Monster Hunter Rise Guide | Tips for Beginners, Combat, Farming, Bosses

By James Billcliffe
26 March 2021 09:05 GMT

The latest in the legendarily complicated series, Monster Hunter Rise can be overwhelming for newcomers and seasoned players alike.

Whether it’s the spreadsheets full of equipment for you to construct, the plethora of resources to gather, or the nuances of the monsters themselves, we’re here to help guide you along with tips and advice on nearly every aspect of Monster Hunter Rise.

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Monster Hunter Rise Guide | Tips for Combat, Farming, Bosses

We’ve divided up our Monster Hunter Rise guide into five main sections: Beginner’s Guide, Monsters, Resources and Crafting, Character, and Side Quests.

Each one touches on a different pillar of the game, discussing strategies for taking on the toughest beasts, finding the rarest loot, creating the strongest character, and completing the most perplexing side quests.

Monster Hunter Rise Beginner’s Guide

By the time you’ve found your feet in Monster Hunter Rise, there will be plenty of small tips and tricks you wish you knew from the first minute you started playing.

Below, we’ve put together a Beginner’s Guide featuring helpful early-game advice to set you on the path to victory!

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  • Update your controls in the Options to make them feel more comfortable
  • You can pause the game by pressing the home button in solo hunts
  • Remember to eat Bunny Dango for buffs before every hunt – either in Kamura or from your tent
  • Collect the EZ items from the Supply Box when you start a Hunter
  • Check out the weaknesses of different monsters you’ve fought from your Hunter Notes
  • You can easily learn combos with the on-screen prompts in the training area
  • If you press dodge while sprinting you do a dive where you’re briefly invincible
  • Pressing B when you’re sprinting on the back of your Palamute you’ll launch yourself into the air
  • Habitually collect from every resource point, and remember that they refresh after a short time
  • Don’t hoard early game materials and upgrade spheres – spend them!
  • When you make gear for yourself, you get scraps which let you make gear for your buddies
  • Capturing monsters with traps is quicker, easier, and gives you more materials than defeating them outright

Monster Hunter Rise Monster Guides

Why else would you play Monster Hunter than to square up against the biggest and toughest beasts in the land?

But sometimes, those beasts are just a bit too big and a bit too tough to handle.

Here are our guides for taking on the most difficult boss monsters in Monster Hunter Rise:

Monster Hunter Rise Character Guides

In Monster Hunter Rise, there are a dizzying array of options to consider. What kind of weapon should you use? What kind of clothing?

We’re here to lend a hand with a guiding push towards creating the best character possible:

Monster Hunter Rise Resource Guides

The world of Monster Hunter Rise is a big place, and it’s not always easy to find what you need.

Here’s where to go to track down some of the most hidden resources:

Monster Hunter Rise Side Quest Guides

On top of tackling monsters, there’s plenty to find in Kamura Village and beyond.

Here’s how to complete some of the more difficult side quests in Monster Hunter Rise:

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