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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak adds stormy elder dragon Amatsu tomorrow

And there's one final "bonus" update in June.

Capcom has detailed the additions coming to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - including the weather-manipulating elder dragon Amatsu - as part of its free April update. It's also confirmed there'll be one final free Sunbreak update arriving in June.

Monster Hunter Rise's Title Update 5 (also referred to as Version 15) launches tomorrow, 20th April, and its most notable new arrival is the Looming Calamity, better known as the elder dragon Amatsu. This formidable creature can control the weather, conjuring violent storms and lightning strikes once it shows its true power, and is available to hunters at MR 10 or higher.

Amatsu is accompanied by Title Update 5's second creature addition, a powerful Risen variant of Shagaru Magala, which becomes available at MR 180 or higher. As you'd expect, new equipment can be forged from the materials dropped by both creatures, including a fetching Palamute outfit resembling a floating armoured horse.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - Title Update 5 trailer.Watch on YouTube

Elsewhere in Title Update 5, two Risen elder dragons have been added to Anomaly Research Quests and the Anomaly Investigation cap has been increased to 300. After completing an Anomaly Investigation at the new level cap, players can unlock new quest types known as Special Investigations. These pit hunters against the very toughest of monsters, each sporting a variety of behaviour-altering power-ups, including increased strength and wider breath attacks.

Alongside all that, Title Update 5 introduces new Event Quests with exclusive rewards, including a slightly sinister Cheshire-Cat-like outfit, a pair of dazzling Speedos and accompanying buff body, Lagombi bunny ears, plus poses and new layered armour.

And, of course, no Title Update would be complete without the addition of paid DLC, which this month includes the new Monster & Elgado Music Chill Version background music pack - featuring laidback remixes of familiar Monster Hunter tunes - plus new layer armoured, Sir Jae and Oboro the Merchant hunter voices, face paint, hair styles, special stickers, and more.

As part of today's announcement, Capcom has confirmed Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be getting a final "bonus" content update in June, introducing one last additional monster - but it looks like we'll have to wait a bit before its identity is revealed.

Title Update 5 launches for Switch and PC tomorrow, 20th April, and will be available later this year for Xbox and PlayStation. Capcom has now confirmed players on the latter platforms will get access to all free content up to Version 13 when Monster Hunter Rise's Sunbreak expansion launches on 28th April. Content from Version 14 and onwards will come to Xbox and PlayStation sometime "after summer 2023".

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