Monster Hunter World beta racks up 10 million hours played

The Monster Hunter final beta has proven extremely popular, with players racking up a total of 10 million hours played over the last two versions—but it looks like the fun is only just beginning, with a fresh update coming this weekend.

Ever since the initial beta launched on December 9th, 2017, players have flocked to the latest iteration of the Monster Hunter franchise.

Anyone with a Playstation 4, a Playstation Plus subscription and a few gigs of hard drive space was able to access the beta of the game for free—and it looks like a whole slew of players have taken advantage, with a report from the official Monster Hunter Twitter revealing that in just a few weekends of availability, over 10 million hours of gameplay have been racked up by player all over the globe.

 

 

All of these players will have the opportunity to fight monsters, complete quests and explore the World of Monster Hunter. They’ll even get the chance to earn a few unique, beta-exclusive items to use in the full game as well.

If you haven’t jumped on board with the Monster Hunter World beta yet, then I’ve got good news. From the 18th to the 21st January (this weekend!) starting at 6pm PST, you can sink your teeth into a fresh version of the final beta on PS4.

This third (and final) content update to the beta will include a “terrifying and challenging” new monster called Nergigante, which will join other deadly creatures such as “Great Devourer, Great Jagras”, “Wildspire Rampage” and “The Ancient Forest Menace”.

To get amongst, all you need to do is download on Playstation Plus!

Read more: The 10 best wilderness survival games available in 2018

The full game will be available on Xbox One and PS4 on January 26th, with a PC release arriving later this year.

See you in the jungle, Hunter.

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