Monster Hunter Rise Ver.3.0 Update adds Apex Zinogre and Crimson Glow Valstrax on May 27

At the May 2021 Monster Hunter Digital Event, Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Rise will receive the Ver.3.0 update on May 27. This update will be headlined by the addition of two new monsters: Crimson Glow Valstrax and Apex Zinogre.

Crimson Glow Valstrax is a variant of Valstrax, the flagship elder dragon of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.  We have yet to hear any confirmation on whether the original Valstrax will also appear in this update or not. But as a reference, last month's Ver.2.0 update added Bazelgeuse, which made its return from Monster Hunter World but was never shown in Capcom's announcement stream.

Apex Zinogre is the newest addition to the Apex versions that are extremely violent and generally found in high-rank Rampage quests. The update will also add regular quests that enable you to fight all available Apex monsters. However, they cannot be captured and thus must be slain, just like the elder dragons.

The trailer also teased a fight against both titular elder dragons, the Wind Serpent Ibushi and Thunder Serpent Narwa, as part of the story's continuation that will lead to a new ending. Among the other additions made through this update, you will also be able to change the appearance of Rampage weapons by using certain materials.


Capcom will continue adding more content to Monster Hunter Rise with multiple minor updates every month; at least for the next 3 months until August. The game will also gradually receive more collaboration content from other Capcom titles. The first one, coming in mid-June, will bring a layered armor set that lets a Palico literally turn into Tsukino from Monster Hunter Stories 2.

Find the new trailers and screenshots right below. The Ver.3.0 update for Monster Hunter Rise will appear simultaneously worldwide on Nintendo Switch on May 27 at 00:00 UTC.

English trailer

Japanese trailer

Monster Hunter Rise Ver.3.0 Update