New Player Help in Monster Hunter World aims to assist newcomers to the Monster Hunter series or the Fifth installment to understand the game better. Tips for entry level players can be found throughout the wiki, and we recommend you read the following pages as well:
New Player Help
Monster Hunter World Newbie Guide
Monster Hunter World: Quests Guide
You obtain quests via your “handler”, who will display optional and required quests in detail. Quests in Monster Hunter World have a time limit, and are failed if the timer runs out or if the player faints a number of times. Other fail conditions are also available depending on the objective.
All quests will display trivia information about the client, and provide details on the destination, the main Monsters to hunt, and the rewards on offer for completion. Hunters use this information to plan ahead according to Monster weaknesses
After the quest is completed, special rewards can be obtained in addition to the ones listed originally, yielding coveted Materials.
Monster Hunter World: Supply Box
The Supply Box is an in-the-field restocking for your items as you arrive at the hunting destination. You have a variety of items that can be picked from here based on your storage and what you have collected among the way. Make sure to stock up!
Monster Hunter World: Scouting
Once you’re on the hunt, you will have to track down the beast you are after. For this, abilities such as the tracking of footprints are used. Interacting with a footprint generates a shining green trail that guides you in the direction of the monster, and is used as “breadcrumbs” to find them.
Monster Hunter World: Stones
Having some ranged attacks is highly advisable, as Monsters aren’t always all by themselves. You can gather Stones and use them to attack far-away wildlife.
Monster Hunter World: Material Carving
Once the hunt is done, you have 1 minute before you are automatically removed from the area and returned to the world hub. You should use this time to harvest materials from your slayed monster: these are later used for crafting, upgrades and trading.
The manner by which you defeat the Monsters plays a role on the loot you get. Wounding the animal such as tail-cutting or creating a limp on its legs can give you special rewards. There’s also some capture rewards to look forward to!
Monster Hunter World: Gear & Equipment Forging / Crafting
Players visit the Smithy, who can upgrade your equipment using the materials you have found and harvested in the field. Each weapon and armor has upgrade paths that can be followed, and are your key to becoming a more powerful and efficient Monster Hunter.
You will also be able to create different looks for your Armor depending on your choices during upgrades. These customizations are a significant portion of the fun of the game, and can present a difficult choice between fashion and performance!
You can select "Single Player" from the main menu to play in single player mode. You will then be presented with the character creation screen, and can choose the appearances for your hunter and your Palico.
There is variety of different presets and Deeper customization options will be available in the full game! After creating your character, pick the quest you would like to play from the quest selection menu.
( Note: You must be connected to PlayStation™Network even when playing in single player mode. Connect your PlayStation®4 console to the internet first, then sign in to PlayStation™Network.)
Select Your Equipment
The game will begin loading once you chose a quest. You can also use this time to customize the equipment for your character and your Palico. Note you can change your equipment during the quest from inside the tent located at any of the camps.
Depart on the Quest
Once your preparations are complete, you can select "Depart" to embark on your quest!
Just like SIngle Player Mode, you can select "Multiplayer" from the main menu to play the multiplayer mode.
Playing as the Leader
To play as a quest leader, first select "Create Your Own Quest". You will be presented with the following filters for recruiting other players:
- Player Type
- Private Session
- Party Size
Playing as a Member
There are different options to allow you play as a member:
Join a quest immediately with recommended settings.
Search by Criteria:
Search for a quest using specified criteria.
Search by Quest ID:
Join a quest by entering its quest ID. Keep in mind that when joining by quest ID, the leader's quest selection will override your own.
( Note: In the beta test version, quests cannot be joined partway through.)
Playing with Friends
When playing with friends, ask them for the quest ID to use when searching from the "Search by Quest ID" option.
Select "Yes" from the "Private Session" options to limit your quest to only players who search for it via the "Search by Quest ID" option.
Finding the Quest ID:
You can view the quest ID on the quest departure screen, located at the top of the quest member status column.
Select Your Equipment
Once everyone has finished joining your quest, or you decide to end recruiting, the game will begin loading the quest. You can use this time to customize the equipment for your character and your Palico.
Depart on the Quest
Once your preparations are complete, select "Standby for Departure" (or "Depart" if everyone besides the leader is ready) to embark on the quest. You can also use text and voice chat while waiting for departure.
If the leader selects "Standby for Departure" when there are other quest members who have yet to do so, a timer will begin. Once the timer reaches zero, all players will depart on the quest, regardless of their ready status.
You can turn in-game voice chat on or off by accessing Title Screen Menu > Options > Audio > Voice Chat, or during a quest by accessing Start Menu > System > Options > Audio > Voice Chat.
Communicating during Quests
Chat and Gestures
You can use text and stickers in chat, or make use of a variety of gestures to communicate during quests.
You can turn in-game voice chat on or off with the following methods:
1. Title Screen Menu > Options > Audio > Voice Chat
2. Start Menu > System > Options > Audio > Voice Chat
3. Start Menu > Player List
You can test out each weapon type at training area, to do this, select Training Area from the main menu.
Try out each weapon's attacks and techniques by attacking different objects within the training area. To switch to a different weapon, choose one from the item box.
All types of weapon ammo and phials are also available for testing. Additionally, items and ammo will not be consumed.
The Game Screen (In the Field)
This is the time limit for the quest. The blue hand indicates the time remaining. If the blue hand reaches the mark indicated by the red hand, time is up and the quest ends in failure.
The sun icon indicates daytime, and the moon icon indicates nighttime.
This shows your character's name.
This shows your character's health. This gauge is usually minimized, but will expand automatically depending on your combat status.
Your character will faint if the green portion of the gauge completely runs out. After taking damage, a portion of the gauge will remain red, and will recover automatically over time.
This shows your character's stamina. This gauge is usually minimized, but will expand automatically depending on your combat status.
Your character will use stamina while dashing or performing certain kinds of attacks. The amount of stamina consumed also varies under certain conditions. For example, less stamina is consumed out of combat than in combat.
Stamina refills over time, but the gauge's max value also shrinks periodically over long stretches of time. You can boost your stamina gauge's max value by eating well-done steaks and similar items.
How to Play Monster Hunter: World
You can eat a meal out in the field by sitting down at the camp Canteen. Eating meals provide various temporary skills and status boosts.
At the start of each quest, you'll find a supply box at camp. Make sure to stock up on useful items such as first-aid meds before heading out into the wild.
Changing Equipment at Camp
Inside the tent, you can change your hunter's and palico's equipment.
Entering the tent will restore your player character's and Palico's health, and also heal any abnormal statuses!
Tracking the Monster's Location
By examining large monster tracks, your scoutflies will pick up on the monster's trail, leading you to more traces of the monster. Follow your scoutflies as you collect traces to head towards the monster's location.
Depending on your surroundings, scoutflies will react to various objects and lead you to them. If you want to your scoutflies to focus on a specific target, press to open up your wildlife map, highlight the target and press to set it as your waypoint.
Keep in mind that scoutflies will hide when you're engaged in combat with a monster.
Utilizing the Slinger
The slinger is a multipurpose support tool that serves all kinds of uses out on a hunt. You can load stones and pods found out in the field into it to fire as projectiles, and even use it as a grappling hook in certain situations.
You can only use your slinger when your main weapon is sheathed, unless using the sword & shield.
Taking Advantage of Your Surroundings
Utilizing the environment can give you the edge during a hunt. Pay close attention to your surroundings and think about how you can use them to your advantage.
By crouching in brush, you can hide yourself from monsters and avoid combat. Monsters will still be able to spot you in certain cases, so make sure you have a good grasp of your surroundings.
Useful Flora and Insects
There are certain flora and insects that provide immediate effects when interacted with. For example, Vitalilies will replenish your health, and Flashflies emit a bright flash of light that can temporarily blind monsters.
There are certain areas that, when struck with a weapon or slinger projectile, will trigger boulders to fall. You can cause them to fall right on top of monsters with skillful timing.
Besides boulders, there are various other environmental traps you can use to your advantage. Examine your surroundings and utilize them wisely.
Using Specialized Tools
Specialized tools refer to clothing and equipment that grants you special abilities.
The Ghillie Mantle, for example, will temporarily camouflage you from monsters.
Effect Duration and Cooldown Times
Specialized tools must be equipped and then used as items in order to have any effect. They can be used an unlimited number of times, but have a cooldown time after each use.
You can check the effects of any specialized tools you have equipped from "Equipment Info" in the menu.