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Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills: A Beginners Guide

A new feature found in Monster Hunter Rise is the ability to switch skills.
A new feature found in Monster Hunter Rise is the ability to switch skills. / Courtesy of Capcom.

With the announcement of Monster Hunter Rise being available worldwide, also came questions regarding its new features: switch skills. Not only does the game have fourteen different kinds of weapons, but players also have the ability to switch the skills but only if the said ability is unlocked.

Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills: A Beginners Guide

On the official website, Capcom elaborates on this by stating, "As you progress in the game, you'll unlock the ability to switch out certain regular attacks and Silkbind Attacks at will. Each weapon has three types of these Switch Skills, granting you a larger repertoire of moves. This new feature greatly enhances the options available to you in combat."

Through NintendoSoup, Capcom also released a series of tips and details regarding the Switch Skills. For starters, it will have to be unlocked, and while players do not begin with the ability right away it can escalate into a very versatile skill. Instead of having one weapon and therefore one skill, players can now have three "switchable" skills despite carrying one weapon when hunting.

Each weapon has up to six Switch Skills, making for a total of eighty-four unlockable Switch Skills in the game. Following the Story Mode and completing Village Quests will lead players to an NPC that will explain the technique, but later on, players will have to craft weapons of a specific kind to unlock the Switch Skills.