Listed below are several Beginner Tips and Tricks which will help you in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
Explore the Maps
There are two new locales introduced in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, these are The Citadel which is the expansion's premier map, and The Jungle from Monster Hunter 2 which has been remade. Both maps add new locations and resources and to make hunts on these maps easier it is recommended that you spend time thoroughly exploring them in order to not only become familiar with the locations of mining nodes and endemic life but also finding the secret camps on each one which will later in the game when fully built will serve as fast travel points.
Always Prepare for Quests
It is essential that you are always appropriately prepared for a quest, this means ensuring that you stay stocked up on items that will be useful, and bringing the best ones you have available. Your loadouts become very important when you reach Master Rank as all the monsters are upgraded from previous versions making them considerably tougher to deal with.
Take Advantage of Switch Skills and Swap Evade
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak introduces the Switch Skills and Swap Evade technique which enables you to swap out your assigned skills during battle. Take advantage of this feature as it increases your versatility by allowing you to perform previously impossible combinations. Keep in mind that although this feature offers every weapon some sort of gain you will get better benefits with some weapons than others. Swap Evade is particularly useful as it not only provides an extra evasive option but can help with repositioning as well.
Use the Environment
Take advantage of the environment in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak whenever possible. Aside from the rampaging monsters there is also snaring and endemic life that can be dangerous. Things like the spear squid, which deal lots of damage if you can lure a monster into their path and swamps filled with Thornytoads that attack any creature that comes near. Also keep an eye out for rocks and towers that you can collapse. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak introduces two new types of wirebug, the golden variant which grants extra material drops when you are riding a wyvern and a red version which makes mounted punishers deal considerably more damage.
Buddies are More Powerful
Palamutes and Palicos are the two types of buddies in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Palamutes have pouches that enable them to carry the excess materials you gather, they can also unlock the Palamute Skilkbinder, a back-mounted wirebug ballista that restrains monsters. Palicos can earn Secret Support Moves by completing quests which they can then swap with regular support moves at a buddy dojo. Both types of buddies can use Eurekacorn, a new material you can gather through The Argosy and the Meowcenaries to increase your buddies skill memory and there is a new pre-hunt ability called Buddy Recon which allows you to set up fast travel points without having sub camps.
Followers in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak are NPC hunters that you can recruit to go on Support Surveys to hunt monsters when you complete their quests. Followers will help you out in a variety of ways, such as by using health recovery items and placing traps, and sometimes even riding monsters. One of best followers is the knight Fiorayne who will join your party for all significant story quests when unlocked.
Search for Hidden Armour Sets and Rampage Decorations
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak also features some new hidden armor sets you can get through the Meowcenaries or The Argosy. These include Master Rank variants of those that were available in the base game. Instead of ramping up Rampage Decorations like in previous games of the series you can now craft them with a specific effect to slot into your weapon. In order to craft a Rampage Decoration you just need to defeat their namesake monster in the Master Rank. You can now also get level four Rampage Decorations, which provide even higher skill levels.
Take a look at our How to Unlock Secret Monsters to find out how you unlock these Master Rank creatures in the post-game of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.