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MH Rise Sunbreak - How to Preload

You can preload Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak by downloading it in advance after purchasing the expansion. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to preload the game for the Nintendo Switch and on PC via Steam!

Sunbreak Preload Information

Monster Hunter Sunbreak Card
Release Date June 30, 2022
Price Regular Edition:
Deluxe Edition:
Expansion Update Size 13 GB
Release Versions Digital

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is now available for download on both Nintendo Switch and PC!

How to Download Sunbreak and Filesize

How to Preload Sunbreak

Preload Available Now for Nintendo Switch

Preloading for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is now available for the Nintendo Switch! To preload the game for the system, you can pre-order the expansion in Sunbreak's My Nintendo Store page.

No Preload for PC

Preload is not available for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak for PC players via Steam. The game became available to download upon its release on June 30 at midnight, US eastern time via the Steam Store page.

How to Preload

Nintendo Switch via eShop Purchase

1 MH Rise Sunbreak - Switch Home Menu
Select the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch home page.
Find Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak by searching via the search bar, in the Featured section, or by going to the "Coming Soon" section.
3 Select the edition you want to purchase.
4 Purchase the expansion.
5 Download the DLC.
6 Connect to the Internet to start the game.

Nintendo Switch via Download Code

Select the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch homepage.
Select Enter Code from the choices on the left side of the screen.
3 Enter the code from the Download Card you purchased.
4 Download the expansion.
5 Connect to the Internet to start the game.

Preloading Benefits

Download in Advance

Preloading allows you to download the expansion's file into your system, which can be helpful to do so in advance in case you have a slow Internet connection and avoid any delays when the game releases.

Play the Expansion Upon Release

Another benefit of preloading the game is that you will be able to immediately enjoy Sunbreak on June 30, 2022 after it is live, instead of purchasing and downloading it on the hour.

Fixing Download Errors

Check Internet Connection

Congestion of bandwidth can affect the availability of your download, especially if your internet connection has minimal Mbps. Connecting to a stronger and faster internet connection can help jump-start your game download.

Possible Loading Error (for Nintendo Switch)

Loading errors may occur and when that happens, one optional fix is to transfer your game or download path from the SD Card to the internal storage.

Game Not Immediately Playable on Launch

Despite the usual 12:00 AM launch time of most games, many players in Japan were unable to play right at launch, despite preloading in advance. While we can anticipate that you should be able to start playing right around the game's official release time, please note that factors such as the high volume of downloads by players around the world may cause temporary server issues, though they should resolve quickly.

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1 Anonymousalmost 2 years

I don’t see the option to preload, I have preordered. How EXACTLY do we need to proceed? This article is very vague.


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