The first update for Monster Hunter Rise will drop next month.
On the Capcom website, it was revealed when gamers can expect the first update to release for Monster Hunter Rise. The first title update (Ver. 2.0) will release in late April. No exact date was given. Similar to previous games in the Monster Hunter series, the updates will be free, providing content to players at no cost. Capcom stated that the first update for Rise will bring back the Chameleos. It will also be the debut of Apex Rathalos, and will add some additional monsters. The update will also unlock the "Hunter Rank" cap, along with other related features.
It was also announced that a second title update (Ver. 3.0) will be released at a later date. This update will include additional monsters, as well as an additional ending to the Monster Hunter Rise story arc. No time window was given for the Ver. 3.0 update.
Monster Hunter Rise released for the Nintendo Switch today, March 26th. The game includes a number of multiplayer features, helping make it easier to play with others. Rise has a feature called Hunter Connect, which lets gamers set tags to match with other players. Gamers are able to make labels that will only be found by others using the same Monster Connect. This will allow players to find others who have the same objectives and playstyle as them. Whenever a quest is completed with others, gamers can send Likes to those that they quested with using the Like system. If two players Like each other, they will become Mutual Likes, making easier to to find each other to pair up again for future quests.
Monster Hunter Rise is available now for the Nintendo Switch. The title will release for PC in 2022. The game holds OpenCritic's Mighty Rating, and has a Top Critic Average of 87.