Capcom has just released a bunch of new information regarding the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Title Update 1. As you might expect, the update will add new monsters, as well as new crafting and quest systems and plenty more. It's launching tomorrow!
What new Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Title Update 1 info is there?
First up, the presentation revealed info on four new monsters you'll be able to take on in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Title Update 1. Lucent Nargacuga is making a return from 2013's Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, and you'll be fighting it in the new Forlorn Arena locale. It's got white fur that allows it to refract moonlight and turn invisible. You'll also be able to take on Seething Bazelgeuse, which drops explosive scales all over the place. The two brand new monsters announced as part of this update, though, are Silver Rathalos and Gold Rathian, both of which can enter an "Incandescent" state that ups their danger level significantly. They've also received new moves for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, along with new armor sets and skills.
As well as these new monsters, we also got a look at the Anomaly Investigation system, which is brand new to this Title Update. Anomaly Investigations will task you with battling random monsters in random locations, and you'll get special materials that will feed into the brand new Qurious Crafting system. This feature allows you to add new stats and bonuses to your armor and weaponry by first picking a stat, then a combination to upgrade your gear. You'll also be able to earn special materials that will give you new weapon and armor upgrades.
If that's not enough for you, then perhaps you'll be into new Event Quests, which are being added to Monster Hunter Rise starting from August 18th. More Event Quests will be introduced each week with lots of different conditions, and a new type of Event Quest is also being added in the form of Dual Threats, which will ask you to take on two monsters at a time (including the new Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos monsters). Of course, a host of paid DLC is also being added as part of Title Update 1, including new Layered Armor that lets you change your appearance to that of the NPC Fiorayne, regardless of what body type you chose. It's a pretty good time to be a Monster Hunter Rise fan, isn't it?
What's next for Monster Hunter Rise?
At last count, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak had hit 2 million sales, but it's likely to have shot past that number by now. As such, Capcom isn't intending to rest on its laurels when it comes to the monster-hunting RPG. A new Title Update is due for September, bringing with it more monsters to battle. Another update is scheduled for winter to bring even more content to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, with further updates to come in 2023. Don't say Capcom never spoils you!
You can grab Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak right now on PC and Nintendo Switch. It'll cost you $39.99, but there's also a version available that packs in both Monster Hunter Rise and the Sunbreak expansion. If you've just picked the game up and you're wondering where to get started in what can be a rather off-putting game for new players, be sure to take a look at some of our Monster Hunter Rise guides, which should have all the info you need to start hunting those monsters.