Monster Hunter Rise's first update in April will include Apex Rathalos and Chameleos

Monster Hunter Rise Apex Rathalos
Monster Hunter Rise Apex Rathalos (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise will be receiving free updates.
  • The 2.0 update will feature the return of Chameleos and the debut of the Apex Rathalos monsters.
  • Players should expect to see the 2.0 update in late April.

In a blog post, Capcom has announced the details of their first update for Monster Hunter Rise. The free 2.0 update will be making its debut in late April 2021, and will feature the Elder Dragon inspired by the chameleon, Chameleos, and the debut of Apex Rathalos, a fresh take on the beloved Wyvern.

An additional slew of content has been confirmed for the game's 3.0 update, which will feature even more monsters and an alternate ending to the Monster Hunter Rise story. There hasn't been any confirmation on when the 3.0 update will be coming, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.

Monster Hunter Rise has risen to the ranks as one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch, even despite some issues with glitches that players have discovered. For such an immense game, there are bound to be some kinks to iron out, and Capcom seems dedicated to making sure that the game experience is great for everyone.

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Nadine Dornieden

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