Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin developer Capcom has unveiled the new title’s post-game content as well as its free DLC roadmap. The sequel to 2017’s Monster Hunter Stories for the Nintendo 3DS is scheduled for release on the Switch and PC via Steam this week on July 9, 2021.
According to the announcement, players who reach the end of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be able to explore the Elder’s Lair, a large zone where players can encounter high rank monsters and quests. Some of the beasts that could be roaming the Elder’s Lair include Deviant Monsters such as Dreadqueen Rathian and Thunderlord Zinogre as well as Elder Dragons such as Toestra and Nergigante.
Some of the other monsters that players will be able to encounter and potentially ride include Silverwind Nargacuga, Bloodbath Diablos, Grimclaw Tigrex, Kirin, Rajang, Velkhana, and more.
As for the game’s post-launch DLC, players can expect the first of five free title updates on July 15, which will introduce both the Palamute Monstie and Co-op Quests. As for the rest of the free DLC, they will be released periodically August to October.
Here’s the free DLC roadmap for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin:
Update #2: Available 5 August 2021
- Co-Op Quest exclusive monster: Kulve Taroth
- Kulve Taroth will not be available as a Monstie, but you can get special materials by slaying it, which can be used to forge powerful equipment.
- New Monstie: Hellblade Glavenus
- New Monstie: Boltreaver Astalos
Update #3: Available Early September 2021
- New Monstie: Soulseer Mizutsune
- New Monstie: Elderfrost Gammoth
- New Monstie: Oroshi Kirin
Update #4: Available Late September 2021
- New Monstie: Dreadking Rathalos
- New Monstie: Molten Tigrex
- High difficulty Co-Op Quest exclusive monster: Kulve Taroth
Update #5: Available October 2021
- New Monstie: Silver Rathalos
- New Monstie: Gold Rathian
- High difficulty Co-Op Quest exclusive monster: ???
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is scheduled for release on July 9, 2021, for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.