Capcom just revealed the Monster Hunter Rise first free title update details including the release date at the Monster Hunter Digital Event for April 2021 in addition to showcasing a new trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2. The event revealed the new monster additions, fighting Apex monsters outside rampages, offline event quests, new weapons, new armor, and more for Monster Hunter Rise. This update will release beginning April 28 or April 29 depending on your timezone. Watch the new Monster Hunter Rise trailer for the first free title update 2.0 below:

Monster Hunter Rise free title update all new monsters added

The following monsters have been added in Monster Hunter Rise free title update version 2.0:

  • Apex Rathalos
  • Apex Diablos
  • Chameleos
  • Teostra
  • Kushala Daora

Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 lets you fight Apex monsters outside rampages

As shown in the trailer above, Monster Hunter Rise 2.0 lets you fight Apex monsters outside rampages.

Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 new features and content

  • Hunter rank cap unlock
  • New monsters including intruders.
  • New monsters in village and hub quests.
  • New monsters in Rampages.
  • New skills and Rampage skills.
  • New decorations.
  • Armor upgrade level cap unlock.
  • Palico and Palamute layered armor forging,
  • New Guild Card awards.
  • Character Edit Voucher support and more.

Monster Hunter Rise free title update 2.0 release date and time

The Monster Hunter Rise free title update version 2.0 will release on April 29 at 00:00 UTC which is 5:30 AM IST and 5:00 PM PDT on April 28.

Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 update download size

Capcom confirmed that the Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 update download size is about 0.9GB.

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Monster Hunter Rise version 3.0 update release date

The Monster Hunter Rise version 3.0 update releases at the end of May. A definite release date will be announced soon.

Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 update patch notes will be revealed after the event

As with most Monster Hunter updates, expect the patch notes to be available after the event ends and before the update has launched worldwide. 

I recently spoke to Yasunori Ichinose at Capcom about Monster Hunter Rise’s returning monsters and more. Read the full interview here. I also spoke to Ryozo Tsujimoto about Monster Hunter Stories 2 and how it can be enjoyed by newcomers. Read that interview here. Since the Monster Hunter April 2021 Digital Event will feature updates on both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2, I’m hopeful that Capcom announces more plans for post launch updates to both games.

Monster Hunter Rise is out now on Nintendo Switch. It releases in 2022 for PC via Steam. Monster Hunter Stories 2 releases on July 9 worldwide on Steam and Nintendo Switch.

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