Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate – How To Transfer Your Save From 3DS To Switch

Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate has landed on the Nintendo Switch, and you can keep your save file if you’re already started Monster Hunter: Generations on the 3DS.

Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate doesn’t have all the upgrades and enhancements of Monster Hunter: World. Instead, this is all about the content — lots and lots of content. There are over a hundred monsters to fight, with 15 weapons and 6 hunter styles to play around with. That’s a whole lot of stuff, even if it’s still a slower, more difficult experience.

This is an older title in the Monster Hunter series, so everything Monster Hunter: World did to improve the franchise is gone here. Ultimate is actually an upgrade to Monster Hunter: Generations, a 2015 release that was previously exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. If you’re willing to lose some quality of life features, this is still top tier Monster Hunter. Keep on hunting, hunter.


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How To Transfer Your Save From 3DS To Switch

You can transfer your Monster Hunter: Generations save file from your Nintendo 3DS system to Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Here’s how to do it.

  • Download the Monster Hunter: Gen U Save Data Transfer App on the Nintendo 3DS store.
    • This is a free Monster Hunter: Generations app. Just search for the game title in the 3DS store and you’ll find it.
  • Open the Save Data Transfer App on your 3DS.
    • Also open Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. You’ll see the [Transfer] option on the main menu.
  • On the Save Data Transfer App [3DS] you’ll need to link your 3DS to your Nintendo Switch.
    • Connect both devices (3DS and Nintendo Switch) onto a single wifi network.
    • On the Save Data Transfer App, select [Link Nintendo 3Ds and Nintendo Switch]
    • The app will connect to your wifi network. Select [Show Transfer Password] and a password will appear.
  • Now, swap to Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Select the [Transfer] option on the main menu.
    • Select [Link Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch] and wait for the Switch to connect to the server.
    • If the game states you’re already connected to a server, select [Remove Link] and try again.
  • Now that both systems are connected to the server and linked, the [Enter Transfer Password] option will appear on Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Select it.
    • Input the password you received on your Nintendo 3DS, on the Monster Hunter: Gen U Save Data Transfer App. It is a 10-digit password.
  • We’re not done yet! Return to the Monster Hunter: Gen U Save Data Transfer App on your Nintendo 3DS.
    • Go back to the Main Menu of the app, then select [Save Data Transfer].
    • Next, select [Send MH Gen Save Data] and [Yes] after looking at what actually transfers.
  • Jump back onto Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Under [Transfer] on the main menu, select [Receive Save Data].
    • Select [Yes], and [Yes] and you’ll quickly receive the save data, and be dumped back into the Main Menu.

The Save Data function preserves all your progress, your weapons and armor, and your Hunter Rank. Your game time won’t carry over, so the timer will starts at 00:00 in Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate. The HR will also look wrong at first, but it will fix itself.


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