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Monster Hunter Rise guide: Defender Tickets and Ramp-Up weapons

Rampage Quests and rewards to increase Affinity, Attack, and other upgrades

Monster Hunter Rise Defender Tickets Ramp Up Weapons Credit: Capcom via Polygon

Monster Hunter Rise features special Ramp-Up abilities for weapons, which allow for unique upgrades. To Ramp-Up weapons and increase Affinity, Attack, and other upgrades, you must obtain Defender Tickets. While it can be something of a time sink to obtain Defender Tickets, gathering them and ramping up weapons will pay off in the long run.

You can obtain Defender Tickets by participating in Rampage Quests, which you unlock through Village Rank and Hub Rank progression. Complete Rampage Quests, and you’ll receive a lump sum of Defender Tickets. Take those to the Smithy at the Steelworks location, where you can exchange Defender Tickets to ramp up your weapons.

Various skills will cost different amounts and grades of Defender Tickets. As you can see below, unlocking the Master Rider Ramp Up skill for the Hidden Gemini II requires two Defender Ticket 3, and one Defender Ticket 2, which you obtain through the various ranks of Rampage Quests.

The list below details from which Rampage Quests you can obtain the different ranks of Defender Tickets. There will be spoilers in the list below for certain unrevealed monsters.

Rampage Quest: Low Rank

Hub Quest
  • Nargacuga – Defender Ticket 1, Defender Ticket 2, Defender Ticket 3
  • Zingore – Defender Ticket 1, Defender Ticket 2, Defender Ticket 3
  • Mizutsune – Defender Ticket 1, Defender Ticket 2, Defender Ticket 3
Village Quest
  • Great Wroggi – Defender Ticket 1
  • Rathian – Defender Ticket 1
  • Zinogre – Defender Ticket 1, Defender Ticket 2

Rampage Quest: High Rank

Hub Quest
  • Bishaten – Defender Ticket 3, Defender Ticket 4, Defender Ticket 5
  • Apex Azuros – Defender Ticket 4, Defender Ticket 5, Defender Ticket 6
  • Apex Rathian – Defender Ticket 5, Defender Ticket 6, Defender Ticket 7
  • Tigrex – Defender Ticket 5, Defender Ticket 6, Defender Ticket 7
  • Wind Serpent Ibushi – Defender Ticket 5, Defender Ticket 6, Defender Ticket 7