June 13, 2022: We’ve updated this article with the latest information from Capcom showcase
During the most recent Nintendo Direct, Capcom revealed Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, a “massive expansion” featuring new monsters, locations, and gameplay. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak follows in the footsteps of the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion, which offered a huge amount of new content and increased the difficulty ranks.
Monster Hunter fans have been hoping for a similar treatment for Rise ever since it was announced, and it looks like they won’t be disappointed. So, when is the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak release date?
As Monster Hunter Rise was released in March 2021, and development lasted four years, hopefully, Sunbreak won’t take quite as long. While additional details were revealed during the 2021 Tokyo Game Show, information is still slim right now, but we will work to update our findings as soon as we know more. Meanwhile, regular updates are still expected for Monster Hunter Rise, including new event quests and additional DLC content.
When is the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Release Date?
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak releases on June 30, 2022. This is over a year after the original’s release, but it’s listed as a massive expansion, so development has taken some time. This includes a 13GB update for the base Monster Hunter Rise that also becomes available on June 30 and is needed for online play. We can be sure to get additional information leading up to its release.
What are the new monsters in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak?
Capcom revealed this monster during the very first trailer, Malzeno is an Elder Dragon, seen to be haunting a new locale that players can explore in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. With its blood-red wings and bat-like appearance, many are wondering if this latest monster will be based on a vampire. It’s found amongst castle ruins after all, and we see the monster snatch a Rathalos out of the air by its neck. This latest addition will be the flagship monster for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, as we see its silhouette on the game’s official logo, much like Magnamalo in Monster Hunter Rise.
This crab-like creature returns from Monster Hunter 2, with its long, sharp pincers able to cut through even the toughest of rocks – and other monsters! We see Ceanataur stalking cave systems and waterways, so we don’t expect to run into this giant enemy crab out in the open.
A fanged wyvern who can cut through nearly anything with their claws, when they become enraged they incase themselves in ice that acts like armour. They’re inspired by legends of lycanthropes and werewolves.
The fanged beast Garangolm, its left arm is covered in moss and its right arm is covered in magma. When it attacks it uses duel elements of both fire and water.
Blood Orange Bishaten
This sub-species of the regular Bishaten throws exploding pinecones instead of its regular items.
First introduced in Monster Hunter Generations, Astalos returns for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This glowing green wyvern crackles with electricity, and its wings resemble that of an insect.
Espinas is from the Monster Hunter Frontier series. In Spanish, its name means thorns, which isn’t a surprise considering how it looks!
This glorious beast is the flagship monster from Monster Hunter 4. It may be blind, but its other senses are heightened, so it can find its prey with ease.
This humongous crustacean uses its claws to form a large shield, but it’s not just defence, it can also rip you apart! Hunters beware.
A new sub-species of the fearsome arachnid, it now attaches fire to its silk, making this a brutally difficult beast and one not to be underestimated.
We’ll update this section with more details on the new monsters soon, check back again later! Also, head over to our Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak new monsters guide for a more in-depth look at the creatures.
Where is Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Set?
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak takes place at Elgado Outpost, a bustling port town and a research facility home to many scientists. In the latest trailer, we learn it’ll have familiar locations such as a tea shop, a blacksmith, and a merchant.
Will Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak have new characters?
During the latest trailer for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, a female character is introduced called Dame Fiorayne, who seems to take the player character on the journey needed to reach new locations. We are also introduced to Admiral Galleus, Bahari the scientist, Chichae, and Mianyle the blacksmith.
Will Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak have new gameplay elements?
The latest trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak shows off brand new wirebug abilities, such as the ability to attach to enemies and then yank them towards you. We also see a gun mounted on a palamute. Though we don’t know everything, new wirebug abilities are promised so you can expect to see more ahead of release.
Welcome to a new frontier, the Jungle!
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) June 13, 2022
Is there a Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak trailer?
The Capcom showcase that aired on June 13, 2022, went over lots of new information and unveiled the newest trailer for the upcoming massive expansion. You can watch it above to make sure you haven’t missed any of the latest details.
Will Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak have amiibo support?
Capcom revealed that the existing Monster Hunter Rise amiibo will in fact work with Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, unlocking additional layered armour for hunters, palamutes, and palicos. It’s not clear yet what support there will be for other amiibo.
We’ll update this guide as soon as possible when we know where you will be able to buy these Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak amiibo.
Not much else is known about Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak yet, but we will be updating with the latest information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, Monster Hunter Rise players can stay ahead of the competition with our weapon guides, such as the best Monster Hunter Rise Dual Blades build, and Monster Hunter Rise bow build guide. Happy hunting!