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This is a guide on the Demo release date and release time, and how to download the demo of Monster Hunter Rise (MHR). Read on to learn where to download the demo and more!
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You will need to have access to a Nintendo Switch console to download the Monster Hunter Rise Demo. The standard process for downloading a Demo is shown below.
|Start Time||January 8th, 1:00 AM GMT|
|End Time||February 1st, 8:00 AM GMT|
The Demo was suddenly released to the Nintendo eShop at 1:00 AM GMT on January 8th. It is available now, so go ahead and start downloading the demo right away!
As indicated on the official website, the two main Quests in the Demo, the Great Izuchi and Mizutsune Hunts, will only be available for a maximum of 30 plays in Single Player and Local Multiplayer.
After playing these 30 times, even the training contents of the demo will become locked, so make those plays count!
On the other hand, Online Multiplayer seems to allow for an unlimited number of plays as long as the Demo is still available in the Nintendo eShop.
We'll be testing if using multiple accounts on a single Switch allows for more plays, so check back soon for more information.
Certain youtubers have received the special privilege to play the Demo version of the game ahead of release.
Starting at 11:30 PM GMT on January 7th, they'll be airing footage of their playthroughs of the demo on their respective channels.
At this point, all we can do is contain our jealousy and watch these streams to learn more about what will be coming in the demo.
English Streams: ▶︎Monster Hunter Official Twitch Channel
Japanese Streams: ▶︎Event Details and All Featured Channels with Links (Japanese only)
There has been variation between releases, but the Demo version is usually available one to two weeks before the game's release. Since Monster Hunter Rise will not be on sale until March 26th, it's possible that this Demo will be available again in early to mid March. As shown in the chart below, it's not unprecedented for a Demo to be available in multiple periods before release.
|Title||Game Release||Demo Availability|
|MHW Iceborne||2019/9/6||1. 2019/6/21~24
(Limited to 30 plays per console)
|MH4G||2014/10/11||Only available at stores|
|MH4||2013/9/14||Only available at stores|
As confirmed in the official site, carrying over your save file from the demo into the game is impossible. So try not to invest too much time grinding in the game if you wish to get a headstart in Rise.
Carrying over save files from the Demo was not allowed in most previous Monster Hunter games. It's best not to expect this feature in the Monster Hunter Rise Demo.
However, previous Demos did allow special Items to be obtained as a reward for playing the Demo. Even if the idea of not being able to carry over save data is disappointing, this incentive should encourage players to try the demo either way.
As confirmed in the official site, carrying over your save file from the demo into the game is impossible. Try not to invest too much time grinding in the game as it won't give you a headstart in the official release.
Online features will be available for the Demo Release. It has not been announced specifically whether online co-op itself will be available, but as this feature was available in Monster Hunter World's Demo, it's alright to be optimistic. Read more about it below!
All of the previous weapon types found in the previous game will be available to use in Monster Hunter Rise, and presumably in the Demo as well.
All weapon types have already been announced and confirmed in official videos. Unfortunately, if you're hoping for a new weapon type to be confirmed, better luck next game!
January 7th Livestream Coverage
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