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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Tutorial

Kogath January 18, 2015 User blog:Kogath

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MH4U-Demo Title Screen

Congratulations on getting on board with the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo! While said demo seems simple at first with only a few monsters to consider, Hunters can easily find themselves thrown rather suddenly into the deep end. New Hunters may have little grasp on the controls and many unknown factors to consider all while a Great Jaggi is going straight for you! Additionally, even veteran Hunters will see new items and whole new ways to attack monsters and maneuver the hunting grounds to close in on your target, be it Tetsucabra or Gore Magala! Not to mention, there's whole new monsters to consider here you may have never even seen before when the full game is made available!

This tutorial is designed to help Hunters both new and old get a feel for the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo with control explanations, the basics for all the weapon types available, a quick rundown of the monsters you'll encounter, and how to get multiplayer set up easily so you can hunt with your friends! Finally, there will be a few quick tips to help any hunter on their path to becoming the greatest Monster Hunter of all.

Sit down, grab some Tanzian Ale, have a read and LET'S HUNT!


Beginner and Experienced Difficulties

Once you choose your language you are given the option to choose your Difficulty. This is something only available in the Demo, and was added to help ease people completely new to the Monster Hunter series into becoming Experienced Hunters.

The description for Beginner mode reads; “The hunter is stronger, and guide markers will be displayed to point you towards your target.”

Basically, your character gets some permanent buffs right off the bat. The monster will also always be painted to show up on your map at all times, and arrows will show up to guide you to the monster's location.

The description for Experienced mode reads; "Intended for players that have played the Monster Hunter series in the past."

This is basically just how the game was originally meant to be played. Gameplay is exactly how it was in the Japanese version. No handicaps. Gore Magala is only huntable on the demo when you choose Experienced difficulty.

After selecting the difficulty, you are warned that you cannot play with other hunters that have selected a different difficulty mode.


Basic Controls

Button Input Move Name
Button-N3DS Circle Pad Move Hunter
Button-N3DS D-Pad Move Camera
Button-N3DS L Focus Camera
Button-N3DS Start Bring Up Menu
Button-N3DS X (with weapon sheathed) Unsheathe Weapon
Button-N3DS Y (with weapon unsheathed) Sheathe Weapon
Button-N3DS B (with weapon sheathed) Crouch
Button-N3DS B (while moving) Evade
Button-N3DS Y Use Item
Button-N3DS L (Hold)

Use Button-N3DS A and Button-N3DS Y to select item while holding Button-N3DS L

Select Item

Mounting

Button Input Move Name
Button-N3DS X or Button-N3DS A Attack
Button-N3DS R Hold On
Button-N3DS B Dismount

Mounting is a feature completely new to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Hunter is able to ride on a monster and attack it while it flails about defenselessly.
Press Button-N3DS X or Button-N3DS A to stab the monster with your carving knife, increasing the gauge at the bottom.
When the monster starts to flail or roar, the icon will turn Red. Press Button-N3DS R to hold on so you don't get knocked off!
Continue holding Button-N3DS R as long as the icon stays Yellow while the monster flails. Once the monster settles down and the icon returns to Green, continue pressing Button-N3DS X or Button-N3DS A to keep filling the gauge. Filling up the gauge will cause the monster to get knocked down for free hits!

If you see a Hunter mounting a monster, leave the monster alone! If you keep hitting the monster, you can knock them off and ruin your chance at a ton of free hits. Don’t be a rude Hunter. Use this time to sharpen or heal.


Monsters

Great Jaggi

MH4-Great Jaggi Render 001
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Great Jaggi Icon The commanding alpha male of Jaggi packs. Most males leave the group upon reaching maturity, returning to compete with others. The dominant male then becomes a Great Jaggi. Apparently, they can issue fairly complex orders via howling.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★

Notes

  • Great Jaggi's head frill can be broken.
  • The Great Jaggi will always be accompanied by at least two Jaggi. If they are killed, the Great Jaggi will call two more Jaggi to its side.


Tetsucabra

MH4-Tetsucabra Render 001
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Tetsucabra Icon Amphibians with unique jaws and tusks that they use to sift through rocks for prey. They use their powerful hind legs to traverse steep terrain. The tail supports movement, but can become vulnerable with exertion.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★

Notes

  • Tetsucabra's back, each of its fangs, and each of its back legs can be broken.
    • Breaking Tetsucabra's fangs will make it only be able to lift small rocks.
  • When Tetsucabra's tail is white and inflated, it becomes a major weak point.


Gore Magala

MH4-Gore Magala Render 001
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Gore Magala Icon A curious monster that, when threatened, scatters pollen-like scales that heighten its own senses while causing detrimental effects to any other creatures that inhale them. As elusive as they are mysterious.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★

Notes

  • Gore Magala's head, horns (only in Frenzy mode), wings, and wing claws can be broken, and its tail can be cut off.
  • Gore Magala's attacks can cause you to be infected with the Frenzy Virus. It requires time to incubate, represented by a purple bar filling up below the Hunter's on-screen name. If the bar fills completely, the virus negates natural health recovery, meaning that the Hunter takes full damage from attacks without being able to heal back half of it. However, if the Hunter inflicts enough damage on a monster whilst the virus is incubating, they gain a 10% Affinity boost instead, as well as an immunity to infection for a short period of time.
    • While incubating, the incubation can be delayed by consuming a Nulberry. There is no cure for the virus when it is fully incubated, and its effects can only be waited out.


Quest Objectives

{{{English Quest Name}}}
{{{Japanese Quest Name}}}
MH4-Great Jaggi Icon

Main Objective:

Hunt a Great Jaggi

Location: Ancestral Steppe
Time Limit: 25 min.
Environment: Stable
Reward: 300z
HR Points: N/A
Subquest Reward: N/A
Subquest HR Points: N/A
Contract Fee: 100z

Subquests: None
Monsters: Aptonoth, Bnahabra, Felyne, Jaggi, Jaggia, Kelbi, Konchu, Melynx
Description:

"Pop quiz, hotshot! Who's the leader of those Jaggis in the distance? That's right! The Great Jaggi! Use your map to track the bugger, and make sure he doesn't cause trouble around these parts again." - Capcom

Notes:
  • Great Jaggi always starts in Area 6.
    • When you enter Area 6, an intro will play and you will end up mounting the Great Jaggi instantly.
  • Great Jaggi will sleep in Area 9 when weak.

{{{English Quest Name}}}
{{{Japanese Quest Name}}}
MH4-Tetsucabra Icon

Main Objective:

Hunt a Tetsucabra

Location: Sunken Hollow
Time Limit: 25 min.
Environment: Stable
Reward: 300z
HR Points: N/A
Subquest Reward: N/A
Subquest HR Points: N/A
Contract Fee: 100z

Subquests: None
Monsters: Aptonoth, Bnahabra, Felyne, Jaggi, Kelbi, Melynx, Rhenoplos
Description:

"Tetsucabras, the czars of the Sunken Hollow, are as tough as they are ugly! Use the Target Cam to keep an eye on those big ol' tusks or you'll end up flatter than a deflated Scream Sac!" - Capcom

Notes:
  • Tetsucabra always starts in Area 9.
  • Tetsucabra will sleep in Area 9 when weak.

{{{English Quest Name}}}
{{{Japanese Quest Name}}}
MH4-Gore Magala Icon

Main Objective:

Hunt a Gore Magala

Location: Ancestral Steppe
Time Limit: 25 min.
Environment: Stable
Reward: 300z
HR Points: N/A
Subquest Reward: N/A
Subquest HR Points: N/A
Contract Fee: 100z

Subquests: None
Monsters: Aptonoth, Bnahabra, Felyne, Gargwa, Jaggi, Jaggia, Kelbi, Melynx
Description:

"Are you nuts? A showdown with Gore Magala? Slow down, kid, this is just a demo! ...Sigh. Just a word of advice, OK? Steer clear of the black mist if you know what's good for you. Good luck, you'll need it." - Capcom

Notes:
  • Gore Magala always starts in Area 3.
  • Gore Magala will sleep in Area 9 when weak.


Weapons

Great Sword Icon White Great Sword

MH4U-Great Sword Equipment Render 001
This weapon may be unwieldy, but its devastating charged slashes and block ability make it highly versatile.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X (Hold Button-N3DS X to charge) Overhead Slashes
Button-N3DS A Side Slashes
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Rising Slash
Button-N3DS R Block
Basic Combos
Notes:
  • Overhead Slashes, Side Slashes, and Rising Slash can be combined to create a combo indefinitely.
Button-N3DS X (Chargeable) Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X (Chargeable)
Recommended Combos
Hold Button-N3DS X to charge Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Strong Charged Slash
Button-N3DS Circle Pad + hold Button-N3DS X to charge
Button-N3DS A Indent08 Strong Charged Slash
Hold Button-N3DS A to charge
Strong Charged Slash Indent08 Button-N3DS X or Button-N3DS A
Terrain-Dependent Combos
Jumping Slash
Button-N3DS X during jump
Indent08 Button-N3DS X


Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Great Sword Tutorial06:53

MH4G MH4U Great Sword Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Great Sword Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Long Sword Icon White Long Sword

MH4U-Long Sword Equipment Render 001
A weapon that specializes in quick, precise strikes.
Each attack landed on a monster adds to its might.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Thrust
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A or MH4U-Special Attack Button Fade Slash
Button-N3DS R Spirit Blade
Basic Combos
Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X
  • Can be followed up by repeating Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X indefinitely.
Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R
Recommended Combos
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R
-Button-N3DS Circle Pad- + Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R
  • Mid-combo only
Terrain-Dependent Combos
Button-N3DS R during jump Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R
  • When Spirit Gauge not glowing
Button-N3DS R during jump Indent08 Button-N3DS R Indent08 Button-N3DS R
  • When Spirit Gauge glowing any color

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Long Sword Tutorial10:30

MH4G MH4U Long Sword Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Long Sword Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Sword and Shield Icon White Sword and Shield

MH4U-Sword and Shield Equipment Render 001
A weapon with good mobility and few drawbacks.
Lets you use items even when your weapon is drawn.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Special Attack
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Forward Slash
Button-N3DS R Block
Basic Combos
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Mid-Combo Special Attacks
During a combo Indent08 Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS A
During a combo Indent08 Button-N3DS Circle Pad + Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS A
During a combo Indent08 After Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↓ + Button-N3DS A, hold Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Terrain-Dependent Combos
Forward Slash off a ledge Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Jumping Forward Slash
Forward Slash into a ledge
Indent08 Button-N3DS X

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Sword and Shield Tutorial09:11

MH4G MH4U Sword and Shield Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Sword and Shield Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Dual Blades Icon White Dual Blades

MH4U-Dual Blades Equipment Render 001
Use these two swords to slash with a flurry of strikes.
Activate Demon Mode for even more power.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Roundslash, etc.
Button-N3DS R Demon Mode On/Off
Basic Combos
Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Recommended Combos
During a Demon Mode combo Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
During an Archdemon Mode combo Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Repeat
Terrain-Dependent Combos
Aerial Spinning Blade Dance Indent08 Button-N3DS X

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Dual Blades Tutorial11:40

MH4G MH4U Dual Blades Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Dual Blades Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Hammer Icon White Hammer

MH4U-Hammer Equipment Render 001
A Close-quarters weapon with immense damage potential.
Charge attacks and stun monsters by whacking their skulls.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Side Smash
Button-N3DS R (Hold) (even while moving)
(Release button for Charged Attack)
Charge
Basic Combos
Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Charged Attacks
Release Button-N3DS R at charge lv. 1 Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Release Button-N3DS R at charge lv. 2 Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Release Button-N3DS R at charge lv. 3
Release Button-N3DS R at charge lv. 3 while moving
Terrain-Dependent Combos
Move off a ledge while charging Indent08 Release Button-N3DS R during jump Indent08 Button-N3DS X

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Hammer Tutorial09:15

MH4G MH4U Hammer Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Hammer Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Hunting Horn Icon White Hunting Horn

MH4U-Hunting Horn Equipment Render 001
Use this to boost fellow hunters and yourself.
What other weapon lets you attack while providing support?
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Note 1 Attack
Button-N3DS A Note 2 Attack
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Note 3 Attack
Button-N3DS R
(Press again after performance for Encore)
Perform

Notes:

  • Create combos by mixing Note Attacks
Flourish
Notes:
  • A special attack triggered with Button-N3DS Circle Pad + Button-N3DS A
  • Tap any attack button mid-move to play an additional note after Note 2
Hilt Stab
Notes:
  • The Hunting Horn's only cutting attack, activated by the MH4U-Special Attack Button (also plays Note 1)

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Hunting Horn Tutorial12:50

MH4G MH4U Hunting Horn Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Hunting Horn Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Lance Icon White Lance

MH4U-Lance Equipment Render 001
Attack with the long-range Lance, block with the giant shield.
Lets you move & counter even when blocking!
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Mid Thrust
Button-N3DS A High Thrust
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Sweep
Button-N3DS R Block
Basic Combos
Notes:
  • Mid Thrust, High Thrust, and Sweep can be combined up to three times to create a combo
Dash Attack
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A while blocking,
or the MH4U-Special Attack Button
Indent08 Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↑ + Button-N3DS B
Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↓ + Button-N3DS X
Block-advance and Counter-thrust
Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↑ + Button-N3DS X while blocking Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Thrust Attack, etc.

Notes:

  • Block-advance over descending terrain to jump while blocking
Counter-thrust
During a combo Indent08 Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS A Indent08 Thrust Attack, etc.

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Lance Tutorial16:16

MH4G MH4U Lance Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Lance Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Gunlance Icon White Gunlance

MH4U-Gunlance Equipment Render 001
A Lance with the ability to fire Shells.
Use Burst Fire or Wyvern's Fire for massive damage.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Thrust Attack
Button-N3DS A Fire Shell
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Rising Slash
Button-N3DS R Block
Button-N3DS A
(After sidestepping or while blocking)
Reload
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Wyvern's Fire

Notes:

  • Must wait awhile for Wyvern's Fire to cool down before it can be used again
Shell Types
Notes:
  • Each Gunlance uses one of three types of shells:
Normal Larger capacity makes for deadly Burst Fire Capacity: 5
Long Extended forward reach Capacity: 3
Wide Broad, powerful blast, but low capacity Capacity: 2
Basic Combos
Button-N3DS X Button-N3DS A
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS X Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS A
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Button-N3DS A after firing

Notes:

  • Combine these to attack
  • Button-N3DS A while blocking or after sidestepping to reload
Recommended Combos
Button-N3DS A after firing Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Button-N3DS A after firing Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Terrain-Dependent Combos
With weapon stowed, Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A during jump
Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↑ + Button-N3DS X off a ledge Indent08 Button-N3DS A
While blocking, Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↑ + Button-N3DS A off a ledge Indent08 Button-N3DS X

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Gunlance Tutorial13:55

MH4G MH4U Gunlance Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Gunlance Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Switch Axe Icon White Switch Axe

MH4U-Switch Axe Equipment Render 001
This weapon can morph between a powerful Axe, and a Sword that uses phials which add elemental effects.
Phials/Coatings
Power Phial Adds physical damage
Element Phial Adds elemental damage
Dragon Phial Adds Dragon Element
Ailment Phials Add ailment effects
Axe Mode
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Side Slash, etc.
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Rising Slash
Button-N3DS R Morph
Axe Mode: Basic Combos
Axe Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Axe Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Axe Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Repeat
Axe Mode: Recommended Combos
Axe Mode
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Axe Mode
Keep tapping Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Axe Mode
Button-N3DS R
Indent08 Axe Mode
Button-N3DS R
Sword Mode
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Side Slash, etc.
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Elemental Discharge
Button-N3DS R Morph
MH4U-Special Attack Button Sword attack
Sword Mode: Basic Combos
Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Repeat
Sword Mode: Recommended Combos
Sword attack Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS A
Sword Mode
Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Switch Axe Tutorial (Revised)09:00

MH4G MH4U Switch Axe Tutorial (Revised)

Title MH4G/MH4U Switch Axe Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Charge Blade Icon White Charge Blade

MH4U-Charge Blade Equipment Render 001
Use this weapon's sword and shield mode to build up power, then morph into Axe Mode and unleash your fury!
Phials/Coatings
Impact Phial Adds Stun and fixed damage
Element Phial Adds elemental damage
Sword Mode
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Charged Double Slash
Button-N3DS R Block
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS X or MH4U-Special Attack Button Morph to Axe
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS A Charge Phials
Sword Mode: Basic Combos
Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Axe Mode
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Element Discharge (Uses Phials)
Button-N3DS R or MH4U-Special Attack Button Morph to Sword
Axe Mode: Basic Combos
Axe Mode
Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↑ + Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Axe Mode
Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Button-N3DS A
Axe Mode
Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↑ + Button-N3DS X
Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Recommended Combos
Charged Double Slash
Hold Button-N3DS A, release at the right time
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X
Charge
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS A
Indent08 Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Attacks that Block
Notes:
  • You'll automatically block at the end of a Sword: Roundslash or the start of a Morph-to-Axe attack.
  • If you press X while recoiling from an auto-blocked hit, you'll execute a Morph-to-Axe attack as well.
Sword: Shield Thrust
During Sword Mode action Indent08 Sword Mode
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Indent08 A.E.D.
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A
Element up
Right after triggering an Amped Element Discharge Button-N3DS R Indent08 Element up

Notes:

  • Changing Amped Element Discharge to Super Amped Element Discharge
  • Press Button-N3DS Circle Pad ↓ + Button-N3DS X immediately after A.E.D. to change into Super A.E.D.

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Charge Blade Tutorial15:22

MH4G MH4U Charge Blade Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Charge Blade Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Insect Glaive Icon White Insect Glaive

MH4U-Insect Glaive Equipment Render 001
Take control of "Kinsects" and suck extracts from monsters to boost your power!
Can also be used to jump!
Button Functions
Button Function
X Basic Attack
Button-N3DS A Strong Attack/Advancing Attack
Button-N3DS R Mark Target
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS X Kinsect: Harvest Extract
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS A Kinsect: Recall
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS B Vault

Notes:

  • Hold Button-N3DS R to aim, release to fire
Basic Combos
Button-N3DS Circle Pad + Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS A
Button-N3DS A Indent08 Button-N3DS X Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Kinsect/Other Special Actions
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS B Indent08 Button-N3DS X
Button-N3DS R + Button-N3DS B Indent08 Button-N3DS A

Notes:

  • You can combo into a Vault or a Kinsect command from any attack

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Insect Glaive Tutorial18:27

MH4G MH4U Insect Glaive Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Insect Glaive Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


MH4-Kinsect Cutting Icon White MH4-Kinsect Blunt Icon White Kinsect

Kinsect Status
Power/Element The Kinsect's Attack power/element when harvesting extract
Stamina The Kinsect's active duration
Speed The Kinsect's flight speed
Extract Effects
Red Attack up
Orange Knockback protection
White Improved speed, jump
Green Health recovery
Extract Combination Effects
Red + White Improved Attack power
White + Orange Improved Defense, Blight resistance
Red + White + Orange Further improves Attack & Defense


Light Bowgun Icon White Light Bowgun

MH4U-Light Bowgun Equipment Render 001
Use this weapon to attack from afar.
Blast enemies with Rapid Fire, or help other hunters via stat-changing ammo.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Reload
Button-N3DS A Fire
Button-N3DS R Scope View
Hold for Quick Aim
MH4U-Special Attack Button Melee Attack

Notes:

  • Select ammo by holding Button-N3DS L and pressing Button-N3DS X or Button-N3DS B
  • Press Button-N3DS X during a jump to attack while reloading.
Light Bowgun-exclusive Actions
You can sidestep twice in a row after firing.
With the Limiter Removed
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Notes:
  • Limiter can be removed for Rarity 6+ weapons.
  • Removing the Limiter makes Rapid Fire and backstepping impossible.


Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Light Bowgun Tutorial14:02

MH4G MH4U Light Bowgun Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Light Bowgun Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Heavy Bowgun Icon White Heavy Bowgun

MH4U-Heavy Bowgun Equipment Render 001
A hefty, long-ranged weapon with superb firepower and a Crouching Fire Attack that makes up for mobility.
Button Functions
Button Function
Button-N3DS X Reload
Button-N3DS A Fire
Button-N3DS R Scope View
Hold for Quick Aim
MH4U-Special Attack Button Melee Attack

Notes:

  • Select ammo by holding Button-N3DS L and pressing Button-N3DS X or Button-N3DS B
  • Press Button-N3DS X during a jump to attack while reloading.
Heavy Bowgun-exclusive Actions
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Indent08 After selecting ammo, hold Button-N3DS A
With the Limiter Removed
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Notes:
  • Limiter can be removed for Rarity 6+ weapons.
  • Removing the Limiter makes Crouching Fire and evading immediately after firing impossible.


Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Heavy Bowgun Tutorial13:09

MH4G MH4U Heavy Bowgun Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Heavy Bowgun Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Bow Icon White Bow

MH4U-Bow Equipment Render 001
A highly mobile weapon.
Use coatings and various shot types, including the new Power Shot, to take down enemies.
Button Functions
Type 1
Button-N3DS X Normal Shot (hold to charge)
Button-N3DS R Take Aim
Button-N3DS A Melee Attack
Button-N3DS A
(during charge)
Arc Shot/Power Shot
(Power Shot: also Button-N3DS A after a Normal Shot)
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Equip Coating
Type 2
Button-N3DS R Normal Shot (hold to charge)
Button-N3DS X
Press again to cancel
Take Aim
Button-N3DS A Melee Attack
Button-N3DS A
(during charge)
Arc Shot/Power Shot
(Power Shot: also A after a Normal Shot)
Button-N3DS X + Button-N3DS A Equip Coating

Notes:

  • Change control types in Options
Arc Shot Types
Arc Shot Type Function
Wide Fans out over a larger area before landing
Focus A concentrated volley that can hit multiple times
Blast A special shot that explodes on impact

Notes:

  • Each Arc Shot Bow fires one of the three types of Arc Shots.

Video Tutorial

Video
MH4G MH4U Bow Tutorial13:39

MH4G MH4U Bow Tutorial

Title MH4G/MH4U Bow Tutorial
by gaijin hunter


Multiplayer

Multiplayer can be done either Locally or Online from the main menu. You will not be able to play with others who are using a different Difficulty Mode. Choose either Local Play or Online Multiplayer and you will be brought to the Quest Selection screen. From there, choose the Monster you wish to hunt, and then choose to Create your own Gathering Hall lobby, or search to Find a Gathering Hall for that specific Quest.

When you Create a Gathering Hall, you are asked if you would like to set a 4 digit Passcode. The Passcode can be used to make your lobby private, otherwise anyone can join your lobby. On the Matchmaking screen, you will see a 14 digit ID code which be used in Online Multiplayer by your friends to have them instantly jump to your Lobby. Once you have enough Hunters, hit Ready to start the Hunt!

Finding a Gathering Hall is also easy. In Online Multiplayer, you will be prompted to search using an ID code if you know the one for the Gathering Hall you wish to join, or you can just search for a Gathering Hall that still needs Hunters.

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