27 May 2021 4:16 AM +00:00

Monster Hunter Rise Update 3.0 New Monsters & Release Date Revealed

Much like previous games in the series, Monster Hunter Rise has been promised new content that'll release for months after the game's initial launch.

The biggest update yet, Update 3.0, has finally gone live. Read on to learn just exactly what it entails:

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Monster Hunter Rise Update 3.0, long anticipated, is finally here. This substantial update adds new monsters, new gear, and even a new ending!

The update requires 1.4GB of free space (if bought new, the total size of Monster Hunter Rise with the update included is 2.9GB), and it's live right now.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start carving!


Release Date Revealed By New Trailer

Today, May 26, Capcom released a trailer that detailed what you can expect from the 3.0 update.

Monster Hunter Rise 3.0 will come to Nintendo Switch on May 27 at 1am BST and you can check out the trailer below:

New Monsters & Ending

The trailer shouts out the "Crimson Glow Valstrax, Apex Zinogre and a new story ending" as the main new features of Monster Hunter Rise's 3.0 update. Below, we'll provide the official descriptions of the new monsters.


Crimson Glow Valstrax

"A mutant Valstrax fearsomely dubbed the "Crimson Glow." This elder dragon typically secludes itself in the upper atmosphere, but it has been driven mad by its own rampant energy, causing it to lash out at anything in its sight. Once it sights its prey, it swoops down, trampling them beneath its shifting wingblades."

Apex Zinogre

"A Zinogre so mighty, it was crowned an Apex. Its body is covered in scars and wounds as if it had been caught in a storm, and it's seemingly always dominated by wrath and terror. Its forelegs—and their every strike—brim with ferocious sparks."

The new ending that's being added as part of 3.0 will finally see Ibushi and Narwa meet through new quests for you to play.

Content Roadmap

Capcom also revealed a content roadmap, which runs through what Monster Hunter Rise players can expect in terms of updates following 3.0's launch.

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MORE: New content coming throughout 2021

3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 will all add new quests and other pieces of DLC to the game, so keep an eye out for more details.


How Big Is The Update?

According to a follow-up tweet, the base update will be 1.4GB but will require 2.9GB if you've never updated the game before. This update size tells us a few central things.

It tells us they are sure about the size. This means little changes will be made between now and eventual release.

We'll confirm once the update is out and we know the exact size.

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