Monster Hunter Rise isn’t dependent just on the gear you acquire in the game. A huge part of the gameplay is being skilled enough to beat these monsters easily, no matter what type of gear you have. The monster’s attack patterns have to be taken note of, and when to strike is very important. The point is that, while there is a huge upgrade path for the characters and gear, skill is important also.
This led many to ask the question: how much skill do you need to beat the game without even upgrading once? Join us, as we uncover whether this is possible or not.
Beating Monster Hunter Rise Without Upgrades
This curiosity about doing this isn’t anything new. In fact, there are a lot of RPGs, where players try to complete the game “naked”. You can think of it as speedrunning, but the main objective is to beat the game without any gear or upgrades, no matter the time.
As for Monster Hunter Rise, is this even possible?
Quite frankly, no.
There is no beating around the bush, the game just doesn’t “allow” that. What I mean by this is the fact that the game has some low time limits in which players will need to complete a particular weapon.
This is unfortunate, and even if you haven’t watched such runs, or these type of niche gameplay feats don’t interest you, there is just something about a “naked” run which makes everyone’s eyes light up.
It is a huge achievement to get, but unfortunately, in Monster Hunter Rise, it is just impossible.
Players which have challenged themselves to do this in Monster Hunter Rise are doing it with an upgraded weapon. Many state that while it is unfortunate, it is still something, and it is an achievement still.
In any case, the game is relatively challenging on its own, and there is no doubt that players will be challenged while completing it. As for the extremists out there, either a run with an upgraded weapon is a possibility, or some other run.