The second Monster Hunter Rise demo will be available on the Nintendo Switch. The new demo includes five different quests, including two tutorials and three hunts against large monsters Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, and ultra-difficult Magnamalo. If you already have the first demo, it simply needs to be updated.
You can find the Monster Hunter Rise demo by searching the Nintendo Switch eShop, and choosing to download the demo from the Monster Hunter Rise eShop page. You’ll receive a free item pack just for playing the demo.
See Magnamalo in action in the demo in the video below!
Monster Hunter Rise Demo Time Availability
The second Monster Hunter Rise demo with the additional advanced difficulty quest against Magnamalo will be available to download in the US on March 11 “at night” and the EU March 12 “early in the morning.” No other details about specific timing have been revealed.
Every Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (Announced So Far)
The first Monster Hunter Rise demo became available on January 7th. It was available to download until February 1st at 12 a.m. Pacific Time / 3 a.m. eastern time in the US.
After this time, you were no longer able to download the demo or play online. However, you were able to continue playing offline single-player and local multiplayer as long as you have quests available – details below – Monster Hunter Rise Demo Play Limit
Monster Hunter Rise Demo Bonuses
Playing the Monster Hunter Rise demo will earn you items in the full game once it is released on March 26th 2021. You don’t have to complete all the quests, just play at least once, and make sure to keep saved data.
The following is what is included in the bonus item pack:
Monster Hunter Rise Demo Play Limit
The tutorial Quests, the Basic Training Quest, and Wyvern Riding Training Quest are unlimited. However, the Quest for Great Izuchi, Mizutsune and Magnamalo can only be played a total of 30 times between them. Luckily, this number is reset once you update the demo to the second version.
Once this limit has been reached, all four quests, including the tutorial Quest, will no longer be available. However, there is a way to “cheat” this rule.
how to reset your monster hunter rise demo limit
You can easily reset your demo limit by deleting the save data for the Monster Hunter Rise demo. Here’s how to delete that Monster Hunter Rise save data.
- Go to system settings in the main menu.
- Scroll down to data management.
- Choose delete save data at the bottom. You will find the option to delete the save data for the Monster Hunter Rise demo.
Just make sure to play it at least one more time so you can collect the bonus items!
Monster Hunter Rise Demo Quests
There are four different quests in the Monster Hunter Rise Demo. If you have never played Monster Hunter before, here is the recommended order:
- Basic Training Quest – Learn the basics of Monster Hunter and the new Rise mechanic, the Wirebug! See Wirebug Guide, Tips, Controls for more info.
- Wyvern Riding Training Quest – Learn how to effectively ride and control large monsters. See Wyvern Riding Guide – How to Mount and Tips for more info.
- Slay a Great Izuchi, a beginner monster
- Slay a Mizutsune, an intermediately difficult monster
- Slay a Magnamalo, “an Advanced difficulty quest, tailor-made for the demo. You’ll have to fight it with fixed equipment, making it even tougher than normal, so only the confident need apply!” – official Monster Hunter Rise site.
There is a 15-minute time limit in the Magnamalo quest in the demo. It’s purposely made to be difficult, and is stronger than it will be in the full game. Like most Monster Hunter quests, the Quest will be failed if your party carts three times between you. As such, it’s extremely difficult.
- Pick up Green Spiribird in increase your survivability, but don’t take too long collecting them considering the 15-minute time limit.
- Magnamalo‘s purple Hellfireblight can be cured by using the Wirebug, Deodorant, or Endemic Life Antidobra. However, when using the Wirebug, it drops the Hellfire on the ground where you were – if a monster runs into it, it will topple over!
- Magnamalo can be trapped! Coordinate with your party.
- Take advantage of the Wirebug‘s Wirefall, which allows you to sheathe your weapon after getting knocked away so you can heal quickly. See the Wirebug Guide, Tips, Controls page
- It takes quite long to manually Wyvern Ride a monster to Magnamalo‘s location. Try picking up a Wailnard on your way, and using it when another monster is somewhat nearby.
- You can Wyvern Ride Magnamalo using the usual methods – see the Wyvern Riding Guidt – How to Mount and Tips.
- Study it’s moves, be patient, and good luck! This is meant to be an extremely challenging quest that will require a lot of practice and skill in order to defeat. An elite team of hunters on Capcom’s own stream couldn’t even defeat it with minimal time to practice!