Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Sunbreak | How to Use Gestures and Effects

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Use Gestures in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) to communicate with other hunters or strike a pose. Learn how to assign Gestures, use them, what their effects are, and where to get more.

How to Use Gestures

Use the Action Bar

Switch Action on Action Bar
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The Action Bar is an easy way to access the Gestures feature. Use the left or right buttons on the D-pad (left or right arrows on the keyboard) to switch actions.

By setting it preemptively then pressing the up or down button on the D-pad (up or down arrow on the keyboard), you'll be able to easily access gestures and even other communication options like custom shoutouts and stickers!

Set it Up in the Radial Menu

Open Radial Menu
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Another easy shortcut is to set a communication shortcut in the Radial Menu.

The disadvantage of this option is you'll require one slot on the radial menu to set up only 1 gesture so if you wish to use a lot of them, you'll consume a lot of radial menu slots which can hinder your actual game options like a shortcut to healing items or traps.

Use the Chat Button Shortcut

Open Chat Menu
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One of the quickest ways that you can use gestures is by tapping the button for opening the Chat Menu.

It is recommended to use these buttons for access to the Chat feature since pressing it twice brings you to direct messages instantly.

Go to the Main Menu and Choose Chat Menu

Open Menu
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NSW - Plus XBOX - Start Button.png Esc.

This is the least efficient way to use the chat feature. Simply open up the Main Menu and head over to the Chat Menu.

While it can be done quickly with a keyboard and mouse, it is a lot more time-consuming to use with a controller.

Assign Gestures To the Hotbar

MH Rise Sunbreak Hotbar Gestures

Shortcut Set Action Next Set
F1, F2, F3, F4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 G

If you are playing the game on PC, you can comfortably access gestures through a hotbar. Open up the Radial Menu Settings to customize it.

You can assign up to eight (8) actions in a shortcut set. Actions and items on your Radial Menu, starting from the 12-o'-clock position, will be aligned from left to right on the hotbar.

Once you have your gestures set, access the hotbar through the default F1-F4 keys and then press the default number keys.

Where to Unlock Gestures

Complete Event Quests

MH Rise - Rampage Enchanting Parade

More gestures can be unlocked through completing Event Quests.

Once they are rewarded to you, they can be viewed them through the Gestures tab in the Chat menu.

Event Quest Rewards List

Buy DLC Gestures

"Traditional Dance" Gesture Set

If you are looking for more variety, gestures can be purchased through the game's online store.

Simply access the online store such as the Nintendo eShop through the Courier or log in to your browser and make the transaction! Make sure you have enough to purchase the DLC.

Once purchased, the gesture should appear in the Gestures tab of the Chat Menu.

List of Downloadable Content

Other Uses of Gestures

Shadowbox Deals Damage

The punches you throw while shadowboxing can deal damage to monsters. While it does miniscule damage, it can be a fun way to eliminate a monster that you have already studied all movement patterns for some fun party sessions.

Increase Attack Power by Eating the Dango Bulker

By using the Show Off 2 gesture after eating a Dango Bulker, you can temporarily gain an attack buff. Don't waste those damage buffs if you have them!

Dango List: Effects and How to Unlock

Monster Hunter Rise Related Guides

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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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