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Trying to figure out how to unlock a specific quest in Monster Hunter World (MHW)? Learn how to unlock all the quests in low/high rank through this article!

How to Unlock Optional Quests

▼ Optional Quests ▼
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★1 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Butting Heads With Nature
(No Condition)
No Large Monster Target Available. Complete the quest "A Kestodon Kerfuffle"
A Thicket of Thugs
(No Condition)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear "Jagras of The Ancient Forest"
Fungal Flexin' In The Ancient Forest
(No Condition)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear "Jagras of The Ancient Forest"
Learning the Clutch
(Solo only)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Coming soon!

★2 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
The Great Glutton
(No Condition)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Hunt a Great jagras.
Big Brained Bandit
(HR2)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Hunt a Kulu-Ya-Ku.
Camp Crasher
(HR3)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
The Pain From Gains
(HR3)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
Exterminator Of The Waste
(HR3)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"

★3 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Scatternut Shortage
(HR2)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Clear the quest "Urgent: Pukei Pukei Hunt".
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
(HR4)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Clear "Flying Sparks: Tobi Kadachi"
Mired In The Spire
(HR2)
BarrothBarroth The Best Kind of Quest
The Piscine Problem
(HR3)
JyuratodusJyuratodus Clear "Sinister Shadows In The Swamp"
Prickly Predicament
(HR3)
No Large Monster Target Available. Talk to the botanist after clearing the quest "Flying Sparks: Tobi Kadachi"
Gettin' Yolked In The Waste
(HR3)
No Large Monster Target Available. Coming soon!
Landing The Landslide Wyvern
(HR3)
BarrothBarroth Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
Special Arena: Pukei-Pukei
(HR3)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Appears after the Zorah Magdaros operation.
Special Arena: Barroth
(HR4)
BarrothBarroth Clear "Sinister Shadows In The Swamp"
Special Arena: Tobi-Kadachi
(HR5)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Clear the quesst "The Encroaching Anjanath" and capture a Tobi-Kadachi.

★4 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
One Helluva Sinus Infection
(HR4)
AnjanathAnjanath Clear the quesst "The Encroaching Anjanath".
Gettin' Yolked In The Forest
(HR4)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear the quesst "The Encroaching Anjanath" then talk with the chef.
Royal Relocation
(HR5)
RathianRathian Talk to the botanist after the Zorah Magdaros Operation.
It's A Crying Shamos
(HR6)
No Large Monster Target Available. Discover a campsite in the Coral Highlands then talk with the chef.
A Tzitzi For Science
(HR6)
Tzitzi-Ya-KuTzitzi-Ya-Ku Discover a campsite in the Coral Highlands.
Sorry You're Not Invited
(HR6)
PaolumuPaolumu Clear the quest ”Ballooning Problems".
What A Bunch Of Abalone
(HR6)
No Large Monster Target Available. Talk to the chief after discovering a campsite in the Coral Highlands.
White Monster For A White Coat
(HR6)
PaolumuPaolumu Coming soon!
Persistent Pests
(HR8)
No Large Monster Target Available. Coming soon!
A Rotten Thing To Do
(HR8)
Great GirrosGreat Girros Complete the quest "Radobaan Roadblock".
A Bone To Pick
(HR8)
RadobaanRadobaan Complete the quest "Radobaan Roadblock".
On Nightmare's Wings
(HR8)
No Large Monster Target Available. Complete the quest "Radobaan Roadblock" then talk to the armor shop attendant.
Special Arena: Anjanath
(HR5)
AnjanathAnjanath Complete the quest "The Encroaching Anjanath" and capture an Anjanath. Talk to the commander of the 3rd fleet after doing so.
Special Arena: Rathian
(HR5)
RathianRathian Complete the quest "The Encroaching Anjanath" and capture a Rathian.
Special Arena: Paolumu
(HR7)
PaolumuPaolumu Complete the quest "Ballooning Problems" and capture a Paulumu.
Special Arena: Radobaan
(HR8)
RadobaanRadobaan Discover a camp site in the Coral Highlands and capture a Radobaan.
Troubled Troupers
(HR6)
Tzitzi-Ya-KuTzitzi-Ya-Ku Coming soon!

★5 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
When Desire Becomes An Obsession
(HR8)
RathalosRathalos Hunt a Rathalos.
Redefining The "Power Couple"
(HR9)
RathalosRathalos Talk to the armor shop attendant after reaching HR 10 or higher.
Twin Spires Upon The Sands
(HR8)
DiablosDiablos Complete the quest "Horned Tyrant Below The Sands"
A Humid Headache
(HR8)
LegianaLegiana Coming soon!
Gone In A Flash
(HR8)
KirinKirin Coming soon!
Scratching The Itch
(HR8)
OdogaronOdogaron Complete the quest "Into The Bowels of The Flame".
Man's Best Friend
(HR8)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
The Meat Of The Matter
(HR8)
No Large Monster Target Available. Complete the quest "Into The Bowels of The Flame" then talk to the chef.
Special Arena: Legiana
(HR9)
LegianaLegiana Complete the quest "The Embodiment of Legiana" and capture a Legiana.
Special Arena: Odogaron
(HR10)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
Special Arena: Rathalos
(HR10)
RathalosRathalos Coming soon!
Special Arena: Diablos
(HR10)
DiablosDiablos Coming soon!

★6 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Left Quite The Impression
(HR11)
No Large Monster Target Available. Complete the quest "Invader In The Waste"
Hard To Swallow
(HR11)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Great Jagras.
Google-eyed Green Monster
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
A Hair-Raising Experience
(HR11)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Tobi-Kadachi.
It Can't See You If You Don't Move
(HR11)
AnjanathAnjanath Coming soon!
The Sleeping Sylvan Queen
(HR11)
RathianRathian Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Rathian.
Stuck In Their Ways
(HR11)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Coming soon!
Keep Your Hands To Yourself!
(HR11)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Kulu-Ya-Ku.
A Crown Of Mud And Anger
(HR11)
BarrothBarroth Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and a high rank barroth.
Pukei-Pukei Ambush
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
Up To Your Waist In The Waste
(HR11)
JyuratodusJyuratodus Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Jyuratodus.
Brown Desert, Green Queen
(HR11)
RathianRathian Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Rathian.
Trespassing Troublemaker
(HR11)
AnjanathAnjanath Complete the mission "Tickled Pink".
Say Cheese!
(HR11)
Tzitzi-Ya-KuTzitzi-Ya-Ku Discover and Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
Loop the Paolumu
(HR11)
PaolumuPaolumu Discover and Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
A Tingling Taste
(HR11)
Great GirrosGreat Girros Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Great Girros.
Stuck in a Rut
(HR11)
RadobaanRadobaan Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Radobaan.
Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver
(HR11)
No Large Monster Target Available. After hunting a high rank Pukei-Pukei, talk with the chef.
Chef Quest! A Rotten Request
(HR11)
No Large Monster Target Available. Coming soon!
Special Arena: HR Pukei-Pukei
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Discover a high rank Pukei-Pukei and capture a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
Special Arena: HR Barroth
(HR11)
BarrothBarroth Discover a high rank Pukei-Pukei and capture a high rank Barroth.
Special Arena: HR Tobi-Kadachi
(HR12)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Tobi-Kadachi.
Special Arena: HR Anjanath
(HR12)
AnjanathAnjanath Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Anjanath.
Special Arena: HR Rathian
(HR12)
RathianRathian Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Rathian.
Special Arena: HR Paolumu
(HR12)
PaolumuPaolumu Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Paolumu.
Special Arena: HR Radobaan
(HR12)
RadobaanRadobaan Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Radobaan.
Dodogama Drama
(HR13)
DodogamaDodogama After your first visit in Elder's Recess and after discovering a Dodogama.
A Scalding Scoop
(HR13)
No Large Monster Target Available. After your first visit in Elder's Recess.
A Meow for Help
(HR13)
No Large Monster Target Available. After your first visit in Elder's Recess.
Chef Quest! Gajalaka Lockdown
(HR13)
No Large Monster Target Available. Talk to the chef after completing the quest "Chef Quest! A Rotten Request".

★7 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
A Cherry Wind upon the Reefs
(HR12)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Complete the quest "Old World Monster In The New World"
Pretty in Pink
(HR12)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Complete the quest "Old World Monster In The New World"
A Fiery Convergence
(HR13)
LavasiothLavasioth Coming soon!
Ruler of the Azure Skies
(HR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Discover an Azure Rathalos.
Ore-eating Occupier
(HR13)
UragaanUragaan Discover Uragaan.
Lavasioth, Master of Magma
(HR13)
LavasiothLavasioth Discover Lavasioth.
Legiana: Highlands Royalty
(HR13)
LegianaLegiana Discover a high rank Legiana.
Well, That Diablos!
(HR13)
DiablosDiablos Discover a high rank Diablos.
Rathalos in Blue
(HR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Discover an Azure Rathalos.
Rathalos Rematch
(HR13)
RathalosRathalos Discover a High Rank Rathalos.
The Red and Blue Crew
(HR13)
RathalosRathalos After discovering a high rank Rathalos and Rathian, talk to the armor shop attendant.
Two-horned Hostility
(HR13)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Discover a Black Diablos.
RRRRRumble in the Waste!
(HR13)
DiablosDiablos Clear the quest "A Sore Site" then talk to the 3rd commander after discovering a Black Diablos.
A Sore Site
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
Talons of Ire and Ice
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
Odogaron Unleashed
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Discover a high rank Odogaron after the first visit in the Elder's Recess.
Bazelgeuse In The Field Of Fire
(HR13)
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse Complete the quest "Man's Best Friend"
Special Arena: HR Pink Rathian
(HR13)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Complete the quest "Old World Monster In The New World" and capture a high rank Pink Rathian.
Special Arena: HR Legiana
(HR13)
LegianaLegiana Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Legiana.
Special Arena: HR Odogaron
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Odogaron.
Special Arena: HR Azure Rathalos
(HR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture an Azure Rathalos.
Special Arena: HR Diablos
(HR13)
DiablosDiablos Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a High Rank Diablos.
Special Arena: HR Black Diablos
(HR13)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a Black Diablos.
Special Arena: HR Uragaan
(HR13)
UragaanUragaan Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Uragaan.
Special Arena: HR Rathalos
(HR13)
RathalosRathalos Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Rathalos.
Today's Special: Hunter Flambe
(HR13)
DeviljhoDeviljho Coming soon!

★8 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
The Eater of Elders
(HR13)
NergiganteNergigante Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst"
Lightning Strikes Twice
(HR14)
KirinKirin Coming soon!
Master of the Gale
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Complete the quest "Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel"
Stirrings From The Grave
(HR14)
Vaal HazakVaal Hazak Complete the quest 'Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak"
The Winds of Wrath Bite Deep
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Complete the quest "Teostra the Infernal"
The Fires of Hell Bite Deep
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Complete the quest "Teostra the Infernal"
A Portent of Disaster
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Coming soon!
Hellfire's Stronghold
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Complete the quest "Teostra the Infernal"
A Blaze in the Sand
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Coming soon!
Infernal Monarchy
(HR16)
LunastraLunastra Complete the quest "No Remorse, No Surrender".
Blue Prominence
(HR16)
LunastraLunastra Complete the quest "No Remorse, No Surrender".

★9 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
A Light Upon the River's Gloom
(HR16)
XenoXeno'jiiva Randomly appears after discovering the "Confluence of Fates" location.
The White Winds of the New World
(HR15)
OdogaronOdogaron Complete all quests available during this time then talk to the commander.
The Sapphire Star's Guidance
(HR100)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora After reaching 100HR, talk with the commander.
Showdown: the Muck and the Maul
(HR15)
RadobaanRadobaan Coming soon!
A Summons from Below
(HRを15)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
New World Sky, New World Flower
(HR15)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Coming soon!
A Visitor From Eorzea
(HR16)
BehemothBehemoth Complete the quest "He Taketh It With His eyes".

How to Unlock Assigned Quests

▼ Assigned Quests ▼
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★7 ★8 ★9

★1 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Jagras of The Ancient Forest
(No Condition)
No Large Monster Target Available. Available from the start.

★2 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
A Kestodon Kerfuffle
(No Condition)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear "Jagras of The Ancient Forest"
The Great Jagras Hunt
(No Condition)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Clear "A Kestodon Kerfuffle"
Bird-Brained Bandit
(HR2)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Clear "The Great Jagras Hunt"

★3 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Urgent: Pukei Pukei Hunt
(HR2)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Clear "Bird-Brained Bandit"
The Best Kind of Quest
(HR3)
BarrothBarroth Clear "Urgent: Pukei Pukei Hunt"
Sinister Shadows In The Swamp
(HR3)
JyuratodusJyuratodus Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
Flying Sparks: Tobi Kadachi
(HR4)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Clear "Sinister Shadows In The Swamp"

★4 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
The Encroaching Anjanath
(HR4)
AnjanathAnjanath Clear "Flying Sparks: Tobi Kadachi"
One For The History Books
(HR5)
No Large Monster Target Available. Clear "The Encroaching Anjanath"
Ballooning Problems
(HR6)
PaolumuPaolumu Coming soon!
Radobaan Roadblock
(HR7)
RadobaanRadobaan Clear the quest "Ballooning Problems".

★5 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
The Embodiment of Legiana
(HR8)
LegianaLegiana Discover a Great Girros and hunt a Radobaan.
Into The Bowels of The Flame
(HR8)
OdogaronOdogaron Clear the quest "The Embodiment of Legiana".
A Fiery Throne Atop The Forest
(HR8)
RathalosRathalos Coming soon!
Horned Tyrant Below The Sands
(HR8)
DiablosDiablos Coming soon!

★6 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
A Colossal Task
(HR10)
No Large Monster Target Available. Coming soon!
Invader In The Waste
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Coming soon!
Tickled Pink
(HR11)
AnjanathAnjanath Coming soon!

★7 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Old World Monster In The New World
(HR12)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Coming soon!

★8 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
A Wound and a Thirst
(HR13)
NergiganteNergigante Coming soon!
Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Coming soon!
Teostra the Infernal
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Coming soon!
Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak
(HR14)
Vaal HazakVaal Hazak Coming soon!

★9 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Land of Convergence
(HR15)
XenoXeno'jiiva Complete the quests, "Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel", "Teostra the Infernal", "Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak".
Beyond the Blasting Scales
(HR29)
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse Reach HR 29.
Thunderous Rumbles in the Highlands
(HR49)
KirinKirin Reach HR 49.

How to Unlock Special Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
The Food Chain Dominator
(HR13)
DeviljhoDeviljho Coming soon!
The Blazing Sun
(HR16)
TeostraTeostra Coming soon!
Pandora's Arena
(HR16)
LunastraLunastra Complete the quest "The Blazing Sun".
No Remorse, No Surrender
(HR16)
LunastraLunastra Complete the quest "Pandora's Arena"
A Visitor from Another World
(HR16)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Coming soon!
The Legendary Beast
(HR16)
BehemothBehemoth Coming soon!
He Taketh It With His eyes
(HR16)
BehemothBehemoth Coming soon!
Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest
(HR16)
LeshenLeshen Coming soon!

How to Unlock Investigations

Large Monster Investigations

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You can easily accumulate lots of Large Monster Investigations through the following: collecting their tracks, breaking parts, and by either slaying or capturing them.

It should be noted that Large Monsters in Low Rank locales will only be Low Rank Monsters as well, and will therefore produce Low Rank Investigations. The same goes for High Rank monsters.

Elder Dragon Investigations

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Elder Dragon Investigations are different from Large Monster Investigations in that it is necessary to complete a quest wherein they are a target. After that, you will start getting Investigations from collecting tracks, breaking parts, and slaying them.

Another thing about getting Elder Dragon Investigations is that it can be random. For example, you are following Kirin's footprints. You pick one up and you get an Investigation. Rather than getting a Kirin Investigation, it is possible that you get a Nergigante Investigation instead.

Small Monster Investigations

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Small Monsters, unlike Large Monsters, do not have tracks you can pick up. To get investigations for Small Monsters, simply hunt some down until the Investigation added! notification pops up.

Take note that, like Large Monsters, your locale's current rank will also generate Investigations of the same rank.

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