Monster Hunter Rise is more than just an action game – there are a ton of RPG elements you need to learn and master before you can truly call yourself a Monster Hunter. This guide covers everything you need to know so you can get started with a wealth of information already in your metaphorical inventory.
Watch the video below for a quick but comprehensive overview!
Monster Hunter Rise’s gameplay loop is the main focus – it looks pretty straightforward, but it’s incredibly deep and satisfying if you invest the time to master your weapon and forge unique armor sets. Get ready, hunt a monster, craft better things, and start over!
Do this first: We strongly recommend that you read the tutorials provided to you when you first start the game and complete the first village quest – which is a tutorial mission – before doing anything else in Monster Hunter. Rise. There are also additional (optional) tutorial quests that you can complete after completing the first one.
Here are the steps, along with everything you need to know about each one. Click to go to this part of this page.
For a more natural video from an expert (the author of this guide page!) Showing the ropes to a beginner, check out the video above!
1. Prepare yourself
First of all, get ready for a quest! Check out the Key Village and Multiplayer Hub Quests – Walkthrough for how to choose a quest and move the story forward.
2. Hunt a monster
3. Build better gear (and more!)
Check the map by holding down less and talk to everyone with a chat bubble to get new optional quests, free items, and more.
That’s it! Continue to prepare your gear for the best advantage against the next monster you come up against.
Prepare for a hunt
Everything you need to do when preparing for a hunt, especially the first. Please note, there are also tutorials that you can accept from the village hub. We strongly recommend that you progress through the single player village quests beyond the first quest, which is a tutorial mission, and pay attention to what the NPCs have to tell you!
How to choose a weapon
You start Monster Hunter Rise with base models of all 14 weapon types – you can see this gear and change it by selecting any item box in the village. Each weapon is very different! Check out the Weapons page for more details on each, the controls and tutorials for each, and tips on which weapons are best for beginners.
Try them out in the training area – you will be able to travel quickly in Kamura village by showing your map by holding the minus button and choosing it. However, you will need to physically get to the training area by taking the canoe from Friends’ Place before you can travel quickly.
Manage your inventory
Between hunts, you will need to manage your item pouch. Fortunately, this is made incredibly easy by saving an item loadout to the Item Box. Then emptying and restocking your pouch is as easy as picking out a box load for the item. You must also define your radial menu, what you can do from your items and equipment menu. This allows you to define items in the radial menu (accessible with the right joystick while holding L) for quick access.
Equip yourself with the right equipment
You’ll unlock more craftable weapons and armor as you kill new monsters and acquire more items! Check back between quests to see what’s new.
At first you won’t have a lot of options, but look at the monster you are about to face and the equipment you have. You probably don’t want to take on a fire-breathing Rathalos with negative fire resistance, or use a water element weapon on a Sparkling Mizutsune. And don’t forget your Palico and Palamute gear!
You will get armor spheres that just enhance armor defense, but don’t bother with Kamura’s base outfit. Hold onto them until you craft a piece of armor that you know you’ll want to keep, or if you run into a wall and want to get over it quickly. PS armor skills will become more important later, but for now, be sure to choose pieces of armor that aren’t completely interesting to you. For example, if you are not using a Hunting Horn, then do not choose a chest piece with Horn Maestro that only affects Hunting Horns.
Eat a meal
Finally, always eat before a quest! Dango always increases your maximum health and stamina, and grants individual skills, like elemental resistances. If you forget, you can eat (and change gear and items) inside the tent during a quest.
How to play multiplayer with friends
The Gathering Hub offers missions that can be completed in multiplayer – as such, they are more difficult than village quests. We recommend that you go to the Two Star Village Quests before moving on to the Gathering Hub if you are not already comfortable with Monster Hunter.
To create a lobby and play with friends, talk to Senri the Postman, a Palico near the canteen. Once you’ve created a lobby, your Nintendo Switch friends can easily join it by viewing their friends list in-game, viewing your lobby, and joining!
Post a quest from the Gathering Hub. Other people in the lobby can join him from anywhere by using the D-Pad to access the quest board. Once they’ve joined and are ready (by pressing ZR), you can go on a quest with everyone simultaneously. If you accidentally left without them, they can still join you after you embark on the quest, so don’t beat yourself up.
Hunt a monster
Everything you need to know about stalking a monster in a quest.
Collect endemic life (and items)
Always go to the blue supply box! The items included will give you an idea of what to use to heal a monster’s status wounds, or what to use to mine them – like the Screamer Pods against Lagombi’s sensitive ears – at least in the bottom quests. rank and village.
You can’t keep most of the Supply Box items given to you by the Guild, so use them before your own.
Collect * everything * as you travel – mining spots, plants, mushrooms, insects, etc. Believe me, you will probably need this stuff eventually.
Endemic life is super useful! If you’re having trouble, make a concerted effort to collect buffs before engaging with a monster. Some of them can also be used as items!
At the end of a quest, don’t sell any reward items, take them all. You can always sell the excess stuff later for quick cash.
Enjoy Wirebug and Wyvern Riding
The Wirebug and Wyvern Riding are new to everyone and are fantastic tools for taking down monsters even faster and smoother. See Wyvern Riding Guide – How to Ride and Tips and Wirebug guide, tips, checks to find out exactly how to use these cool game mechanics.
How to know the health and condition of a monster
Monsters do not have health bars in Monster Hunter Rise – instead, you can tell how they are feeling by their actions and behavior. It will start to look damaged when you break its parts!
If he drools, he is exhausted; if he limps, he is close to defeat (and catchable – also indicated by the blue icon); if he acts erratically or changes his appearance, he is generally enraged and will be more difficult to fight, and will exit traps faster (also indicated by the Red Eyes icon next to him on the map).
Kill or capture?
Catching a monster always reduces a few minutes of hunting rather than killing it, but some materials are easier to obtain one way or the other. Check out the Monster page on this wiki for this info if you haven’t unlocked this info in your own Hunter Notes yet, and How to Capture Monsters for how.
Craft better gear (and more!)
After hunting a monster, check out the Forge for new gear to craft! Check the map by holding down the minus button and talk to everyone with a chat bubble to get new optional quests, free items, and more – and every now and then do the following!
Argosy and the Meowcenaries – Free Item Farming
After your first Urgent Village Hub quest, the Argosy will arrive in Buddy Plaza. Send your friends to find the items you need or miss, like honey (for mega potions!) So they don’t run out. Better than having to go out and pick them up yourself, like I had to do in my day …
Send friends with the Meowcenaries to collect terrain items and monster gear.
Check out Cohoot’s nest in this tree in Buddy Plaza for free stuff, like steel eggs, which you can sell!
You don’t have to check out the Argosy and Meowcenaries after each quest, but watch every now and then and switch places if necessary (which you can do from your housekeeper). Trading with the Argosy and Meowcenaries is also how you get unique materials to unlock cool new gear!
Friends: Palicoes and Palamutes
Make sure to always train the buddies you don’t bring with you to Buddy Dojo – and recruit new ones if necessary from Imori. Palicos have different types and different attacks, so try a variety. In addition, the higher your friends are, the more they can do when they trade with The Argosy or when they are sent on missions with the Meowcenaries. Remember, you need to equip a buddy’s skills on the buddy board once they unlock them! You can also change the buddy that accompanies you in the multiplayer hub quests on the buddies board by disabling your first buddy slot.
Even more advice!
Looking for more advice? There is even more you should know! To verify: