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Monster Hunter Rise introduced a new multiplayer difficulty scaling system that adjusts the target monster's difficulty based on the current number of players in a team. Read on to learn more about multiplayer scaling in High Rank, Master Rank, and Anomaly Rank!

How Does Monster Difficulty Work?

Multiplayer Monster Difficulty

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Monster Difficulty is determined by the number of Hunters in a quest and will always be optimized by the number of players in a hunt.

The difficulty scales automatically and adapts whenever a player leaves or joins, which makes it ideal for players with a bad internet connection.

The more hunters there are in a hunt, the more HP and resistance a monster has. Not only do they need to take more damage, but they also need more hits to be inflicted with status ailments like stun or sleep.

Multiplayer and Co-op Guide

Support Items and Skills for Multiplayer

Recommended Multiplayer Items
Item Description
Always helpful to bring Dust to any hunt. Large health recovery to everyone in the party and can be a life-saver.
A lighter version than Dust of Life that you can carry more. Does not give as much health recovery but is helpful still.
Useful if you need to cure other players of poison.
Gvies other hunters more attack power.
Increase other hunters defenses with this one.
Very useful for curing other players of elemental blights if you have the Wide-Range skill.
Recommended Multiplayer Skills
Skills Description
Flinch Free Ensures that you do not get disturbed by attacks from other players while near a monster.
Horn Maestro Essential if you are a hunting horn user for extending the effect for other players.
Wide-Range Extremely useful if you stack on a lot of healing items. Status-curing effects also apply to others!
Diversion Increases the likelihood of a monster targeting you. Good if positioning is coordinated.
Partbreaker Helps with speeding up part rewards for everyone.
Slugger This can be stacked with Dango Slugger for even more KO potential.
Sleep Attack Useful in making setups and traps when the monster is asleep.
Stamina Thief More time to attack for everyone when a monster is idle and static.
Paralysis Attack More time to attack for everyone when a monster is paralyzed.

Given that monsters scale in difficulty with two or more hunters, it is recommended that you take note in bringing the above items and skills when playing with others on hunt!

List of Items and Materials

Quest, Monster Ranks, & Monster Difficulty

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Hub Quests are more difficult than Village Quests, even if you play them solo since they are set in High Rank and Master Rank.

High Rank

Minoto - Hub Quest Maiden

High Rank Quests are available once you hit Hub Quest ★5 in the Gathering Hub. The higher level Hub Quests you take, the stronger Monsters become.

How to Unlock High Rank

Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Chichae the Quest Damsel

Master Rank Quests will only be unlocked when you purchase the Sunbreak expansion, and they are usually in a hub-style system like in High Rank.

You also need to climb a separate rank system called MR or Master Rank which dictates which Master Rank quests are eligible for you to take.

Sunbreak Guide

Anomaly Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Bahari the Scientist

Anomaly Quests and Investigations are unlocked as you progress through the Sunbreak expansion. They usually serve as endgame content to grind after completing the main story in Elgado Outpost.

These quests involve monsters buffed by Qurio. They are are significanlty stronger and cannot be captured.

Unlocking new Anomaly Quests and Investigations depend on your AR or Anomaly Rank, which is still separate from both HR and MR. Level this up by participating and completing in anomaly quests!

Anomaly Quest Guide

Monster Hunter Rise Related Links

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All Game Mechanics 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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