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Sunbreak | List of Settings: Best Settings to Choose

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Best Settings to Choose

This is a comprehensive guide on the List of Settings and Best Settings to choose from while playing Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. 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 allow 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 Settings Optional
Display Switch Skill Info Dynamic
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. Tutorial prompts appear at the center of the screen and pause your game, which can suddenly halt the flow of the game. However, if you are new to the game, leave it on until you are familiar with what to do!

Targeting Arrow: Optional

MH Rise - Targeting Arrow

Turning this on displays a large red arrow that points to your target monster. In Monster Hunter Rise, the position of the monster is already displayed on the map, so this arrow may be unnecessary to some.

HUD Display: Optional

Under HUD settings, you can choose to toggle multiple items on or off. Everything in this section is optiona,l 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!

Display Switch Skill Info: Dynamic

MH Rise - Display Switch Skill Info

A new option added in Version 10 of Sunbreak shows the active Switch Skills on the selected scroll. The time it stays up can be shortened, or you can choose to keep it fixed. We recommend the dynamic setting so it doesn't always take up screen space.

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, so this setting is best for normal Quests when not specifically farming Items.

Player Silhouette: Type 1 - Type 5

MH Rise - Player Silhouette

This one is very important, as some monsters are big enough to obscure your position while you're behind them! We suggest turning this on and choosing a desired outline color from the different types for your silhouette.

Damage Indicators: Optional

MH Rise - Damage Indicators

Some hunters will appreciate seeing how much damage they're dealing, while others might find it very distracting. Thankfully, damage numbers can be turned off for those who want a more classic feel to the game.

Hit Effects: Optional

This turns 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

The names of your buddies and fellow hunters will be visible above their character models by default. If you find them distracting, you can hide them with this setting.

Controls Settings

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

Recommended Settings
Directional Control Settings Varies
Buttons for Wyvern Riding Weapon Sheathed
Sheathe Settings Manual Sheathe
Radial Menu Settings Optional
- Controls Optional

Directional Control Settings: Varies

Type 1 Type 2

▲ Dodging direction when tilting down on the left joystick.

Directional Control Settings, also known as Orientation in past games, determine the direction of actions such as dodging when tilting your left stick. By default, this is set to Type 1, where pulling down while dodging will have your character roll toward the camera. Doing the same action in Type 2 will have your character roll to their back instead. This means if your character is facing left, they will roll to the right.

This also affects how the direction of the joystick interacts with certain moves. For example, canceling a SAED to a regular AED requires pulling back on the left stick. If the character is facing left, Type 1 requires tilting the stick to the right, while Type 2 requires tilting the stick down.

Buttons for Wyvern Riding: Weapon Sheathed

MH Rise - Buttons for Wyvern Riding

Version 10 introduced an option to initiate Wyvern Riding only when sheathed and pressing a button. Use this option to prevent unwanted Wyvern Rides or to let you continue attacking while a monster is mountable.

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' does the action the moment you release the R Analog Stick. 'Type 2' requires you to align the pointer to the item and 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! By default, holding will open the map while a single press opens the chat menu.

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 it can help in the long run. We suggest turning it to Fast when you start playing the game so you'll get used to it by the mid-game!

Gunners can also consider adjusting the Gunner Reticle Speed, which only engages while aiming manually and overrides camera speed.

How to Aim: Manual Aim Vs. Gyroscrope

Camera Style: Optional

MH Rise - Target Camera

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 or Motion Sensor, 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. If you want to try it out, turn it on only while aiming. While motion controls are nice to have for the Switch and PlayStation, they take some time to learn and may end up hurting your performance.

Audio Settings

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

In Sunbreak, Followers audio can also be adjusted in case you find their dialogue distracting.

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

Nintendo Switch Display Setings

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

PlayStation and Xbox

The PlayStation and Xbox versions offer options either to Prioritize Graphics or Framerate. Either option is serviceable and is up to preference!

PC Display Settings

Recommended Settings
Graphics Settings Average
Screen Mode Full Screen
V-Sync On

The PC version offers plenty of customization with its graphics options. In general, we recommend playing full screen at your monitor's native resolution for an immersive experience.

The Average preset is enough to provide decent graphical quality for most systems, while Low should only be used if your hardware's performance is lacking. V-Sync can be enabled to prevent screen tearing.

Best PC Graphic Settings

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 among 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)

Check IconCrafting ammo and coatings

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

Console Settings

Though not an in-game setting in Monster Hunter Rise, it is useful to check your controller settings via your console's menu to adjust properties such as button maps or vibration. For the Nintendo Switch, 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

Steam Settings

The Steam and Windows versions also support controllers and their customization in addition to keyboard and mouse control options. Steam is unique in that Gyro functions can be added even if the game doesn't officially support it in this version.

Monster Hunter Rise Related Guides

Sunbreak Guides
New Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills How to Switch Skill Swap
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast Anomaly Research Level: How to Get Max Level Fast
How to Bring Followers - List of Followers Special Investigations: How to Unlock
Village Facility Guides
Room Guide: Things To Do Inside Your Room Training Area Guide
Canteen and Food Skills Gathering Hub Guide
Getting Started
Character Creation Guide List of Controls
Palico Guide Palamute Guide
Cohoot Guide List of Settings
Can I Change My Name? Can I Change Gender?
Hunter and Monster Stats
Explanation of Hunter Stats Monster Stats Explained
Attack and Elemental Attack Defense and Elemental Defense
Affinity and Negative Affinity Monster Size and Effects
Abnormal Status and Elemental Blight Guide Buff Duration: How Long Do Buffs Last?
Weapon and Armor-Related Guides
How to Rollback Weapons How to Forge Weapons and Armor
Damage Types: Difference Between Sever, Blunt, Projectile Damage How to Use Weapon and Armor Designs
How to Change Armor Pigment How to Hide Armor Pieces
How to Upgrade Kinsects How Does Sharpness Work?
Qurious Crafting:
Armor Augments
Chaotic Gore Magala Weapons Explained
Gameplay Features
Wirebug Moves and Controls Silkbind Attacks
How to Lock-On and Target Settings Switch Skills Guide
Wyvern Riding Guide Turf Wars
What is the Rampage? Hunter Rank (HR) Guide
Unchangeable Appearance Features How to Fast Travel
Fishing Guide Quest Completion Rewards
How to Carry Eggs Respawn Timers
Melding Pot Guide Solo and Multiplayer Guide
Crafting List How to Use Photo Mode
List of Lottery Prizes How to Save the Game
Character Edit Vouchers
Online Play
Multiplayer and Co-op Guide Hunter Connect and Like Function
How to use the Chat Feature How to Use Gestures
Join Requests Guide How Does Difficulty Scaling Work?

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