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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Fungal Frustrations
(Key Quest)
No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Roly-poly Lanterns
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
Out Cold
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
A Frosty Paradise
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
Plump and Juicy
(Key Quest)
No Target Monster
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Great Izuchi, Great Pain"
Grizzly Glutton
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Obnoxious Lord, Noxious Monster
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Fightin' Dirty
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Walking on Eggshells
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Can't Stomach the Thought
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
A Song of Red and Fire
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
Streaking Shadow
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
The Queen's Procession
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
Raging White-out
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Monkey Wrench in Your Plans"
Infernal Lacrimosa
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Waltzing by Moonlight
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Nocturnal Tracker
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Electrifying Ephiphany
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Comeuppance"
Wind Speed Wyvern
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
A Snowball's Chance...
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
No Cure for the Common Baggi
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Jumped in the Frost Islands
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Tired and Feathered
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
From the start
Shady Monster
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
Blasted Basarios!
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
Reinventing the Wheel
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
A Pale Shadow
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
So Muddy Hardheaded!
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
The Flooding Flooded Forest
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
Way of the Pukei
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"
I Want Off This Ride
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
A Friend in Need
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
White Knight vs. Hunter
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Wavering Moon and Thunder
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Champion of the Caverns
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
My Muse the Mizutsune
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Twilit Twin Stars
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Bully of the Caverns
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Down 'n' Dirty
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Zigzagging Zapper
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
The Blizzard Blender
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2
Beckoning Slumber
(Key Quest)
No Target Monster
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Divine Comedy
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
The Swirling Gale
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Night of the Khezu
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Even Cute Things Have Fangs
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
The Frost Islands Arena
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
Dancing A-purr-ition
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Miner Problem
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Go Away, Pukei!
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Rotten Fruit
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Bowled Over
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Rise Above the Mud
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"
Foul Play in the Forest
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
The Abyss Stares Back
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Closer Than it Appears
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Skies are Gray
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Sharpening Amber Fangs
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
A Somniferous Elegy
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Bewitching Dance"
Skies Flash, Clouds Boom
(Key Quest)
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 Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
Evil Afoot
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
A Resounding Roar
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
Subterranean Disturbances
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
A Muddy Invitation
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
Clad in Hellfire
(Key Quest)
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"
It's Gonna Get You!
(Key Quest)
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!

MH Rise - Infernal Springs Place Near the Coral Palace

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)

CAPCOM Collabs and Weekly Event Quests!

MH Rise - Rampage Enchanting Parade Event Quest

Monster Hunter Rise will be supported with Monthly CAPCOM Collaborations and Event quests every week! Scratch that itch and keep those weapons at the ready - the hunt is not over yet!

Event Quests List: Schedule and Roadmap

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!

Update Roadmap and Schedule: Free Title Updates

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

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, each one progressing the story of Kamura Village's battle against the constant monster rampages. 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

MH Rise - Base Camp Wirebug

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

MH Rise - Sandy Plains Sub-Camp

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

MH Rise - Rondine at Argosy

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

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!

MH Rise - Best Beginner WeaponBest Beginner Weapons MH Rise - Weapon Tier ListWeapon Tier List

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 Izuchi Set

Izuchi 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 Izuchi 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

MH Rise - Kamura Set

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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