Having been announced in 2021, Capcom showcased a Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event on August 09, 2022. During this event, series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and Director Yoshitake Suzuki announced Title Update 1.
This is the first free title update and is packed with content, from familiar monsters making an appearance to an expansion to the Anomaly Quest system. This comes with added rewards and challenges for hunters to dive into. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will receive weekly Event Quests following the update. These events will be geared toward players that have achieved Master Rank 10. This will be commencing August 18, 2022, also featuring further challenging “Dual Threats.”
One of the returning monsters is Lucent Nargacuga, last encountered in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. “This agile predator makes its roost in the newly redesigned Forlorn Arena, defined by crumbling stone buildings and colonnades.” This is a creature that possesses the ability to refract moonlight off its luminescent fur, nearly reaching invisibility. And if that was not enough of a challenge, the next monster arriving is Seething Bazelgeuse. This one has a knack for arriving in the most inopportune of moments, adding a layer of challenge to any given quest with its explosive scales.
In addition to these two ferocious creatures, there will be two rare subspecies also making their arrival. These will be Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos. As usual, there will be craftable armors from the mentioned monsters’ materials, all while having unique skills.
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The current Five-Star rating for Anomaly Quests has been unlocked. This will consist of new afflicted monsters such as Magma Almudron and Lunagaron. Anomaly investigations is a newly integrated quest system, where quests will have randomized conditions, such as target monsters and locales. Alongside the Anomaly Investigations, you can customize your equipment with your preferred enhancements like affinity or attack power for weapons. And for armors, skill points can be randomly modified. All of these modifications and enhancements are possible in Qurious Crafting. Hunters are also able to seek out specific materials at Bahari the Scientist’s new Anomaly Research Lab. Here you can trade unique items obtained from the mentioned Anomaly Investigations.
Customize how your hunter looks with all new DLC alternatives for layered armor, stickers, hairstyles, and BGM. You will also be able to have NPC costumes and look like your favorite character from the expansion. As the cherry on top, hunters will be able to take on the look of Fiorayne, and a DLC that provides players with her voice while hunting.