Capcom has announced the next Monster Hunter Rise update for PC, Ver.18.104.22.168, and when it releases on February 24th, 2022, it will bring it to parity with the Nintendo Switch version of the game. What this means is that the contents of the Steam version and Nintendo Switch version being synced, so there will no longer be differences between playing Monster Hunter Rise on PC and Nintendo Switch outside of obvious differences in resolution, framerate, and whatever differences the average PC user would have over the Nintendo Switch and vice versa.
Monster Hunter Rise has done very well for itself, selling 8 million copies worldwide as of a month ago and reviewing well on both PC and Nintendo Switch. This latest Monster Hunter Rise update has more than just content parity, so let's look it over, shall we?
What's in the Monster Hunter Rise update?
Along with what I've already discussed, players will be receiving a set of "Defender" weapons for all 14 weapon types, the "Black Belt" armor set, and the "Veteran's Talisman." The "Black Belt" armor set is also available as layered armor. You may be wondering what the point of these new weapons, armor sets, and talismans are, so let me put it plainly: they're free support armor to help beginning players progress through the game more easily. If you're having trouble or just want better armor and weapons in the early-game, be sure to claim the items from Senri the Mailman after updating your game on February 24th.
That's not all that's coming in the latest Monster Hunter Rise update, either. There's two Collab Quests that can be completed to earn materials to craft special weapons, armor, and layered armor for your Hunter, Palico, and Palamute. Players will also be able to recruit a special Palico called "Meow Limit", which is just groovy.
Major new features include HDR settings. To turn them on go to Settings > Display > Screen Mode. In order to do this, you'll have to enable your HDR settings on Windows first. Buddy armor also used to have the exact same generic shadow-probably a byproduct of the Nintendo Switch's limited power. This has been fixed and there will now be unique shadows for each piece of armor.
There's also paid DLC coming, although what that paid DLC is, has yet to be revealed (expect more cosmetics given the game's history and hundred other pieces of DLC). We'll keep you posted.
As for matchmaking, be sure to tell your friends to update their games because Monster Hunter Rise understandably doesn't allow matchmaking between different versions of the game. If you're unsure of what version you're on, you can check the bottom right of the title screen. The Steam version also doesn't support cross saves with other platforms, so keep that in mind as well.
For more information on the upcoming paid DLC and Monster Hunter in general, stay tuned to TechRaptor.