Monster Hunter Rise Gets Free Update

Posted on 20 Apr 2023 by
L Coulsen

The fifth update brings two new Monsters to go all throaty stabby on, and a level cap increase to boot. A storm is approaching, so some fancy new animal hide armour sounds pretty good, right about now, don’t you think?

Official Press Release

Monster Hunter™ Rise: Sunbreak Free Title Update 5 Reveals the Approaching Storm

London (April 19, 2023) During today’s Monster Hunter™ Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event, the valiant knight Dame Fiorayne announced Free Title Update 5 arrives on April 20, 2023 for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This update features two challenging new monsters to face, including Risen Shagaru Magala and the Looming Calamity itself, Amatsu. Alongside these imposing combatants, the Anomaly Investigations level cap has been increased, two Risen Elder Dragons will be added to Anomaly Research Quests, an update is coming to the Melding Pot, new Special Investigations were unveiled, and even more Event Quests are on the way.


The April Digital Event can be found on the official Monster Hunter™ YouTube channel. A new trailer and additional assets for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak are also available to download now from the Capcom Press Center.

Amatsu is a fearsome Elder Dragon that bends the weather to its will, and when confronted is capable of summoning storms and lightning strikes that are rumored to have wiped a city completely off the map. As if a god of destruction was not enough for Kamura’s “The Fierce” to handle, Risen Shagaru Magala has managed to use its overwhelming power to dominate the Qurio, infecting it to achieve an even more fearsome form. Amatsu will be available from MR10, and Risen Shagaru Magala will be unlocked at MR180. Hunters able to topple these towering tormentors will be rewarded with materials and components to craft new gear complete with unique skills.

In addition to contending with these titans, hunters are also able to tackle two additional Risen Elder Dragons in Anomaly Research Quests, and face even more challenges with the new Anomaly Investigation level cap of 300. All of the afflicted materials from these hunts can be used at the Melding Pot with the new “Qurious Melding” feature that allows for even more skill customization. You’ll want a perfected loadout before attempting the new Special Investigations that unlock after completing an Anomaly Investigation at level 300. These Special Investigations feature monsters with a variety of power-ups including increased strength and more far-reaching attacks.

More Event Quests are also on the way, offering various rewards including poses, the Bloodmalice Layered Armor, the Buff Body Layered Armor, and even Lagombi Ears. The new “Monster & Elgado Music: Chill Version” paid BGM pack offers an assortment of laid back songs for hunters to relax and study the blade to. There are also other new paid DLC options for face paint, layered armor, hairstyles, and more! The voices of Sir Jae and Oboro the Merchant will be made available to hunters, alongside the hairstyle of the one and only genius scientist, Bahari.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will release for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PlayStation®5, and PlayStation®4 on April 28, 2023. At launch it will contain content up to Free Title Update 3 (Ver.13), which includes harrowing encounters such as Chaotic Gore Magala. Ver.14 and onward will be made available after Summer 2023, so keep an eye out for more updates!

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