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Release Date | Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills
New Monsters | Weapon Changes | Pro Controller
All Game Editions | Preorder Bonuses | Amiibo

The Sunbreak Demo is out now for both Switch and PC!

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Capcom likes to drop info about the Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak DLC every other month, so we compiled every bit of info they've ever released about it all in one place. Learn about its demo, release date, confirmed monsters, features like Master Rank and new Switch Skills, new amiibos, new Special Edition pro controller, how to pre-order Sunbreak, and every Sunbreak-related trailer.

Digital Events and Livestreams Info Summary

Sunbreak Digital Events and Livestreams Summary
Check Icon Capcom Showcase (Jun. 13, 2022)
・ Revealed monsters
 └ Espinas, Gore Magala, Daimyo Hermitaur
 └ Pyre Rakna-Kadaki
・ New Locale: Jungle
Demo announced and released a day after (June 14)
Free Title Update coming in August 2022!
 └ Lucent Nargacuga and Forlorn Arena Map
Check Icon May Digital Event (May 10, 2022)
・ Revealed monsters
 └ Seregios, Aurora Somnacanth, Magma Almudron
・ New quest type: Follower Collab Quests
・ Intro to new Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills
Switch Skill Swap
Check Icon March Digital Event (Mar. 15, 2022)
・ Revealed monsters
 └ Garangolm, Blood Orange Bishaten, Astalos
・ New Locale: Citadel
・ New Product Information:
 └ Release Date, Game Editions, amiibo, Preorder Bonus
・ Revealed monsters
 └ Malzeno, Shogun Ceanataur
Master Rank confirmed

Digital Events and Livestreams

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Demo

Demo is Available Now!

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Demo Available

The demo has been made available as of 1:10 AM GMT on both Switch and Steam. You can start playing as soon as you finish the download, so hop in!

Start Time June 14, 6:10PM PDT / June 15, 2:10AM BST
End Time Unconfirmed

Sunbreak Demo Guide and Monsters

Demo Features

Malzeno Hunt in Sunbreak Demo.png

The Demo allows players to hunt Malzeno and Astalos for the first time, and allows players to use the new Switch Skill Swap feature with all the new Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills that have been introduced.

Four Quests are included in the demo, each of which will allow hunters to fight a different Monster.

Difficulty Monster
Beginner Great Izuchi
Intermediate Tetranadon
Expert Astalos
Advanced Malzeno

Confirmed Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Large Monsters

MH Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Partial BannerAstalos MHRise Sunbreak - Aurora Somnacanth Icon.pngAurora Somnacanth MH Rise Sunbreak - Blood Orange Bishaten Partial BannerBlood Orange Bishaten
MH Rise Sunbreak - Daimyo HermitaurDaimyo HermitaurNEW MH Rise Sunbreak - EspinasEspinasNEW MH Rise Sunbreak - Garangolm Partial BannerGarangolm
MH Rise Sunbreak - Gore Magala Partial BannerGore MagalaNEW MH Rise Sunbreak - Lucent Nargacuga Monster Partial BannerLucent NargacugaNEW MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Monster Partial BannerLunagaron
MHRise Sunbreak - Magma Almudron Icon.pngMagma Almudron MH Rise Sunbreak - Malzeno Monster Partial BannerMalzeno MH Rise Sunbreak - Pyre Rakna-KadakiPyre Rakna-KadakiNEW
MHRise Sunbreak - Seregios IconSeregios MH Rise Sunbreak - Shogun Ceanataur Partial BannerShogun Ceanataur

List of Sunbreak Monsters

Small Monsters

MH Rise Sunbreak - Boggi Partial BannerBoggi MH Rise Sunbreak - Ceanataur Partial BannerCeanataur MH Rise Sunbreak - Gowngoat Partial BannerGowngoat
MH Rise Sunbreak - Hermitaur Partial BannerHermitaur MH Rise Sunbreak - Hornetaur Partial BannerHornetaur MH Rise Sunbreak - Pyrantula Partial BannerPyrantula
MH Rise Sunbreak - Vespoid Partial BannerVespoid MH Rise Sunbreak - Velociprey Partial BannerVelociprey

List of Sunbreak Small Monsters

Sunbreak DLC Product Information

Sunbreak Game Editions and Price

MH Rise Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set

The Sunbreak DLC and its many editions is already available for pre-order on Steam! It is treated as DLC for Monster Hunter Rise so make sure to look under that store page if you're having trouble finding it. Below are all the game editions for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and what's included in each of them.

Game Edition What's Included
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Standard Edition
(Digital Version)
$39.99
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
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Deluxe Edition
(Digital Version)
$51.13 (Steam)
$49.99 (Switch)
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit

Deluxe Kit Contents
・ Hunter Layered Armor Set: Dragonsbane
・ Palamute Layered Armor Set: C Hound
・ Palico Layered Armor Set: F Devout
・ Gesture Set (Four Included): Take Aim
・ Pose Set (Three Included): Fight Pose Set
・ Hunter Makeup: Elegant Eye
・ Hunter Hairstyle: Fluffy Curls
MH Rise Sunbreak Collector
Collector's Edition
(Physical Version)
$99.99
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit
・ Exclusive Steelbook
・ Malzeno amiibo
・ Sticker Pack
・ Elgado Mark Enamel Pin
Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set
Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set
(Digital Version)
・ Monster Hunter Rise Base Game
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
MH Rise Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set
Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set
(Digital Version)
・ Monster Hunter Rise base game
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
・ Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Kit
・ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit

All Sunbreak Editions: Standard, Deluxe, Collector's, and Double Deluxe

Early Purchase Bonus

MH Rise Sunbreak - Palico and Palamute Pre-order Exclusive Layered Armor New

If you pre-order the Sunbreak DLC, you get to unlock exclusive cosmetic layered armor for your Palamute and Palico!

For the Palamute, you get the Loyal Dog Costume layered armor set. Meanwhile for the Palico, you get the Striped Cat Costume layered armor set.

Sunbreak Bonus Add-On Content

Sunbreak Amiibo

MH Rise Sunbreak - New Amiibo
Price Speculation (based on base game amiibos) Malzeno: $24.99
Canyne Malzeno: $19.99
Felyne Malzeno: $19.99
Release Date June 30, 2022

Accompanying the release of the Sunbreak DLC, three brand new Amiibo will be released. One for the Palmute called Canyne Malzeno, one for the Palico called Felyne Malzeno, and one for the monster Malzeno!

All Sunbreak Amiibos and Where to Buy

Sunbreak Edition Pro Controller

Price US: $74.99 (unconfirmed)
UK: £64.99–69.99
Release Date June 30, 2022

If you were a fan of the first Monster Hunter Rise-themed pro controller, then you'll love the new Sunbreak edition pro controller! There aren't any official retailers yet in the US that allows pre-orders for the pro controller, but it is currently listed on the UK Nintendo Store.

Sunbreak Pro Controller and Where to Buy

Features of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak DLC

All Sunbreak New Features








Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Master Rank

It was also confirmed that the Sunbreak DLC will offer the increased difficulty G Rank or Master Rank. Keep your blades sharp because we're in for a good fight!

To play Sunbreak you should have hunted Narwa in the ★7 Hub Quest: Serpent Goddess of Thunder.

How to Unlock Master Rank

New Monster Moves for Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Master Rank monster

The monsters that can be hunted in the Master Rank will move differently compared to Low/High Rank monsters.

New Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills

MH Rise Sunbreak - Setting Sun

With Master Rank comes all-new Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills for all 14 weapons. There's also a new feature called Switch Skill Swap in which you can swap your Switch Skill loadouts with each other mid-combat, allowing for more flexibility in your fights!

New Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills

Weapon Changes Tier List

Of course, new moves will mean some changes to our tier list. While we haven't adjusted our tier list page yet (we're saving it for release!), we talk about the changes in a separate article. We also make some balance predictions according to how we ranked them.

Weapon Changes and Balance Predictions

New Maps

Sunbreak is promising not just one new locale, but two! Its first Free Title Update will also include another Arena map. We can't wait to explore and find all the secrets!

MH Rise Sunbreak - The Jungle MapThe Jungle MH Rise Sunbreak - Forlorn ArenaForlorn Arena
MH Rise Sunbreak - CitadelThe Citadel MH Rise Sunbreak - Elgado Outpost Icon BannerElgado Outpost

List of Maps and Locations

New Endemic Life

There are tons of new Endemic Life in Sunbreak. We're looking forward to hunting for the Rare Endemic Life in the Jungle and the Citadel!

MH Rise Sunbreak - Starburst BugStarburst Bug MH Rise Sunbreak - ThornytoadThornytoad
MH Rise Sunbreak - Morphed WirebugsMorphed Wirebugs MH Rise - Marionette SpidersMarionette Spider
MH Rise Sunbreak - SpearsquidSpearsquid MH Rise - SlicercrabSlicercrab

List of Endemic Life

Follower Collab Quests

MH Rise Sunbreak - Fiorayne Follower Collab Quest

In a new type of quest, Follower Collab Quests allow you to go on hunts with NPCs such as Fiorayne, Jae, Luchika, Admiral Galleus, and Master Arlow. Characters from Kamura Village like Hinoa and Minoto will also be available as Followers. You will also earn special rewards from these quests!

Follower Collab Quests

New Characters and NPCs

These characters are part of the research team that resides in the Elgado Outpost, working together to find out what's going on with Malzeno and the other monsters in the Kingdom.

MH Rise Sunbreak - Knight of the Royal Order Fiorayne Character IconFiorayne the Knight MH Rise Sunbreak - Admiral Galleus Character IconAdmiral Galleus MH Rise Sunbreak - The Scientist Bahari Character IconBahari the Scientist
MH Rise Sunbreak - The Quest Damsel Chichae Character IconChichae the Quest Damsel MH Rise Sunbreak - The Smithy Minayle Character IconMinayle the Smithy MH Rise Sunbreak - The Merchant Oboro Character IconOboro the Merchant
MH Rise Sunbreak - Master Arlow Character IconMaster Arlow MH Rise Sunbreak - Sir Jay Character IconSir Jay MH Rise Sunbreak - Dame Luchika Character IconDame Luchika
MH Rise Sunbreak - Doctor Tadori Character IconDoctor Tadori

List of Characters and Voice Actors

Hopping Skewers at the Tea Shop

Of course, the Tea Shop will be travelling with us to Elgado. You can choose to activate the new feature called Hopping Skewers, which will alter the effect of the dangos by changing the level and activation rate.

From their tweet, it seems like it will greatly enhance, moderately enhance, and downgrade one dango each in terms of level, and do the opposite when it comes to activation chance. Be careful which one you choose, and get those Dango Tickets ready to compensate!

New Palico Moves: Lottery Box and Kittenator

MH Rise Sunbreak Kittenator.gif

Although not officially announced, the Palico in the Sunbreak Demo is able to use two new Palico Moves, Lottery Box and Kittenator. The Lottery Box allows your buddy to use a random Palico Move that it wouldn't otherwise be able to, including the powerful Kittenator, which may be exclusive to Lottery Box as a kind of Ultimate Attack.

All Palico Equipped Moves

New Palamute Command: Sniff 'em out!

With the new Palamute command, Sniff 'em out!, they're making our Palamute more useful for farming items on the map! You're able to pick and choose which item you want to track down and your Palamute will go look for it. It remains to be seen whether this means your Palamute will automatically go to the nearest one or if it just appears on the map as an icon.

Release Date of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak DLC

Will Be Released on June 30, 2022

MH Rise Sunbreak - Release Date

The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak release date is on June 30, 2022, on both the Switch and PC as paid DLC. This information was released during the Digital Event on March 15, 2022.

Sunbreak Release Date and Release Time

Trailers of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

A New Frontier

This trailer revealed all the new monsters coming for us in Sunbreak: Espinas, Gore Magala, Daimyo Hermitaur, Pyre Rakna-Kadaki, and Lucent Nargacuga (in a free title update). They also revealed two new maps: Jungle and Forlorn Arena.

Demo Trailer

This trailer showed us when the Sunbreak demo is coming out, as well as all the quests we get to take on!

The Mystery of Malzeno: Seregios, Aurora Somnacanth, Magma Almudron

This trailer reveals three new monsters: Seregios, Aurora Somnacanth, and Magma Almudron! It also revealed more about Malzeno and the new status effect, Bloodblight. It also showcased the new Switch Skill Swap and Swap Evade.

Garangolm Gameplay Preview

This video showcases Garangolm's attacks and moves, while situated in the new locale.

Tour of the Citadel

This video walks us around the new locale, The Citadel, and introduces us to some of its inhabitants, like the Gowngoat and Morphed Wirebugs.

The Three Lords: Garangolm, Lunagaron, and Malzeno

This trailer introduces Garangolm, Lunagaron, and Malzeno as the Three Lords that the hunter will have to deal with. They also revealed the release date of the expansion, and teased Astalos at the very end.

Game Awards Teaser: Lunagaron and Elgado

Game Awards 2021 included another trailer for Sunbreak, featuring the icy Odogaron, Lunagaron! They also revealed the second base of operations: Elgado.

Shogun Ceanataur

The return of Shogun Ceanataur makes us wonder: will someone like Daimyo Hermitaur come back as well? This was shown at the Capcom Online Program at TGS 2021.

Sunbreak Teaser Reveal: Malzeno

Revel in the new soundtrack and take in the sights in the new Sunbreak teaser reveal that Capcom released on their Monster Hunter Youtube channel!

All Trailers and Pre-Release Videos

Which Monsters Do You Want To See in Sunbreak?

Is your favorite monster not in the poll?
Let us know who it is in the comments!

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