Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin features two multiplayer modes. Players can access a co-op and player versus player modes in the title, which opens up a breadth of possibilities. However, accessing these modes requires the player to progress the story to a certain point. This guide will outline how to unlock and access both of them.
Please keep in mind that this guide does contain spoilers, as players will need to advance the story in order to access these features.
In order to access the multiplayer mode options, players will need to advance to the second area in Monster Hunter Stories 2. How much a player wants to grind will affect how quickly this mode is unlocked. When unlocking the Alcala Region players, will need to progress to a specific quest which involves defeating a Nargacuga. Once this mission has been completed, players will gain access to the multiplayer modes. Both the co-op and player versus player will be available at that point.
Keep in mind that you do not need to win against the Nargacuga to unlock this mode. Players simply need to have engaged in combat with the monster during the specific mission. Once the requirements have been met, a tutorial will pop up explaining how to access this function. However, players can simply go to the Quest Board in any town to play online.
Additionally, the co-op mode is strictly limited to two players. In this mode, players can take on monsters together and collect Monstie eggs. The player versus player mode will allow for four players to engage in combat.
However, there is currently no indication that cross-platform play is available or will be made available in the future.