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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Why You Should Be Excited About | New Monsters, Special Quests, and More

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is right around the corner, and with just a month left before it releases, fans of the genre will have a lot of stuff to get excited about.

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The upcoming Sunbreak DLC for Monster Hunter Rise is slated to be released on June 30 this year, and with the game getting closer and closer to its release date, Monster Hunter fans just can’t help but get excited with the handful of new information that has been dropped not long ago.

Let’s find out what those are and what you can look forward to once the game is finally available for download.

Why You Should Be Excited About Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is set to release this June 30, 2022, seven months after it first got teased back in September 2021. The update will take up to 13Gb in order to play the expansion, and you’ll need to finish the “Serpent Goddess of Thunder” quest first before you can even access the new content.

The latest digital event which was held a day ago gives us a glimpse of the things we can expect with the release and more. Let’s have a look at all of them.

Three New Monsters

The digital event has introduced three new monsters that we’re going to encounter in Sunbreak.

The first one is called Seregios which is a flying Wyvern that hunts its prey using aerial divebomb attacks. It also inflicts bleeding on anyone it hits with its sharp scales. This “Bleed” status effect can quickly drain your health if you perform any action during its duration.

The second new monster is called Aurora Somnacanth which is an ice-based Leviathan that has a cold breath attack and a variety of ice-based attacks. Then there’s the last monster called Magma Almudron who is a fire-based Leviathan that is covered in molten magma which it flings at its targets.

Apart from the addition of these new monsters, existing monsters in the base version of the game will also have new attacks and combos that will catch even the most seasoned hunters off-guard.

Switch Skill Swap Mechanic

The next major reveal in the digital event is the Skill Switch Swap mechanic which is a massive game-changer considering it allows you to swap between two Switch Skills sets mid-combat. This means that you no longer need to go back to the camp as you can do so on the fly.

This new mechanic can be bound on a specific key but can also be activated via a new move referred to as the Swap Evade. This is a new evasive maneuver that lets you do the Skill Switch Swap mechanic while dodging enemy attacks at once.

Apart from this new mechanic, certain QoL improvements will be added to the base version of the game. One notable example is the ability to start Wall Running when running up walls without the need for a Wirebug Dash.

Followers Collab Quests

This new feature lets you gather some allies to help you hunt monsters in the game. It simply means that you won’t have to face the monsters all by yourself while doing singleplayer-only quests. However, take note that it only applies to such quests where you’ll be hunting monsters along with NPCs which are part of the game’s story.

These allies will have their own unique fighting styles that will greatly aid you in battle. Upon completing these singleplayer-only quests, you’ll be able to unlock exclusive rewards as well as more NPC Followers the further you progress through the game.

Elder Dragon Malzeno

The last vital piece of information revealed during the digital event features the expansion’s mysterious flagship monster, Malzeno.

As an Elder Dragon, players can expect a tough and challenging fight against this monster, as it has the ability to command insects that will suck out their target’s lifeforce, healing Malzeno in the process.

Malzeno also has a handful of devastating attacks in its arsenal, including the Bloodblight status effect which will gradually drain your health and decrease the amount of healthy recovery you can get from potions. The only way to get rid of this status effect is to directly attack Malzeno which will also let you restore any stolen health.

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GTA VI Leaks – What We Know so Far?

Rockstar Games on high alert

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Massive leaks have been spread throughout social media platforms about Grand Theft Auto 6. If you are a GTA V account owner, you may have an idea of what happened. On September 19, “teapotuberhacker,” a user from GTAForums, posted 90 videos of test builds for the upcoming game by Rockstar. The hacker revealed assets and source codes for GTA 6 on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Rockstar locks down its social media accounts, and the situation may lead to investigations with the FBI, although there is no official statement from Rockstar regarding this matter.

The leaks were illegally taken from the studio’s network, leading to the conclusion that the GTA 6 hacker is not a lot but a small group working together to post the leaked data. Rockstar confirms that these leaks are legitimate, and the GTA publisher Take-Two is working on taking down confidential information about the game by using copyright rules on mainstream platforms.

The game set’s location appears to be in Vice City; thanks to groups of dedicated fans, a map was made using various tools, which is not entirely new. When GTA 5 was still under development and trailers, screenshots, and teasers were being released; GTA had a fan base that could create a map for Grand Theft Auto 5 before the game was released; the map was an almost perfect match to the official map in GTA 5. Not to mention these players also became the people who made GTA 5 modded accounts.

Introducing New Characters

Based on leaked information, Grand Theft Auto 6 would be an open-world game with male and female protagonists, Jason and Lucia. One of the videos shows the two in what appears to be an instant character switching, similar to GTA 5. Where Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s character switch; although this time, it looks like the loading time is faster in this test run. Several screenshots show Lucia having different make-up and hairstyles, similar to Grand Theft Auto 5: Online, although customization is available for the female protagonist this time.

Smartphone System

Grand Theft Auto 4 introduced the smartphone system as a tool to contact friends, dates, and a few mission events. At the same time, Grand Theft Auto 5 added new functionalities like emails and website functionality. A parody of Facebook exists in this game called Life Invader; there may be a GTA 6 parody of Mark Zuckerberg; who knows? Aside from that, there is no information if Rockstar has updated this system.

Travel System

There are a few notable things about how players would be able to move around the map. Footage shows Jason swimming more profoundly in the water; unlike in previous games, the deepness of how far a player can swim has always been limited. For vehicles, test footage of vehicle damage where Jason shoots the floor of the boat and a fan boat on land. The subway system returns since GTA 4; we see Jason going in and out of a train car.

GTA 5 Combat

A video of Lucia fighting with NPCs was also shown, a tweaked weapon wheel, and NPCs reloading in real-time. Clips of recoil tests make everything realistic, and the latest addition in combat is for players to go prone, which is perfect for stealth-based missions.

Shooting from vehicles has been limited to small weapons; we have seen drive-bys from the test footage, allowing players to use bigger weapons. This would be great since bigger weapons would deal more damage. Switching hands while shooting is another excellent addition to combat; there are plenty of scenarios to get the proper angle on an enemy by switching the hand you are shooting from.

Vice City

The Miami-inspired city has dramatically changed since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There are the usual elements to be found, like neon lights in nightclubs and beachfront, but Rockstar has made an effort to make the map modernized by ensuring the look and feel are authentic to the real-life locations of Florida. The level of detail from these tests is fantastic as it can be; driving real-life inspiration for locations provides an immersive experience for players.

Gas stations, bars, tennis courts, motels, the environment, and the subway system is diverse, possible even better than GTA 5s’ map. Lucia has been seen to use a gumball machine inside convenience stores, which could mean there would be more things to interact with in Vice City.

There may be more surprises in store from GTA 6, and these are just the little details that have been leaked. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released by late 2024 or early 2025.

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