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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.
|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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