From May 9 to May 20, 2019.
(Once the free trial period has ended, you will not be able to play the trial version anymore.)
Search for "Monster Hunter: World" on the store of your console of choice, then select and download "Monster Hunter: World Trial Version."
There is a large variety of quests on top of the eight assignments required to progress in the story.
All eight assignments up to Hunter Rank 4 / 3★ quests are available. Start by customizing your hunter, then head to the New World as a member of the Research Commission to solve the mystery of the Elder Crossing.
By meeting certain conditions, you can also take on a variety of optional quests, investigations, event quests, and challenge quests, before reaching Hunter Rank 4 / 3★ assignments.
Two large playgrounds: the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste.
The main story in Monster Hunter: World takes you to five lush locations. Two of these are available in the trial version: the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. Visit them to complete quests, or just to explore freely, fulfill delivery requests, gather materials, or hunt the various monsters that roam around.
Take on assignments to hunt six large monsters!
During your assignments, you'll get to face off against six large monsters: Great Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Barroth, Jyuratodus, and Tobi-Kadachi. Some of these are new to Monster Hunter: World. Others, like Barroth, are returning fan favorites.
You may even run into a Rathalos or Diablos out in the field. They won't be easy to defeat with early game equipment, so you won't be asked to hunt them, but they're there for players who are up to the challenge.
Swords, hammers, bows, and more: all 14 weapon types are playable!
Monster Hunter: World has 14 weapon types that fans of the series will be familiar with. The trial version offers all of these weapons, and even provides tutorial videos, and a training area accessible from your room or the World Map to try your hand at each weapon and see which one best suits your play style.
You'll also be able to create and upgrade weapons and armor using materials you find during quests and expeditions. This way, you'll be able to take on increasingly strong monsters, which forms the core of the Monster Hunter life (gameplay loop).
Hunt fearsome monsters online with up to four players!
The trial version contains the same online multiplayer as the full version. Conditions may differ, but most quests can be played by up to four players at once. You can team up with Hunters in the same Online Session, or you can fire an SOS flare while questing alone to call in Hunters from around the globe for help.
The trial version also allows you to play with people who own the full version.
(Online multiplayer becomes available after reaching a certain point in the story.)
When you purchase the full version (console or digital), and play it on an account with trial version save data, the save data will be loaded automatically, allowing you to continue playing from where you left off.
Note: Save data loaded in the full version can no longer be used in the trial version. However, the trial version does not have any exclusive content, so you can enjoy the full version without missing out on anything.