How to Lock-On in Monster Hunter Rise



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In Monster Hunter: Rise, keeping large monsters in the frame can be challenging. You’ll encounter dozens of different monsters, and they all move differently. Monsters like the Crimson Glow Valstrax can dive suddenly from the clouds, so keeping the camera on them is difficult.

How to Lock-On in Monster Hunter Rise

This guide will show you how to lock on monsters in Monster Hunter: Rise. We’ll explain the two different types of camera settings and how to use them appropriately. 


Locking on the Target 

Monster Hunter: Rise has two lock-on settings: Target Camera and Focus Camera. 

To change the lock-on setting, simply press the plus (+) button to enter your menu at any point during the game. Navigate to “Options,” then “Camera,” then “Camera Style.” 

Focus Camera

Focus Camera is the best choice for new players. Players not used to moving the camera will find this lock-on type the best choice.

By pressing the Right Stick, you can cycle through which large monster to lock on. The selected monster will be highlighted in the screen’s upper-right corner, where monster icons are displayed. Once the chosen monster is within range, the camera will automatically lock on it and keep it at the center.

This is generally the preferred lock-on method of ranged-weapon users because you don’t have to press any other button to keep the monster centered. The hunter can walk around and focus on aiming instead of controlling the camera.

Target Camera

Once a monster is selected using the Right Stick, you can lock on the target when it is in range by clicking the L Button. This immediately pans the camera, putting the monster in the middle of the screen. A red reticle appears on the monster indicating the monster is locked on.

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Most players prefer this mode because some monsters move too far, too fast. Toggle the camera lock when you need it freely, giving you better control of your hunts. 

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Like other settings, lock-on types are a matter of player preference. Try each on your hunts to see which is best suited for your playstyle. Utilizing the lock-on feature will take your hunts to a whole new level.

Once you determine which works best, get your gear and prepare to defend Kamura Village!

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