Apex Rathalos seems to be part of a Rampage hunt, which is a mix between traditional Monster Hunter games and a tower defense game. Apex monsters, like Apex Arzuros, are super-powerful versions of monsters that sometimes uncover these challenges.
Withstand Rampage and Equipment to Save Kamura Village!
Apex Rathalos swims into #MHRise with title update Ver. 2.0, late April. pic.twitter.com/q26F6oc9d9
– Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) March 26, 2021
Title update Ver. 3.0 was also teased, and although it does not currently have a release window, it promises to “contain more monsters, as well as an extra ending to the Monster Hunter Rise story.”
In our Monster Hunter Rise review, we said that it “mixes classic Monster Hunter ideas with some of the world’s best improvements and a whole bunch of clever new mechanics.”
For more information on Monster Hunter Rise, check out our complete Wiki guide to learn how to become a better hunter, 24 things Monster Hunter Rise does not tell you, and our full beginner’s guide if you’re new to the series.
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