How to Lock-On and Settings | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MHRise)

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How to Lock On and Settings

This is an article about the lock-on mechanic in Monster Hunter Rise (MHRise). If you want to know more about the lock-on system in Monster Hunter Rise as well as the various settings associated with it, 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

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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

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 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

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 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

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