Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Investigation Quests

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This is a guide to Investigation Quests in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Read on to learn all about Investigation Quests and how to unlock them!

Investigation Quests

Investigation Quests are quests that has different conditions to complete. Some quests require you to not die at all while some quests require you to take down your target in less than 15 minutes. The higher the rank of the Investigation quest and the harsher its conditions, the better the rewards you can obtain.

Locale Information

Locale Information
There are some bonuses that you can check before engaging in an investigation quest. On the most bottom part of the screen, you'll see the Locale Information which shows which gathering points can provide more items. This can be useful if you wish to craft a specific armor but doesn't have the material to craft it.


The conditions for Investigations vary. Some are harder like only having 15 minutes to clear the quest to you are only allowed to faint once. The opposite is also true so make sure to check the failure condition first before accepting an Investigation.

Minimum Faint Limit Maximum Faint Limit Minimum Time Limit Maximum Time Limit
1 5 15 Minutes 50 Minutes

Bonus Rewards

There are four types of bonus rewars you can get from investigations. You have the first three which is bronze, silver, and gold for non-tempered monsters. These rewards range from common monster parts to rare ones, The better the reward type, the higher chance you can get better loots.

The Fourth Reward

The last one is exclusive to tempered monsters. Purple rewards can net you decorations which is incredibly useful for end-game gears. Try to keep on tracking tempered monsters to unlock more tempered investigations!

How to Get Investigations

You can get investigations mostly by checking monster tracks. There is a high chance to get investigation quests that has the same target as the monster you are currently tracking. Make sure to track the monster you want to farm to get more rewards from investigations later on.

Threat Levels

Threat level
Threat Levels are assigned to tempered monsters, the higher the threat level, the more dangerous the monster. However, threat level is also a way to find out which monsters you can spawn by farming footprints. While it is true that there is a higher chance of spawning the same monster by tracking the same kind of monster, there is also a high chance of revealing other monsters of the same threat level by tracking monsters of the same threat level.

Monster's Threat Levels

There are three threat levels (currently) in Monster Hunter World. The lower threat level belongs to weaker large monsters like the Anjanath, Great Jagras, and so on. The second threat level belongs to stronger monsters like the Rathalos, Diablos, etc. The last threat level belongs to the Elder Dragons (with the exception of Deviljho). As mentioned above, tracking a monster with a threat level 3 will make a higher chance of spawning a threat level 3 investigation for a different monster.

And also, tracking a tempered monster will also give a higher chance of unlocking tempered monster investigations! Happy hunting hunter!

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