of swallowing other monsters whole". If that's too much for you, then you might want to opt for the "fiery and territorial" Anjanath.

The third beta quest moves the action to the desert-like Wildspire Waste, where an armoured Barroth awaits.

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This information was revealed by Sony revealed during their Paris Games Week showcase event.  

A new in game area is called the Rotten Vale: "The deeper players journey into the inner layers of the Rotten Vale," Capcom says, "the tougher the environment gets with a dangerous and toxic mist blanketing the land obscuring the perils that lurk nearby until the very last minute."

Monster Hunter: World will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 26 January. A PC version of the game will be released sometime after that, because the team wants to "make sure it’s optimized and fine-tuned for the PC as much as possible". 

Monster Hunter: World will also have a collector's edition that will include an art book, a CD with the game's soundtrack, and a statue of one of the monsters from the game.

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PlayStation 4 owners will get a fun little feature with their copy of Monster Hunter: World: the opportunity to play as Aloy, of Horizon Zero Dawn. Why? Well, people love her and as a pro dinosaur hunter, she’s a great fit for a crossover with Capcom’s questing-and-hunting franchise. 

A Horizon Zero Dawn event quest will arrive some time after launch. By completing the quest and gathering up the necessary materials, Hunters can craft Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy's bow and full armour.

Aloy will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, and the beta will only be accessible to PlayStation Plus subscribers.