During Capcom’s latest digital event, the company announced Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Free Title Update 5 launches on April 20. The new update brings a slew of new content for hunters to enjoy in just 24 hours.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Free Title Update 5 introduces Amatsu, a powerful Elder Dragon that summons storms and lightning to wipe out hunters and even cities. Risen Shagaru Magala joins the fray with a power allowing it to dominate the Qurio. Players may prepare for these monsters by taking on new Event Quests and Anomaly Research Quests. In June 2023, a “bonus” update will arrive, but its contents are currently unknown.
Here’s an overview of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Free Title Update 5 via Capcom:
Amatsu and Risen Shagaru Magala
Amatsu is a fearsome Elder Dragon that bends the weather to its will, and when confronted is capable of summoning storms and lightning strikes that are rumored to have wiped a city completely off the map. As if a god of destruction was not enough for Kamura’s “The Fierce” to handle, Risen Shagaru Magala has managed to use its overwhelming power to dominate the Qurio, infecting it to achieve an even more fearsome form. Amatsu will be available from MR10, and Risen Shagaru Magala will be unlocked at MR180. Hunters able to topple these towering tormentors will be rewarded with materials and components to craft new gear complete with unique skills.
In addition to contending with these titans, hunters are also able to tackle two additional Risen Elder Dragons in Anomaly Research Quests, and face even more challenges with the new Anomaly Investigation level cap of 300. All of the afflicted materials from these hunts can be used at the Melding Pot with the new “Qurious Melding” feature that allows for even more skill customization. You’ll want a perfected loadout before attempting the new Special Investigations that unlock after completing an Anomaly Investigation at level 300. These Special Investigations feature monsters with a variety of power-ups including increased strength and more far-reaching attacks.
More Event Quests are also on the way, offering various rewards including poses, the Bloodmalice Layered Armor, the Buff Body Layered Armor, and even Lagombi Ears. The new “Monster & Elgado Music: Chill Version” paid BGM pack offers an assortment of laid back songs for hunters to relax and study the blade to. There are also other new paid DLC options for face paint, layered armor, hairstyles, and more! The voices of Sir Jae and Oboro the Merchant will be made available to hunters, alongside the hairstyle of the one and only genius scientist, Bahari.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is available now for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Lastly, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak launches April 28 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.