Optional Quests in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Players do not need to complete these quests to progress the story and access the game, but will benefit from special rewards for doing these additional objectives.  Optional quests unlock through various activities. Please see Event Quests for special optional quests by Capcom.

  • Finding a monster, low rank and high rank count as separate
  • Capturing monsters, low rank and high rank count as separate.  If the quest does not explicitly state "kill", then you should always try to capture a monster.
  • Talking to Villagers with a (!) in Astera or the Research Station
  • Completing previous Optional quests
  • Randomly available Rare encounters that last for 2 quests and disappear
  • Fully researching monsters (all 4 tabs in the monster manual)
  • Hunting a certain number of different tempered monsters (quests/investigations with more than one tempered targets only register the first listed)
  • Your current progress level for Assigned Quests

"Special Arena:" Quests are unlocked by Capturing the monster first. Once completed, they appear randomly on your Quest Board. Keep in mind that if you capture a Low Rank Barroth, it will only unlock the Low rank Special Arena.

(!) => Those are Villagers' Requests

Rare encounters : Xeno'Jiiva and Zorah Magdaros optionals
- Be sure to check your quest board as these only last for 2 quests total. You'll hear music in Astera change and a notification sometimes.


Optional in MHW



Seven Stars Quests ⭐7

Eight Stars Quests ⭐8

Nine Stars Quests ⭐9


    • Anonymous

      04 Jul 2018 17:19  

      So what i gotta keep capturing the same monster(s) till they finally show up in the arena? Kinda annoyed that its not instant being that ive caught everything possible multible times already in highrank and lowrank

      • Anonymous

        25 Jun 2018 07:20  

        For all the people that are wondering why the Area HR missions are missing is because they are rotatory. Sometimes you would have 6 stars paoulomu and no barroth and some other times you would have 6 stars barroth but not paulomu.
        Tried and tested and that's how it works.
        Kind Regards

        • Anonymous

          09 Jun 2018 22:22  

          I’ve captured penty of high rank and low rank monsters but I’m still missing like 5 quests for the 7 star

          • Anonymous

            19 May 2018 17:46  

            I complete all 1 - 8 mission and i have the orange complete but the white winds of the new world doesn't appear

            • Anonymous

              19 May 2018 16:32  

              guess I got to murder that Hazak...damn you Capcom...
              (also that tempered Barroth and Baan can go jump in acid water)

              • Anonymous

                07 May 2018 21:53  

                For the "Kill 3 Tempered Monster(Threat level 3)" Quest, does the story quest with the tempered Kirin count?

                • Anonymous

                  23 Apr 2018 17:41  

                  Special Arena quests don't randomly reappear after you complete them... You need to recapture the monster.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Apr 2018 04:52  

                    There's a new red quest icon that came with the Kulve Taroth update. It appears in the same place where the speech bubble icon is. Anyone know what Its deal is?

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Mar 2018 11:36  

                      I already clear all the quest in 6* and finish captured all the monster for special arena quest... But why still haven't fully complete?? It's still blue color complete word...

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Mar 2018 09:45  

                        I have completed every quest on this page yet it says I'm missing one on 7*...I have no npcs to talk to or deliveries left to deliver

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Mar 2018 10:46  

                          New World Sky, New World Flower i think u need to be hr60, beat a number of raths or its random after you beat the tempereds. I beat 5 different temperd level 2 threats and it didnt unlock then i grinded some events for crowns and it poped.

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Mar 2018 06:46  

                            I got all of them done bot the 9 star. In regards to hunting tempered breasts, does it have to be exploration or will investigations work?

                            • Anonymous

                              17 Feb 2018 16:15  

                              I’m missing 9 star quests, Zeno is the only 1 I have. iv done all quests, optional and assigned, researches the 15 monsters, what’s next?

                              • Anonymous

                                17 Feb 2018 01:21  

                                how unlock 9 star A Light Upon the River's Gloom optional quest? all story and optinonal quests complete, 86 hunter rank.
                                playing game 180hours, but these are not yet open.

                                • Anonymous

                                  14 Feb 2018 15:49  

                                  I have completed the main story, but I'm missing a lot of sub quest, like "Up to your waist in the waste". How do I unlock it? I almost completed all the assigned quest, except for some arena quest and the black Diablos

                                  • Anonymous

                                    13 Feb 2018 21:47  

                                    I am missing the lots of 8 star quest, I am not sure why, Everything is completed, including all bountys ea... I am clueless,

                                    • Anonymous

                                      13 Feb 2018 04:38  

                                      Ive never gotten the fires of hell bite deep quest at 8 star but its says im completed? Does this quest actually exist? If so how do I unlock it?

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