Monster Hunter World beta UPDATE: PS4 end date and time for exclusive PlayStation trial

Monster Hunter World fans only have a few hours left to enjoy the PS4 beta.

The  returned for a second time last week, only this time without any PlayStation Plus restrictions.

Unfortunately, the second Monster Hunter World beta has a December 26 end date and a 5pm UK end time.

PlayStation 4 owners can download the trial by visiting the PlayStation Store. No additional download is required for anybody who still has the original saved to their .

The Monster Hunter World Beta has been designed to test worldwide multiplayer matchmaking ahead of the January 26 release date.

The only bad news is that there’s still no word on a PC or Xbox One multiplayer beta.

You can take a closer look at the game by visiting the gallery below…

The Capcom trial features three different quests, which can be played in single and multiplayer.

Quests include ‘Great Devourer, Great Jagras’ in the Ancient Forest, ‘Wildspire Rampage’ in the Wildspire Waste and ‘The Ancient Forest Menace’, which also takes place in the Ancient Forest. 

Players can choose from six different presets for male and female hunters, as well as six presets for Palico helpers. 

It also supports voice and text chat, plus there’s a Training Area to test out the 14 different weapon types.

If you’re only just getting stuck into the Monster Hunter World beta, Capcom has given fans some hints and tips to help them survive the hunt.

Players are encouraged to communicate using voice chat and text chat, but also by using set phrases, stickers and gestures.

Capcom also encourages players to take advantage of their surroundings by hiding in foliage, using Vitalities to replenish health and Flashflies to blind monsters.

Specialised tools will grant players temporary abilities, including a Ghillie Mantle that will camouflage you from monsters.