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Monster Hunter Rise guides

Tips and tricks to turn you into the perfect hunter on Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter Rise is the latest entry in the franchise with a singular focus on hunting monsters on Nintendo Switch.

To take out the dozens of monsters in the game, you’ll need to figure out which of the game’s 14 weapons suit your play style. After forging the strongest armor you can, you’ll set off on multiple hunts while you protect the world of Kamura in Rampage Mode.

These Monster Hunter Rise guides will cover all the topics worth knowing to help you become the best hunter you can be.

Getting started with Monster Hunter Rise

While Monster Hunter Rise is one of the most accessible games in the franchise, you may have plenty of questions about it. Our beginner’s guide will run you through important tips and tricks to help you get up and running quickly.

Our Monster Hunter Rise guides will cover all the things you need to know about hunting and staying alive, but we’ll also go over lesser known bits of advice like how to autocraft items, how to customize your radial menu, and even the best controller to play with.

Essential explainers

If you’re new to the Monster Hunter franchise, then there’s a few things you’ll need to know. The biggest question you might have is which is the best weapon to pick in Monster Hunter Rise? After you’ve completed your first hunt, learn how to forge armor and weapons with the spoils from your adventure.

How to hunt

It probably won’t surprise you that the most important thing to do in Monster Hunter Rise is hunting monsters. You’ll also need to know how to capture monsters. After you’ve mastered your weapons, it’s worth understanding the Wirebug system, especially if you want to learn how to Wyvern Ride.

How to stay alive

Hunting monsters isn’t easy. You’ll get knocked around a lot, so one of the most important things to learn is how to heal. To make sure you don’t get hit, make sure you dodge often. Doing so will waste a lot of energy, so it’s best to understand how to regain stamina. If you want to master the art of stamina regeneration, you should learn how to cook a Well-Done Steak.

Monster Hunter Rise collectibles

Collectibles variously called relic records, messages, and rampage messages are scattered around Monster Hunter Rise’s maps. Approach these items, which look like notes tied to swords stuck in the ground, and on-screen text says “old message.”

Collect all old messages in an area, and Kagero the Merchant rewards you with room decorations. Check out our Monster Hunter Rise collectibles guides for maps and locations of every collectible in Shrine Ruins, Frost Island, Sandy Plains, Flooded Forest, and Lava Caverns.