Do you need Nintendo Online to join friends in Monster Hunter Rise?

Does the online have the traditional subscription service?

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Monster Hunter Rise will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive title. The game was designed to operate on the Switch, meaning the gameplay, world, and structure was optimized to work on the Nintendo platform. Like every game on the Nintendo Switch, you need to be wary about is available for you to play online and what you can’t. Monster Hunter Rise will have a multiplayer feature, allowing you to embark on quests and hunts with your friends. However, you won’t be able to do it without the Nintendo Online subscription attached to your account, and your friends need one too.

The Nintendo Online subscription allows you to connect to the internet to play online with your friends. You needed it for Animal Crossing: New Horizons if you ever wanted to visit a friend’s island, and the same will work if you ever want to embark on a Monster Hunter with your friends in Monster Hunter Rise. The details are available on Nintendo’s eShop page for Monster Hunter Rise.

The parties will consist of up to four players, so you and several friends can hunt in the wilds near Kamura Village. You and your friends have to prepare to take on the new threats surrounding the area as the rising threat of The Rampage event appears ready to repeat itself, 50 years later, in Monster Hunter Rise.

We hope the multiplayer system won’t work the same way it does in Monster Hunter World. It was tough for those who were still playing through the story to find a way to connect with your friends online, and many people had a great deal of trouble with it when it was initially released. We’ll learn more details when it does release. However, you can pre-order your copy to grab Monster Hunter Rise on the first day it launches on March 26, 2021, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.