Capcom reiterates that the 13GB Monster Hunter Rise update will be mandatory for online play

To update [6th May at 13:30BST]:

Capcom has released an updated customer information page (Japanese) reiterating the information from the March event that on June 30th you must download and install a 13GB update to access online play in Monster Hunter Rise. It is mandatory for online services even if you don’t buy the Sunbreak extension.

Original article [15th March at 14:50GMT]:

Capcom hosted a digital event for Monster Hunter Rise today: Sunburn, the “massive expansion”. It was full of excellent detail and footage with the key information that it was going to launch June 30th on Switch, with pre-orders on the eShop set to go live today. [Update: pre-orders are now live, priced at £35.99 / $39.99]

The show itself lasted almost 20 minutes and is absolutely worth seeing. Below is a summary of some important details:

  • Released June 30th, pre-orders are live today.
  • Key features include new story, base, locations, monsters and the “master rank”.
  • ‘Citadel’ is a new environment with varied locations.
  • We took a close look at Outpost Elgado, a large hub with an all-new cast of characters.
  • Three “Lords” are big goals. Garangolm, a powerful beast with fangs and heavy attacks. Lunagaron, a fanged wyvern capable of covering its body in ice. Finally, Elder Dragon Malzeno, the main monster of the expansion.
  • There will be new wire bug moves and many additions to freshen up the gameplay.

Capcom has confirmed a few things regarding access to the content. First, a 13GB update is required on June 30th whether you buy Sunbreak or not (mandatory for online play). There will also be a bundle containing the base game and expansion for sale together for those new to Rise. And yes, there will be a physical edition that includes the expansion.

As a reminder, you must have completed the 7* quest “Serpent: Goddess of Thunder” to trigger the expansion; This was the “true ending” that came as a post-launch update. If you haven’t made it yet, you still have time!

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Image: Capcom

Finally, three amiibo were announced above that can redeem special armor sets and be scanned for daily “lottery” matches.

Those were the important details; Are you looking forward to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak this summer? Capcom reiterates that the 13GB Monster Hunter Rise update will be mandatory for online play

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