Help Design A Weapon For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

By Ishaan . April 7, 2014 . 8:30am

Capcom are holding a contest for Monster Hunter fans to design a weapon that will be included in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the publisher has announced.


Your weapon entry must be based on the 14 weapon classes in the game—Sword & Shield, Dual Blades, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Gunlance, Switch Axe, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Bow, Insect Glaive and Charge Blade.


You’re free to include a brief weapon description (under 100 words) along with your entry, although this is optional. A single entry will be accepted per-participant, and you can mail your weapon designs to [email protected] with the subject “MH4U WEAPON DESIGN”.


Two winners will be selected, one from the Americas and one from Europe and Australia. The deadline is May 5th, and you can find more information at Capcom Unity. You may recall that Capcom held a similar contest for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well. The results of that event can be seen here.


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be available in the west in early 2015.

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  • Godmars

    …A giant robot…?

  • Godman

    God I suck with design, I hope someone makes a design of a lightning weapon with a more metal look, instead of the fishy/scaly.

  • Zer0faith

    Ah the things I would do to see THIS weapon in MH4U with elemental and throwing ability included.

  • tubers

    Fist, Feet weapons.

    Heavy Cannon.


  • Pandakids09 .

    Hmmm so what DLC isn’t making it over here??

    • J_Joestar

      the licensed stuff is definitely not as usual (like One Piece etc…)
      I doubt they would take out the Nintendo ones though.

      • Pandakids09 .

        Just disappointing that the liecensed stuff couldn’t it. Makes it feel a little incomplete

  • J_Joestar

    basically “give us an idea of a Skin we can put over some of the Licensed Event Items we can’t bring to the NA/EU versions”
    should still be fun though.

  • Lemski07

    hmm lemme try. a GL!

  • Happy Gamer

    A whip weapon. *lashes whip on ground*

    • safeto20scroll

      I remember back in the days of Freedom 2, there was a type of mace like whip weapon in the source code. Everyone thought it would appear in the next game’s entry but that never happened. It was even hinted in the manga book that was running at the same time

      • Do you have any sources on this? I have never heard this before and it sounds interesting.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    I’d rather them create new weapon classes.

  • konsama

    Well, time to make my dreamed gunlance a possibility to be used now. Will check the rules and stuff.

  • Hound

    Cat Cannon, Orangutan Hammer, Ancient Mayan Statue Cudgel.

  • shuyai

    i cant belive they still hadn’t add spear type weapon yet, Lubu not happy

    • Ashurei

      Uh, the lance?

      • Ferofax


      • KoRLumen

        I’m guessing shuyai means something more along the lines of a glaive or… well, spear lol.

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      Afaik the bugstaff is currently the “Lance” weapon in game

    • Namuro

      Are we talking about a stabby-stab type, or a swingy-slashy type? Because both the Lance and the Insect Staff already cover those areas.

      The best you could hope for is for CAPCOM to make either weapons in the shape of the spear that you like.

      Something like this:

    • RajaNaga

      The Insect Staff is definitely close, I believe it’s being localized as the “Insect Glaive”, so. Also, some Lances visually look more like spears than their usual joustey appearance.

  • makubexnas

    I will make a new dragon dildo…i mean dragon lance.

  • Hinataharem

    I want a Sword and Shield with pizza as the shield and carver for weapon

  • Namuro

    Ah, so it’s pretty much confirmed then, that some of the DLCs will be replaced by the fan-made weapons like in Tri.

    Welp, I shall give this a try! I think I’ll go for the Insect Staff. Wish me luck!

  • RajaNaga

    Definitely going to try for this, but as a huge fan I really need to think of which weapon type to design ONE weapon for. I’m tempted to go for one of the new weapon types (maybe Insect Staff), but hmm..

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