Monster Hunter Rise Subcamps Guide | Subcamp Locations

Last Updated: January 9, 2022 11:03 AM /


A hunter looking at the remains of a campsite

Fellow hunters, if you've been following our guides on Monster Hunter Rise, there's a good chance you have some experience under your belt. You have some bread and butter weapon and armor sets, taken down some nasty beasts, and have gotten plenty of honey in your item box. Sidebar, you need more; you always need more. But your hunts are still going slow and you want a few more options on where you can go from location to location. Well, we have the guide for you. This is where to find Monster Hunter Rise subcamps.

A hunter finding the remains of a camp
Whew, now to find the rest.

Monster Hunter Rise – Finding and Activating Subcamps

Generally speaking, subcamps are essential in Monster Hunter Rise. Not only do they act as fast-travel points, but they're also additional base camps where you can stock up on items or even switch out weapons and armor. They're great for getting to certain monsters' stomping grounds quickly and for farming different areas for herbs, ores, and insects.

The hard part is finding these subcamps. Generally, subcamp locations are marked by burnt out fireplaces and are spread out throughout the world map at geographical areas of interest. Spots like the peak of a mountaintop or tucked away in a niche cavern. They seem innocuous at first, but anything helps when it comes to maps as complex as these.


Monster Hunter Rise - Shrine Ruins Subcamp Location

There is only one subcamp in this area, but it's a half decent one. The camp is at the top of a mountain northeast of area 10. Just head for the highest point of the lower half of the mountains between areas 10 and 12, you can't miss it.


Monster Hunter Rise - Frost Islands Subcamp Locations

The first subcamp you'll want to find is in a body of water just a little to the right of area 6, hidden away by some rock walls. As for the second subcamp, it's in an elevated area between areas 10 and 8. Look for a rock formation that looks like a backwards “C” and you should find the subcamp there.

The hunter finding a camp in the flooded forest
I don't want to mention how long it took to find this, just know that I saved you a headache.

Monster Hunter Rise - Flooded Forest Subcamp Location

Once again, there is only one subcamp here, and its location is a doozy. There's a large collection of trees and rocks southeast of area 11, it makes up part of the natural corridor connecting it to area 9. In that area is a growth of vines. Climb it and you'll make it inside a hollowed-out tree trunk with the camp inside.

Monster Hunter Rise - Sandy Plains Subcamps Locations

The subcamps in the Sandy Plains should stick out boldly enough. The first one is on a plateau north of area 2, surrounded by ancient ruins. Keep looking around, you can't miss it. As for the second subcamp, it is tucked away in a mountain near a small pond south of area 9.

Monster Hunter Rise - Lava Caverns Subcamp Locations

These might be the most complex subcamps to find since the Lava Caverns are the most layered and vertical of the bunch. The good news is both subcamps are on the ground floor, the trick will be getting to them. The easier of these two subcamps can be found between areas 6 and 7. If you look at the uppermost parts of the map and treat the numbers 6 and 7 as part of a giant “U” or “V” shape, the camp should be right at the lowest point of the curve.

The hunter at a camp near molten lava
Hey look, a hole.

As for the second subcamp, it's in an elevated area northeast of area 10. The long way to get through will be to climb the molten mountain face starting at area 12 then just climbing the incline, using the lava pouring from the scenery as a guardrail until you reach the camp. Alternatively, if you're in the map's lower area, there's an exhaust jet northeast of area 10 that will rocket you all the way to the top of the area and within line of sight of the camp. Either way, this one will take a while but be so worth it.

Finding these subcamps is just the start. Once you're done, return to Kamura Village and speak to the merchant. From here, he'll give you a side quest for each subcamp you've discovered. Complete it, and the subcamp will be built and ready for use. Generally speaking, these quests range between simple delivery quests, usually from farmable areas in those locations like Warm Pelts or Boatshells, or just killing some local monsters. Either way, these side quests shouldn't take up too much of your time.

The Hunter trading with a ship captain
Yes, gimme all the honey!

And with that you should have all of the subcamps in the game available to use in Monster Hunter Rise. Good luck gathering and happy hunting!

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