Ever wondered when you will reach high rank? Or why you haven't been levelling up past HR29? There is something called rank caps in Monster Hunter World (MHW), and this guide will show you how to break every one of them.
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Any player will naturally progress from Low Rank to High Rank as long as they go through the main storyline. You will have to finish the ★6 Invader in the Waste quest, then you will have access to High Rank content once you get back to Astera.
Even though there are only the Low and High Ranks in the base game in terms of areas, weapons, and armor, your Hunter Rank (HR) steadily increases.
Your HR is an indication of how much you have progressed through the game. Your HR determines which quests you can take on.
There are also certain event quests that will appear, but will block you from taking it because your HR is not high enough.
Raising your HR can be done by completing any quest. The higher the minimum HR requirement of a quest is, the more you will raise your HR.
But there are also points at which your HR doesn't seem to increase—specifically, at HR15, HR29, HR49, and HR100. In order to move on, you need to progress through quests.
|Min. HR Required||Quest Name||Requirements|
|15||[Assigned] ★9 Land of Convergence
|Cleared ★8 Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel, ★8 Teostra the Infernal, and ★8 Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak quests|
|29||[Assigned] ★9 Beyond the Blasting Scales
Slay 2 Bazelgeuse
|Cleared ★9 Land of Convergence|
|49||[Assigned] ★9 Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands
Slay Tempered Kirin
|Cleared ★9 Beyond the Blasting Scales|
|100||[Optional] ★9 Sapphire Star's Guidance
Slay Tempered Nergigante, Tempered Teostra, and Tempered Kushala Daora
|Cleared ★9 Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands|
However, even if you do not do the these quests immediately, the game still records all the HR you have raised through other quests. Your HR will automatically adjust accordingly after you complete these quests.
|Iceborne Story Walkthrough||How to Rank Up in Master Rank|
|The Guiding Lands Weapon and Augments List||How To Level Up The Guiding Lands|
|Unique Materials and Monsters in The Guiding Lands||Layered Armor and How to Craft|
|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|
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