Monster Hunter Rise: patch 1.1.2 available, the news

Monster Hunter Rise: patch 1.1.2 available, the news

Monster Hunter Rise

Capcom has released patch 1.1.2 for Monster Hunter Rise, the action game released for the Nintendo Switch. This is an update designed to correct various problems, so do not expect news of weight like new monsters.

Let's see all the changes dedicated to the base of Monster Hunter Rise introduced with patch 1.1.2:

Fixed a bug that caused controls to get stuck when you sit on a village bench and use the "Call Cohoot" gesture and perform certain actions Fixed a bug that made menu options inaccessible when you enter the Gathering Hub with your Cohoot on your arm and sit on a bench and open the Gestures menu

Let's see instead the bug fixes dedicated to the Monster Hunter Rise player:

Fixed a bug that caused controls to freeze under certain circumstances when receiving a membership request while riding a Canyne set in the second Buddy slot. Fixed a bug that caused controls to freeze when receiving and accepting a join request while climbing a wall in the training area astride a Canyne set on the second companion slot. Fixed a bug that caused save data to become corrupted when attempting to continue the game from the title menu after exiting the game while the Attack Pose Set and Wound Pose Set were equipped in the Action Bar or Radial Menu . You will now be able to resume the game with the save data in question. Fixed a bug that caused controls to get stuck when performing certain actions after using an updraft at the Lava Caves. Fixed a bug that caused an error when changing abilities in the item box using certain game data.

Here are more fixes for patch 1.1.2:

Fixed a bug that prevented keyboard software from displaying when searching for an online lobby. Other bug fixes.

We also report the recent Monster Hunter Rise milestone: sales of 5 million copies on Nintendo Switch.

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Review: In ‘Monster Hunter Rise,’ appreciation comes with achieving hard-won mastery

My first foray into “Monster Hunter” was a nightmare. I learned the basics of resource gathering and combat, but when I went up against Rathian, the creature beat me down. It wildly slammed into me. It stung me with poison. Whenever I tried running away to recover with a potion, it would somehow track me down and knock me unconscious. I wasn’t the hunter; I was the hunted.

Despite my poor showing, I kept playing through each iteration from PlayStation Portable to the Wii to the Nintendo 3DS to the PlayStation 4 and finally to the Nintendo Switch. With each stop, I learned more about the intricacies of the franchise and somehow I miraculously improved.

Over the years, Capcom simultaneously made the “Monster Hunter” franchise more approachable while also deepening the gameplay. The culmination of this refinement is “Monster Hunter Rise.” The latest iteration takes more of the lessons from “Monster Hunter World” and continues to streamline the gameplay.

Magnamalo is the flagship creature for “Monster Hunter Rise.” It uses purple flames in battle. (Capcom) Echoes of Japan

The newest chapter has a heavy Japanese influence that runs through the architecture of Kamura Village, the inspiration of new monsters and the design of armor and weapons. It gives “Monster Hunter Rise” a distinct feel compared to past efforts.

On the gameplay side, Capcom added rideable dogs called canynes that make it easier to traverse the larger maps. After gathering certain items, they can automatically be converted into usable items such as Mega Potions. These changes speed up the hunting process, but at times it goes too far. Being able to spot all the monsters on the map removes the concept of scouting and tracking, which was a key part of the franchise.

In previous games, squads would fan out and search for the monster, and when they did, they would alert teammates. It was a small part of the hunt but added fun to the experience. The change also removes the idea of learning a monster’s habits in order to track them on the map.

The other major change is the introduction of Wirebugs, which adds an unprecedented level of maneuverability. With these bugs, players can zip through the air over short distances. Players can use this ability offensively to attack from the air or they can use it defensively to escape attacking foes and create distance.

The Wirebugs are one of the best new features, along with wall running that opens up the verticality of the maps. Wirebugs also have a third effect on hunts. By using silkbind moves, hunters temporarily trap a monster and control it. This Wyvern Riding turns the battle into a limited-time “King Kong vs. Godzilla” grudge match. It’s a way to deal massive damage to an opposing monster, knock out crafting pieces out and gain an edge in close hunts.

The caveat is that Wyvern Riding is tough to control at first, and it takes time to learn the feel of the unruly monsters. Capcom re-creates the sense of puppeteering a wild animal with wires.

Players can ride atop of creatures in “Monster Hunter Rise.” Although it looks cool, the controls feel a bit clunky. (Capcom) More changes to the game

To break up the monotony of the hunt, Capcom introduced the concept of rampages, which constantly threaten Kamura Village. It’s almost like a tower defense game where players have to set up defenses as waves of creatures run through a gantlet of ballistas, cannons and heavy weapons. The rampages are nowhere near as grandiose as other the special battles in “Monster Hunter World” but they make things more replayable.

When it comes to the environment, the developers expanded the importance of endemic life in the maps. In “Monster Hunter Rise,” knowing the flora and fauna becomes doubly important as players look for Spiribirds that boost health, stamina, attack and defense. One of the most important lessons novices can learn is to boost their stats as much as possible by eating meals before a hunt. When battling monsters, it’s best to get every edge possible.

Further on, as players hunt more powerful prey, they’ll earn stronger material. Those resources can be used for more powerful armor and weapons. That cycle of improvement is at the core of “Monster Hunter’ gameplay, but it’s only half the battle: Attaining hunting proficiency involves countless encounters.

Play enough and you develop a sixth sense for the hunt. You’ve seen so many creatures and been through so many battles, you develop a rhythm for the game. You can predict when a beast will attack and dodge it. You can time attacks so they hit right when a monster turns its head. You look for openings to attack instead of attacking blindly.

Tigrex makes an appearance in “Monster Hunter Rise.” (Capcom) Deeper gameplay

The satisfaction in “Monster Hunter Rise” comes from that feeling of mastery, and the incredible depth that consistently gives players more reasons to play. If they learn how to use one weapon, “Monster Hunter Rise” has 13 others to choose from. They’re almost like characters in a fighting game, with their own style of play.

Advanced hunters will experiment with different loadouts and find the best combination of perks and ramp-up skills to complement how they attack. Thrown on top of this is the introduction of the Switch skills concept, which lets players change moves that further augment the weapon they use. It’s a nice touch to give veteran players more options to experiment with.

“Monster Hunter Rise” is a lot to take in for newcomers, but while the learning curve is still steep, the opportunity to jump in and have fun is easier than ever. Players should understand that expertise won’t come overnight. Novices will have to rely on internet guides and YouTube videos to learn the finer points. Thankfully, the “Monster Hunter” community offers advice and tips that are a better than anything the developers have to offer.

The success of the franchise beyond Japanese shores relies on those new fans. In “Monster Hunter” games, the online help you find during co-op hunts and in tutorials on the web are just as important as any built-in walkthroughs. It’s part of the experience and those who want to get better should seek out those resources.

‘Monster Hunter Rise’

4 stars pout of 4Platform: Nintendo SwitchRating: Teen