Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

May 2022 Digital Event

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More news about the Sunbreak DLC for Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) was revealed at the digital event on May 10, 2022! Read on to learn when the event went live and see highlights like the new monsters and switch skill swap.

Sunbreak Digital Event Time and Date

When Was the May 2022 Digital Event?

Date May 10, 2022
Time 7:00 AM PDT
10:00 AM EST
3:00 PM BST
11:00PM JST

The digital event went live on May 10, 2022, at 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EST on the official Monster Hunter Twitch and YouTube channels.

We livetweeted the highlights on our twitter page!

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Release Date and New Monsters

New Monsters

Returning Monster: Seregios

MH Rise Sunbreak - Seregios

The blade wyvern from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is in for a triumphant return in MH Rise! Get ready for the new bleeding status that will definitely change the way you hunt!

Seregios: Basic Information

New Monster: Aurora Somnacanth

MH Rise Sunbreak - Aurora Somnacanth

An icy new Somnacanth subspecies has appeared in Sunbreak! Unlike the normal Somnacanth, the Aurora Somnacanth blasts cold air to freeze its surroundings. It will even use the ice to slide around the battlefield!

Aurora Somnacanth: Basic Information

New Monster: Magma Almudron

MH Rise Sunbreak - Magma Almudron

The Water Leviathan Almudron has been revealed to have a new subspecies in Sunbreak, the Magma Almudron. This monster is seen withstanding the intensity of lava and is shown to be living in the Lava Caverns, adopting a red glow when in a special heated state.

Magma Almudron: Basic Information

New Endemic Life

Starburst Bug

MH Rise - Starburst Bug

These beetles cluster together in a star-shaped formation. When disturbed, they change color and release explosive dust. The resulting detonation damages nearby creatures.

Stardust Bug: Basic Information


MH Rise - Thornytoad

Thornytoads devour anything with their elastic tongues. When attacked, these amphibians cling to monsters bigger than themselves and then release gastric acid that can cause them to flinch.

Thornytoad: Basic Information

Follower Collab Quests

New Type of Quest: Hunt with NPCs

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!

NPCs Help Out During Hunts

MH Rise Sunbreak - Fiorayne Healing

Followers can help you out during hunts by providing healing, placing traps, and riding monsters.

Follower Collab Quests

New Switch Skills Features

New Switch Skills

MH Rise Sunbreak - May 16 Intro for All Weapon Types

Intro Videos for all fourteen (14) weapon types will be dropped from May 16. Stay tuned as this can reveal new Switch Skills we can use for Sunbreak!

Stay tuned for these new Switch Skills as we will be updating our Switch Skills guide as they drop!

Switch Skills Guide: New Switch Skills

5 Switch Skill Slots

In a preview, it is confirmed that we will be getting two new additional Switch Skills slots (a total of 5 if we could MH Rise's Switch Skill Slots) for each weapon. Stay tuned for more updates!

Switch Skill Swap

MHRise Sunbreak - Switch Skill Swap

A new mechanic called Switch Skill Swap will also be introduced in MHRise Sunbreak!

This allows hunters to switch between two different Switch Skill loadouts on the fly while hunting by pressing X + A (Nintendo Switch). This opens up new creative playstyles that will help you take on Master Rank in Sunbreak!

Swap with Multiple Loadouts

It is confirmed that you switch between two Switch Skill loadouts that you prepare before every hunt.

Swap Evade

In addition to swapping Switch Skills, hunters can also evade immediately after swapping! This allows them to reposition before using the swapped Switch Skill!

New Gameplay

Attack Mountable Monsters

MH Rise Sunbreak - Attack in a Mountable State

In the base game, when you attacked a large monster you mounted it automatically. Unlike the base game, Sunbreak now allows you to attack a large monster when it is in a mountable state!

New Control Options

MH Rise Sunbreak - New Mountable Controls

The Sunbreak expansion will also offer a way to change the original controls to new controls of monster mounting. Mainly to ease in the monster mounting tweaks.

Master Rank Monsters

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.


MH Rise Sunbreak -  Aknosom New Combo

Some monsters will even do a new combo of moves, like the Aknosom going for a backstep and somersault combo.


MH Rise Sunbreak - Tigrex New Combo

The video also showed the Tigrex doing a bite into a spin attack combo, unique to the Master Rank.

Sunbreak Edition Pro Controller

If you were a fan of the first Monster Hunter Rise-themed pro controller, then you'll love the new Sunbreak edition pro controller! We will update you with details on where to find it as soon as stores make it available.

Sunbreak x MHS2 Collab Rewards

Navirou Costume Palico Layered Armor

MH Rise Sunbreak Navirou Costume Palico layered armor

Sunbreak will have a collab with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin! If you have a save data of MHS2, then you can unlock the Navirou Costume, which is a layered armor set for your Palico!

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Latest News and Game Info

All Digital Events and Livestreams

Event Name and Date Event Contents
Final Digital Event The last Digital Event revealing information about the Bonus Update.
April 2023 Digital Event A Digital Event revealing information about Free Title Update 5
Capcom Spotlight News on Capcom's 2023 lineup, including Sunbreak console information
February 2023 Digital Event A Digital Event revealing information about Free Title Update 4
November 2022 Digital Event A Digital Event revealing information about Free Title Update 3
Capcom Online Program at TGS 2022 A Capcom presentation with news about Free Title Update 2
August 9 Digital Event A Digital Event containing key information regarding Free Title Update 1
Nintendo Direct Mini June 2022 A Direct Mini video showcasing gameplay info for upcoming third-party Switch games
Capcom Showcase In-depth Infomation about upcoming Capcom games
May 2022 Digital Event New Information about Sunbreak Expansion DLC
March 2022 Digital Event Sunbreak News: Release Date, Garangolm, Blood Orange Bishaten, and Astalos
Capcom Online Program at TGS 2021 Sunbreak News: Lunagaron and Outpost Elgado
June 14th E3 Capcom Showcase New Information, Collaboration Events
May 26th Digital Event Update 3.0, New Monsters, New Ending
April 27th Digital Event Update 2.0, New Monsters, Hunter Rank Information
March 9th Digital Event Goss Harag and Rampage Stream, Developer Interviews
March 8th Digital Event Second Demo Reveal, Returning Monsters and More Rampage
February 17th Nintendo Direct New Monsters and Maps, Rampage Details and Apex Monsters
January 7th Digital Event New Monsters and Maps, Demo Details

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