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Latest revision as of 13:00, 24 October 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin cover
Developers
Capcom
Marvelous
Publishers
Capcom
Engines
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows July 9, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Monster Hunter
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on IGDB
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on MobyGames
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on Wikipedia
Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter Frontier Online 2007
Monster Hunter: Frontier G 2013
Monster Hunter Online 2013
Monster Hunter: World 2018
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 2021
Monster Hunter Rise 2022

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person adventure and JRPG game in the Monster Hunter series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Demo[edit]

A Demo is available for free that allows the opening of the game to be played. Save data from the demo can be carried over to the full game.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Various cosmetic items are available for purchase to be used in-game.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Character Edit Ticket One-Pack Contains a Character Edit Voucher, allowing the main character's appearance to be changed.
Windows
Character Edit Ticket Two-Pack Contains two Character Edit Vouchers.
Windows
Character Edit Ticket Three-Pack Contains three Character Edit Vouchers.
Windows
Deluxe Kit Contains character outfits, layered armor, hairstyle, and sticker sets. Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Ena's Outfit: Ancient Raiment Contains an outfit for Ena.
Windows
Ena's Outfits: Cheerleader Three-Pack (Blue/Orange/Pink) Contains a set of multicolored cheerleader outfits for Ena.
Windows
Ena's Outfit: Felyne Shelter Garb Contains an outfit for Ena.
Windows
Ena's Outfit: Tropical Dress Contains an outfit for Ena.
Windows
Launch Starter Pack Contains a free set of healing items and stat-boosters.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Anjanath Costume Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Downy Duds Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Fulgur Anja Costume Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Kulu-Ya-Ku Costume Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Legiana Costume Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Paolumu Costume Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Navirou's Outfit: Velkhana Costume Contains a costume for Navirou.
Windows
Rider's Hairstyle: Lumu Afro Contains a hairstyle for the main character.
Windows
Rider's Hairstyle: Mizutsune Braid Contains a hairstyle for the main character.
Windows
Rider's Hairstyle: Mohawk Kulu Contains a hairstyle for the main character.
Windows
Rider's Hairstyle: Shaggy Legiana Contains a hairstyle for the main character.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1277400/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1277400\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1277400/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[1]
Ultra-widescreen
Aspect ratios wider than 16:9 are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio by default.[2]
See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Toggleable on/off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135, and 144 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[4]
Ray tracing

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Manually modify the configuration file[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.ini with a text editor.
  3. Search for Resolution= and Aspect= under [DISPLAY].
  4. Replace the numerical value in Resolution= and Aspect= to desired values (e.g. 2560x1080, 21:9).
  5. Save the changes.

Notes

UI will be stretched, causing many elements to appear off-center.

Input[edit]

Keyboard rebinding (Menu/Battle)
Keyboard rebinding (Menu/Battle)
Keyboard rebinding (Field)
Keyboard rebinding (Field)
Keyboard rebinding (Message)
Keyboard rebinding (Message)
Camera settings
Camera settings
Riding actions settings
Riding actions settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Full rebinding capabilities are available for "Menu/Battle", "Field", and "Message".
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as "Mouse Sensitivity" for on foot exploration and "Flying: Vertical/Horizontal Sensitivity" for flight.
Separate sliders are available for all options.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Separate inversion options are available for on foot exploration and flight exploration.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Full remapping capabilities are available for "Menu/Battle", "Field", and "Message".
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Speed" for on foot exploration and "Flying: Vertical/Horizontal Sensitivity" for flight.
Separate sliders are available for all options.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Separate inversion options are available for on foot exploration and flight exploration.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Solid blue.
Connection modes V2, Wired, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Referred to as "Rumble Feature Settings".
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Overall, Music, Sound Effect, Voice, and System.
Three audio mixes: "Headphones", "Monitor", and "Home Theater".
Surround sound
Plays up to 7.1.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings
Language settings
Cutscene settings
Cutscene settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Co-op Quests are limited to two players.
Versus Battles allow up to four players at once.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics SpeedTree [7]
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 28 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon RX 560
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible (DirectX 9.0c)
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.
These minimum and recommended specs are for 1080p 30 FPS.

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1277400/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1277400) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-06-28
    Tested on an multi-monitor setup.
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-09
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-09
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-15
    Tested by playing on a 4K HDR television with HDR enabled through Windows HD Color. The game forced an Auto HDR display, and had no options in-game to enable it natively.
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-09
    Tested by playing the game after modifying config.ini file.
  6. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-09
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  7. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-15
    As seen during the end credits.