Monster Hunter Rise is in line to receive an extensive DLC expansion next year, set to add plenty of additional content, claim a series of recent rumours.
Monster Hunter Rise has been a smash-hit for Capcom since arriving on the Nintendo Switch. So much so, players are already looking to the future for additional content.
Often, DLC can be an effective tool for keeping a player base keen. Similarly, expanding on a popular IP can help foster an active player count and increase participation levels.
With that in mind, the prospect of an upcoming Monster Hunter Rise DLC expansion is an enticing one. In today's news, we potentially uncover Capcom's plans for what players can expect next.
So, without any additional delay, let's get to the beating heart of today's topic.
I hope you're in the mood for some monster slaying!
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Monster Hunter Rise DLC Expansion Rumour
Last year, Capcom was on the receiving end of a "customized ransomware attack." The events of which involved a series of leaks and significant data breaches. Victims of this attack were the IP's, Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil Village.
Also compromised during the breach, according to Capcom, was "some personal information maintained by the Capcom Group."
Recently, a well-known Monster Hunter series Modder named, AsteriskAmpersand, decided to look back over the data involved in Capcom's leak last year.
Their research seemingly unearthed some new potential details concerning Monster Hunter Rise G. The apparent expansion forecast to launch in 2022, way back when in 2019.
According to the Monster Hunter researcher, the update includes 20 more monsters! But also, five further locations, Western Yokai motifs, and an additional gameplay feature. One likely to expand on the newly implemented silkband mechanic.
Taking to Twitter, AsteriskAmpersand unveiled their findings concerning Capcom's 2019 plans:
"2019 Rise G plans indicate between 20 to 30 extra monsters. 5 additional stages. An outright skip of base Rise option. Western Yokai Motifs. And a new element to further dig into Silkbinds and Switch Skills."
Via a separate tweet, the Monster Hunter Modder suggests Capcom expected "Rise G development to finish 2021 Q4 and release 2022 Q1. On Switch and PC."
Monster Hunter Rise G Rumours | Are They True?
At this point, it's worth noting that, while these rumours could well be credible, without proper verification from Capcom, we must treat them with a pinch of salt. Maybe even a handful.
Until official word comes from the company's mouth, these insights will remain a rumour. That said, it's interesting to see what could potentially be in store players later down the pipeline.
Right now, Monster Hunter Rise is purchasable on the Nintendo Switch store for those wishing to get in on the action. Later, a PC launch is planned, but, as it stands, that release date is yet to be confirmed.
Monster Hunter Rise Reception
To put it mildly, Monster Hunter Rise has been a tremendous success since its recent release. Launching to Universal acclaim and generally favourable critical reviews on Metacritic, Capcom's latest entry in its popular IP has gone down a storm with Switch players.
And I can see why. With a slew of new additions, mechanics and features, there's ample reason for players to engage actively. Simultaneously, the promise of new malevolent monsters acts as a solid reason to get excited over the franchise's future.
I, for one, can't wait to find out more. Of course, we'll keep you updated on further news. So, stay tuned.
What's on the Way.
So, about those imposing monsters. We now know what Capcom has up its sleeve concerning the future of Monster Hunter Rise.
According to Capcom, players can expect many more monster additions at the end of April. Yes, even more!
"Monster Hunter Rise will get a number of free title updates after release to make your hunting life even more exciting! The first update is scheduled for the end of April and introduces Chameleos, as well as several other new monsters. Get Ready for More Monsters!"
So, while we wait for news on those rumoured findings, for now at least, there's much more content on the near horizon. Of course, outside of DLC, patches also play a part in further refining the core game.
Today, Capcom released patch notes for its latest update Ver.1.1.2. The core content of which revolves around bugs and other minor issues.
The player fixes are as follows:
Fixed a bug causing the controls to stop responding under certain circumstances when you receive a Join Request while riding a Canyne set to your second Buddy slot.
Fixed a bug causing the controls to stop responding when receiving and accepting a Join Request while climbing a wall at the Training Area on the back of a Canyne set to your second Buddy slot.
Fixed a bug causing save data to be corrupted when you try to continue the game from the Title Menu after quitting the game while having the Attack Pose Set and Hurt Pose Set equipped to the Action Bar or the radial menu.
You will now be able to resume your game with the save data in question.
Fixed a bug causing controls to stop responding when performing certain actions after using an updraft (upwelling wind) at the Lava Caverns.
Fixed a bug causing an error when changing Switch Skills at the item box using certain game data.
With the promise of more DLC on the way, plus a steady stream of patch updates, Monster Hunter Rise, as an experience, is only set to improve. Be sure to stick with us for further updates as and when they surface. But until then, it's time to put those monster-slaying skills to the test.
I'll see you on the battleground.
That concludes today's news. What are your impressions of Monster Hunter Rise? Are you enjoying the game on Nintendo Switch? What's more, do you think you'll stick around for future DLC? And if so, what would you want to see?
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