Monster Hunter Rise Controls Guide

The general, Palamute, Wirebug, and Wyvern Ride controls for Monster Hunter Rise laid out.

Even in its demo form, Monster Hunter Rise has some new tricks up its sleeve to surprise even the most experienced hunters. There's a lot to take in between the addition of the Palamute, Wirebug, and the new Wyvern Ride features and their controls.

All three of the aforementioned new features are enhancements over Monster Hunter World and its Iceborne expansion's similar functions.

Wirebugs allow you to grapple anywhere, not just in dedicated spots.The Palamute allows for flexible movement and exploration (even manual drifting!), also proving to be a big improvement over World's Raider Ride feature. And Wyvern Ride? Let's just say mounting monsters is totally worthwhile now.

The new level of maneuverability is a much-welcomed addition to the game's sprawling maps. It's very apparent the bells and whistles in Monster Hunter World paved the way for these incredible improvements to the mainline series.

Below are the controls for Monster Hunter Rise, separated by whether they are general use or for use with one of the new features mentioned above. Weapon controls are not included but are coming soon.

Monster Hunter Rise General Controls

Button Effect
Switch controller: A button
(sheathed)
Keyboard+Mouse:
F key
General interactions (Carving, talking, etc.)
Wyvern Ride (next to staggered monster)
Switch controller: B button
(sheathed)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Spacebar
Crouch (when still)
Roll (while moving)
Jump (while sliding)
Switch controller: A button
(drawn)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Right-click
Heavy attack
Switch controller: B button
(drawn)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Spacebar
Roll
Switch controller: X button
(sheathed)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Left-click
Draw weapon
Switch controller: X button
(drawn)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Left-click
Light attack
Switch controller: Y button
(sheathed)
Keyboard+Mouse:
E key
Use item
Switch controller: Y button
(drawn)
Keyboard+Mouse:
E key
Sheathe weapon
Switch controller: R button (held)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Shift
Sprint or slide
Switch controller: L button (held)
Keyboard+Mouse:
F1 through F4 keys
Open item bar, ammo bar, and radial menu
(Y and A to cycle through items)
(X and B to cycle through ammo and coating)
(D-pad to choose radial)
(Right analog stick to choose shortcut)
Switch controller: Right analog press
Keyboard+Mouse:
Q key
Lock on
Switch controller: D-pad
Keyboard+Mouse:
Ctrl+Arrow keys
Left and right to scroll through action bar
Up and down to perform selection
Switch controller: + button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Escape key
Open start menu
Switch controller: - button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Enter key
Open chat menu
Switch controller: - button (held)
Keyboard+Mouse:
M key
Open map

 

Monster Hunter Rise Wirebug Controls

Button Effect
Switch controller: ZL + X buttons
Keyboard+Mouse:
Middle click + Left-click
Upward Wiredash
(Sends forward when airborne)
Switch controller: ZL + A buttons
Keyboard+Mouse:
Middle click + Right-click
Forward Wiredash
(Sends downward when airborne)
Switch controller: ZL + ZR buttons
Keyboard+Mouse:
Middle click + Mouse3
Targeted Wiredash
(Launches you toward targeted location)
Switch controller: ZL + B buttons
(when knocked back or upward)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Middle click + Spacebar
Wirefall
(Allows you to quickly recover)
Switch controller: A button (midair)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Right click (midair)
Suspends you midair during Wiredash.
(Cancelled with B button)
Switch controller: Left stick + B button
(midair)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Movement + Spacebar
Evade midair in the direction the stick is tilted.

 

Monster Hunter Rise Palamute Controls

Button Effect
Switch controller: A button (held, unmounted)
Keyboard+Mouse: 
F key (held, unmounted)
Mount Palamute
Switch controller: B button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Spacebar
Dismount Palamute
Switch controller: X button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Left-click
Have Palamute attack
Switch controller: ZR
Keyboard+Mouse:
C key
Have Palamute jump
Switch controller: R button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Right-click
Have Palamute dash / drift
Switch controller: Y button
Keyboard+Mouse:
E key
Use item

 

Monster Hunter Rise Wyvern Ride Controls

Button Effect
Switch controller: Left stick + R button (held)
Keyboard+Mouse:
Movement + Shift (held)
Move monster
Switch controller: A button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Left-click
Have monster attack
Switch controller: X button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Right-click
Have monster attack
Switch controller: B button
Keyboard+Mouse:
Spacebar
Have monster evade
(Also cancel attacks and flinches)
Switch controller: Y button
Keyboard+Mouse:
C key
Dismount and launch monster forward
Switch controller: X + A buttons
Keyboard+Mouse:
Left-click + Right-click
Perform Mounted Punisher when gauge is full.

 

That's it for Monster Hunter Rise's controls, that we've seen so far at least. Keep an eye on GameSkinny for more Monster Hunter Rise guides!

Associate Editor

Ashley has been in with GameSkinny since its inception, and has a real passion for weird games.

Published Jan. 19th 2022

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