Target Lock: How To Use the Lock On Camera and Targeting Arrow | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

How to Lock On and Settings

This is an article about how to lock onto a target using the lock on camera system in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). If you want to know more about how to lock onto targets as well as what the difference is between target camera or focus camera, read on!

Monster Lock-On Camera Controls

Press the Right Analog Stick To Choose

Lock On Icons

If you look at the HUD, there is a bunch of icons on the upper right side of the screen—these are the lock on icons. This will let you choose which monsters to lock on by pressing the right analog stick. The monster locked on will have a gold border around its icon!

Press the right analog stick again to cycle between the icons!

Camera Style Can Be Changed in the Settings

There are several camera styles to choose from in the settings, including if you do not want to use lock on. To do this:

1 Open the Menu with the plus button (+)
2 Cycle through the tabs using L or R buttons and go to System Settings
3 Choose Options and select Camera
4 Go to Camera Style and press the A button
Choose between: Target Camera, Focus Camera and Do Not Focus on Target.
5 Cycle through the different camera styles and press A again to confirm

List of Settings and Best Settings to Choose

Which is Better, Target or Focus Camera?

Focus Camera is for Beginners

Focus Camera

If you are used to the camera style of Monster Hunter World, then maybe the Focus Camera style is for you. The camera will automatically follow the monster you are locked onto. This can allow you to focus mainly on your combos instead of manually recentering the camera by tapping the L Button.

Check Icon Automatically focuses camera on monster

Check Icon Can concentrate on combos and monsters
Check Icon Environmental awareness is sacrificed

Check Icon Attention is limited to monster and combos alone.

Check Icon More susceptible to off-screen hazards eg. small monsters and walls

Target Camera is for Veterans

Target Camera

This camera style is the default setting in Monster Hunter Rise. If you are coming back from Monster Hunter World, you may feel unfamiliar with this camera style mainly because it is very active. You have to press the L button whenever you want to recenter the camera towards the monster you locked-on!

Check Icon High level camera freedom for free viewpoint switching

Check Icon Increased environmental awareness
Check Icon Needs some getting used to

Check Icon Wirebug button (zL) is below the target camera button (L) so it can lead to wrong button presses.

Check Icon Mid-combo camera adjustment can be pretty taxing and disorienting

The Targeting Arrow

Shows You the Route to The Quest Monster

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The Targeting Arrow shows you the route to the quest monster. A red arrow will appear in front of your hunter after leaving camp that will point you where to go.

This is useful when you use the Detailed Map instead of the General Map!

Can Be Turned On / Off in Settings

To turn show or hide the targeting arrow, press the Plus (+) button → System → Options → Game Settings → Targeting Arrow → Show / Hide. We suggest turning it on when you are not familiar with the locale yet but gradually remove it when you feel like you have mastered the routes already!

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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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