Soon, Monster Hunter: World’s massive expansion, Iceborne, will arrive on Xbox One. To prepare would-be hunters to experience this epic new land, Capcom is hosting a series of beta sessions and four quests to play before the game’s global release on September 6.
Starting Monday, September 2 at 12:01 a.m. PT and running through to Wednesday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Xbox One players can preview the frosty new challenge of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne during this limited time beta. And to make sure you can jump in and start playing the beta as soon as possible, pre-loading is available… now! Click here to pre-load the Iceborne demo today.
Alongside the Great Jagras (Beginner), Banbaro (Intermediate), and Tigrex (Expert) quests, players on Xbox One will be able to battle against the game’s mythical flagship monster Velkhana for the first time. Beware of this Elder Dragon’s icy breath which is very dangerous and offers a bone-chilling fight for even the fiercest of hunters.
Hunters can also test out all 14 weapon types in any of the four quests as well as the training area. The weapons include the new Iceborne features, plus the new Slinger tool options such as the Clutch Claw grapple mechanic.
Upon completing each quest for the first time, hunters can earn a total of four special commendation packs containing helpful consumable items that will be available to use in the full version of the Iceborne expansion when it launches on Xbox One September 6.
Monster Hunter: World is available with Xbox Game Pass and the base game is required to play the Iceborne expansion on Xbox One. New players will be able to experience some of the new gameplay options like the Slinger and weapon updates, but they won’t be able to experience any of the new Iceborne story content until they reach Hunter Rank 16 or higher.
Don’t forget to pre-load the Iceborne beta today on Xbox One and prepare yourself for another hunt!
Monster Hunter: World is available now with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One. MH:W is also available for purchase on Microsoft Store. Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne is available now for pre-order on the Microsoft Store and will release September 6 on Xbox One.