We maintain a beta branch of Hob on Steam. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can typically switch to it and try out the new patch a few days early. While we do test this branch internally, it helps us out to get a large number of additional users in front of the new build early before we push it live.
Note: When there is no new beta available, the beta branch will always be in sync with the release build.
- Right-click on the Hob entry in your library and choose Properties.
- In the Properties screen, choose the BETAS tab. (If you don't see it, you might need to relaunch Steam)
- Select beta from the dropdown and then click CLOSE on the Properties screen.
- The game will patch again - this may take a few minutes to start automatically - you can force it to start patching by exiting Steam and relaunching. Once complete, you should see Hob [beta] in your Steam library.
To switch back to the main branch, you can re-run the instructions and choose NONE in the BETAS tab.