During the beta, you can play solo or with three others in multiplayer and complete three different quests that are showing off two different places in the game.
As it is always with beta programs, only parts of the game will be accessible, but one thing Capcom promises is that "the satisfaction of tracking and bringing down a giant monster you'll find is all there".
Participants can start downloading the "Monster Hunter: World" beta the day before the event and will need 5.9 GB of space for it.
If you would like to keep any of the rewards you earn while playing the beta, make sure you're signed into the Sony Entertainment Network while playing both the beta and the full game. In addition, players can check out over a dozen different weapons and more. Earlier reports suggested that offline single-player questing would be possible in World, so I've asked Capcom for clarification that this online requirement only applies to the beta and not the full game.
Monster Hunter: World, the long-awaited return of the creature-slaying franchise to consoles, will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26. "In the Wildspire Waste, a massive, dry expanse with swamplands, you can face off against the intermediate level mud-slinging Barroth", according to Capcom. There will also be 14 different types of weapons to choose from, each offering different play styles and can be switched around during quests and while at camp. The beta will end on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 8:59 a.m. PT. PlayStation 4 owners who subscribe to PlayStation Plus will be able to take part in the weekend-long beta. The beta will also gift players some potions and other supplies to keep you fighting at full capacity.
And, in order to spread the word, Capcom has released a new trailer showing off the smartphone version of Monster Hunter Stories.