Tracking enemies in Monster Hunter Awakens on the Nintendo Switch can be difficult at times. That might sound surprising, since many of the enemies are building-sized, but still they are. MH Rise features a locking mechanic as standard, allowing players to target specific enemies. However, the in-game camera doesn’t automatically track monsters — as seen in, for example, the Souls series. That can be confusing, luckily, there’s a quick and easy fix for Monster Hunter Rise’s locking issue.
How to use Monster Hunter Rise’s lock focus camera
The frantic co-op combat can make the action in Monster Hunter Rise challenging to follow. There’s a lot going on, like HUD elements to track, teammates to help out, and so on. Use the compact Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite screens when playing in handheld mode and multiple players could use the extra help. Fortunately, MH Rise has a hidden feature for this situation.
Here’s how to make Monster Hunter Rise’s lock-on camera automatically track enemies:
- Boot MH Rise and load into gameplay.
- Pause the game and select “Options” from the list.
- Navigate to the “Camera” tab.
- Find the “Camera Style” setting.
- Change the setting to the “Camera Focus” option.
- Exit the menu and return to the gameplay.
- Find the monster and click the right analog stick (R3) to lock it.
- The camera will now automatically track monsters around the battlefield.
This is a great quality of life feature, upon its activation, many players will wonder why this feature is not enabled by default.
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Plus, see why the game is “one step ahead” for the series in our Monster Hunter Rise review.