Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers players a very different type of content than the main series. Action combat is replaced by more tactical rock / paper / scissors settings. This means that players can, if they wish, engage in some good old-fashioned direct battles. You can also still play with your friends and unite to take on all kinds of monsters.
To gain access to the multiplayer game, you will need to play the entire game until you reach a task called “Alien in Black.” This will introduce you to a character named Alwin. Players will have to fight Alwin and win or lose, thus unlocking part of the multiplayer game.
Players can start a multiplayer session by accessing the taskbar and interacting with them to select a new multiplayer option. They will then have the following options:
- Cooperative tasks
- Versus Battles
- Match ID search
- Multiplayer settings
Co-op Quests have a match and will load you to other players who are also looking for party members. Versus battle is a competitive multiplayer game, while Match ID Search allows you to connect to specific instances by entering a Match ID that you can get from other players.
It’s important to note that you can’t balance multiplayer content, because players who severely overcompensate content will be limited to something that is appropriate for the tasks. This means you can’t just throw your friends on your back and push them hard through the content.