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Local Multiplayer

You can play with up to three nearby players via Local Play.


One Nintendo 3DS system is required for each player (up to 4 players)
One copy of Monster Hunter Generations is required for each player (up to 4 players)

What You Can Do in Local Play

・Play Hunters Hub Quests, Arena Quests, or Challenge Quests together
・Send or receive items, Palicoes, Guild Cards, etc.
・Communicate via text chat (Shoutouts only during Quests)
・Send or receive friend requests

Setting up Local Play

1. Touch the Hunters Hub icon on the World Map and select Multiplayer, talk to the Flight Cattendant, or travel directly to the Hunters Hub from Bherna and select Online Hunters Hub.

2. Select Local Play, then either Create Hub or Search Hubs.

Creating a Hunters Hub

Invite other players to join your Hunters Hub.

When creating your Hunters Hub, you can set up criteria for the type of hunters you want to play with by designating Hunter Type and Quest Type. If you set up a passcode, make sure your friends know what it is! All of these settings can be changed afterwards by selecting Hub Settings under Wireless Settings in the Start Menu.

Target Priority

Designate which monster you'd like to hunt.

Quest Type

Designate which Quest you'd like to do.

Hunter Rank

Set the range of HR you want in your Hunters Hub. You can select any range between 1 and 999.


Set the number of people who can enter your Hunters Hub. You can select between 2 and 4 people.

Apply Range

If you select Yes, any hunters outside of your HR range will not be able to join your Hunters Hub.


Set a passcode to protect your Hunters Hub. If you select Everyone, then even people on your friend list will need to input the passcode, but if you select Exclude Friends, your friends will be able to join without the need of a passcode.

Hub Name

Enter a name for your Hunters Hub, up to 12 characters.
Your Hunters Hub name may be viewed by a large number of people. Please refrain from using a name that may offend others, or reveal personal information like an address or telephone number.

Messages 1-4

You can set up to four messages for your Hunters Hub.

Searching for a Hunters Hub

Search and join other Hunters Hubs around you.

In the search results screen, the Hunters Hub name will appear. Select a Hub to view details such as the hunters currently in the Hub and Quest status.
(Press Xボタン to search for Hubs again.)

Details are not available when searching for local Hunters Hubs.

Using Hunter Search

You can search for nearby players playing Monster Hunter Generations by touching the Hunter Search button located on the Touch Screen. Those who appear as Online are in a local Hunters Hub that can be joined.

*Hunter Search can only be used while offline.

Multiplayer Setup
Local Multiplayer
Online Multiplayer
Hunters Hub Quests
Ignoring/Blocking Players
Wireless Settings

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