Monster Hunter Rise is getting its first free update in April. It will add new monsters to the newly released game, as well as unannounced features.
Released last weekend with critical acclaim, Monster Hunter Rise is the latest installment in the popular action RPG series. The game has shipped more four million units and now Capcom is ready to take advantage with two new updates.
Version 2.0 for free will be available at the end of April. The update’s main draw is that it adds two main monsters to the game: Chameleos returns and Apex Rathalos. The latter will be part of the Rampage hunt, which is a new tower defense-style feature in the game.
Hunters, yours #MHRise The journey starts today, but we have seen (?) new threats lurking …
Update version title. 2.0 arrives at the end of April. pic.twitter.com/MAiMgcttAL
– Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) March 26, 2021
Capcom says that “additional monsters” will be available in an update. Version 2.0 also includes a limited number of “Hunter Rank” and “some other related features”.
Upcoming, the studio has introduced the update after 2.0. Version 3.0 doesn’t have a release window, but Capcom says it will bring even more monsters to the game. More notably, a future update will add a new ending to the game.
Both updates will be free for all players, as was the case with previous Monster Hunter games. The game has paid DLC, though it’s purely for items and cosmetics.
Monster Hunter Rise now available for Nintendo Switch. In our review we said: “Post-game updates will ultimately decide whether this is a solid classic or simply a solid stepping stone to one thing. something bigger, but even when it came out, Monster Hunter never felt better ”.
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