MONSTER HUNTER RISE NEW PLAYER GUIDE [PART 1]
Target Arrow: HIDE
Player Silhouette: TYPE 1
Button Hold: SHORT
Dash: L3 or R
Cam Distance: 40
Gyro Functionality: ON
Right Analog Up/Down: ON
Normal Gyro (Camera): OFF
#1 Run by holding R or clicking Left Analog (provided settings match the above recommendations). Cannot run with weapon drawn.
#2 Always grab supplies from the blue item box at the start of a quest. You can enter the tent to restock supplies from your personal stash if you run out mid-hunt.
#3 Holding L allows you access to two menus- the radial menu and the item bar. For the radial menu, use the right analog to point at the shortcut item you want to use. Shortcut items can be changed in the menu via + for Menu, then Radial Menu Settings, then Quests, then Shortcut 1, then use right analog to point at the item to swap out, then select Item Pouch, and find the item to swap it with. For the item bar, simply use Y/A to pan left/right through the list to find the item you wish to use. Press Y while your weapon is sheathed to use a selected item.
NOTE: For Radial Menu, I recommend swapping the upper right EZ Ration to Well Done Steak (for stamina replenishment), swapping the right Throwing Kunai to Nulberry (for curing status blights) swapping the lower right map for Antidote (to cure poison), and swapping the lower left Mega Potion for the Mega Potion in the Item Pouch (the default one doesn’t work).
#4 Try out all the weapons and see which one you like most. MH is a game that’s all about mastering a single weapon, not bouncing back and forth (unless you’re more experienced and have already mastered those weapons). So you should find a weapon you like and then practice, practice, practice. Learn the combos. Take a quest and sit by camp practicing combos. In the + menu, find Hunter’s Notes to see some basic moves and combos for the weapon. Watch a Gaijin Hunter tutorial on YouTube for your weapon (MH World tutorials should be fine, unless it’s Hunting Horn which has been revamped, but MH Rise weapon impressions videos are also available and provide most of the moves). I recommend Long Sword, Hunting Horn or Dual Blades for new players. Sword and Shield is often recommended but, personally I don’t find it very satisfying to use. Perhaps you might though.
#5 Explore and gather herbs, bugs, seeds, mushrooms, etc. Crafting plays a huge role in the full game, but in the demo, auto crafting will at least craft some things for you if you gather the right materials. Green Herbs make potions, and Honey with Potions make Mega Potions. Flashbugs make flash bombs, etc.