Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Anomaly mods could break game

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Capcom has warned Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak players that using mods to cheat their way through endgame content could render the game “unplayable”.

According to the developers, some users have been installing “illegal” mods in order to boost their way through the grind needed to unlock Anomaly Investigations. These were added in a recent free title update, pitting veteran Sunbreak hunters against supercharged variants of certain monsters. The rewards for taking down these targets include afflicted materials used to craft top tier weapons and equipment.

This warning is likely aimed at the PC Monster Hunter Rise community, with this version of the game being easier to mod:

We have confirmed that some players are illegally modifying game data for Anomaly Investigations.

We are currently preparing a separate notification regarding how to recognize illegally modified Anomaly Investigations. Creating or using game data that cannot be achieved through normal gameplay can cause issues while playing the game, and even make the game itself unplayable, so if you see any quests that you think might be illegally modified, please delete them immediately and do not try them out. We are currently looking into the effects that may occur when playing illegally modified quests. We kindly ask for your cooperation in playing the game as intended and keeping it fun for everyone.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is the follow-up expansion to last year’s main game which originally launched on Nintendo Switch before making its way to PC. Dom scored it a triumphant 9/10, saying that “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a nigh on perfect expansion, bringing meaningful gameplay change, charming new cast members, and most importantly, more monsters to hunt. It is, for those in the know, absolutely unmissable.”

But what’s next for Monster Hunter? Porting Rise to other systems, including PlayStation and Xbox, seems unlikely at this point though we’d never rule it out. Capcom is no doubt busy working on a sequel to the power-selling Monster Hunter World, though we’ve yet to see any evidence of what this next game in the series could look like.

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