Much of the fun in Monster Hunter comes from taking on quests and slaying monsters together with a group of friends, and that holds true for Monster Hunter Rise. Fortunately, the game streamlines the multiplayer interface, making it easier than ever to join up with other players or host your own session. However, if you still need some help connecting with other hunters, here’s a rundown of how to set up a multiplayer session in Monster Hunter Rise.
Before you can play Monster Hunter Rise online with other players, you’ll need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Individual memberships cost $4 for one month, $8 for three months, and $20 for one year, while an annual family plan runs for $35 and covers up to eight Nintendo Account holders, even across multiple systems.
With that out of the way, the first step to setting up a multiplayer session is speaking to Senri, the Felyne courier who’s stationed near the center of Kamura Village. Senri is responsible for connecting you with other players, so you’ll need to talk to the mailcat each time you want to begin or leave a multiplayer session. (You’ll also need to speak to Senri to claim any DLC, such as the bonus item bundle that you’ll receive if you’ve played the Monster Hunter Rise demo.)