Monster Hunter Now mobile spinoff has reached over 10 million downloads

Niantic is offering Monster Hunter Now players an in-game thank-you gift for achieving 10 million downloads since its launch on iOS and Android in September.

Image via Niantic Labs

It’s been a little over a month since Capcom and Niantic collaborated to launch Monster Hunter Now on mobile devices, and it seems to be working out swimmingly. Niantic has reported that Monster Hunter Now has reached over 10 million downloads since the game launched. The developers couldn’t be happier with the turnout, and to celebrate, they’re giving a thank-you package to players with in-game items to boost your efforts in Monster Hunter Now.

Niantic announced the 10 million download milestone and thank-you gift to players via the Monster Hunter Now Twitter this week. The game released on iOS and Android devices on September 14, 2023, so it’s only been about a month since Niantic achieved the impressive download count. In turn for the support, Niantic is releasing a package players can down with a special code that includes in-game currency and items to help out with your hunts, including 5000 Zenny, a Wander Droplet, and two Potions. The promo code for the thank-you gift is available from now until November 21.

Monster Hunter Now tweet about achieving 10 million downloads.
Niantic announced that Monster Hunter Now crossed 10 million downloads and is thanking players with a bundle of free items.
Source: Niantic Labs

It was earlier this year that Niantic and Capcom revealed that they’d be releasing Monster Hunter Now together. Given Niantic’s success with Pokemon Go, it seemed like a match made in heaven to bring the beloved Monster Hunter franchise over to mobile devices. It seems that bet has paid off too, given the milestone this week. Monster Hunter Now is an AR game like Pokemon Go as well, allowing players to track down and battle monsters in the real world by use of mobile cameras.

With such a strong opening for Monster Hunter Now, it seems the mobile Monster Hunter spinoff is here to stay. If you’re a player, be sure to claim your thank-you package and stay tuned for more Monster Hunter Now coverage here at Shacknews.

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    October 19, 2023 1:30 PM

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      October 19, 2023 3:57 PM

      Yeah I downloaded it, played it for like an hour, then uninstalled it

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      October 19, 2023 4:35 PM

      HR31 and enjoying it a lot. very MH with niantic AR play.

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        October 19, 2023 5:17 PM

        yea, they did a surprisingly good job of nailing the combat - when i tried the beta earlier in the year i had zero expectations, but was pretty well shocked at how fun LS and such were

        also i'm a sucker for anything further to remind me of the World aesthetic

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          October 19, 2023 6:12 PM

          as a long time MH player, its definitely a good intro to the aspects of the series, but it definitely wants your wallet if you don't want to grind (even though grinding is part of MH at its core)

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            October 19, 2023 6:54 PM

            as much as people are prepared to blame Niantic for it, I'm also keeping in mind Capcom's own behavior with monetizing MH and the direction of World/Rise DLC lol

            like no, I don't think I want to pay $3 for an NPC skin..

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              October 19, 2023 7:12 PM

              Honestly, Capcom is only monetizing cosmetics (not counting the single large expansion that was both in World and in Rise). No gameplay elements are monetized.

              But MH Now ties getting extra spoils with the paid currency, which is unfortunately how I expect MTX in any mobile game to work nowadays.

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        October 20, 2023 5:11 AM

        HR41, not able to play right now as I’m on vacation, but I’ve been enjoying it a lot more than when I tried Pokémon Go

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      March 26, 2024 7:06 PM

      Everyone can download the game at the website:

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