The Monster Hunter Rise demo was so in demand it apparently crashed the eShop

Whoa Nelly! [Country Grammar era]

Late last night, the Monster Hunter Rise demo was unleashed out into the world. After a lot of people were off work. And it seemingly crashed the eShop.

I first noticed it when some of our own community members were reporting issues in our comments section: how they were unable to actually click to download the demo, among other eShop issues. Then folks started saying the same thing on Twitter.

It turns out they weren’t alone, and Nintendo enacted emergency maintenance for the marketplace to set things right. Even throughout the night, Nintendo noted that downloads might take a “few minutes” to kick off, so keep that in mind if you’re still having issues today (they should mostly be settled by now).

As a reminder, the demo has a limit of 30 quests, but also provides access to online play through February 1. At that time online functionality will cease, and you’ll have to wait until the game is out in March.

Want a tip? You can delete your save file to reset the 30-quest limit. Or just use another profile.

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Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!