Quests in Monster Hunter World are assignments that players pick up in order to obtain rewards. Quests give simple background detail to Monster Hunts and come with completion and failure specifications, as well as performance objectives that grant special Materials rewards. Using a Lucky Voucher will grant more rewards on quest completion.

Monster Hunter World Quests

Monster Hunter World subdivides quests into the following categories:


Story quests that progress you through the main narrative of Monster Hunter: World.

These are all one-time completion quests and once done are grayed out and can not be revisited.

A full list can be found on this page.

See master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank Assignments for Iceborne Expansion content.


Non-essential quests that assist NPCs around Astera.

Optional Quests can be repeated indefinitely once unlocked and available. There are rare encounters and special arena quests within this category that will rotate in and out of availability randomly once unlocked.

A full list can be found on this page.

See master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank Optional Quests for Iceborne Expansion content.


Special quests that can be completed only a limited number of times.

The investigations are acquired by either killing or capturing a monster, breaking monster parts, or investigating monster traces. These activities have a chance to grant a random investigation that will then have to be identified at the Resource Center. Then the investigation must be added to the available investigations at the Resource Center to be able to start the quest at the quest board.

A full list can be found on this page.

See master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank Investigations for Iceborne Expansion content.



Event quests are repeatable but can only be participated in during the time which they are live. 

The quests rotate on a weekly basis and change on Thursday/Friday at midnight UTC (Thurs 6pm CDT). 

Generally, most all Event Quests seem to return together during the quarterly seasonal festival, i.e. Spring Blossom Fest. 

Current, upcoming, and past events for PS4/Xbox and Steam/PC can be found here.

A full list of events released to-date can be found on this page.

See master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank Event Quests for Iceborne Expansion content.

Special Assignments

Special Assignments are unique quests that unlock special DLC, and were introduced in March 2018 with the launch of the Deviljho monster. 

These quests are basically just like Assigned, in that they are unavailable once completed and will progress the game, just in their case it is new DLC features that have been released after the main story-line. 

Completing most of these new Special Assignments unlocks an equivalent Optional Quest to allow players unlimited access to the content found in the original quest.

Having the Serious Handler during the Iceborne story will prevent the player from doing HR special assignments.

Arena & Challenges

Arena Quests are ONLY found within the Gathering Hub at the Quest Counter. The Arena Lass (NPC on your left) will give you a choice between permanent Arena quests and rotating Challenges quests. Keep in mind that the Arena Lass will ONLY have arena quests available after first completing a certain "optional" hunting quest. (i.e. Arena Quest - 07 is unlocked only after completing Optional Quest - Red and Blue Crew)

Both of these quest types are 'time attack' quests with Ranks A, B, and C depending on the completion time. 

The quests must be completed with one of five predetermined, specific equipment sets. 

See master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank Arena & Challenges for Iceborne Expansion content.



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    • Anonymous

      I'm trying to play this game and can't get it to let me accept the quest. I have pressed every button I can on my controller but it won't let me. I just see it in the upper right corner of the screen telling me I need to accept the quest but I just can't figure out what button or buttons i need to press to accept this and no search I do on the internet will give me the answer so I figure it must be something simple but I just can't figure out what. any help is appreciated

      • Anonymous

        How do you fight a monster you have captured in a quest in arena. I always capture a monster and I never get a quest to fight it in arena.

        • Anonymous

          4 - 5 mins with greatsword. Give palico paralysis or sleep weapon and give him the trapper gear. Use your flashpods and finish legiana quickly before pink rathian leaves the huge area to give you the fastest time. Easy grind, my best time was 3 min 39 sec. Solo is the fastest way to grind this btw.

          • Anonymous

            Hey, ive been working on getting the optional quest "White winds of the new world" and i have completed every quest i could find including the 9 star quests but i haven't been able to get the quest yet. Am i doing anything wrong?

            • Anonymous

              Is there any difference if I put the shock trap first and then I throw the tranq bombs or I should do it the other way around like tranq bombs and then shock traps?

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