Monster Hunter Rise is brand new entry into the long-running monster-slaying series. It's only on Nintendo Switch for now, serving as a halfway point between the classic portable Monster Hunter experience and the console-focus of recent games. You've probably heard that its best played with other players, and while this is somewhat true, you can actually do everything solo if you wish.
In fact, MH Rise can be played completely offline, and you'll still have access to all of the game's quests and story. It's all a matter of personal preference, and it's absolutely fine to play through the game with just yourself and your Buddies in tow. Here's how playing offline works.
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Can You Play Monster Hunter Rise Offline?
Yes, you can play Monster Hunter Rise Offline. It's worth noting that there are two main types of quests: Village Quests and Hub Quests. Village Quests can only be done solo, and mostly deal out the main story. Hub quests are intended for multiplayer, but can also be done solo if you want. I've played around 200 hours of MH Rise and the majority of that was in solo. You can absolutely solo hunt every monster in the game, given you have a powerful build and a good grasp of your weapon of choice.
It's helpful to have online as an option for tricky fights, as some monsters like the Crimson Glow Valstrax are difficult to fight on your own. That being said you can absolutely do it with enough practise, and no content is gated off into multiplayer.
So there you have it, you can indeed play the entirety of Monster Hunter Rise offline if you wish. If you choose to do so you'll want to make sure you're farming talismans to create better builds. You'll also want to be making use of your Felvine whenever you can.