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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Demo: How To Play On Switch & PC

Not sure if the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is for you? You should try playing the demo.

The demo for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is out for you to play on your Switch or PC. The upcoming DLC has tons of new content to offer the players like the switch skill swap feature, new quests, and more. Hence you might be wondering if you should consider getting the DLC, and that’s where the demo comes in. So let us check how to download the MHR Sunbreak Demo from the Nintendo eShop or Steam and learn about its features.

How to Play Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Demo


how to get monster hunter rise sunbreak demo on pc via steam

You can play the MHR Sunbreak Demo on your Switch or PC if you have the base game. Other than owning the game there are two things you need to do:

  • Complete the Hub 7 Star Quest: Serpent Goddess of Thunder
  • Have the required amount of space on your system.


Here is how to get the demo on Nintendo Switch and on PC.

How to Play Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Demo on Nintendo Switch

Make sure you have at least 3.2 GB of space available on your Nintendo Switch or its microSD. After freeing up the space:


  1. Open the Nintendo eShop on your Switch.
  2. Login to your Nintendo Account. If you have multiple accounts then log in from the one you have purchased Monster Hunter Rise from.
  3. Next, click on the Search/Browse option here and search Monster Hunter Rise.
  4. Now, click on the game. It should be the first option.
  5. Here, click on the Download Demo option below Purchased.
  6. You will get two options here, pick the second option to install the demo.

Wait for the download to complete and you can start playing it on your Nintendo Switch.

How to Get the Demo on PC


For PC you need a minimum of 10GB of free space on your system to try out this demo. And you also need to have the Steam Client installed on your PC.

  1. Launch Steam
  2. Here, search for Monster Hunter Rise
  3. Finally, download and install the demo.

The Demo is available from 14th June 2022. You can get the actual DLC expansion on 30th June 2022.

MHR Sunbreak Demo Features

You can play the demo in single-player mode or try its multiplayer mode online together with up to 4 friends. These are the different weapons and quests you get in the demo version. Lastly, you also get an item pack.

  • Weapons
    • Great Sword
    • Long Sword
    • Sword & Shield
    • Dual Blades
    • Lance
    • Gunlance
    • Hammer
    • Hunting Horn
    • Switch Axe
    • Charge Blade
    • Insect Glaive
    • Light Bowgun
    • Heavy Bowgun
    • Bowgun
  • Quests
    • The demo gives you 3 training quests and 4 quests which require you to slay different monsters on different difficulties.
      • Basic Training Quest (Single Player Only)
      • Wyvern Riding Training Quest (Single Player Only)
      • Switch Skill Swap Training Quest (Single Player Only)
      • Great Izuchi: Beginner
      • Tetranadon: Intermediate
      • Astalos: Expert
      • Malzeno: Advanced
  • Item Pack
    • 15 Pitfall Traps
    • 60 Mega Potions
    • 15 Mega Demondrugs
    • 30 Energy Drinks
    • 15 Mega Armorskins

That covers everything you should know about the Monster Hunter Rise (MHR) Sunbreak Demo from its features to how to get it. If you are interested in this game you might find our other Monster Hunter Rise guides useful.