How long does it take to complete Monster Hunter Rise?

Here’s how much time you can expect to spend with Monster Hunter Rise before you complete the game.

Two teammates and a dog chasing a giant creature in the Monster Hunter Rise set

The Monster Hunter series has grown in popularity since its debut on PlayStation 2 in 2004, with each subsequent release bringing more players into its cooperative gameplay. So when Monster Hunter Rise was initially announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, owners of the hybrid console were eager to get their hands on the game.

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Their enthusiasm would boost the release to sales of over seven and a half million copies. And with the PC port and the Sunbreak expansion slated for release, we can only expect that number to continue to rise. For anyone who is immersed in the game, here’s everything you need to know about how long it will take to get it right.

How long does it take to beat Monster Hunter Rise?

A screenshot showing the gameplay in Monster Hunter Rise

In Monster Hunter Rise, your main objective is to protect the village of Kamura from an imminent attack by the game’s flagship monster, Magnamalo. Its game loop would allow you to increase your skills and your hunter rank by hunting other monsters, the parts of which you use to craft better and better equipment for this great fight.

According to, completing the base game should take about 7:30 p.m.. But for many players, defeating Magnamalo and rolling credits is just the start of their journey, as the game has so much more to offer in its post-game portion.

How long does it take to complete 100% Monster Hunter Rise?

A screenshot showing several characters in Monster Hunter Rise

As of this writing, there are over 60 monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. More monsters are expected to be added in future updates, including next summer’s Sunbreak expansion. This means that 100% game completion would remain an ongoing effort for the foreseeable future.

That said, any player willing to invest their time in what is currently available will surely be rewarded for their efforts. In addition to hunting all current monsters, finalists will also want to craft all available armor sets for their hunters, including the corresponding sets for their felyn and palamutes. That in itself would require having to face some of these monsters multiple times to collect enough monster parts. So when all is said and done, players can expect to spend around 130 hours, according to

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