Though the Monster Hunter World betas let us experiment extensively with all 14 weapons, they aren’t great representations of what the game’s online experience will be like at launch. We were able to play the first 12 hours in a preview build with multiplayer compatibility, and learned a lot. Here are nine cool things about Monster Hunter World co-op, and one not so great thing, that we think you should know about.
Before I get into the meat of online co-op, let’s just get this out of the way: You can play the entire game with no internet connection, by yourself. I don’t recommend it, as one of the huge draws of Monster Hunter is the ability to hunt with three friends, but you can. At least now the voice-acting and more robust story may make single-player feel more like a traditional campaign, and you do have a Felyne Palico friend. Speaking of offline play, there is also no couch co-op, and (sadly) there never has been.