Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion Title Update 4 launches February 7
Title Update 4 for the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion will launch on February 7, Capcom has announced.
Here is a preview of the update, via its official website:
Free Title Update 4 (Version 14)
New Monsters Velkhana – Known as the “Freezing Ice Dragons” or “Iceborne Wyvern”, there are few traces of Velkhana. As such, they remain shrouded in mystery. Their icy breath is so cold that it can form huge walls of ice and arrows out of nowhere, and it’s even powerful enough to freeze other monsters. Some reports indicate that Velkhana will freeze his rivals in order to establish his domain. Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax – Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax are Elder Dragons who have found a way to overcome their affliction. By removing the Qurio virus, they gained great strength and new abilities. Their abundance of dragon energy has granted them greater agility and even more devastating explosive powers. Very few will be able to withstand their ferocious attacks. When their anger reaches its peak, they will enter their Risen state and their bodies will begin to glow. Anomaly Research Quests – Experience new challenges and rewards in Anomaly Research quests including: new monsters, including Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax.A8 ★ questsAnomaly Investigations up to Lv. 220. New features for Qurious Crafting, including unlocked weapon crafting limits and new items at the Anomaly Research Lab. Learn more about Anomaly Research quests here. event quests for special rewards! Learn more about Event Quests here. Paid DLC – A variety of DLC has been added, including layered armor sets! “Hairstyle” Elegant “Hairstyle “Palico” Makeup “Cohoot” Makeup “Lance Gunn” Hunter Layered Armor Set “Ran Page” Hunter Layered Armor Set “Minoto” Hunter Layered Armor “Kit T” Palico Layered Armor Set “Pup R. “Palamute Layered Armor SetHunter Voice: MinayleHunter Voice: Tadori”Monster and Stage Music: Chiptune Version”Background Music
“Velkhana Costume” Palamute Layered Armor Set Gift Campaign
The “Velkhana Costume” Palamute Layered Armor allows your Palamute to disguise themselves as Velkhana, the Elder Dragon coming to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak in its fourth free title update.
Registration period: Wednesday, February 1 (5:00 p.m. PST)
through Sunday, February 5 (8:00 PM PST), 2023
Learn more here.
Free Title Updates Roadmap
April 2023 – Free Title Update 5 (Version 15) featuring Returning Ancient Dragon and Power Up Monster.
And here are some more details, via Capcom:
A freezing force of nature that few scientists have ever seen is heading towards the Frost Islands. Velkhana, the elusive Elder Dragon who debuted as Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s flagship monster, has been spotted by scouts at Elgado Outpost. This monster’s gracefully cool demeanor foreshadows the serene stillness of the many beings left frozen in its wake. By freezing ambient water in the air, Velkhana is able to form huge pillars of ice when engaged in combat, and can freeze even the most impetuous hunters. Winter winds often bring bad news, and the arrival of Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax proves that adage to be true. What this resurrected Elder Dragon is capable of remains a mystery, as it has been deemed too dangerous to study. Hunters dedicated to gathering more data for their incessantly curious science teams can take on Velkhana from MR 10 and Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax from MR 160. All the materials gathered from these excursions will of course be invaluable for crafting new weapons and armor with their own skills.
Qurio-curious will also have new Anomaly Research at their fingertips, with Afflicted Chaotic Gore Magala joining A8★ quests, and the Anomaly Investigation cap rising to 220. Elder Dragons will start spawning from the difficulty level 111, so be ready for a fight! Event Quests will continue to arrive weekly, including two new Dual Threat Quests featuring Seething Bazelgeuse and Chaotic Gore Magala, as well as an Arena Quest featuring Furious Rajang and Scorned Magnamalo. Each event quest has its own unique reward, so be sure to try them out.
The free Title Update 4 also brings a variety of new paid DLC, including layered armor for rookie hunter Lance Gunn and the venerable Ran Page. These adorable doodles, hand-drawn by underrated talent Minoto, have been featured since the release of Monster Hunter Rise and help new hunters understand the ins and outs of Kamura Village. Speaking of Minoto, players can also purchase the “Minoto” layered armor along with new gestures, poses, stickers, music, and hunter voices. To celebrate the release of the free Title Update 4, players can also sign up for early access to free Palamute Layered Armor that allows their furry friends to take on the appearance of the ancient dragon Velkhana. ! Please visit the official Monster Hunter website for more information on how to register using a Capcom ID.
The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion is available now for Switch and PC via Steam, and is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this spring.
Watch a new set of trailers below. See a new set of screenshots in the gallery.
Free Title Update 4 Trailer