Monster Hunter Stories 2 Second Free Update Out On August 5

Title Update 2 for the RPG spin-off releases today and introduces two new Monstie companions, as well as a new Co-Op Quest monster to battle.


The second free update for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is now live on Nintendo Switch and PC. This update introduces a new monster to hunt, the Elder Dragon Kulve Taroth from Monster Hunter World, as well as another pair of Monstie companions and some new quests.

Following the update, you'll be able to take on Kulve Taroth in a Co-Op Expedition Quest. The new Monsties, meanwhile, are both variants of existing monsters: Hellblade Glavenus and Boltreaver Astalos. You can read the patch notes for the update below.

Title Update 2 arrives only a couple of weeks after the game's first update, which introduced the Palamute from Monster Hunter Rise as a Monstie. To collect a Palamute egg, you'll need to obtain a Palamute Ticket (either by purchasing one from Melynx Inc. or completing the five-star quest called Throw Me a Bone) and use that to embark on a Palamute Den Expedition Quest.

Capcom has three more updates for Monster Hunter Stories 2 planned through the fall following next week's patch. Title Update 3 releases in early September and adds three new Monsties: Soulseer Mizutsune, Elderfrost Gammoth, and Oroshi Kirin. Title Update 4 will follow later in the month and adds Dreadking Rathalos and Molten Tigrex, as well as a high difficulty version of the Kulve Taroth Co-Op Quest.

Finally, Title Update 5 will release sometime in October. That will also introduce two new Monsties--Silver Rathalos and Gold Rathian--as well as an as-yet-unrevealed Co-Op Expedition Quest monster to battle. You can take a look at the Monster Hunter Stories 2 update roadmap above.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 launched on Switch and PC on July 9 and has been a sales success for Capcom so far, shipping more than one million copies. To celebrate the game's launch, Capcom is giving away a free in-game item bundle for all players.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Ver. 1.2.0 Patch Notes

Main Additions/Changes

August 5

  • Kulve Taroth (Co-Op Quest Exclusive Monster)
  • Hellblade Glavenus
  • Boltreaver Astalos

Additional Co-Op Quests

August 5

  • ★8 (Time) The Goddess of Gold
  • ★8 (Explore) Fire Eggs
  • ★8 (Explore) Thunder Eggs

August 19

  • ★9 (Slay) Hellblade Glavenus
  • ★9 (Slay) Boltreaver Astalos
  • ★8 (Turn) Glavenus
  • ★8 (Turn) Astalos

Additional Subquests

August 5

  • ★4 (Special) Dealin' for Dunkers

August 19

  • ★8 Psychoblaze Black Knight
  • ★8 Lightning Revolt
  • ★8 (Special) Tantalizing Toe Beans

Bug Fixes/Miscellaneous

  • When out in the field only, a Monstie that has been given a gene that boosts attack power of one of the elements would change color depending on the Monstie's elemental values. This has been fixed.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes have been made.

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