Monster Hunter Rise is the newest title in the franchise. If you are new to the game then things can be a bit overwhelming. In this Monster Hunter Rise beginner’s guide, we are going to go over some tips and tricks that will make the game easier for you.

Monster Hunter Rise Tips And Tricks

The following are the tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when playing Monster Hunter Rise.

Complete The Training Missions First

The core loop of the game is very simple. You need to head into a region and locate a monster and then take it down alone or with friends. You can then use the resources that you find to upgrade your gear. With that said, you should check out the training quests in order to get to know the basics of the game. These missions include how you can fight, take down monsters, ride monsters, and the basics of rampage mode.

We recommend doing these if you are new to the game. If you did not get something the first time around, you can replay these missions for a better understanding of how things work.

Keep Your Weapons Sharp

A dull blade is not going to be effective in combat. Use the whetstone to sharpen your weapons. You can do this while you are on the Palamute. Dull weapons can bounce off monsters which is not something that you want to happen in the middle of a fight.

Interact With Endemic Life

While you are on your hunts, you can find bugs that are called Endemic Life. Interact with them to get stat boosts and buffs. Some can increase your health while others can increase your defense or attack for a short amount of time.

Starter Weapons

There are plenty of weapons in the game but if you do not know which one is right for you then you can pick from the following:

  • Dual blades – deal damage without thinking about it
  • Hammer – has powerful charge attacks
  • Lance – simple to use yet powerful
  • Long sword – great for beginners but can knock back team members
  • Sword and shield – balance of offense and defense

Once you have mastered these, you can move on to more advanced weapons such as the hunting horn and switch axe.

Forging Weapons And Gear

Once you have defeated a monster, you will get resources that you can use to get new gear and weapons. Visit the Steelworks to do that. If you are looking for specific materials or resources then you can check which monster drops the resource by heading into the options menu, selecting info, and then selecting the materials tab in the large monsters menu. Breaking monster parts will reward you with more resources.

Use The Wirebug

This is a cool tool that you can use to traverse terrains and recover from being knocked out. You can use it to puppet monsters as well which can come in handy. You can play around with this in the training area.

Use Monsters To Fight Other Monsters

As mentioned above, you can puppet monsters. Use monsters to fight against other monsters. This drops a lot of materials that can help you get the gear that you are after.

Bring A Friend Along The Ride

Monster Hunter Rise Tips

While you can play Monster Hunter Rise solo, it is better to play it with friends. Do note that the game does not support crossplay. Nintendo Switch players can only play with other Nintendo Switch players. Similarly, PC gamers can only play with other PC gamers.

These are the tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when playing Monster Hunter Rise. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on how you can beat a Royal Ludroth.