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The Rampage

This is an article about the Rampage in Monster Hunter Rise (MHRise). If you want to know more about how and why this happens, read on!

Rampage Details from Nintendo Direct (2021/2/17)

The Nintendo Direct on February 17th gave new insights into what hunters will be facing when the Rampage hits.

Apex Monsters

Apex Arzuros Red Eyes

An Apex Arzuros seems to be leading the pack that causes the Rampage. It is shown to have an overall darker coloration with red eyes and streaks all over its body.

Rampage Could Be Related to the Frenzy Virus

For hunters that started before Monster Hunter World, the Apex naming is reserved for monsters that have survived the Frenzy Virus. What more, Apex monsters in the old games have the same physical features as the Apex Arzuros announced in the trailer. Maybe the cause of the Rampage is the Frenzy after all!

Apex Could Also Be Just a Naming Coincidence

As information about Apex monsters in Rise is scarce, there is also a possibility that Apex is just a naming coincidence. In the Japanese trailer, Apex is called ヌシ which roughly translates to 'big boss' or 'leader'!

Monsters Storm the Gate

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Monsters are shown advancing into Kamura Village, about to break through a gate keeping them out. Hunters will need to stop Monsters in any way they can to limit the damage to the village.

Use Heavy Weapons to Slow Down Monsters

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The hunter is shown launching arrows and firing volleys with a variety of heavy weaponry, similar to the Zorah Magdoros fight from Monster Hunter World.

The drill shown above, in particular, closely resembles the Dragonator from the Zorah Magdaros fight.

Bang a Gong to Warn Villagers

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The hunter is shown banging a huge gong while surrounded by Monsters. It's unknown if this will have some kind of battle effect, or if it will be used as part of the story to warn the villagers about the incoming hoard of Monsters.

Nintendo Direct February 17th Summary

What is the Rampage?

A Full-Blown Monster Invasion

The Rampage is an Invasion

The Rampage is a full-blown monster invasion where monsters go crazy and attack settlements. According to the story, Kamura Village has suffered numerous times already. Fifty years ago, the attack of Magnamalo almost put the village on the brink of ruin hence the village decided to build defenses on its walls.

Kamura Village

Related to the Main Story

The Rampage is Related to the Story

As introduced in the official trailer, you (the Hunter) are an integral part of stopping an impending Rampage. It is a full-blown battle like that of Zorah Magdaros in Monster Hunter World!

Village Quest Guide

Rampage Quests Can Be Taken from the Quest Board

Rampage on Quest Board

In the video that shows off Join Requests, there is an option to join Rampage Quests. It is separated from the Low and High Rank quests so it will be a special type of quest!

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Rampage Theories and Expectations

A Large, Fort-Style Defense Battle

The Rampage Cannons and Ballistae

The defenses of Kamura Village include large weapons like cannons, ballistae, and dragonator which could be used in battling monsters in a large, fort-style defense battle! This is akin to when you need to defend the fort against Zorah Magdaros in Monster Hunter World!

Wyvern Riding May Be Key

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The Rampage pits you and the entire Kamura Village against multiple monsters attacking at the same time! If this is the case, Wyvern Riding will be useful in holding off their attacks!

Wyvern Riding - How to Mount and Ride Monsters

Monsters May Go 'Crazy'

Monsters May Go Crazy

In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the implementation of the Frenzy Virus allows the monsters to go crazy and be more aggressive so an iteration for the Frenzy Virus might be causing the Rampage!

What more, a special kind of monster called Apex monsters seems to be leading the Rampage. Apex monsters, if you recall, are monsters that survived the Frenzy Virus!

But it's also possible that Magnamalo's new status ailment, Hellfire, could be the cause of Apex monsters and the Rampage.

Monster May Be Victims Too

There is also a possibility that the monster is not crazy but only running away from a much stronger monster. This could be a twist in the story where the game will pit you against an unannounced final boss!

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