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HR (Hunter Rank) - Max Cap & How To Level

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The Hunter Rank (HR) - Max & How To Unlock Cap is a guide in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Learn about the hunter rank cap, how to unlock, max, how to raise, and how to level up!!

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Hunter Rank - Max HR & How To Unlock Cap

New Unlocks In Update 3.0

Valstrax Quest

With the new update 3.0, players can now unlock more goodies once they reach a certain HR. These can be new monster quests, like the Valstrax, or skills and names.

Learn More About Update 3.0

Cap Raised In Update 2.0

HR999 Unlock

As of the April 28th 2.0 Update, the cap on Hunter Rank has now been raised. You'll be able to get it up to a possible max of 999!

Learn More About Update 2.0

HR Goes Up By Clearing Quests

Your Hunter Rank will go up by clearing either Village or Hub quests. The higher your rank goes, the more content you will gradually unlock.

How To Unlock Hunter Ranks

HR 8Defeat Narwa
HR 20Defeat Narwa and reach HR 8.
HR 30Reach HR 20 and clear the Urgent quest to slay Chameleos
HR 40Reach HR 30 and clear the Urgent quest to slay Kushala Daora
HR 999Reach HR 40 and clear the Urgent quest to slay Teostra

HR (Hunter Rank) - Things You Can Do At Different Ranks

Things You Can Do At Each Hunter Rank

Hunter Rank (HR) Unlock Cap
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New monsters, items, materials, quests, decorations, and equipment will be made available to you as you go up the ranks! The following is a list of unlocks we've been able to confirm:

RankAdded Features
HR8Apex Rathalos added to Rampage Quests
Apex Diablos added to Rampage Quests
Apex Zinogre added to Rampage Quests
Apex Arzuros added to 7★ Hub Quests
Bazelgeuse added to 7★ Hub Quests
・Talk to Elder Fugen to unlock new 6★ Village Quests
・Buddy Level cap unlocked with max Lv50
Layered Armor forging unlocked at the Smithy
・Addition of Argosy Trade Items: Lifepowder & Farcaster
・New Request Side Quests
・New forgeable Decorations
HR20Chameleos added to Standard Quests
HR30Kushala Daora added to Standard Quests
HR40Teostra added to Standard Quests
Apex Rathian added to Standard Quests
・HR Cap raised to 999
HR45Apex Mizutsune added to Standard Quests
HR100・Many Guild Card titles unlocked
Valstrax added to Standard Quests

How To Level Up HR - Best Ways

Rampages Are Best For Multiplayer

Hunter Rank Leveling Best Method
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QuestRanks GainedClear Time
IbushiUp To 2 Ranks
SS Clear
Up To 16 minutes
Apex RathianUp To 3 Ranks
SS Clear
Up To 18 minutes
Apex DiablosUp To 4 Ranks
SS Clear
Up To 19 minutes

※ The rank gains listed above are an approximation - the higher your rank gets, the more points you'll need to advance to the next one!!

If you're playing on multiplayer, you'll want to go for either Ibushi, Apex Rathian, or Apex Diablos. As a bonus, you'll also get Defender Tickets and Lazurite Jewels from this process. The amount of HR points you get will depend on your clear rank as well, so if you can do this with a friend to optimize your clear, you'll see better results.

Rampage Rewards Defender Tickets

Aside from raising your HR, you also get Defender Tickets by completing Rampage quests. This can greatly help you in creating new Talismans that can make your hunter stronger down the line!

Narwa Farming Is Best Solo

Hunter Rank Leveling Method
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QuestRanks GainedClear Time
Narwa1 RankUp To 7 minutes

※ The rank gains listed above are an approximation - the higher your rank gets, the more points you'll need to advance to the next one!!

The most efficient way of leveling up your Hunter Rank while playing solo is to repeatedly farm Narwa. This method is good for not only raising up your HR, but also for obtaining talismans! Also, since you don't have to move around as much, it's comparatively faster than other methods.

Before Unlocking The Cap (Up To HR7), Use Hub Quests

Prior to unlocking the HR cap, which is to say up to HR7, you should stick to doing "urgent" quests at the Hub. In order to unlock these special quests, you'll have to first clear certain "key" quests. Check out our Hub quest guide for more details on that.

Hub Quests List - How To Unlock

Can Do Village Quests Up To HR4

If you happen to be further along in Village Quests, you can complete "Special License Test" quests to get yourself all the way up to HR rank 4.

How To Unlock
Special License Test 1While Hub Quests are at 1★, Finish 3 Key Village Quests with a 4★ difficulty
Special License Test 2While Hub Quests are at 2★, Finish 3 Key Village Quests with a 5★ difficulty
Special License Test 3While Hub Quests are at 3★, reach level 6★ Village Quest difficulty
Village Quests List

What Is HR (Hunter Rank)?

Shows Game Progress And Level

Hunter Rank 7

The Hunter Rank, as the name suggests, indicates your hunter's current overall rank. It acts as a means of gauging your progress in the game.

Required To Take Certain Quests

Certain Hunter Ranks are required before some quests may be taken. Because of this, it's important to keep leveling up your rank to be able to unlock new quests and progress in the game.

New Features, Items, & Quests

One of the main features of leveling up your Hunter Rank is being able to access more features, items, and quests. Since you're able to do more things with a higher Hunter Rank, it's best to keep leveling up!

Fight New Monsters

By increasing your Hunter Rank, you'll gradually be able to fight six new monsters that were introduced in Update 2.0 and others in Update 3.0. 5 of these are elder dragons, and 3 are Apex monsters.

List Of New Monsters

New Layered Armor

Layered Armor

Unlocking the HR cap will enable you to forge layered armor with Outfit Vouchers. By doing so, you'll be able to change your hunter's appearance without sacrificing the skills and stats of your current armor!

Check Out The Layered Armor List

New Challenging Quests

Event Quests

A new type of quest was introduced in Update 2.0: Event Quests. You can download them for free and can even play them online! Some reward you with gestures and stickers. New Rampage Quests, Arena Quests, and advanced single player quests were also added to the update.

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