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This is a comprehensive guide on the List of Settings and Best Settings to choose from while playing Monster Hunter Rise MHR (MH Rise). Read on to learn about the settings for Graphics, Game, Camera, Controls, and more!

List of Settings and Best Settings

These are our picks of the best settings to go with for the perfect Monster Hunter experience. Remember that your mileage may vary!

Game Settings

The Game Settings allows you to fix various game options that can cater to your specific playstyle. You can be able to do things such as fixing your HUD, Damage Indicator Display, and more!

Recommended Settings
Tutorial Window Do Not Display
Targeting Arrow Optional
HUD Display Optional
HUD Map Type Detailed Map
Player Silhouette Type 1 - Type 5
Damage Indicators Optional
Hit Effects Optional
Character Names Optional

Tutorial Window: Do Not Display

If you are a veteran hunter, we suggest turning this off. The tutorial prompt appears at the center of the screen which can impede your view. If you are new to the game, turn it on for the first few quests until you are familiar with what to do!

Targeting Arrow: Optional

You may choose whichever option you like - if you need it, display it. In Monster Hunter Rise, the position of the monster(s) is already displayed on the map so this arrow seems to be unnecessary.

HUD Display: Optional

Under HUD settings, you can choose to toggle multiple items on or off. Everything in this section is optional but we suggest keeping most information on your screen. However, if you do not like showing your name on your HUD, you may toggle it off!

HUD Map Type: Detailed Map for Farming Items

We suggest leaving the HUD Map Type to Detailed Map when farming specific items. This will allow you to search for specific items by first setting them on the Detailed Map, then revealing their positions on the mini-map for easy hunting.

Step How to Farm Materials with Detailed Map
1 Options > Game Settings > HUD Map Type: Detailed Map
2 Open the + Menu and select Detailed Map
3 Press L and R to sort between categories, or press X to filter to specific Materials
4 Upon returning to the game, the mini-map will display the Material(s) you have selected

When setting the HUD Map Type to General Map, even if you select Materials on the Detailed Map screen, they will not be reflected on the mini-map.

HUD Map Type: General Map for Hunts

The General Map setting is effective for viewing the positions of Monsters, and is recommended for standard play.

The Detailed Map setting will make it harder to understand the locations of Monsters and the shape of the Map as a whole, so this setting is best for normal Quests when not specifically farming Items.

Player Silhouette: Type 1 - Type 5

This one is very important as some monsters are too big you might not know where you are behind them! We suggest turning this on and choosing the type from 1 to 5 which changes the color of the silhouette.

Damage Indicators: Optional

Some people liked damage numbers, while some found it very distracting. This setting depends on your preference!

Hit Effects: Optional

This turns the blood effects on or off. Old Monster Hunter games used to have very flashy blood animations every hit which is preferred by some. If you do not like flashy effects, you may choose Less.

Character Names: Optional

This one depends on preferences and privacy concerns. On multiplayer hunts, your hunter name might be displayed while recording or screenshotting the game screen. As a general rule, we do not usually use our real names while hunting but if you are hard-pressed on using your name, for your privacy, we suggest turning this off.

Controls Settings

Under the Controls is where you can change the in-game controls.

Recommended Settings
Sheathe Settings Manual Sheathe
Radial Menu Settings Optional
- Controls Optional

Sheathe Settings: Manual Sheathe

Anything automatic takes the control out of the player so it breaks the experience. We suggest using Manual Sheathing because it may cause wrong actions to be executed.

Radial Menu Settings: Optional

This one is optional. 'Type 1' uses items the moment you release the R Analog Stick. 'Type 2' requires you to align the pointer to the item then press the R Analog Stick to use it.

'Type 1' is generally faster than 'Type 2' but it can cause bad inputs as it instantly uses that item on release. If you are used to using 'Type 1', we suggest keeping using it!

- Controls: Optional

Depending on how often you access the - menu, we suggest tailoring this setting to your playstyle!

Camera Settings

Under Camera, you can change the shake, controls, speed, and reticle controls for Gunners among other things.

Recommended Settings
Camera Speed Fast
Camera Style Optional
Camera Distance 100

Camera Speed: Fast

This may be daunting at first but this helps in the long run. We suggest turning it to Fast when you start playing the game so when you get to the mid-game, you are used to it already!

This setting is especially useful for gunners because it re-align your reticle faster!

Camera Style: Optional

This depends on your preference! Focus Camera follows the monsters automatically while Target Camera relies on your L button input to re-align the camera to the monster!

How to Lock-On and Settings

Camera Distance: 100

If you do not have any specific reason to use a zoomed-in view, we suggest turning the camera distance to 100 (maximum). This gives you a wider area of view which helps in environmental awareness!

Gyroscope Settings

Under Gyroscope, you can choose to toggle it on or off, adjust sensitivity, and more.

Recommended Settings
Gyro Functionality Off

Gyro Functionality: Off

This one has no contest, we suggest turning Gyroscope Settings OFF. The gyroscope sensors of the switch are very clunky and unreliable that it may cause you more problems than help.

Audio Settings

Under Audio you can choose to adjust multiple volume bars, multiplayer voice settings, and more. If you cannot stand the Hunter shouting random words while hunting, you may change Player Voice Frequency to OFF.

Also, if you dislike how the NPC's always talk while you are on a quest - you may turn it off by sliding the NPC Voice Volume down to zero.

Recommended Settings
Audio Settings Optional

Save Data Settings

Under Save Data, you can configure your Autosave Settings. We recommend turning it on just to be safe!

Recommended Settings
Autosave Settings Autosave

Display Settings

Under Display, you can adjust your TV Mode Screen brightness. Just follow the on-screen instruction for a better experience!

Radial Menu Settings

Where Do You Edit the Radial Menu?

To edit the Radial Menu, access the Start Menu by pressing +, go to Items and Equipment tab, then Radial Menu Settings.

Assign Most Used Actions to ↑

You can set a total of 32 actions with 8 actions per radial menu distributed between 4 directional buttons. We suggest assigning your most used actions in the because it is the default radial menu used at the start of quests.

Examples of Most Used Actions
Check IconRecovery Items / Whetstones

Check IconRide the Palamute

Check IconGreeting at the start of quest (multiplayer)

Divide Other Direction by Role

We recommend assigning the three remaining directional buttons to different roles. This could be assigned for quick crafting or greeting, depending on your needs.

Controller Settings

Though not a Monster Hunter Rise settings, it is great to check your controller settings via your Switch settings. Just go to Home Screen → System Settings → Controllers and Sensors.

If you want to learn more about Switch controllers and which ones to invest in, check out this article below!

Best Controllers to Use

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