Master Rank Optional Quests in Monster Hunter World Iceborne (MHW). Master Rank Optional Quests are only available to players who own the Iceborne Expansion. These quests are not needed in order to progress the story and level up Master Rank, but they provide materials and unlock special tools, canteen foods and others.

Please see Event Quests for special optional weekly quests by Capcom. Please see Special Assignments for free Monster DLC quests.

  • Finding Master Rank monsters counts as it's own discovery
  • Capturing Master Rank monsters gives more rewards than slaying them. If a quest does not explicitly state "slay", then you should always aim to capture the targeted monster(s)
  • Talking to villagers with a (!) in Seliana or the Research Station may unlock new quests
  • Completing already owned Optional quests may unlock, or help in unlocking new content, including new quests
  • Fully researching monsters (all 4 tabs in the monster manual) may be required to unlock certain quests, especially for Mantle Upgrades. See Ecological Research for more information
  • Your current progress level for Master Rank Assignments  may limite which optional quests you have access to. The same applies to Special Assignments
  • All "Purr-fect" quests reward In-Room Decorations

"Special Arena:" Quests are unlocked by Capturing the monster. Once completed, they re-appear randomly on your Quest Board. Uncompleted MR Arena Quests will always be made available for you to complete (once the monster has been captured). Checking your hunter's notes may help in researching why some arena quests do not appear, since the notes display how many times you have captured any monster (a "-" means that the monster cannot be captured). However, do bear in mind that the research notes display how many times the monster has been captured in total (throughout low, high and master ranks), and you do need to capture any monster at least once in each rank (if it is available; do not try to capture a Barioth in low rank quests) to unlock the corresponding arena quest. Some monsters do not have special arena quests associated with them, such as the Rajang or the Frostfang Barioth.

(!) => Those are Villagers' Requests or special delivery bounties.


Master Rank Optional in MHW: Iceborne

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    • Anonymous

      13 Jan 2021 20:13  

      How do you get 6 star optional quests? I've killed Shara Ishvalda and researched my first Wyvern type in the Guiding Lands but still don't have a quest to do anything in 6 Star

      • Anonymous

        25 Dec 2020 12:47  

        The 6 star list is missing "All that glitters is furious" (hunt a furious rajang) and "Achy Brachy Heart" (hunt a Rajing Brachydios), maybe more. Also, why the extra details on the description of the Brute Tigrex quest, where it's the same requisits for the other ones (gold rathian, silver rathalos and scarred yian garuga) but they don't have the extra description ?

        • Anonymous

          07 Oct 2020 23:20  

          1 star potional keeps being blue even though I have done every mission listed including all four special arenas. Am I missing something?

          • Anonymous

            20 May 2020 16:16  

            I did every 2 stars quests listed here but the "Completed" sign is still blue. I am so confused, please help.

            • Anonymous

              15 May 2020 23:29  

              completed a special arena when answering an SOS, now it wont show up for me after i captured the monster and im stuck with a blue completion. when i see the same quest im missing in another SOS, it's listed as completed. So what's with the blue? i checked with this list as well as others, and im 100% sure i've done every other quest on the list.

              • Anonymous

                01 May 2020 13:28  

                It is worth nothing that you do not need to encounter monsters such a Brute Tigers, Gold Rathian, etc. to unlock their special arena quest; capturing them in their event quest works.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Apr 2020 00:32  

                  I have reached mr 214, beaten all red text quest but still haven't received the master hunter of the new world. How so?

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Feb 2020 09:54  

                    I can't figure out how you can beat 4 tempered in 50 minutes...i'm at mr 190 and soon i'll unlock it, i've done all the quest before with 2 tempered, but a lot. I'm not a speed runner and teostra and lunastra are a pain in the ass just by themselves..

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Jan 2020 11:46  

                      The trigger information on the Special Arena Quests is incorrect, you need to Capture the target monster for the appropriate Quest to become available.

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Nov 2019 08:55  

                        I finished all the above star 6 quest up to my mr (143) but I only see a grey completions instead of a red one what else is available for me up to my mr that is not listed here?

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Nov 2019 16:25  

                          Master Hunter of the new world doesn't need all Mantle and boosters upgraded. You only need the basic unlocks. I did the quest before I finished the tempered Blackveil Vaal optional to unlock the upgraded mantle.

                          • Anonymous

                            20 Oct 2019 08:56  

                            For the star 3 optional quests, is there another Arena quest, because I've done all of the ones in the list of optional 3 stars?

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Oct 2019 01:30  

                              I'm missing proud White Knight I maxed out rescreach and completed all the other mission according to the list but still no mission

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Oct 2019 01:57  

                                I made it to master rank 200 and unlocked Master Hunter of the New World so i added it on the page from my phone. Please feel free to edit. The mission is a tempered teo, temperes luna, tempered velkana and a regular ruiner nergi After completing it, you get a pendant. Same for finishing all the optionals.

                                • Anonymous

                                  02 Oct 2019 07:23  

                                  Anyone else having problems with 5 and 6 star optionals bugging out? Specifically the teostra and kushala quests. Sometimes mine has them marked as complete, then they will be marked incomplete, then sometimes they disappear from the list entirely.

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