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This is a guide to all the available contents for the Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) Demo. Learn about the release date and release time of the PC demo on Steam, all the included quests, the available monsters you can hunt, and the rewards you will receive for playing Demo 1, Demo 2, and the PC (Steam) Demo of Monster Hunter Rise.

Demo Not Available After Sunbreak Release

The official Monster Hunter Twitter have shared the news that the demo for the Monster Hunter Rise base game will be pulled out from the Nintendo Switch eShop and in Steam after June 30, 2022

This will be replaced by the Sunbreak demo, which features Astalos and the new monster Malzeno, along with several new features like new Silkbind Attacks.

Sunbreak Demo Guide

Demo Basic Information

PC (Steam) Demo

Release Date and Release Time PDT: 9 AM, October 13th, 2021
EDT: 12 PM, October 13th, 2021
BST: 5 PM, October 13th, 2021
Limitations No limitations on the number of times you can take each quests.

PC vs Switch: Which is Better?

PC Demo Released on Steam

The demo arrived on Steam 9AM PDT, October 13th, 2021. You may now start downloading the PC demo of Monster Hunter Rise through Steam.

But before that make sure to check the rest of our guide to know what's waiting for you in the demo!

Notes and Requirements

You Need
MH Rise - Checkmark No money! The Demo is free to play.
MH Rise - Checkmark A Steam account, to download the Demo through the Steam store.
MH Rise - Checkmark A stable internet connection.
MH Rise - Checkmark About 10 GB of free storage space.
You Can
MH Rise - Checkmark Play Online Multiplayer with up to 4 players.
MH Rise - Checkmark Play all available quests an umlimited amount of times.
You Cannot
Transfer your demo save to the full game on release.
Play Local Multiplayer.
Save Option Settings etc., some data will be reset to default when closing the game.
Get Customer Support.

The PC (Steam) Demo offers no limits in the times you can take each quests unlike the previous Nintendo Switch Demos. The Demo might be taken down without any notice, so might as well download it while you can!

PC Release Date, Specs, and Updates

Demo 2 (Switch Version)

Start Time March 12th, 2021, 1:00 AM UTC
End Time None
Limitations Only 30 plays available

This Switch Demo 2 featured the flagship monster, Magnamalo! Demo 2 also refreshes your 30 plays from before, so don't worry about having to jump hoops just to play more.

Demo 1 (Switch Version)

Start Time January 8th, 2021, 1:00 AM UTC
End Time February 1st, 2021, 1:00 AM UTC
Limitations Only 30 plays available

Demo 1 was available for a longer period than previous Demos, but it comes with a catch—only 30 total plays of the main two Quests, the Great Izuchi and Mizutsune Quests, are available.

Once players have hit 30 plays, they'll be locked out of all five Quests, so they'll need to make every play count.

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Switch Version

Demo Quests

PC and Nintendo Switch Demo

There are a total of five quests that can be played in Demo 2 for Switch and in the PC (Steam) Demo: two tutorial missions and three full hunts.

Quest Type Objectives
Advanced: Magnamalo Slay a Maganamalo
Intermediate: Mizutsune Slay a Mizutsune
Beginner: Great Izuchi Slay a Great Izuchi
Tutorial 1 Learn the Basics
Tutorial 2 Learn Wyvern Riding

Available Monsters for PC and Nintendo Switch Demo

PC and Switch Demo: Available Monsters
MH Rise - MagnamaloMagnamalo MH Rise - MizutsuneMizutsune
MH Rise - RathianRathian MH Rise - Great IzuchiGreat Izuchi
MH Rise - ArzurosArzuros

Defeat Magnamalo

MH Rise - Advanced Quest Slay Magnamalo PC Demo

If you found Mizutsune difficult, then get ready for Magnamalo, Monster Hunter Rise's flagship monster! Magnamalo is made available to fight in the Demo 2 for Nintendo Switch and in the PC (Steam) Demo.

How to Beat Magnamalo

Slay a Mizutsune

MH Rise - Intermediate Quest Slay Mizutsune PC Demo

Test your skills in slaying a Mizutsune! This monster is more dangerous than the Great Izuchi so take this one on when you are confident enough!

How to Beat Mizutsune

Slay a Great Izuchi

MH Rise - Beginner Quest Slay Great Izuchi PC Demo

Your first hunt in Monster Hunter Rise pits you against a Great Izuchi. Try out various weapons and their new unique Wirebug techniques in battle!

How to Beat Great Izuchi

Basic Training Quest

MH Rise Tutorial - Basic Training Quest PC Demo

This quest will teach you the ropes on how to ride your new canyne friend, the Palamute, and use Wirebugs!

Beginners Guide

Wyvern Riding Training Quest

MH Rise Tutorial - Wyvern Riding PC Demo Quest

This quest focuses on the newly introduced Wyvern Hunting mechanic in Monster Hunter Rise. Master taming monsters this early on so you know what to do when the full game drops!

Wyvern Riding | How to Mount and Ride Monsters

Demo Features

The Demo Supports Multiplayer

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The Monster Hunter Rise demo, which is available for download now on both Switch and PC, allows for both local co-op and online multiplayer!

PC and Switch Demo Guide and Features

PC Demo Online Multiplayer Setup Guide

From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.
Choose to Find Lobby, Create a Lobby, or Search by Lobby ID.
Find Lobby: You will be asked to choose a target monster and if you prefer playing in a certain language. Afterwards, the game will try to match you with lobbies that have the same preferences. This is a good choice for hopping into a random game.
Create a Lobby: You can host your own lobby, where you can choose to set a password (if you want to only play with friends) or not. You can easily copy the lobby ID by pressing G.
Search by Lobby ID: This is the easiest way to join a specific lobby created by a friend.
1. After another friend has Created a Lobby with a passcode, enter the Lobby ID here. Note that the ID is case sensitive.
2. On the next screen, you can enter a passcode if one was indicated.

Switch Demo Local Co-Op Setup Guide

From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.
Select Play Locally.
Choose to either Find Lobby or Create a Lobby.
1. One player will need to Create a Lobby first before others can join.
2. Other players should select Find Lobby to join the first player. If multiple players Create a Lobby, they'll end up in separate games.
3. Choose the Create A Lobby with the padlock icon on the left if you prefer to set up a 4-digit passcode for your Lobby

Switch Demo Online Multiplayer Setup Guide

From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.
Select Play Online.
Choose to Find Lobby, Create a Lobby, or Search by Lobby ID.
Find Lobby: After choosing your target monster and language preferences, you'll be able to see a list of rooms. This is a good choice for hopping into a random game, and less recommended for joining your friends.
Create a Lobby: This will allow you to host your own game for either friends or strangers to join. If you want to play only with friends, it's best to set a passcode.
As shown in the image above, you can click X to see your Lobby ID. Send this ID to your friends to invite them to your game.
Search by Lobby ID: This is the best option for playing with specific friends.
1. After another friend has Created a Lobby with a passcode, enter the Lobby ID here. Note that the ID is case sensitive.
2. On the next screen, you can enter a passcode if one was indicated.

Tip: Retry with the Same Party is Useful

The wording is a bit confusing, but selecting the 'Retry with the same party' option will not force you to play the same Quest again. You'll be able to choose what Quest to play next, while maintaining the same members.

Players who want to drop out can simply select 'No', and new players even have a chance to join in after this option is selected, so it's very flexible.

14 Weapons to Choose From!

14 Weapon Types in the Demo

All fourteen (14) weapons from the past games are available to be used in this demo. Try out the different new moves and Wirebug actions introduced in Monster Hunter Rise!

Weapon Types and All Weapon Guides

Demo Rewards

Demo Rewards

Playing Demo 1, Demo 2, and the PC (Steam) Demo will reward you with the following items when the full game drops:

Mega Potions x20
Pitfall Trap x5
Energy Drink x10
Mega Demondrug x5
Mega Armorskin x5

*The Demo bonus can be claimed in the main game of Monster Hunter Rise.
*If you delete the save data of the Monster Hunter Rise Demo, you will not be able to claim the demo bonus.

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