Don’t blow your top while navigating these labyrinthian caverns!
Monster Hunter Rise is, quite literally, the largest traditional MonsterHunter game that we’ve seen yet. And, though more space means more opportunities for exciting encounters while out on the field, it can also make running from place to place on foot a bit of a tiresome experience. Fortunately, Rise makes traveling relatively hassle-free thanks to the inclusion of Canynes—the dog counterpart to the Palico, and fleet-footed mount—as well as sub-camps—which were first introduced in World. However, while Canynes are readily available from the get-go, players must locate sub-camps and complete a related request before being given access to them.
Fortunately, although locating some of these can be tricky, we here at Hey Poor Player will be going through each of Rise‘s unique locales in order to give you a helping hand regarding where to find each of the game’s sub-camps, and how you can go about unlocking them once discovered. And, wouldn’t you know it, our fifth and final sub-camp guide focuses on none other than Rise‘s final location (and also it’s most confusing to navigate)—Lava Caverns!
Where to Find Sub-Camp 1
Lava Caverns is, admittedly, pretty easy to get turned around in. Fortunately, finding its two sub-camps isn’t all that difficult! Those looking for Sub-Camp 1 should head to the highest point possible in the mountainous area southwest of area 14. You’ll know you’re on the right track if you see a giant hole, followed by a small bismuth deposit. No need to worry if you accidentally found yourself heading too far down, though! You can quickly reach the upmost area where Sub-Camp 1 is located from the bottom by catching a ride from the Upwell Draft (pictured above). Not only does the draft make finding the camp easier, but it also makes traveling between floors much easier once you’ve set the sub-camp up!
How to Unlock Sub-Camp 1
You probably know the drill by now, but, just in case, I’ll go over things anyway. After finding Sub-Camp 1, you then must complete the request Lava Caverns Sub-Camp Security issued by Kagero the Merchant. This time around, Kagero wants you to slay eight Uroktor. Unfortunately, there aren’t any easily accessible quests targeting Uroktor, meaning that your best bet is to hunt them down in a tour. For those not in the know, Uroktor are quite fond of the heat, meaning that your best bet is to look for them around area 14.
Typically, you can find them just walking around, but keep in mind that they also have the ability to hide underground! Finally, as with most other monsters, you’ll most likely have trouble finding Uroktor if any large monsters show up, so make sure that no large monsters are present before you start hunting. You probably didn’t need me telling you that last part, but it never hurts to be too safe!
Where to Find Sub-Camp 2
Don’t worry about diving underground after finding Sub-Camp 1, because Sub-Camp 2 is located atop a ruined castle between areas 6 & 7. Even without the map this is probably one of the easiest Sub-Camps to find, considering its regal positioning. It’s also not too hard to access, as all you need to do is a little bit of climbing!
How to Unlock Sub-Camp 2
After locating Sub-Camp 2, Kagero the Merchant will issue Lava Caverns Sub-Camp Materials, which asks players to hand over Tentranadon Hide x1 and Monster Bone L x2. Tentranadon Hide, of course, can be obtained from a Tentranadon as a target reward (24%), through capturing (21%), as a part breaking reward (100%), through carving (44%), or as a dropped material (30%).
Monster Bone L is a little trickier to get than its M and S counterparts, as you either need to obtain it from monsters such as Pukei-Pukei (10% target reward) or Rathian (13% target reward), or get lucky by getting it as a reward for certain quests and sub-quests. Personally, I had much more luck getting them as rewards, but you’re free to do as you choose! After getting everything you need, just hand the goods over to Kagero and you’re good to Kage-go!
These Sub-Camps Are Hot Stuff!
That wraps things up for this guide regarding how to unlock the Lava Cavern sub-camps in Monster Hunter Rise! Did you find this guide useful? Do you get as lost in the Lava Caverns as I still do? Do you think that we’ll be getting more areas in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!