This time around anyone will be able to play the beta, no PlayStation Plus required, meaning anyone with a PlayStation 4 is invited to the hunt. Starting on 22nd December at 6pm GMT and running through to the 26th December players will have plenty of time to hunt over Christmas.
If you played the first beta and still have it installed you won't need to download the client again but if you do need to it can be pre-loaded from the 18th December. It is worth noting that this second beta will have the same content as the first one.
Monster Hunter: World will release globally on 26th January, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a PC release to follow at a later date.