Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate receives free DLC pack today

A free DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been released that includes new quests, a bonus Palico, and The Legend of Zelda gear.

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Capcom has announced the first free DLC pack for its Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been released and features new quests, equipment, a bonus Palico and more.

Capcom goes into some specifics as to what Monster Hunter players can expect in a recently published video, which highlights the Legend of Zelda special collaboration equipment, winners of the Weapon Design Contest, and Universal Studios Japan gear.

Here’s a quick glimpse at what you’ll be getting for free starting today:

  • 14 new quests;
  • 11 new weapons;
  • 4 complete armor sets (8 if you count Blademaster AND Gunner) plus the 3 Fan Club pieces;
  • 2 Palico armor sets;
  • 1 Palico weapon;
  • 1 Bonus Palico: Calico Red;
  • 2 Guild Card backgrounds;
  • 1 Guild Card pose;
  • 9 Guild Card titles;
  • 1000 Caravan Points

Capcom states Monster Hunter players can expect free downloadable content on the first Friday of the month for the next several months. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was already quite an addictive game, but releasing additional free content on a monthly basis just guarantees I won't be giving this game up for quite some time.

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    March 6, 2015 6:28 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate receives free DLC pack today

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      March 6, 2015 9:06 AM

      I love this game.

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      March 6, 2015 9:21 AM

      Just because it's not immediately clear - you can get all this going to your housekeeper palico and then to the DLC option. Make sure to run through all the tabs there to get all the quests and goodies.

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        March 6, 2015 9:27 AM

        In the age of $3 outfit pack DLC, it's amazing that Capcom still supports MH in such an awesome way.

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          March 6, 2015 10:05 AM

          Thing is, most of this is just good asset reuse. (as I read, none of these are actual content dls, just checkmarking things already on the game cart). Still a smart move, and already adds great value to a game with huge gametime potential.

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            March 6, 2015 10:14 AM

            There are new craftable outfits including a Zelda outfit, and new weapons from the winners of a weapon design contest. Watch the video to see what is actually new.

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              March 6, 2015 10:20 AM

              Oh, this is all still good stuff, and yeah, the new outfit/weapons look great.

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                March 6, 2015 12:21 PM

                apparently the clockwork glaive is garbage, which makes me sad. The link sword is supposed to be one of the best SnS in the game, though.

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      March 6, 2015 9:55 AM

      Got this last night and holy shit theres a ton of stuff. Although the first one I finished up unlocks a recipe that requires you to get 3 of an item that has a 1% carve chance... Hopefully the rest of the unlockable recipes are like that.

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      March 6, 2015 9:56 AM

      Awesome! I just, last night, heard this was out in Japan. I can't stop playing this game.

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      March 6, 2015 10:12 AM

      I tried the demo and I really don't understand this game. Maybe I'm just bad at it

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        March 6, 2015 10:16 AM

        The demo shows how hunting monsters works but barely captures the meat of the game (ha ha).

        You take down those monsters, you carve their corpses to get parts. You use those parts to make better armor and weapons that allow you to take down those monsters much easier and take on more difficult monsters, who's parts you can carve can lead to even better weapons and armor. Rinse and repeat. It is an incredibly rewarding system since your abilities in battle are only set by what armor and weapons you take in (you have no other character stats).

        And that's just one mechanic of the game. There's the palicos, the skill system, multiplayer, etc.

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        March 6, 2015 10:28 AM

        The demo does not do a good job of showing the scope of the game. It just gives you a couple of fights and the weapons.

        The game has a single player story, and a crafting and gathering system with which you can craft better gear from items you get from monsters, and gather (fishing, gathering, mining) to fight harder monsters and progress in the story.

        There's a multi-player gathering hall where you can hunt with up to 4 people that's a lot of fun. There are also arena battles, and saved (and shared) quests that you discover in a random single player expedition mode.

        There are also mini games for fishing, and adventures for you felyne companions where you can get materials to craft gear for your companions. Think of it more like a single player MMO adventure without the MM and options for up to 4 players.

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      March 6, 2015 12:20 PM

      YES YES YES YES YES SO MUCH CONTENT.

      Fucking love this game. Just "beat" the caravan storyline. Then I hunted a silver rathalos and it made me cry and then I got the "MAIN OBJECTIVE COMPLETE" joy that was akin to the time I beat Emerald Weapon.

      God damn this game.