Capcom just wrapped up its Monster Hunter Digital Event, which provided information on both Monster Hunter Stories 2 : Wings of Ruin and the recently released Monster Hunter Rise. For the latter, Capcom showed off the game’s first major update, featuring a variety of new content arriving later today (April 28 in Japan). As previously announced, the ver. 2.0 update for Monster Hunter Rise brings three returning monsters — the Chameleos, Kushala Daora, and Teostra — in addition to Apex versions of the Diablos and Rathalos.
More excitingly, Capcom has announced that the Apex creatures, which were previously exclusive to Rampage Quests, will be available to hunt outside of this gameplay mode. New quests are also arriving for both single player and multiplayer, with the Hunter Rank cap being removed. If you are like me and have completed most of the launch content, this update is definitely something to be looking forward to. While the meat of the ver. 2.0 Monster Hunter Rise update adds a bunch of new content, more cosmetic options will be available in-game and on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
Here are the full patch notes from Capcom:
Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 (Title Update 1)
Major New Features
Added story elements:
- Your hunter rank cap will be unlocked when certain conditions are met.
- New monsters will start intruding on some quests.
Added elements after unlocking hunter rank cap:
- New monsters will appear in Village and Hub quests.
- New monsters will appear in the Rampage.
- New quests, Arena quests, and requests will be available.
- New weapon trees, armor, petalaces, and items will be available.
- New skills and Rampage Skills will be available.
- Armor upgrade level cap will be unlocked.
- New decorations will be available to forge at the Smithy.
- Layered armor will be available to forge at the Smithy.
- Palico and Palamute layered armor will be available to forge at the Buddy Smithy.
- Palico and Palamute level cap will be unlocked up to level 50.
- Default level for Palico and Palamute hired from the Buddy Scout will be raised.
Major New Features
Added system elements:
- New Guild Card awards will be available.
- You will be able to change your hunter’s appearance from the Character select menu using a Character Edit Voucher. (Note: Character Edit Vouchers can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop.)
- Some bugs have been fixed
Beyond 2.0, Capcom has also set a date for the second major update for Monster Hunter Rise, which is scheduled to release sometime in late May. Just like with this update, more monsters will be added to the game and more content that has yet to be announced.