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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!
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These are our picks of the best settings to go with for the perfect Monster Hunter experience. Remember that your mileage may vary!
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!
|Tutorial Window||Do Not Display|
|HUD Map Type||Detailed Map|
|Player Silhouette||Type 1 - Type 5|
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Some people liked damage numbers, while some found it very distracting. This setting depends on your preference!
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.
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.
Under the Controls is where you can change the in-game controls.
|Sheathe Settings||Manual Sheathe|
|Radial Menu Settings||Optional|
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.
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!
Depending on how often you access the - menu, we suggest tailoring this setting to your playstyle!
Under Camera, you can change the shake, controls, speed, and reticle controls for Gunners among other things.
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!
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!
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!
Under Gyroscope, you can choose to toggle it on or off, adjust sensitivity, and more.
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.
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.
Under Save Data, you can configure your Autosave Settings. We recommend turning it on just to be safe!
Under Display, you can adjust your TV Mode Screen brightness. Just follow the on-screen instruction for a better experience!
To edit the Radial Menu, access the Start Menu by pressing +, go to Items and Equipment tab, then Radial Menu Settings.
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|
Recovery Items / Whetstones
Ride the Palamute
Greeting at the start of quest (multiplayer)
We recommend assigning the three remaining directional buttons to different roles. This could be assigned for quick crafting or greeting, depending on your needs.
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!
|Village Facility Guides|
|Room Guide: Things To Do Inside Your Room||Training Area Guide|
|Canteen and Food Skills||Gathering Hub Guide|
|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|
|Wirebug Moves and Controls||Silkbind Attacks|
|Wyvern Riding Guide||Turf Wars|
|Hunter Rank (HR) Guide||Rampage Guide|
|Crafting List||What is the Rampage?|
|How to Lock-On and Target Settings||Switch Skills Guide|
|Abnormal Status and Elemental Blight Guide||How to Use Photo Mode|
|Unchangeable Features||How to Fast Travel|
|Fishing Guide||Quest Completion Rewards|
|How to Carry Eggs||Respawn Timers|
|Melding Pot Guide||How to Upgrade Kinsects|
|How to Change Armor Pigment||How to Hide Armor Pieces|
|Solo and Offline Play Guide||How Does Sharpness Work?|
|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|
|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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Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.
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