MH Rise Sunbreak Expansion

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Release Date June 30, 2022
Price From USD $39.99
Platforms Nintendo Switch, PC
PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S (April 28, 2023)

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Expansion for Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise) is a full-feature paid DLC released for the Nintendo Switch and PC on June 30th 2022. MHRise Sunbreak includes an all-new storyline with more new monsters, in addition to new locales, gameplay elements, quest rank, and more. The expansion is sizeable, adding 19 Large Monsters and new Quest Types as well as new mechanics. Master Rank content which also extends to quests and available equipment.

MHR Sunbreak is set for release on April 28th 2023 for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, the same date that Title Update 5 releases. It will, however, only share content with the PC and Switch versions up to Version 13, i.e. it will only have Sunbreak content up to Title Update 3. Visit Patch Notes for a comprehensive list of content added up to TU3 and please see DLC for other content updates, including free events and collaborations.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Expansion Breakdown

  1. Release Date: June 30, 2022 (PC & Switch)
  2. Features:
    1. New Story - See Master Rank Quests, Anomaly Quests, Follower Quests
    2. New Master Rank Monsters
    3. New Master Rank Armor
    4. New Master Rank Weapons
    5. New Master Rank Palico Equipment
    6. New Master Rank Palamute Equipment
    7. New Rampage Decorations
    8. New Decorations
    9. New Switch Skills and Skill Swap
    10. New Meowcenaries and The Argosy rewards
    11. New Locales, Gameplay Elements, Quest Rank
  3. Prices: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is available in various editions:
    • Standard Edition: $39.99
    • Deluxe Edition: $49.99
    • Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set: $69.99, £59.99
    • Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set: $79.99
    • Sunbreak Collector's Edition: $99.99
  4. At least 13 new Monsters have been revealed: Malzeno, Lunagaron, Garangolm, Shogun Ceanataur, Astalos, Blood Orange Bishaten, Seregios, Aurora Somnacanth, Magma Almudron, Gore Magala, Espinas, Daimyo HermitaurPyre Rakna-Kadaki and Lucent Nargacuga.
  5. Sunbreak begins after players complete the⭐7 Hub Quest: Serpent Goddess of Thunder




MHR Sunbreak Demo

A demo for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has been released on June 14, 2022. The demo is available on both the Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam on PC.

Demo File Sizes

  • Nintendo Switch: 3.2GB
  • PC: 7.5GB

Demo Features

This demo for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak features 4 hunts of varying difficulties against Master Rank variants of existing Base Game Monsters and new Sunbreak-exclusive Monsters:

The demo also takes players to the new Jungle locale, featuring a vast tropical landscape with sprawling ecology and ecosystems. Finally, players will be able to preview the new Switch Skill Swap mechanic introduced with the expansion, including all of the Switch Skills that have been introduced thus far. Also included in the demo are Training Quests designed to familiarize players with the Switch Skill Swap mechanic, Wyvern Riding as well as Basic hunting techniques.


Note for downloading the MH Rise: Sunbreak demo on Nintendo Switch:

In order to download the demo on the Switch eShop, navigate to the Monster Hunter Rise Base Game's page, select "Demo" and then choose the "Sunbreak Demo".

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MHR Sunbreak Expansion Release Date, Pricing and Versions

The MHRise Sunbreak Expansion was released on June 30, 2022 for both Nintendo Switch and PC platforms. The game will be available in various editions for both existing and new players. The Sunbreak Expansion is also set for release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on the 28th of April, 2023. This release will have all the same editions and extra pre-purchase and deluxe edition content as the first release.


Sunbreak Standard Edition

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Price: $39.99


  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion


For players who already own the Monster Hunter Rise base game.

Sunbreak Deluxe Edition

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Price: $49.99

Set Contents:

  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit

Deluxe Kit Contents:

  • Hunter Layered Armor Set: Dragonsbane
  • Palamute Layered Armor Set: C Hound
  • Palico Layered Armor Set: F Devout
  • Gesture Set (Four Included): Take Aim
  • Pose Set (Three Included): Fight Pose Set
  • Hunter Makeup: Elegant Eye
  • Hunter Hairstyle: Fluffy Curls


For players who already own the Monster Hunter Rise base game.

The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit will be available for separate purchase starting June 30, 2022.

Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set

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Price: $69.99

Set Contents:

  • Monster Hunter Rise base game
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion


For players who do not yet own the Monster Hunter Rise base game.



Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set

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Price: $79.99

Set Contents:

  • Monster Hunter Rise base game
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion
  • Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Kit
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit


For players who do not yet own the Monster Hunter Rise base game

The Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Kit is available for separate purchase.

Sunbreak Collector's Edition

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Price: $99.99

Collector's Edition Contents:

  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Edition
  • Malzeno amiibo
  • Monster Icon Sticker Pack
  • Elgado Mark Enamel Pin
  • Exclusive Steelbook


Does not include the Monster Hunter Rise base game


Early Purchase Bonus

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Cosmetic Layered Armor for your Palamute and Palico.

  • Palamute Layered Armor Set: Loyal Dog Costume
  • Palico Layered Armor Set: Striped Cat Costume

- Available for all digital purchases of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak made before 11:59PM JST 17 August, 2022
- Physical copies of the Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set will include a download code for the bonus valid until June 29, 2024

MH Rise Sunbreak Amiibo

New Buddies layered armor rewards for the new amiibo: Canyne Malzeno X for Palamutes, and Felyne Malzeno X for Palicoes.

Each amiibo™ unlocks a special layered armor when used in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

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Details on MH Rise Sunbreak Expansion Content

More details for the expansion were revealed at Capcom's feature TGS 2021, on September 30, 2021 06:00~06:50 (PDT). Previously, only a trailer was shown highlighting a new monster and a theme of broken landscapes and dark purples, pinks and oranges.

New Storyline & Locales

The storyline from Monster Hunter Rise continues and branches into a new theme. While putting an end to The Rampage had brought peace to Kamura, a mysterious new phenomenon surrounding the monsters of a far-off land known as the Kingdom, including the dreaded Malzeno, threatens to plunge the world into chaos once more. It is up to the dedicated researchers, brave knights and hunters of Elgado to investigate these occurrences and put a stop to the threat before it gets out of hand.

Sunbreak's story will bring hunters to new lands, with new locales and new threats to discover and conquer.

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Elgado Outpost

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The base of operations moves from Kamura Village to Elgado Outpost in the Kingdom, serving as the new hub for the expansion.

Home to Fiorayne, Admiral Galleus and the Knights of the Royal Order, the Outpost serves as the frontline for all research and investigations into the malevolent forces threatening the Kingdom. Serving a dual purpose as both a trading port and research outpost, Elgado is outfitted with all the necessary resources and Facilities to provide support to the local Knights of the Royal Order as well as hired hunters. This includes the Smithy, Market and the Command Post. A mobile branch of the famed Kamura Tea Shop has even set up business at the Outpost!

The Citadel

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The Citadel is a brand new locale centered around the forlorn ruins of an old castle in the Kingdom and is central to the storyline in Sunbreak.

This massive new location features a vast array of environments ranging from dusky swamps and marshes, dilapidated ruins, vibrant open fields, lush green forested areas to harsh frozen icescapes. Inhabiting these wildly different environments is a slew of new Monsters and Endemic Life that drive the ecosystem including the imposing Garangolm and the mildmannered Gowngoats. Variations of existing creatures may also be found thriving in this complex setting.

The Jungle

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The Jungle is a returning locale first introduced in Monster Hunter 2 and has appeared in multiple titles.

This tropical region features lush, green scenery interspersed with islands amidst enchanting coastlines, vast underground cave systems and lofty cliffsides. The Jungle is an ideal habitat for various creatures that thrive on its warm climate which is often graced by an abundance of rainfall, creating an ideal paradise setting. The ecology of the Jungle is one of the most diverse yet as a healthy mix of Monsters and Endemic Life travel to and often settle within its environments. This ranges from the predatory Nargacuga to the amphibious Tetranadon, to newer Monsters such as Espinas and Astalos.


New Quest Rank & Gameplay Features

Master Rank

The Sunbreak Expansion will introduce Master Rank content to the world of Monster Hunter Rise. Master Rank is a whole new tier of hunter ranking for hunters to climb, bringing with it all new quests of a higher difficulty, greater challenges and more powerful monsters. Master Rank activities will also provide an all new tier of crafting Materials and other rewards with which to craft a plethora of new and much more powerful Weapons and Armor.


Follower Collab Quests

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Follower Collab Quests in are a new type of Quest debuting with the Sunbreak Expansion. These are single-player-only missions where the player can recruit the various NPCs they've encountered on their journey as Followers to join them on hunts. These Followers each have their own personalities and quirks, and will aid the hunter in various ways, allowing for a completely new hunting experience.

  • Followers will help players out in a variety of ways, such as by using health recovery items and placing traps, and sometimes even riding monsters.
  • Each Follower will have their own weapons and attacks that they are proficient with and players are bound to find a setup that compliments their playstyle.
  • Players will be able to earn exclusive rewards by taking on these Follower Collab Quests as they make their way through the story.
  • The cast of characters that can join you as Followers will increase as you progress through the new story in the Sunbreak Expansion.
  • Several characters from Kamura Village such as Hinoa and Minoto will be able to join you as Followers as well.


New Hunting Actions

Following the introduction of Silkbind Attack and Switch Skills in the base MHR game, the Sunbreak Expansion expands on these systems by adding more Silkbind Attacks for each of the 14 Weapon-types and allowing Switch Skills to be changed out even while not at camp through the new Switch Skill Swap function.

The Switch Skill Swap mechanic allows the hunter to assign Switch Skill loadouts and swap between them on the fly, whether in combat or otherwise. This allows the hunter to further expand their arsenal of available moves during hunts and to further customize their builds to accommodate their playstyle. Being able to make split-second decisions to swap loadouts and use specific moves to counter monster attacks as they wind up is sure to add an exciting new dimension to monster hunting. A Swap Evade mechanic is  also introduced to compliment the new Switch Skill Swap, allowing hunters to evade enemy attacks and reposition directly after swapping their loadouts.

Finally, each of the 14 Weapon-types will now have a total of 5 sets of 2 swappable Switch Skills, including new Silkbind Attacks and regular moves, an improvement over the 3 sets per weapon in the base game.

See the Switch Skills page for details on these new systems.

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Expect more QoL changes with the new expansion as well, including the ability to Wall Run without using a wiredash move, being able to choose to attack or mount a monster in a mountable state, and more freedom to customize controls in the Options Menu.


New Sunbreak Monsters

The following new Monsters have been confirmed to release with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

  • With the addition of Master Rank, some existing monsters will also have their attack pools and combo potential expanded. Watch out for the Aknosom's new somersault combo and the Tigrex's new bite into spin attack follow-up. 
  • As is tradition with Capcom, expect more Monsters to arrive via future Free Title Updates.
  • Also see Small Monsters and Endemic Life for more creatures confirmed to arrive with the expansion.

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An Elder Dragon that acts as the flagship monster of MHR: Sunbreak. This is a new monster that is speculated to sustain itself on the blood of other monsters - as it's seen in the trailer feasting on a Rathalos. Its design is somewhat reminiscent to that of the Crimson Glow Valstrax due to their shared red hues and particles.


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An ice-based Fanged Wyvern monster reminiscent of Odogaron and similar in design to Tobi-Kadachi from previous titles. The Lunagaron can transform its appearance via Ice Spikes, similar to Velkhana or Zinogre's power-ups. This monster's addition prompts speculation that MHR: Sunbreak will also reintroduce Odogaron.


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A new Fanged Beast type monster that resembles Rajang. One of three monsters referred to as 'The Three Lords' - the three strongest monsters in the Kingdom, Garangolm protects its territory with devastating physical attacks. When enraged, it is able to wield both Fire Element and Water Element.



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Long-time fans of the Monster Hunter franchise may recognize this returning monster from Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate. Seregios is covered by large scales referred to as "Bladescales" that it can choose to shoot out at hunters to cause Bleeding. Hunters will easily be able to spot when Seregios is enraged from its unfolded scales.


Aurora Somnacanth
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A new subspecies of Somnacanth. Rather than having the ability to put hunters to sleep, this version of the Leviathan is able to harness the freezing cold air it emits to slide quickly across the arena and freeze unsuspecting hunters where they stand. The trailer shows it is able to harness a powerful freezing breath attack similar to Velkhana's ice beam attack from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.


Magma Almudron
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A novel fire-based subspecies of Almudron found in the Lava Caverns. It is able to enter a heated state after burrowing underground, giving it access to magma attacks. As with regular Almudron, hunters should always be wary of the Magma Almudron's deadly tail.



Shogun Ceanataur
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A Carapaceon monster returning to the series. It looks like a Hermit Crab, and uses skulls to protect itself, giving it a sturdy shell that hunters must deal with. Since this is also a Bleed monster in previous titles, it's speculated that such effects will be prominent in Sunbreak.


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A returning monster that made its debut in Monster Hunter Generations. This aggressive Flying Wyvern is capable of storing large amounts of electricity in various parts of it's body. Hunters should be wary of it's devastating Thunder attacks it's whole body is fully charged.


Blood Orange Bishaten
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This new subspecies of Bishaten is more destructive than its playful and curious counterpart. Rather than fun persimmons, Blood Orange Bishaten fling numerous explosive pinecones at hunters that they can detonate with various attacks.




Lucent Nargacuga
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Coming with the first Free Title Update in August, 2022



Seething Bazelgeuse


 Coming with the first Free Title Update in August, 2022



MHRise Sunbreak Gallery

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Monster Hunter Rise is the latest installment in the action RPG series and transports players to Kamura Village, a colorful and tranquil setting that attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. The core gameplay experience in Monster Hunter Rise stays true to the highly-praised previous Monster Hunter entries, where hunters must equip their armor and select from one of the 14 different weapon types. As players defeat monsters and progress through the game, items carved from fallen foes can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that will increase their chances of future success and survival. Hunters can tackle these challenges solo, or with up to three other hunters in cooperative local or online play.

Monster Hunter Rise evolves the series by introducing several new and exciting mechanics for hunters to master. For the first time in a Monster Hunter game, wire-based grappling actions can be performed by using a “Wirebug” while standing or in mid-air, adding an all-new level of aerial maneuverability to hunting strategies and attacks. Additionally, the game debuts the “Wyvern Riding” technique, which allows players to temporarily take control of a monster and yields spectacular battle sequences during a hunt. Monster Hunter Rise also introduces new hunting partners called Palamutes, personalized and rideable “Canyne” companions that will provide players with a new set of attack options. The “Canyne” Palamute companions join the series favorite “Felyne” Palicoes in assisting players while out on a hunt.

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    • Anonymous

      Who ever made this I would like to say thank you for doing this. Just like the World Iceborn wiki this tells you everything you need and when title updates come we will know everything. So thank you for adding to the Monster Hunter community.

      • Anonymous

        Fatalis will always be featured in Mon Hun Rise Sunbreak max title update with more story importance as well as every MonHun installment as well as next gen portable & portable expansions max title update only, No ifs ands or buts.

        • Anonymous

          You know those returning Large equivalents of returning small monsters like Great Baggi & Wroggi that were featured in Rise base, well, for the Classic Monster Hunter fans perspective expectations of want to have small monsters to have more importance than their Large relatives without those said returning Large relatives, the MonHunRise developers putting those 2 was a one big huge massive mistake due to the fact that Magma Almudron & Aurora Somnacanth, whose physical & aliment abilities share with Agnaktor & Zamtrios are featured, and any other subspeices of base Rise new large monsters would either have a Poison or Sleep based abilities that are more greater than a Great Baggi & Wroggi put separately & mixed alike. Also, there are Large Monsters that already have similar aliments like Rathalos, Rathian, Pukei-Pukei having 'Poison' oriented abilities, Nightshade Paolumu having 'Sleep' based abilities. What are the MonHunRise developers are going to to do about it?

          • Anonymous

            Gold and Silver variations too? Any player with MH experience can walk through to 7* and then your just faffing around till the update comes. i still haven't made my mind up if the weapons all being about the same damage is a good thing or not.

            • Anonymous

              I REALLY hope they have G-rank or SOMETHING for endgame. I love MHR, but we need endgame material if we’re gonna have players still playing until the next MH game.

              • Anonymous

                I hope they add in a different variant of Fatalis, like White Fatalis into this game. I really liked the Fatalis fight in Iceborne!

                • Anonymous

                  It sucks that the game didn't release with **** to do after the 7* quests.

                  People who have only played world wouldn't understand these games are supposed to be released with the g rank included its painful, doesn't take very long to get to the 7 * and complete everything

                  • Anonymous

                    They also need to put more variants of each monsters, because i would like to see stygian zinogre and it's set in mh rise. The monster and it's set would make a good thematic for the game's setting.

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