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Horizon: Zero Dawn Content and PS4-Only Beta Announced for Monster Hunter World

Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed a PlayStation 4-only beta and Horizon: Zero Dawn content for Monster Hunter: World.

The new beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus users from December 9 trough the 12th, news confirmed at this year’s Paris Games Week. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.

Also confirmed is the special Horizon: Zero Dawn content including: Aloy’s bow and  armor set, as well as Palico armor – all coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Here’s a rundown on the announcements:


PlayStation 4 Beta

Available starting December 9, players from around the world can experience three fearsome quests as they join up with other hunters online or take on the beasts alone in the exclusive beta for PlayStation Plus users. Running for three days, hunters participating in the beta can tackle the hungry Great Jagras, a scavenger capable of swallowing other monsters whole, or the fiery and territorial Anjanath, both of which roam the dense and complex eco-system within the Ancient Forest. For those feeling brave enough they can adventure to the desert land of the Wildspire Waste where the armored Barroth can be found lurking in the muddy waters, waiting to unleash its devastating charge attack.

Horizon: Zero Dawn Content

Horizon: Zero Dawn’s young machine hunter Aloy comes to life in Monster Hunter: World for PS4 with Aloy’s bow and full armor set as well as Palico armor that can make the player’s Palico look like a machine from Horizon: Zero Dawn. The full armor set will make any player character look like Aloy from head to toe, including facial likeness. After completing the Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration event quest, which is planned to be distributed to online players post launch, special materials can be obtained to forge collaboration equipment. By bringing the necessary materials to the in-game facility (Smithy), players will be able to forge the Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration equipment. Details on the exact timing and availability of the Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration quest will be revealed soon.


Monster Hunter: World is launching worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26th, 2018. A PC version is coming sometime later.

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12 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I wonder if Aloy will be mute. If so this will be the best version of her.

  2. Jack
    Jack
    October 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Really excited for Monster Hunter World. Hopefully there will be a PC beta later on.

  3. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    October 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    How bout some Bloodborne DLC instead… HZD, yawn

  4. Exien
    Exien
    October 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I don’t think so Sony will do everything they can too stop that it will sell very good on the PC.

  5. Exien
    Exien
    October 30, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    They can keep the Skin have zero interest in this, don’t fit in the world and is just a joke. I preffer to play it on the PC with the free MP and smooth 60 FPS with the best graphics and my own gamepad.

  6. [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    October 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Haha Aloy fits perfectly well in the MH world. I’m looking forward to the beta, only MH I played was the one on PSP and it was great. I have a 3DS but heard the one on there was awful.

  7. Jack
    Jack
    October 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    There’s 3 MH games on the 3ds and they’re all pretty good (Probably except Generations).

  8. Jack
    Jack
    October 30, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    If anything it fits perfectly, however it’s probably nothing more than a glorified costume.

  9. EroBotan
    EroBotan
    October 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    “The full armor set will make any player character look like Aloy from head to toe, including facial likeness.”, LOL no thanks XD

    no one wants to play as fugly characters

  10. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    October 30, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    And here comes another Mary Sue to completely stink up another video game.

  11. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    October 31, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Fuck Aloy, I want mecha T-Rex.

  12. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    October 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

    As expected, online is most likely going to be locked to PS+. I’ll probably get the PC version, then. Online for free, 60fps, probably better textures, too. Really wish there was cross-platform multiplayer since Japan’s only getting the PS4 version.