Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

The Qurio virus has ravaged the very foundation of the endgame. Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn. He strikes monsters, drives them into a frenzy, and eventually forces them to harass themselves to death. However, players saw a similar reaction in the previous monster hunter game in the form of a Frenzy virus.

Currently, Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn has Qurio and Frenzy viruses in the game, but not to the same extent. This guide will help Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn better understand the history of the Frenzy virus and its current effect in the game.


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What is the insanity virus?

Monster Hunter Rise - Shagaru Magala in Frenzy Mode

The Madness Virus was originally an infectious disease caused by monsters of the Magala family. These include Gor Magala, Foundation Gor Magala, and Shagaru Magala in Monster Hunter 4. This disease affected not only the hunters who encountered the beasts, but also the monsters around them.

If the hunter Monster Hunter 4 infected with a virus, it stops their natural healing abilities, making recovery impossible without the use of a healing item. This also applies to Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn. Monsters, on the other hand, are a different story. When a monster is afflicted with the Madness Virus, it goes berserk, increasing its strength and speed and effectively doubling its natural aggression. They will attack anyone until they die within a few days from overwork.

AT Monster Hunter 4, the virus has spread throughout the game, essentially turning the endgame into a hunt for all Raging Monsters. However, in very rare cases, some monsters were actually able to suppress and overcome the fatal effects of the virus while still retaining the benefits. This resulted in a unique transformation known as the vertex state.

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supreme state

Monster Hunter 4 custom sketch with Apex Zinogre official render

The top state is more or less similar to the “Resurrected” state in Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn, where the monster overcame the effects of the virus and used it as a weapon. They received 80% damage reduction from all attacks, immunity to all traps, and could not be affected by status or elemental effects. These monsters were on a separate level, and only a handful of hunters fought these beasts and survived to tell the story. Popular monsters such as Deviljho, Zinogre, and Diablos were among the few that infiltrated the High State in Monster Hunter 4.

Madness Virus in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise Gore Magala Shot during exclusive cutscene

Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn mixed the Frenzy virus and the Apex monsters in its own way. For example, while the Rabies virus is currently in the game with the return of Horus and Shagaru Magala, it does not have the same effect as in Monster Hunter 4where he struck down other monsters.

Instead, a new virus has taken on this role in the form of the Qurio virus. The Qurio virus is essentially the same as the Frenzy virus.. If a monster is hit by it, it becomes predatory and strong. It will continue to hunt everything in sight until it dies of exhaustion.

Apex Monsters

Rise of the monster hunter returned to the mix of Apex monsters, but they are not the ones affected by the Frenzy virus from Monster Hunter 4. Instead, the Apex monsters in Rise survived Elder Dragon Ramage’s attacks and underwent a slight transformation, turning them into Apex monsters. However, they bear a striking resemblance to previous Apex monsters.

Essentially, the Curio Virus was a way for the developers to reintroduce “rabid” monsters without making Horus/Shagaru Magala the center of attention. So far, the system has worked flawlessly, and the virus has even given monsters like the chameleo the chance to become one of the hardest fights in the game. However, it is not yet known how far the Qurios virus will go. It has just begun to affect lower level Elder Dragons and can become even more intimidating if it starts mutating upper level dragons. In any case, hunters should start preparing as the fights will only get harder from now on.

Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn now available for Nintendo Switch and PC.

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