Monster Hunter Rise High Rank explained: Current HR cap, how to unlock High Rank and Hunter Rank Points explained

High rank in Monster Hunter Rise is where the fun really begins.

As with previous Monster Hunter games, monsters and their associated hunts are divided into two categories: low rank and high rank. The latter gives you tougher monsters and higher-level gear to farm as rewards, and your current high rank (or HR, as the community often calls it) represents your progression until the end of the game.

Following the April 2021 ‘2.0’ update, the previous high rank cap was unlocked, allowing players to accumulate Hunter Rank points.

This Monster Hunter Rise page explains how to unlock High Rank, the current HR cap, and how Hunter Rank Points work.

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Do you want to go further? We have a Master Rank page, available for those starting Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

New to Monster Hunter? Check out Capcom’s Hunting 101 overview for Monster Hunter Rise.

For more help on Monster Hunter Rise, check out our list of weapon types, Insect Glaive detailed page, Wirebug guide, Jewel Lily locations, and how to use traps and tranquilizer bombs to catch monsters.

How to unlock high rank in Monster Hunter Rise

When you play Monster Hunter Rise for the first time, you are in the low range. This is not mentioned as such, but you should know that all the starting quests in the Village and Hub quest paths are in this range.

High Rank is only available in Hub missions and is unlocked once you complete four-star missions.

However, it is not the only way to unlock High Rank; We recommend playing the Village quests, as as you reach higher stages you will unlock licenses that will allow you to jump up the Center quest chain, helping you reach high rank without having to start from scratch.

These licenses are quite challenging – they task you with hunting multiple creatures at once – but they mean you can progress the Village story and access the juicy end-game content in the Hub at the same time.

If you’d rather just go with the Hub, you should know that the Village quests are particularly useful for beginners and solo players, as they are designed to be easier to complete than the Hub quests, which focus particularly on the endgame and multiplayer mode.

What is the current high rank cap in Monster Hunter Rise and how do Hunter Rank Points work?

At launch, Monster Hunter Rise had a high rank cap of 7, also known as HR7.

Following the April 2021 2.0 update, this raised the cap to HR 999, as with previous Monster Hunter games.

The update also made players automatically start at HR8 once they reached the end of the game. From there, you can progress through the ranks by earning Hunter Rank points.

This is a progression system that you can earn by playing virtually any mission. Reports surrounding the update’s release suggest that the new missions can unlock between 1 and 2 ranks per hunt.

If you had played the endgame before the update, you should know that these Hunter Rank points were not “stacking” by the arrival of the update, as they were when players reached high rank in Monster Hunter World, meaning that everyone will start at HR8, and have to work their way up.

The HR cap being unlocked also introduced the following, copied verbatim from the official patch notes:

  • New monsters will appear in the Village and Hub missions.
  • New monsters will appear in Rampage.
  • New quests, Arena quests and requests will be available.
  • New weapon, armor, item and petal trees will be available.
  • New skills and rampage abilities will be available.
  • Armor upgrade level cap will be increased.
  • New decorations will be available to forge in Smithy.
  • Layered armor will be available to forge at the blacksmith.
  • Palico and Palamute layered armor will be available to forge at Buddy Smithy.
  • The Palico and Palamute level cap will be raised to level 50.
  • The default level for Palico and Palamute hired from the Buddy Scout will be increased.

Learn how to start Sunbreak, the first expansion, and from there, how to unlock Master Rank, use Switch skill sharing, and advance with our Monster Hunter Sunbreak walkthrough. There’s also a list of monsters, as well as individual pages on how to beat Garangolm, Lunagaron, and Shogun Ceanataur. For the base game, we have several Monster Hunter Rise tips and lists of mineral locations, bone locations, weapon types, how to use Insect Glaives and Kinsects, details on how to join friends in multiplayer, how to capture monsters and learn about Wirebugs and great Wirebugs.

How can you prepare for the Monster Hunter Rise endgame before the April update?

The following section comes from an older version of the page and discusses how to approach the endgame ahead of the April update. We will keep this section as the points discussed can still be useful as general pointers for the end of the game.

Getting there means facing the toughest monsters, which also means you can farm some of the toughest armor and most powerful weapons. It won’t be easy and it’s best to come up with a build beforehand and then work towards it.

There are as many viable builds as there are ways to play Monster Hunter Rise, so be as creative as you want; Whatever you choose, be sure to upgrade it to its full potential as soon as you can.

How to create the most powerful equipment in Monster Hunter Rise

Upgrading armor in Monster Hunter is easy, although it can be sped up considerably with a little good cleaning.

One of the quickest ways to earn high-end armor spheres you’ll need to level up your gear is by making sure you’re always checking off optional missions in multiplayer; These can be obtained and registered at the center’s quest desk. , so be sure to pick them up and drop them off as part of your regular routine when you’re out hunting.

How to make money fast in Monster Hunter Rise

Upgrading armor requires a fair amount of parts and spheres, but it also requires cash, and when you’re rushing armor through the ranks towards the end of the game, it can also require a considerable amount of money.

One of the quickest ways to make decent money in Monster Hunter, aside from completing quests, is to clear your inventory of items and parts you no longer need, and once you’ve reached high rank and are working on the endgame, You’ll probably have acquired a good amount that can be disposed of.

Be careful when selling it, though: if you’re interested in exploring a particular weapon tree, you’ll still need to build the basic weapons to access the more powerful stuff, so know exactly what you can stand to part with. ways before accumulating money.

Do you want to go further? We have a Master Rank page, available for those starting Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

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