Monster Hunter Rise is finally coming to PC after its first debut on Nintendo Switch in 2021. In addition to adding new graphics options and improving the game’s performance, the PC version of Capcom’s latest monster-killing hit also includes all free post-launch content released until version 3.6.1, including crossovers with Sonic the Hedgehog.
The Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration adds two new Event Quests that allow you to unlock Sonic-themed Layered Armor for your Hunter, Palico, and Palamute. Here’s how to access the special quests and undress yourself in the iconic blue hedgehog attire.
First you need to go to the Steelworks area in the Monster Hunter Rise village center and talk to Senri the postman. Select “Add-on Content” and collect the “Gotta Hoard Fast!” and “Super Shady Look-alike” Event Quests to add both Sonic-themed missions to your quest board. You can also just hit “Collect All” to grab all the DLC currently available.
Once you’ve done this, go to the Gathering Hub and talk to Minoto the Quest Maiden. The “Must Hoard Fast!” Event Quest is the best one to start with as it is a simple quest that you can complete at the beginning of the game.
In this quest, you must collect 200 of Sonic’s gold rings in a race against time, with different leaderboards awarding different rewards depending on how fast you can grab all 200. finishing in less than three minutes will earn you an S rank and unlock Sonic, Tails and Knuckles figurines that you can proudly display in your Hunter’s home. Just hop on the back of your Palamute once the event starts through the area as fast as you can. You can even make it a Join Request Hunt so other players can join in and help you collect all the rings much faster.
By simply completing the Event Quest you will also get the Friends rings needed to forge the Sonic Layered Armor for your Palico and the Canyne Tails armor for your Palamute, in addition to some Fur Scrap and zenny. The easiest way to get Fur Scrap is to select an Expedition Quest from one of the two Quest Maidens. Travel to Shrine Ruins of Flooded Forest and you can beat a pair of Bullfango to get their Bullfango Pelts. You can then trade this with the Buddy Smith in the Steelworks area of the village for Fur Scrap.
The “Super Shady Look-alike” Event Quest is significantly harder, so you’ll want to complete as many hunts as you can until you are ready to take on a 7* High Rank quest. Again, creating a Join Request Hunt will alleviate some of the difficulty by letting other players join in and help. By defeating the fearsome Nargacuga, you will earn some Hunter Rings for your effort, which can then be used to forge the Sonic Layered Armor for your Hunter. You’ll also need Nargacuga+ Monster Parts to make the armor set, so you’ll have to redo this quest or any other Nargacuga hunt several times to get all the necessary parts.
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