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How to ride monsters in Monster Hunter Rise

Knowing how to ride monsters in Monster Hunter Rise is key to experiencing one of the best parts of the game. The “Wyvern Riding” ability allows players to mount monsters and force them to run in a specific direction or to attack others. Here’s how to ride monsters in MHR.

How to mount and ride monsters in Monster Hunter Rise

How to ride monsters in Monster Hunter Rise

To ride monsters in Monster Hunter Rise players must do the following:

  1. Damage a monster until it is in a mountable state.
    • Keep attacking a monster so that the “Ride Wyvern” prompt appears.
  2. Push “A” to mount the monster.
  3. Now hold “R” and move the left analog stick to maneuver the beast.
  4. A gauge at the bottom of the screen shows how much time you can ride for.

While riding a monster, players can move around the map at great speed. They can also evade enemy monsters or fight back with light and heavy attacks. There are ultimate moves available for each monster, which become available when the gauge at the bottom of the screen is filled.

Keeping an eye out for opportunities where players can mount a monster can be key to turning the tide of battle. Taking control of one monster to fight another can be clutch during moments where healing items are running low and the enemy is still at high health.

Finally mastered the camera? Those still struggling to lock on to enemies should read up on this guide. It includes tips on improving the camera settings in the menu.

Curious about what other platforms Monster Hunter Rise is coming to? Here’s the full need-to-know on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC support.

For the GameRevolution review, in which Monster Hunter Rise is described as feeling “like a step forward, even if it’s only a small one,” click here.