This is a beginner's guide to Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC on the Switch and PC. Check here for 10 tips for beginners, the best beginner weapons, and tricks to start hunting strong!
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For a beginner, we recommend mastering one weapon at a time just to have a go-to weapon whenever you are in a pinch. You can always master other weapons later.
Some settings can be tweaked in the game and could be a game-changer for some people.
For example, Monster Hunter World veterans are more comfortable with Focus Camera while older Monster Hunter vets welcomed the return of the Lock-on Camera.
Supply chests are always at the main camp of each locale. These usually contain Rations, First Aid-Meds, Traps, and Ammos & Coatings. What shows in the supply chest would always depend on the quest you are taking. The game assists you by providing appropriate supplies for each quests.
The Wirebug is one of the recent additions in Monster Hunter Rise. It allows you to quickly pull yourself towards a direction. It can be used to climb high terrains, dodge monster attacks, and even as an attack!
Riding monsters is extremely useful! It allows you to either force a fight between two monsters, making them deal damage to each other, or slam the monster into a wall and momentarily stun the monster, giving you a window of opportunity to launch your strongest attacks.
The Palamutes are your trusty canine companions in Monster Hunter Rise. Aside from aiding you in battle, the Palamutes can also be mounted. With their dashes, they will allow you to quickly navigate the map.
For melee weapon users, sharpening has always been a big issue because the monsters can attack you while you're defenseless. But now you can sharpen and move around while on the Palamute!
You can trap the monster first then deploy two Tranq Bombs or the other way around. The important thing is using two Tranq Bombs and a trap!
Before you embark on a quest you must eat dangos at the canteen for your health and other status buffs and bonuses.
Do not worry if you have forgotten to eat, going to any camp in the locale lets you order Dangos during quests.
Monster Hunter Rise boasts a total of 14 weapon types, each with its unique combos and moves. Some combos could be hard to execute even for veteran gamers but with enough practice it can be achieved.
Below are the weapon types we think are best for beginner players of MH Rise:
|Best Starter Weapons|
|Long Sword||Hunting Horn||Light Bowgun||Dual Blades|
For a more in depth breakdown on the best starter weapons check out our full article below!
Best Starter Weapons
|All Weapon Guides|
|Great Sword||Long Sword||Sword and Shield||Dual Blades|
|Switch Axe||Charge Blade||Insect Glaive||Bow|
|Light Bowgun||Heavy Bowgun|
If you're just looking for the best weapon overall, head over to our Weapon Tier list page to see how we've ranked each weapon type in Monster Hunter Rise.
While the majority of quests require you to hunt a single target monster, there are also multi-target hunts. Gathering and delivery quests exist as well.
After every hunt, your Hunter Rank (HR) will increase passively. The higher your HR, the more challenging quests and monsters are made available to you!
Once you finish enough Low Rank quests, you can gain access to High Rank quests.
Most great hunters know monster attack patterns by heart that a single movement can give them an idea of the next move!
Being good in Monster Hunter is like playing an instrument - it requires patience and rigorous practice. Remember, veteran players started as beginners—they only got good because of perseverance!
If you want to practice weapon combos, go to the Training Area in the game!
If you are really at the end of your wits, try asking for help. Monster Hunter is a cooperative game so it is built to be played with other people.
You may also look for people to hunt within Multiplayer Boards and groups. The Monster Hunter Community is a pretty helpful bunch so do not hesitate to ask for help.
|Tips & Tricks|
|Beginner's Guide||Best Beginner Weapons|
|Base Game Sub-Camp Locations||Sunbreak Sub-Camp Locations|
|Base Game Awards and How to Unlock||Sunbreak Awards and How to Unlock|
|Buddy Recon Locations||Sunbreak Cohoot Locations|
|MR Armor Unlock Conditions||MR Weapon Unlock Conditions|
|Things to Do Before Sunbreak||How to Get Started in Sunbreak|
|Rampage Weapons Guide||How to Unlock Weapon Trees|
|How to Raise Max Stamina||How to Cook Well-Done Steaks|
|How to Climb Walls||Best Dango Combinations|
|Rampage Guide: How to Get S-Rank||How to Aim with the Bow: Manual Aim Vs. Gyroscrope|
|Anomaly Investigations Guide||Anomaly Research Lab Guide|
|Base Game Relic Record Locations||Sunbreak Relic Records|
|Jungle Relic Records||Citadel Relic Records|
|How to Farm Money||How to Farm Kamura Points|
|Which Items to Sell||Talisman Farming|
|Best Mining Spots: Where to Find Ore||How to Farm Dango Tickets|
|How to Farm Kamura Tickets||How to Farm Buddy Tickets|
|How to Capture Monsters||How to Avoid Attacks: Frame Dodge Guide|
|How to Beat Flying Monsters||How to Beat Fish Monsters|
|How to Make Monsters Sleep||Best Buddies to Bring|
|Best Item Loadouts||How to Break Monster Parts|
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