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Crowds of hunters are agitated by many questions in Monster Hunter World! In order to calm these enthusiasms, here is a series of quick mini-guides on how to perform the majority of the actions in the game. Of course, if you think of additional elements, do not hesitate to indicate them in the comments.

  • How to get started
  • How to Change Appearance in Monster Hunter World
  • How to hide your helmet in Monster Hunter World
  • How to play solo in Monster Hunter World
  • How to Create a Clan in Monster Hunter World
  • How to find your friends in Monster Hunter World
  • How to pause a solo game
  • How to increase your maximum health
  • How to keep your guns in good condition
  • How to change weapon affinity
  • How to have a good defense
  • How to access the gems
  • How to unlock more fields at the Botanical Conservatory
  • How to ride a monster
  • How to find Rathian traces
  • How to get Horizon Zero Dawn armor for your Palico
  • How to properly use the slingshot


How to get started

This is the question everyone is asking! Harmonium has your answer:


How to Change Appearance in Monster Hunter World

Nothing could be simpler, just go to your room. You can then interact with the box at the entrance. You will see at the bottom of the menu the option to change appearance. A new screen will appear with options for hair, eyebrows, facial hair, makeup, and clothes.

On the other hand, if you want to change your gender in Monster Hunter World, that is not possible, sorry. At the same time, rest assured, the only major change is in the appearance of the armor.


How to hide your helmet in Monster Hunter World

Sometimes it's better to see your character's head rather than a horrible helmet. Monster Hunter World is no exception. To hide the unwanted, go to the menu, then System (with the two cogwheels), then "Options". Stay in the first option (with a screwdriver) then you will see the option to show the helmet, hide the helmet or hide the helmet only in the cutscenes.


How to play solo in Monster Hunter World

It is not possible to play offline in Monster Hunter World, but you can set up a private online session. Thus, no other player will be able to interrupt you during your expeditions. From the loading screen, choose your backup, then when creating the online session, in the last menu, choose "yes" for "Private session".


How to Create a Clan in Monster Hunter World

To create a clan, you have to contact the manager who is in Astera, at Grand-Pont. As she exits the elevator, she is directly opposite, behind the counter. When speaking with her, you will have three options: create, manage or quit. Being part of a clan offers several advantages, including being able to more easily group with your friends to go on an adventure.

You can be part of 8 different clans at the same time and a clan can only have a maximum of 50 members.


How to find your friends in Monster Hunter World

If you find yourself struggling on expeditions or quests, you can use a distress flare to call for help. Any player, including a friend, will then be able to see the signal on the quest board. Be careful, however, if a player already involved responds to the request for help, this will reset their progress. For Expeditions this will not work for the first one and the Expedition must have previously been unlocked for all players.

If you want to create a party, you can post a quest in the lobby, allowing all players in the same session to participate. You can even set a password if you want to prevent the "first comer" from joining your quest. It will be even easier if you have created a team before. On the other hand, to be able to do the quest, it will be necessary to have advanced to the same cutscene (in the case of a quest from the main story). If the game does not allow you to join the quest, it is probably because you have not progressed enough yet. You will also not be able to redo the story quests, only possibly helping friends who have not yet done their own quests.

After doing a quest with friends, if you want to go on an expedition, you can go back to the camp (not to the hub!). You can then choose the next destination (each person in the group will have to make the same choice for it to work correctly).


How to pause a solo game

Are you playing Monster Hunter World on your own thanks to our little tip above? Then you can pause by putting the console in standby mode. From there, the game ends until you return. Of course, you can always make yourself safe in the game by going back to your room for example.


How to increase your maximum health

Maximum health is very important, as it prevents dying quickly! The first solution is to look for armor that increases the amount of life points, but this requires sacrificing other bonuses, which is not necessarily a good thing! Otherwise, you can eat between missions by going through the canteen (on the third floor of Astera) and have a meal that will temporarily increase health points.

For the best craftsmen, know that you can also find potions and super nutrients from previous games. But for this you will need to go through crafts.


How to keep your guns in good condition

Monster Hunter World's weapons dull easily, making players think about it rather than foolishly banging like a nag anywhere, anyhow. The longsword is one of the fastest dulling weapons that we recommend you avoid at low levels. To extend the life of your weapons, always keep an eye out for durability in combat, as there are some more difficult places than others on the monsters that you will want to avoid hitting: you will deal more damage and damage your weapons less. !

In the meantime, to avoid the disappointment of a weapon or tool in small pieces, you will have to use sharpening stones. It is also recommended to sharpen your weapon as soon as you have the opportunity, such as when a monster flees for example.


How to change weapon affinity

If you have looked at your character sheet, you will have noticed a% next to Affinity (in the Equipment menu, by selecting its weapon). This is an important stat to take into account, as it changes the effectiveness of weapons: the higher your affinity, the more damage you will inflict. It is very important to watch this statistic, as it can fall into the negative, and then you will do much less damage than normal!

To increase this score, it is necessary to equip pieces of armor with different advantages. It's all a question of experimentation to find the best combination corresponding to your style of play. In particular, you will have to look for the armor providing: Attack Boost (Attack Bonus), Critical Eye (Critical Eye), Affinity Sliding (Affinity Sliding which increases affinity temporarily after a slide) and Critical Draw (Critical Landing which increases the chance of critical hits when doing an air attack).

It should be noted that these skills, in addition to increasing affinity, will however lower the critical rate! Conversely, skills that increase crit rate will decrease affinity. It's up to you to juggle these skills and choose what you prefer!


How to have a good defense

To survive, it is imperative to improve your equipment, which requires armor. Find out how to upgrade or change your armor:


How to access the gems

You will need to be of maximum rank, this feature can be unlocked in expert mode (at the same time as the 6-star quests, alpha and beta armor ..). You will get your first gem from the blacksmith and you can insert it into pieces of equipment that have slots. From the blacksmith, you will have a list of the equipment that supports the jewels as well as those in your possession. Locations and jewels have levels: a location must be at the same level or higher than the jewel.

To get slots, you will need to upgrade your weapons. For armor, you'll need to create beta versions (which feature a skill and location), unlike alpha ones which only feature two skills (and no location). It is also possible to get items as a reward: the higher the level the monster, the better the chances.


How to unlock more fields at the Botanical Conservatory

To create ever more powerful armor, it is important to have resources, recoverable by going on a hunt, but also by going to the botanical research center in Astera. This is also where you can find rare items or duplicate the ones you own.

You will not have immediate access to this feature, you will first have to complete the Tobi-Kadachi mission.

Then you can unlock your second field at rank 8 or higher by completing the quest "Harmful pests" (4 stars). To complete this elimination quest, travel to the Putrid Vale to kill 14 Hornetaurs (they can be found near the monster carcasses). The third location is unlocked with the 7-star quests, "Talons of Ire and Ice" will ask you to hunt in the same quest a Legiana and a high-ranking Odogaron.


How to ride a monster

Even if the technique is not easy to master (depending a lot on the monster in front, the scenery and / or the weapon you use), riding monsters allows you to inflict substantial damage with relative safety. A technique to master absolutely. To start, it's best to find a high place: climb the scenery, use advanced climbing skills, ask a friend to get thrown. At worst, everything can be done from the ground up. It's all a matter of timing to successfully use a flight attack at the right time (with the jump key) to end up on the mountable part of the animal (head, back or tail). From there, you have to keep attacking and hold on despite the monster's attempts. You may also need to move from a mountable location to avoid taking damage.

In any case, the key to success is to inflict maximum damage by checking the stamina gauge carefully: if it reaches zero, it's a one-way ticket to the ground. To fully understand how to capture a monster, I invite you to follow the hunter Harmonium now:


How to find Rathian traces

To find Rathian's footsteps in Monster Hunter World, there's actually not much you can do other than ... play! The search bar will automatically fill up during your other activities, expert mode expeditions, contracts, explorations, then the game will announce that you have found traces once the gauge is sufficiently full.

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How to get Horizon Zero Dawn armor for your Palico

In Monster Hunter World, you can collect armor from Horizon Zero Dawn. To do this, you will need to complete the quest "Lesson of the Wilderness" for characters of rank 6 or higher (mission of 5 star difficulty), asking to kill 8 Barnos in the arena (flying creatures that require attacking at distance).

You can also help the Tzitzi-Ya-Ku monster who spins around the arena to knock the Barnos down to the ground. To do this, attack him and wait for him to deploy his crest to emit a stunning flash to everyone in front of him. In addition to knocking the Barnos to the ground, they will target him, one stone two birds! As a reward, you will receive components needed to create the armor. You will have to repeat the quest twice to get the necessary materials, then go to the blacksmith (on the second floor of Astera) to forge the equipment for your Palico. Please note, this quest is temporary and is only available until February 9!

In a few weeks, a new quest will be unlocked which will allow you to recover Aloy's outfit with his bow.


How to properly use the slingshot

The slingshot is an integral part of the hunter's arsenal. It can be used to launch projectiles, grappling hooks and capture nets. Its usefulness may be obscure to newcomers, but it is formidable and essential once mastered. You can find our complete guide right here!


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