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This article describes the major difference between playing solo and multiplayer in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). If you want to know more about the differences between solo and multiplayer, which quests can only be played solo, and if you can play offline, read on!
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When playing in Hub Quests, the Monster's strength will always scale depending on the number of players currently present in the quest. Do not worry about dealing with 4-player scaled monsters when three of your mates disconnect - the game will automatically adjust the monster's strength!
When playing in Solo, you may bring two Buddies of any type (Palico or Palamute). In Multiplayer, however, you and your mates are locked into using one Buddy each. The game will automatically choose the Buddy you set in Buddy Slot 1 via the Buddy Board.
The new SOS Flare-like feature of MH Rise called Join Request is only useable during online play. Local Multiplayer or Solo Offline play will prohibit you from using Join Request.
In Multiplayer, quest supplies are for the maximum number of players (4 players) no matter how many you are in your group.
Village Quests are story-driven quests given to you by Hinoa during the game. These quests are always scaled for one (1) player and can only be done solo.
Village Quests and other solo-only features can be played offline without a connection to the Internet or a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
The Gathering Hub is where you would get all the multiplayer-scaled quests given to you by Minoto. You can either do Hub Quests offline (via Local Communications) or online (via the Internet when you have Nintendo Switch Online subscription).
If you're playing on Steam, Playstation, Xbox, or Gamepass, multiplayer is only available via the Internet. From there, you will be playing with hunters on the same platform as you, as Crossplay will not be supported.
Since the Nintendo Switch is portable, it just makes sense that you can bring it anywhere and you can play together with your friends through ad-hoc or Local Communications. Just make sure that all of your Nintendo Switches are near each other and start playing!
There is no right or wrong choice when choosing which weapon you should play when you want to solo the game - the power of the weapon highly depends on the skill of the hunter so we highly encourage you to try out all weapons and see which one will click to your playstyle.
However, some weapons are excel on being used when playing alone. Here are some of our recommendations:
The Long Sword is a weapon that boasts a plethora of counterattack opportunities and is best with going toe-to-toe with monsters. Because it excels in counterattacking, the monster must always attack the hunter and this does not happen all the time in multiplayer.
The Hunting Horn changed in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) to be this offensive powerhouse that at the same time can buff allies and yourself. When played solo, you can buff yourself to get immense power to deal with any monster standing in your way.
The Lance is a defensive powerhouse that can transform defense into offense. It also has a lot of counters like Anchor Rage and Guard Counter which requires the undivided attention of monsters. The Lance is also pretty slow and easy to flinch so we do not recommend using it in multiplayer.
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|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|
|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?|
|Chaotic Gore Magala Weapons Explained|
|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|
|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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