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Monster Hunter Rise release time in GMT, CEST, EST and PST, download size on PC explained

Up, up and away!

Monster Hunter Rise takes even greater strides to welcome in new players than 2017's World - and like World, sees a staggered release on PC after its debut on Switch.

There's plenty for both series veterans and newcomers - including the way you can explore biomes with wirebugs - as well as a list of wide-ranging weapon types you can use.

This page will cover the Monster Hunter Rise release times on PC in your region, as well as as the download size so you know what to expect beforehand.

Cover image for YouTube videoMonster Hunter Rise - Steam / PC Trailer [4K/60fps]
Monster Hunter Rise - Steam / PC Trailer [4K/60fps]

When does Monster Hunter Rise release on PC? Monster Hunter Rise release time in UK / GMT, CEST, EST and PST explained

The Monster Hunter Rise release date is Wednesday, January 12th, with the same release time across all regions.

The Monster Hunter Rise release times are as follows for your region:

  • UK: 5pm (GMT)
  • Europe: 6pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 12pm (EST)
  • West Coast US: 9am (PST)

This means for those in Europe, you have to wait until the end of the working day before you can start downloading and playing. Great if you haven't got the day off work, but frustrating if hoped to start playing as soon as you wake up.

Learn how to start Sunbreak - the first expansion - and from there, how to unlock Master Rank, use Switch Skill swap, and progress onward with our Monster Hunter Sunbreak walkthrough. There's also a monsters list, as well as individual pages on beating Garangolm, Lunagaron and Shogun Ceanataur. For the base game, we have a number of Monster Hunter Rise tips and lists of ore locations, bone locations, weapon types, how to use Insect Glaives and Kinsects, details of how to join friends in multiplayer, how to capture monsters and learn about wirebugs and great wirebugs.

Monster Hunter Rise download size on PC explained

Monster Hunter Rise has a storage requirement for 23GB on PC, according to its Steam system requirements.

This is over double that for the Switch version - which weighs in at 10.3GB at the time of writing.

Cover image for YouTube videoMonster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Announcement Teaser – Nintendo Switch

This, of course, can change post-release as updates as introduced - especially with the arrival of expansion Sunbreak later this year.

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