How to Download the Game and Download Size | Monster Hunter Rise

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These current Preorder and Download instructions are only for the Nintendo Switch. PC instructions will be posted once more information has been revealed.

This is a guide on how to download the latest installment of the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to download, download size, fix download errors, and more!

Download Size

Game Download Size

MH Rise Pre-loading

The file size for the download is at 7.1GB so make sure that you have enough storage on your Switch or SD Card!

Sufficient Storage Space Required

Switch SD card Space
Before pre-loading the game, make sure that your Switch has enough storage to download the game. You will need to have atleast 7.1GB of free storage space to download the preload.

Further updates such as patch fixes and free title updates have been rolled out by Capcom since release. you can track all of them by reading our article linked below!

Update Roadmap and Schedule: Free Title Updates

Purchasing an SD Card May Be Necessary

In the case of a lack of storage, it might be necessary to purchase an SD card to have more space to download the game. The Switch has a small storage size so an SD card is a near necessity if you plan to download games with massive file sizes.

Download Basic Information

Download Available Worldwide

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The game is available for purchase at the Nintendo Eshop for digital copies while some physical copies are still available in some stores. If you pre-ordered the game, it should automatically start downloading on your Nintendo Switch.

Fixing Download Errors

Check Internet Connection

Congestion of bandwidth can affect the availability of your download, especially if your internet connection has minimal Mbps. Connecting to a stronger and faster internet connection can help jump-start your game download.

Possible Loading Error

Loading errors may occur and when that happens, one optional fix is to transfer your game or download path from the SD Card to the internal storage.

Game was not immediately playable on launch day

Despite the usual 12:00 AM launch time of most games, many players in Japan were unable to play right at launch, despite pre-loading in advance. While we can anticipate that you should be able to start playing right around the game's official release time, please note that factors such as the high volume of downloads by players around the world may cause temporary server issues, though they should resolve quickly.

How to Preorder Monster Hunter Rise

Preordering operations for the Nintendo Switch have ceased as the game has been fully released.
Choose a profile and access the Nintendo E-Shop.
When Purchasing at the E-Shop

① Once you're in the E-Shop, choose Monster Hunter Rise
② Purchase the game
③ Download the game.
When Using Download Cards

① Once in the E-Shop, choose number input.
② Input the 16 digit code.
③ Download the game.
Connect to the Internet to start the game

Preordering is Available

MH Rise Preorder

The game can no longer be preordered in the Nintendo Shop. Preordering the game digitally will allow you to download the pre-load and play the game immediately! You also got bonuses from pre-loading.

Preorder Bonuses

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    • Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.

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