Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion is on the way and for those PlayStation 4 players itching to get their hands on a new adventure, the beta period is coming up soon! For those hoping to get into the Monster Hunter: World Iceborne PS4 beta, here's what you need to know. 

There are two beta periods in total: 

  • June 21 3AM PDT - June 24 3AM PDT
  • June 28 3AM PDT - July 1 3AM PDT

A PlayStation Plus membership is required for the first test, but not for the second. The beta will include three quests, with the remaining two being something completely new. 

According to Capcom about their latest expansion, "The Iceborne expansion builds on every aspect of Monster Hunter: World, starting with an all-new story that picks up after the main game and whisks hunters away to a newly discovered chilly locale called Hoarfrost Reach. The snow-covered terrain offers an ecosystem that contrasts areas in the main game and progressively expands with the story. Iceborne is set to offer the largest region in the game so far, presenting hunters a wealth of new content with even more quests to face than in the original release."

A new higher level difficulty Master Rank is also introduced, making the challenging experience even more so. There will also be a new flagship monster Velkhana, an elder dragon that players will face that takes the ice around him and using it to his utmost advantage. 

The above gameplay shows off powerful new foes, epic takedowns, and even more of what Iceborne has to offer when it makes its Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debut on September 6. A PC release is also in the cards, but not until sometime this Winter.