Get your creature slaying gang together: Capcom's dated the highly anticipated Monster Hunter: World beta. The test's set to start on Saturday 9th December, which is just over a week away, in case you're wondering. It carries through to Tuesday 12th December, so you'll have around three days to get stuck in.

Fortunately, Capcom's posted this handy picture that features all of the times that you need to know:

It's worth taking note of that final point, by the way. We don't yet know how big the beta will be in terms of download size, so it may be best to make sure that you get it preloaded on the 8th December. Of course, we'll let you know when the beta's available, so stay tuned.

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