Story Walkthrough and Progression Guide | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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This is is a complete walkthrough to the story of Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Learn the best order to complete each Village Quest in order to continue through the story and all Quests required to reach the end of the game.

Story Walkthrough Part 1: Village Quests

Tutorial

Complete Master Utsushi's Training

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Once you've been introduced to all of the various village NPCs, you'll be required to complete Master Utsuhi's Training Quest, Back to Basics. Once you finish this tutorial-esque quest, you'll unlock ★1 Village Quests.

★1 Village Quests

With your training out of the way, you will be required to clear Key Quests to proceed.

Clear 2 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Unpious Peons (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Fungal Frustrations (Key) No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Roly-poly Lanterns (Key) No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
From the start

Hunt a Great Izuchi

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Great Izuchi, Great Pain
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 2 ★1 Key Village Quests

★2 Village Quests

After slaying the Great Izuchi, you will unlock ★2 quests and be allowed to move on.

Clear 4 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Rabid Rabbit (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
Out Cold (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
A Frosty Paradise (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
Plump and Juicy (Key) No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
Grizzly Glutton (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"

Hunt an Aknosom

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Feathered Frenzy
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 3 ★2 Key Village Quests
The Rampage Approaches No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 2 ★3 Key Village Quests
Special Rewards:
Defender Ticket 1

★3 Village Quests

While your objective is to complete 4 ★3 Key Quests, you will be interrupted after you finish 2 as the Rampage is approaching. Once you finish your first Rampage Quest, complete the remaining 2 Key Quests to unlock the Urgent Quest.

Clear 4 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Spongy Oasis (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Obnoxious Lord, Noxious Monster (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Fightin' Dirty (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Walking on Eggshells (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Can't Stomach the Thought (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"

Clear the Rampage Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Rampage Approaches No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 2 ★3 Key Village Quests
Special Rewards:
Defender Ticket 1

Hunt a Bishaten

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Monkey Wrench in Your Plans
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 4 ★3 Key Village Quests

★4 Village Quests

After the Bishaten goes down you will be tasked with clearing more Key Quests. For ★4 you will finally go up against Magnamalo, so prepare yourself.

Complete Special License Tests

While progressing through ★4 Village Quests, new Special License Tests will become available. Special License Tests are multi-monster challenge hunts that will Increase your Hunter Rank allowing you to skip Low Rank Gathering Hub quests upon completion. Be sure to complete these when you receive them to jump directly into High Rank later on.

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Off Your Rocker (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
A Song of Red and Fire (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
Streaking Shadow (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
The Queen's Procession (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
Raging White-out (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
Infernal Lacrimosa (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"

Hunt Magnamalo

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Comeuppance
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 5 ★4 Key Village Quests
Special Rewards:
Magnaroar Dango

★5 Village Quests

Even though you took down Magnamalo, there are still threats to Kamura Village! Continue taking down monsters in Key Quests to proceed.

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Rathalos Alert! (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Waltzing by Moonlight (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Nocturnal Tracker (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Electrifying Ephiphany (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Wind Speed Wyvern (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"

Hunt an Almudron

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Hermit of the Swamp
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 4 ★5 Key Village Quests

★6 Village Quests

There are no Key ★6 Village Quests. All ★6 Village Quests are optional challenges to test your skill and farm more materials.

Story Walkthrough Part 2: Hub Quests (Up to ★7)

Moving On to High Rank

Option One: Complete ★1 to ★3 Hub Quests

There are two methods of moving into High Rank, the first of which is by simply completing Key and Urgent Quests in the Gathering Hub to increase your HR, similar to clearing the Key and Urgent Quests in the Village. Upon reaching ★4 in the Hub Quests, you will reach High Rank.

Option Two: Complete License Quests 1-3

The other method involves clearing Special License Tests that are unlocked starting in ★4 Village Quests. These will increase your HR instead by pitting you against 3 Large Monsters in a single hunt. Clear these quests and the next level of Hub Quests will unlock, leading up to ★4 Hub Quests, aka High Rank. Whichever you choose, the real challenge begins then.

How to Unlock High Rank

Gathering Hub Quests

After completing ★5 Village Quests the Gathering Hub will become the primary source of hunts and story progression. If you've completed all Special License Tests, you can immediately jump into the ★4 Urgent Quest to unlock High Rank Quests.

Gathering Hub Quests are separated into two Categories: Low Rank, and High Rank.

Low Rank ★1 - ★3
High Rank ★4 and up

★1 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 4 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Wroggi Place, Wroggi Time (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
A Snowball's Chance... (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
No Cure for the Common Baggi (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Jumped in the Frost Islands (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Tired and Feathered (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Shady Monster (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start

Hunt a Tetranadon

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Dead Ringer
Unlock Conditions:
Complete 3 ★1 Key Hub Quests

★2 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Path to Royalty (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
Blasted Basarios! (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
Reinventing the Wheel (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
A Pale Shadow (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
So Muddy Hardheaded! (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
The Flooding Flooded Forest (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
Way of the Pukei (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
I Want Off This Ride (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"

Hunt a Magnamalo

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Hellfire
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2

★3 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 6 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
A Few Bumps Along the Way (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
A Friend in Need (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
White Knight vs. Hunter (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Wavering Moon and Thunder (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Champion of the Caverns (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
My Muse the Mizutsune (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Twilit Twin Stars (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Bully of the Caverns (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Down 'n' Dirty (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Zigzagging Zapper (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
The Blizzard Blender (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Beckoning Slumber (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2

Clear the Apex Arzuros Rampage

★4 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Didn't Get the Memo (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Divine Comedy (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
The Swirling Gale (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Night of the Khezu (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Even Cute Things Have Fangs (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
The Frost Islands Arena (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Dancing A-purr-ition (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"

Hunt a Jyuratodus

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Restless Swamp
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 5 ★4 Key Hub Quests

★5 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Charmed by a Queen (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Miner Problem (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Go Away, Pukei! (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Rotten Fruit (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Bowled Over (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Rise Above the Mud (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Foul Play in the Forest (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"

Hunt a Mizutsune

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
A Bewitching Chance
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 5 ★5 Key Hub Quests
Serpent God of Wind
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 3 ★6 Key Hub Quests

★6 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Red Skies at Night (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
The Abyss Stares Back (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Closer Than it Appears (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Skies are Gray (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Sharpening Amber Fangs (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
A Somniferous Elegy (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Skies Flash, Clouds Boom (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"

Clear the Ibushi Rampage Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Serpent God of Wind
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 3 ★6 Key Hub Quests

Hunt a Rakna-Kadaki

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Can't Kill It with Fire
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 5 ★6 Key Hub Quests

★7 Gathering Hub Quests

Clear 5 Key Quests

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Seared Situation (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
Evil Afoot (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
A Resounding Roar (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
Subterranean Disturbances (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
A Muddy Invitation (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
Clad in Hellfire (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
It's Gonna Get You! (Key)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"

Slay the Thunder Serpent Narwa

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Serpent Goddess of Thunder
Unlock Conditions:
Clear 5 ★7 Key Hub Quests

Story Walkthrough Part 3: HR 8+

HR Cap and Hunter Rank Points Unlocked

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Upon completing the Narwa Hunt, Serpent Goddess of Thunder, the Hunter Rank Cap will be removed and players will unlock the Hunter Rank Points system. This will allow players to raise their Hunter Rank simply by completing arbitrary Quests.

Upon reaching certain HR levels, an Urgent Quest will be unlocked. Players will need to complete this Urgent Quest in order to continue raising their HR.

HR 20 Cap

Hunt a Chameleos

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Ancient Illusion
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 20

HR 30 Cap

Hunt a Kushala Daora

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Steely Storm
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 30

HR 40 Cap

Hunt a Teostra

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Emperor of Flame
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 40

HR 999 Unlocked

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Upon completing the Teostra Hunt, the HR Cap is removed completely and players are free to continue to level up all the way to HR 999. As of Update 3.0 however, players will encounter two new Urgent Quests as long as you meet either the HR 50 or HR 100 requirements.

HR 50 Urgent

Hunt Narwa the Allmother

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Allmother
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 50

HR 100 Urgent

Hunt Crimson Glow Valstrax

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Crimson Glow
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 100

More Quests Unlock After HR100!

After completing the Crimson Glow Valstrax Urgent Quest, players will unlock a plethora of difficult quests that will challenge even the most seasoned hunters!

The difficulty of these quests are in-between High Rank and Master Rank so do not underestimate the monsters you'll face in them!

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Advanced: The Fallen Comet
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Crimson Glow"
Advanced: Scaredy-Cat
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Crimson Glow"
Advanced: Of Storm and Fire
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Crimson Glow"
Advanced: Monsters in Ink
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Crimson Glow"
Advanced: Dual Calamities
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Crimson Glow"
The Evil Star from Beyond
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Crimson Glow"

Two New Challenging Quests in a New Arena!

After finishing all the Advanced Quests unlocked after HR100, players will unlock two new quests held in a new arena are called the Infernal Springs!

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Advanced: Proof of Power
Unlock Conditions:
Clear the ff. Quests: Advanced: Dual Calamities, Advanced: Monsters in Ink, Advanced: Of Storm and Fire, Advanced: Scaredy-Cat, Advanced: The Fallen Comet
Advanced: Those Crowned Apex
Unlock Conditions:
Clear all advanced quests after Valstrax and Hunt every target monster individually (rampage or not)

Future Updates Are Planned!

This is the end of the current content as of Update 3.0. There's plenty of content to 100% while waiting for future updates, so keep those whetstones at the ready!

Post Game Guide: How to Get 100% Clear

Getting Started With the Story

CheckmarkClear Key Quests to Progress the Story

CheckmarkPrioritize Uncovering an Area's Map

CheckmarkIncrease the Argosy's Stock

CheckmarkAlways Accept Optional Subquests

Clear Key Quests to Progress the Story

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Once you've cleared a certain amount of select quests known as Key Quests, you will unlock an Urgent Quest that opens up the next level of quests upon completion. If you ever find yourself wondering what to do next, head on over to Hinoa to keep moving forward!

Prioritize Uncovering an Area's Map

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When you first enter a map, it will be completely covered in fog, preventing you from seeing the full landscape or the location of materials, Endemic Life, and more. Before heading out on a quest, go on an Expedition Tour and explore the area so you don't waste any time when trying to hunt a monster.

Unlock the Sub-Camps

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While you start at the Main Camp, there are actually Sub-Camps that can be found in each area. Once you've discovered one, you will receive a Request that will unlock it for fast travel upon completion. With more camps to jump between from the start you'll have an easier time hunting monsters going forward!

Camp Guide: How to Unlock Sub-Camps

Increase the Argosy's Stock

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At the beginning of the game you'll be lacking materials so there's a high chance you'll run out of the few items you have fairly quickly. To help out with this, head to the Argosy in the Buddy Plaza where you can increase the number of items for sale so you don't have to spend as much time farming. You'll be needing a lot of Honey or Red Mushrooms so stocking up on those is highly recommended. The Argosy is unlocked once you unlock ★2 Village Quests.

Keep in mind, when utilzing the Argosy you'll need to send at least one of your buddies away, so be sure to recruit one from Iori you can send off without worry.

Always Accept Optional Subquests

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Optional Subquests are basic requests that can be accepted from either Quest Counter. You can accept up to 5 at a time to receive various small rewards upon completion. The rewards are typically Kamura Points, Armor Spheres (necessary for upgrading your armor), and other useful materials so make sure to have 5 on you at all times!

List of Optional Subquests

Best Starting Equipment

Choose the Weapon You Prefer

Which weapon you decide on really comes down to your own preference. Especially in the beginning where you won't see a major difference based on your weapon, it's best to go with what you like or what you're already used to from past Monster Hunter entries. However, there are quite a few to choose from, so for those who are still unsure take a look at the articles linked below for our thoughts!

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Forge Melee Weapons From the Ore Tree

If you choose a melee weapon, we recommend going with the Ore Tree. Compared to the Kamura Tree it has higher attack, and it has better balanced Sharpness compared to the Bone Tree, so mine up some ore and get to upgrading!

How to Unlock Weapon Trees

Start With the Easy to Farm Izuichi Set

Izuichi Set Skills
Critical Eye Lv 3 Affinity +15%
Recovery Speed Lv 2 Triples the speed at which you heal recoverable damage.
Constitution Lv 1 Reduces fixed stamina depletion by 10%.

For armor, we recommended going for the Izuichi Set which has materials obtainable from Small Monsters. It gives you a 15% boost to Affinity as well as decreasing your stamina usage, making it great for starting the game.

Use the Starting Gear As Long As You Can

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While the stats aren't anything to write home about, you can feasibly get by using the gear you start the game with for a bit. Forging new equipment and upgrading it takes money and Armor Spheres so you'll need to finish a few hunts before you'll be able to make anything new. You can go ahead and wait until you run into a monster you're struggling with before getting started on new gear.

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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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      Orange version
      Head : default
      Chest : 15,100,45
      Arm : 11,80,40
      Leg : 11,70,70

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