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Before you can hunt a monster down, you need to track them down first! Read on to learn how to gather all the clues to track down a monster.
List of Contents
There are several species of monsters in Monster Hunter World (MHW) to discover and learn. Collecting clues and tracking them down will help in learning about them or hunting them!
|1||Choose a camp|
|2||Exit the camp|
|3||Follow the Scoutflies|
|4||Interact and collect clues and tracks|
|5||Continue following Scoutflies|
|6||Fill Investigation Bar|
The best way to decide where to spawn would be to assume the nature of the monster you are hunting. For example, in the Ancient Forest, flying wyverns would most likely be found closer to the higher camps. Entering an investigation with this in mind could speed up the process!
Check out our list to find out where the best camp to start is for each monster you are tracking. Here you can find the starting location of each monster!
List of All Monsters and Starting Locations (Base Game)
In either an expedition, quest or investigation, you will choose to spawn in a camp. To begin tracking, you must leave the camp first.
Once you exit, there will be Scoutflies. They are bright green glowing specks that fly towards materials, monsters, or clues!
They will float around tracks that can be investigated. Get a better look and check out what they're gathering around.
|1||Scoutflies will lead you to the next monster track|
|2||Scoutflies will lead you to the monster|
|3||The monster and its status will appear on the map|
Once you approach the scoutflies and you uncover that the item they are hovering over is a track, interact with it! Gather clues to bring back and keep going!
These clues are not nly important for research points but also to be able to identify the monster quickly in the future.
Once you find the first track, the scoutflies will lead you to the next one and so on.
There is a bar when tracking down a monster, once this is filled, the Scoutflies will lead you towards the monster itself.
Once the monster is found, it will give you a prompt for a New Discovery! Congratulations, you have successfully tracked down a monster!
Fathering enough tracks and filling up the investigation bar will help you earn research points!
|Research Point Use|
|Botanical Research Center Fertilizer|
|Trailraider Safari Missions|
Sitting atop hundreds of books is the Vice Chief Ecologist of Ecological Research. Here, your tracking pays off when they constantly update the Monster Field Guide with new information on monsters, their weaknesses, drops, elements, ailments, carves, rewards and more!
The information in the Ecological Research Center varies per monster. The only universal factor is the higher the Investigation Level, the higher the Monster Guide Level.
With each increase in the Monster Guide Level, more information regarding the mosnter is unlocked.
|Base Game Guides|
|Story Walkthrough and How to Unlock Iceborne||Money Farming Guide|
|Food Guide and All Canteen Ingredients||Best Timing for Well-Done Steak|
|Best Weapons for Beginners||How to Pause Quests|
|How Do Quest Rewards Work?||How to Track Monsters|
|What is Critical Distance?||How to Use Wedge Beetles|
|How to Use the Chat Functions||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Use the Training Area||List of Crafting Recipes|
|List of Poogie Costumes||How to Break Rank Caps|
|Monster Threat Levels||How to Raise Hunter Rank Fast|
|Post-Game Content||How to Find ??? Rathian Tracks|
|Weapon and Armor Augments||Explanation of Each Status Effect|
|How To Capture Monsters||How To Hunt Monsters|
|How To Mount Monsters||Monster Parts and Weaknesses Guide|
|How to Join a Friend's Expedition||Monster Crown Size Guides|
|How to Get the Dragoon Jump Emote||Tailraider Safari Guide and Best Items to Get|
|Argosy Guide and Best Choices||How to Aim Cannons|
|Alpha or Beta Armor||Lucky Voucher Effects|
|Bowgun Special Ammo Guides||How to Equip Skills|
|Difference of Cut and Blunt Damage Type||Hunting Horn Notes and Effects|
|Unchangeable Features||Turf Wars and List of Matchups|
|List of Trophies and How to Unlock (MHW)|
|What Does Attack Do?||What Does Defense Do?||What Does Elemental Resistance Do?|
|What Does Affinity Do?||What Does Elemental Attack Do?|
|All Grimalkyne Tribes and Rewards|
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