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Five Things To Do in Monster Hunter: World That You Couldn’t Do in the Beta

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Five Things To Do in Monster Hunter: World That You Couldn’t Do in the Beta

Capcom details the full Monster Hunter: World experience.

Hello hunters! This is Yuya Tokuda, director of Monster Hunter: World. As I write, we have just wrapped up the third beta test of the game on PlayStation 4, where we added the terrifying Nergigante. Did you get a chance to take him on? How did you fare? He’s a pretty tough cookie, but I’ve seen plenty of great players take him down! And if you didn’t manage to defeat him, don’t worry – in the main game you’ll be able to craft your own gear and take him on again!

The three beta tests we carried out were just a taste of what’s in store in Monster Hunter: World. Outside of the quest-based action, there’s so much you can do in the game! Now that the game is almost out, I thought I’d share some of the things you couldn’t do in the beta that you can look forward to in the game!

Customise your character…and cat!

To make it easy to get started quickly in the beta, we provided a selection of pre-baked hunters and Palico sidekicks for players to choose from, but the full game features an incredibly rich and detailed character creator. Not only can you make your ultimate hunter, you can also customize your Palico to your heart’s content. Will you create a hunter who looks like you in real life, or make your own imaginary avatar character? It’s up to you!

Craft items, ​​weapons and armour

If you tried the beta you may have noticed that you could carve materials from defeated monsters, and also gather various things from different places around the maps. While there wasn’t anything you could do with them in the beta, the full game has a deliciously addictive gameplay loop of questing, gathering and crafting in store. Gathered items like herbs can be crafted into more useful items like potions, while monster materials can be combined to create awesome-looking armor sets and weapons. Finally getting that last piece you need to craft the set you’ve been lusting after is one of the greatest feelings you can have as a hunter!

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Explore ​​the Research Commission HQ

Monster Hunter: World features a base area called Astera, which you and the rest of the Research Commission call your home in the New World. In Astera, you can buy useful items, upgrade your canteen options, take on quests to progress the story and more. Before you head out for a hunt, be sure to take a look around here!

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Explore the game’s maps without a time limit

The beta featured a short time limit on each quest, but not only is the time limit on quests longer in the main game, you can also freely explore each of the game’s maps without any restriction on time. Take some time to find the various environmental creatures, native Lynians, and the NPC characters carrying out their own research in the field. If you help them out, you may make new discoveries!

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Join a Gathering Hub

The beta featured a simplified menu-based system for joining other players, but in the full game, every time you enter the Astera base, you’ll be matched with up to 15 other players (you can use your privacy settings and filters to limit matching to just your friends, or just go it alone if you like!). You can use voice and text chat to communicate with the players in your session – and you can also create Squads of up to 50 members to further ease communication and meeting up.

Head to the Gathering Hub in the upper floor of Astera and you’ll see the other 15 players’ hunters (and their Palicoes!) on-screen. Mingle with the crowd, compete for the fastest time in an Arena Quest, or even arm-wrestle another player to prove your strength!

You can easily invite your registered PSN friends into your Gathering Hub from the in-game menus, so if you meet someone in a Hub who you’d like to play with in future, why not add them to your PSN friends? You’ll have a bustling circle of hunter buddies in no time!

Of course, there’s much more to do in Monster Hunter: World, so these are just some of my favourite things I wanted to call out here for you. I hope you’re looking forward to the game, and maybe we’ll see each other online! Happy hunting!

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23 Comments

  • phunkyphenomenon

    Hi, can I still alter the look of my hunter after character creation or is it permanent? Thank you.

  • cool_trainer

    Very excited to get started.

  • phunkyphenomenon

    That’s awesome, thanks.

  • “These are just some of my favorite things”.. I just started singing the song from The Sound of Music lol… I cannot wait for this game to be released tonight. I am so so excited for this game…

  • milchweckerl

    SO HYPED!

  • 9 hours 37 minutes remain. HYPE!

  • 6) Pay $60

  • AngelStar209

    I’m extra hyped because the 26th is my birthday! I’m excited for cake and Monster Hunter! Monster Hunter World look out, we’re gonna throw up an ingame party. Whoop! #hype!

    • Happy belated birthday! I’ve never played a monster hunter but I played some of the semi ones and im stoked to get my hands on this as well!

  • i never played a monster hunter game before, does the game have a lot of replay value after you complete the main story missions?

    • There’s a ton of replay value. There seems to always be bigger and harder monsters to beat.

    • Imo, the game doesnt even truly start until after the story is done (at least as far as past games go). And easily a couple hundred hours of content

  • How do you make your own 50 person squads?
    I want to make 1 that’s just for me and my friends

  • How much longer are the timers? That’s what turned me off from buying the game.

    • D3RP_TH3_M1GHTY

      That depends on the quest, some special quests and Elder dragon hunts were 30 minutes while the rest were 50 minutes. I saw a developer announcement say that the quests are going to be back to 50 minutes, but I didn’t hear anything about the special quests. There’s also the exploration mode with NO TIME LIMIT AWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAH!

  • Damn the beta was already incredibly fun but the full game looks like something I’d spent months with…shame that unfortunately I can’t get MH on day 1,loved the beta and almost pre-ordered but I got a huge backlog of old games to play that are high priority.Still can’t wait for when the time to play MH comes.Have fun y’all.

  • profanebeast81

    Why my monsterhunter wont connect to PSN?

  • Really good game, it’s a shame that i did not discover the monster hunter franchise before.

  • You forgot the 6th thing you can do, that wasn’t a problem in the beta: Spend hours waiting for PSN to come back online.

  • I’m so proud of myself, only played 23 hours this weekend… I’m so impressed with this game, I can’t even… must go back… home… to play mooooooore

  • LEFT__4__DEAD__2

    Love toukiden and monster hunter series :)

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