As mentioned in our review, one of the most important additions made by CAPCOM to MONSTER HUNTER STORIES 2: WINGS OF RUIN is an online multiplayer co-op mode, which will allow us to team up with a friend to go hunting together, or even challenge him in a fight PVP, or do the same but with a complete stranger on the other side of the world. However, this is not an option available from the first minutes of the game, but it will be necessary to progress in the story before being able to access it.
Specifically, it will be necessary to face a specific quest that will be submitted to us after a few hours of play, depending on how much we will be dedicated to the main mission compared to the side quests. So let’s see how to unlock the multiplayer options: you will need to play “normally” in singleplayer until you get to the second area, that is the Alcala Valley. Once there we will have to continue in the main story, until we see the mission “A stranger in black”Which will require the player to have faced a Nargacuga which is causing problems to the Rutoh village. Note that it is not necessary to defeat the Nargacuga on the first shot to unlock this option, but it will be enough just to face it; in case we are defeated, on our return to the village the multiplayer option will still be unlocked with the prompt inviting us to try it.
How? Very simple: by going to the board of the missions, we will have a new option available, that is the multiplayer. By selecting it, we will be able to change the settings (for example choose which team to Monstie use, modify our Rider Card and similar) or to throw ourselves into the fray through two different types of experience, the PVP one called “Challenge Battles” or the co-op PVE one, called “Collaborative Missions”. By selecting the second option we will have to make a further choice: choose whether to face a single hunt for a monster, and create an appropriate lobby, or use an exploration ticket (purchasable from Felyne of Melynx SpA, in exchange for bottle caps) to be able to collaborate with a friend or a stranger to freely go in search of eggs.
An age-old question surely grips you: is there the crossplay between Nintendo Switch is PC? At the moment it seems not, and players are only forced to collaborate with other users of the same platform, but we will keep you informed in case this feature is added in the future!
It is the night of a festival in Mahana, the central village of the island of Hakolo. Rathalos around the world are fading away. You are the grandson of Red, whose Monstie was the Ratha guardian, the revered protector of the island of Hakolo. When you decide to get experience as a Rider, you meet Ena, a Wyvernian girl who once knew Red. To protect the egg that the guardian Ratha entrusted to her, you decide to leave the island together. A series of strange events begin to occur suddenly. As you try to figure out what is causing these environmental anomalies, the egg finally hatches. A Rathalos is born with small wings, unable to fly. “When the wings unfold, a catastrophe will befall the earth.”
Your life will never be the same after the fateful encounter with the legendary Rathalos.
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