Niantic and Capcom have just announced this month’s plans for the real world hunting action RPG Monster Hunter Now (Free) for iOS and Android. If you’ve not played it yet, read my launch week review of it here. October 2023 will see the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, Tobi-Kadachi Weekend, Rathian and Pink Rathian Week, and more coming. The Halloween Pumpkin Hunt includes a Halloween-themed field map, Halloween-themed equipment, and changes to how Kulu-Ya-Ku looks. More details will be revealed soon. Full details on the event times and dates are here, but the October 9 (12:00 a.m.) until October 13 (4:59 p.m.) week for the Pink Rathian increased appearances are a highlight. This is available to those who finished Chapter 9 and unlocked Rathian hunts. The Pink Rathian is a Rathian subspecies with pink scales if you’ve not played the console and PC games yet.
Having played more of the game daily since launch, I really hope Niantic fixes the annoying “gameplay restricted" alert when you’re in a car or walking fast. Even if you’re in a cab or bus, the gameplay gets restricted, and takes too long to get back to letting you play. Hopefully we also see some performance improvements and native iPad support. I’ve been playing the iPhone version on iPad recently, and it works fine, but a native version would be better. I put together some tips and tricks for the game, details on the weapons, special skills, the current monsters list, my wishlist for future update monsters, and more as well. If you’ve not played it yet, you can grab Monster Hunter Now on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. The in app purchases include different sets of gems. Check out the official website here. What do you think of Monster Hunter Now if you’ve been playing it so far on iOS and Android?