Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta hits Xbox One on September 2 (update)

What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter: World is getting a massive expansion in September.
  • Iceborne adds a new region, dragons, and much more to the base game.
  • A beta takes place on Xbox One in September.
  • You can preorder Monster Hunter World: Iceborne for $40 at the Microsoft Store.

Updated September 2, 2019: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta is now live. You can download it on Xbox One here.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is an upcoming expansion that adds a new story, monsters, weapons, and more to the base game. It's expected to launch on September 6, and Capcom keeps on releasing new details about the project. Since it's a multiplayer game, the publisher revealed that a beta test was going to take place for Xbox One a few days before launch.

Anyone with an Xbox One and access to Xbox Live can participate. The beta starts on September 2 at 3 AM EDT and ends at 2:59 AM EDT on September 5. Since the expansion comes out right around when the test ends, let's hope it's a polished experience on the console.

Single-player and multiplayer content will be available during the test, so you can experience a wide range of missions. If you complete a number of objectives, then you'll be granted in-game items like the A-List Certified Pack. These transfer over to the expansion. You can read more about it here.

Just like Monster Hunter: World, the Iceborne is Xbox One X Enhanced. It runs at a native resolution, while the PlayStation 4 Pro version relies on checkerboard rendering. It'll be interesting to see if this changes once the final build launches. Additionally, Capcom has also given players a 60 frames per second toggle for those who want smoother gameplay.

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