Monster Hunter World has its first expansion due on the horizon in the form of Iceborne, and veteran Hunters have definitely been sharpening their Greatswords in anticipation. However, it looks like Capcom has put out the call to marshal some new forces in the effort against the Velkhana; it's now offering a Monster Hunter World free trial to PlayStation 4 players for a limited time only.
This isn't the first time that Capcom has offered a free trial period of its best-selling Monster Hunter title. After a stellar year of DLC content, patches, and crossover events ranging from CD Projekt Red's The Witcher to Final Fantasy XIV, it's understandable that the company would want to keep the ball rolling on the game's momentum, especially in the lead up to the Iceborne expansion.
The official Capcom website for Monster Hunter World has the lowdown on all the details for this PlayStation 4 trial which is going to last until May 20 this year. The Monster Hunter World free trial has already started as of May 9, and it runs for just short of two weeks. It's a separate version from the main game which will be inaccessible once the trial period ends, and it will allow rookie players to try a healthy amount of content, including but not limited to Hunter Rank 4 assignments. Players partaking in this free trial will also be able to queue for multiplayer content with mates who have the full version of the game, which has always been one of the selling points of the Monster Hunter franchise.
Seeing as how the latest Iceborne expansion for Capcom's monster-slaying winner of a title is going to be released soon, this Monster Hunter World free trial period is a smart idea to drum up some interest in the game from those who may have given it a miss on release. Getting new players hooked on the game's unique blend of dinosaur-analog wrangling, Palico petting, and lethal weaponry isn't something that happens overnight; the trial encompassing two of the game's five ecosystems and much more than just the tutorial ensures that newbies will have ample time to sink their teeth into the meat of the matter.
Those who choose to take up the Monster Hunter World free trial will be able to carry over their progress to the full version if they pick it up. It won't be a moment too soon either with the new content on the horizon and a Monster Hunter movie due in 2020, so now is as good a time as any to pick up a Bowgun for the first time and head to the PlayStation Store to see what all the hype has been about.