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

How to Unlock Optional Quests

▼ Optional Quests ▼
M★1 M★2 M★3
M★4 M★5 M★6

M★1 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Deep Snow Diver
(Reach MR1)
BeotodusBeotodus Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Taking Charge
(Reach MR3)
BanbaroBanbaro Complete the quest "Banbaro Blockade" .
Ice Catch!
(Reach MR2)
BeotodusBeotodus Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice"
Call of the Wild
(Reach MR1)
No Large Monster Target Available. Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Greetings from the Tundra
(Reach MR3)
BeotodusBeotodus Complete the quest "Banbaro Blockade" then talk to the armor shop attendant in Seliana.
The Great Jagras Returns!
(Reach MR1)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Coming soon!
Literary Thief
(Reach MR1)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
New World Problems
(Reach MR1)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Beating Around the Bush
(Reach MR1)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Trapping the Tree Trasher
(Reach MR4)
BanbaroBanbaro Coming soon!
Wildspire Treasure Hunt
(Reach MR1)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Taster's Tour
(Reach MR1)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Dragged Through the Mud
(Reach MR1)
BarrothBarroth Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Jyura in My Way
(Reach MR1)
JyuratodusJyuratodus Coming soon!
All the Wrong Signals
(Reach MR1)
Tzitzi-Ya-KuTzitzi-Ya-Ku Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Grinding My Girros
(Reach MR1)
Great GirrosGreat Girros Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
Can't Bring Yourself To It
(Reach MR1)
DodogamaDodogama Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice".
This Here's Big Horn Country!
(Reach MR4)
BanbaroBanbaro Coming soon!
Special Arena: MR Pukei-Pukei
(Reach MR2)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice" and capture a master rank Pukei-Pukei.
Special Arena: MR Barroth
(Reach MR2)
BarrothBarroth Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice" and capture a master rank Barroth.
Special Arena: MR Tobi-Kadachi
(Reach MR2)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Complete the quest "Baptism by Ice" and capture a master rank Tobi-Kadachi.
Special Arena: MR Banbaro
(Reach MR3)
BanbaroBanbaro Complete the quest "Banbaro Blockade" and capture a Banbaro.

M★2 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Analysis Creates Paralysis
(Reach MR3)
Viper Tobi-KadachiViper Tobi-Kadachi Complete the quest "Ready to Strike"
Poison and Paralysis Pinch
(Reach MR4)
Viper Tobi-KadachiViper Tobi-Kadachi Complete the quest "Ready to Strike"
Boaboa Constrictor
(Reach MR4)
No Large Monster Target Available. Complete the quest "Ready to Strike" and talk with the commander of the 2nd fleet.
By Our Powers Combined
(Reach MR3 (1 player only))
BeotodusBeotodus Coming soon!
You Scratch Our Backs...
(Reach MR3)
BeotodusBeotodus Complete the quest "By Our Powers Combined"
Anjanath Antics
(Reach MR4)
AnjanathAnjanath Complete the quest "Ready to Strike".
Fool's Mate
(Reach MR4)
RathianRathian Complete the quest "Ready to Strike".
Nighty Night Nightshade
(Reach MR5)
Nightshade PaolumuNightshade Paolumu Coming soon!
Stick Your Nose Somewhere Else
(Reach MR4)
AnjanathAnjanath Complete the quest "Ready to Strike".
A Queen At Heart
(Reach MR3)
RathianRathian Coming soon!
A Face Nightmares are Made Of
(Reach MR4)
Nightshade PaolumuNightshade Paolumu Coming soon!
Feisty Girl Talk
(Reach MR6)
RathianRathian Coming soon!
The Plight of Paolumu
(Reach MR4)
PaolumuPaolumu Complete the quest "Ready to Strike".
Pink Power Grab
(Reach MR6)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Master Rank★6 or higher and have discovered a master rank Rathian.
Protip: Stay Hydrated
(Reach MR4)
Coral Pukei-PukeiCoral Pukei-Pukei Complete the quest Play Both Ends".
No Laughing Matter
(Reach MR4)
RadobaanRadobaan Complete the quest "Ready to Strike".
Bugger Off Bugs!
(Reach MR3)
No Large Monster Target Available. Coming soon!
Looking For That Glimmer
(Reach MR4)
DodogamaDodogama Coming soon!
Put That Red Cup Away
(Reach MR6)
Coral Pukei-PukeiCoral Pukei-Pukei Coming soon!
Special Arena: MR Anjanath
(Reach MR4)
AnjanathAnjanath Complete the quest "Ready to Strike" and capture a master rank Anjanath..
Special Arena: MR Radobaan
(Reach MR4)
RadobaanRadobaan Complete the quest "Ready to Strike" and capture a master rank Radobaan.
Special Arena: MR Coral Pukei-Pukei
(Reach MR5)
Coral Pukei-PukeiCoral Pukei-Pukei Complete the quest "Play Both Ends" and capture a Coal Pukei-Pukei.
Special Arena: MR Viper Tobi-Kadachi
(Reach MR4)
Viper Tobi-KadachiViper Tobi-Kadachi Complete the quest "Ready to strike" and capture a Viper Tobi-Kadachi
Special Arena: MR Rathian
(Reach MR4)
RathianRathian Complete the quest "Ready to Strike" and capture a master rank Rathian.
Special Arena: MR Pink Rathian
(Reach MR6)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Coming soon!
Special Arena: MR Paolumu
(Reach MR4)
PaolumuPaolumu Complete the quest "Ready to Strike" and have captured a master rank Paolumu"
Special Arena: MR Nightshade Paolumu
(Reach MR5)
Nightshade PaolumuNightshade Paolumu Complete the quest "No time for naps" and captured a Nightshade Paolumu.

M★3 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Remember That One Time?
(Reach MR6)
BariothBarioth Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz".
The Purr-fect Room: Stone
(Reach MR10)
TigrexTigrex Coming soon!
Swoop to a New Low
(Reach MR7)
RathalosRathalos Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and discover a master rank Rathalos.
Nargacoulda, Should, Woulda
(Reach MR7)
NargacugaNargacuga Complete the Mission "Ever-present Shadow"
The Secret to a Good Slice
(Reach MR7)
GlavenusGlavenus Complete the quest "The Scorching Blade"
Red and Black Aces
(Reach MR11)
RathalosRathalos Talk with Seliana's smithy after reaching MR 11 or higher.
A Line in the Sand
(Reach MR7)
DiablosDiablos Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and discover a Diablos.
A Flash of the Blade
(Reach MR7)
GlavenusGlavenus Complete the quest "The Scorching Blade"
Simmer and Slice!
(Reach MR11)
GlavenusGlavenus Coming soon!
Legiana Left Behind
(Reach MR7)
LegianaLegiana Complete the Mission "Blizzard Blitz" and discover a master rank Legiana.
The Black Wind
(Reach MR7)
NargacugaNargacuga Complete the Mission "Ever-present Shadow"
Don't be a Jerk with the Jerky
(Reach MR7)
OdogaronOdogaron Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and found a master rank Odogaron.
A Roar that Shook the Vale
(Reach MR9)
TigrexTigrex Complete the quest "Absolute Power"
Runnin', Rollin', and Weepin'
(Reach MR11)
TigrexTigrex Coming soon!
Everyone's a Critic
(Reach MR7)
LavasiothLavasioth Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and discovered a master rank lavasioth
Begone Uragaan
(Reach MR7)
UragaanUragaan Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and discovered a master rank Uragaan.
Blast Warning In Effect!
(Reach MR9)
BrachydiosBrachydios Coming soon!
Secret of the Ooze
(Reach MR10)
BrachydiosBrachydios Coming soon!
Festival of Explosions!
(Reach MR11)
BrachydiosBrachydios Have a rank of MR 11 or higher. Talk to Seliana's Smithy while equipping the Fireproof Mantle.
Proud White Knight
(Reach MR12)
BariothBarioth Coming soon!
A Nasty Flesh Wound
(Reach MR12)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
Special Arena: MR Legiana
(Reach MR7)
LegianaLegiana Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz"and captured a Legiana.
Special Arena: MR Odogaron
(Reach MR7)
OdogaronOdogaron Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and captured an Odogaron.
Special Arena: MR Uragaan
(Reach MR7)
UragaanUragaan Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz"and Captured an Uragaan.
Special Arena: MR Rathalos
(Reach MR7)
RathalosRathalos Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and captured a Rathalos
Special Arena: MR Diablos
(Reach MR7)
DiablosDiablos Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and captured a Diablos
Special Arena: MR Barioth
(Reach MR7)
BariothBarioth Complete the quest "Blizzard Blitz" and captured a Barioth.
Special Arena: MR Nargacuga
(Reach MR8)
NargacugaNargacuga Complete the quest "Ever-present Shadow" and captured a Nargacuga.
Special Arena: MR Glavenus
(Reach MR8)
GlavenusGlavenus Complete the quest "The Scorching Blade" and captured a Glavenus.
Special Arena: MR Brachydios
(Reach MR10)
BrachydiosBrachydios Complete the quest "A Smashing Cross Counter" and captured a Brachydios.
Special Arena: MR Tigrex
(Reach MR10)
TigrexTigrex Complete the quest "Absolute Power" and captured a tigrex.

M★4 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Noblefrost Hunter
(Reach MR12)
Shrieking LegianaShrieking Legiana Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You"
Tundra Troublemaker
(Reach MR13)
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath Complete the quest "The Thunderous Troublemaker"
Duet Rime
(Reach MR16)
Shrieking LegianaShrieking Legiana Talk to Seliana's Smithy while your rank is MR 16 or higher and while you're equipping the Iceproof mantle.
Treasure in the Snow
(Reach MR13)
Shrieking LegianaShrieking Legiana Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You" and talk to the 2nd fleet commander.
These Azure Eyes See All
(Reach MR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You" and discovered a master rank Azure Rathalos.
Misfortune in the Forest
(Reach MR14)
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron Complete the quest "Bad Friends, Great Enemies"
In the Heat of the Moment
(Reach MR13)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You" and discovered a master rank Black Diablos.
A Shadowy Offender
(Reach MR14)
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron Clear the quest "Bad Friends, Great Enemies".
This Corroded Blade
(Reach MR14)
Acidic GlavenusAcidic Glavenus Complete the quest "The Disintegrating Blade"
The Purr-fect Room: Light Iron
(Reach MR15)
Acidic GlavenusAcidic Glavenus Clear the quest "The Disintegrating Blade" and "The Purr-fect Room: Stone" then talk to the Seliana room attendant.
The Purr-fect Room: Dark Iron
(Reach MR16)
OdogaronOdogaron Coming soon!
Blue Rathalos Blues
(Reach MR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You" and discovered a master rank Azure Rathalos.
Trap the Thunder Jaw
(Reach MR14)
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath Clear the quest "The Thunderous Troublemaker". Talk to Seliana's Smithy while having the Thunderproof Mantle.
Piercing Black
(Reach MR17)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Coming soon!
Special Arena: Mr Azure Rathalos
(Reach MR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You" and captured an Azure Rathalos.
Special Arena: Mr Black Diablos
(Reach MR13)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You" and captured a Black Diablos
Special Arena: Mr Fulgur Anjanath
(Reach MR14)
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath Complete the quest "The Thunderous Troublemaker" and captured a Fulgur Anjanath.
Special Arena: Mr Acidic Glavenus
(Reach MR15)
Acidic GlavenusAcidic Glavenus Complete the quest "The Disintegrating Blade' and captured an Acidic Glavenus.
Special Arena: Mr Ebony Odogaron
(Reach MR15)
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron Clear the quest "Bad Friends, Great Enemies" and captured an Ebony Odogaron

M★5 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Clashing Swords Upon The Rime
(Reach MR17)
VelkhanaVelkhana Complete the quest "The Iceborne Wyvern"
Royal Audience on the Sand
(Reach MR19)
TeostraTeostra Hunt a master rank Teostra
It's the Afterlife for Me
(Reach MR19)
Blackveil Vaal HazakBlackveil Vaal Hazak Coming soon!
Memories of the Sea God
(Reach MR20)
NamielleNamielle Hunt a Master Rank Namielle
Seething with Anger
(Reach MR18)
Seething BazelgeuseSeething Bazelgeuse Hunt a master rank Seething Bazelguese.
The Tyrant's Banquet
(Reach MR21)
Savage DeviljhoSavage Deviljho Increase Deviljho's Research level to 4.
Lightning Crashes
(Reach MR19 )
KirinKirin Hunt a master rank Kirin.
The Harbinger of Clear Skies
(Reach MR19)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Hunt a master rank Kushala Daora
The Purr-Fect Room: Silver
(Reach MR19)
Seething BazelgeuseSeething Bazelgeuse Clear the quest "The Purr-fect Room: Light Iron" then talk to the room attendant in Seliana.
Here Comes the Deathmaker
(Reach MR19)
Blackveil Vaal HazakBlackveil Vaal Hazak Clear the quest "Absolute Power" then talk to the room attendant in Seliana.
Wings of the Wind
(Reach MR19)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Unlocked after discovering a master rank Kushala Daora.
Mark of the Sun
(Reach MR19)
TeostraTeostra Coming soon!

M★6 Optional Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
One Hot Night in the Spire
(Reach MR50)
LunastraLunastra Reach MR 50 or higher.
Divine Surge
(Reach MR150)
KirinKirin Reach MR 150 or higher.
Hymn of Moon and Sun
(Reach MR125)
Gold RathianGold Rathian Reach MR 125 or higher.
Special Arena: MR Zinogre
(Reach MR24)
ZinogreZinogre Hunt a master rank Zinogre
Special Arena: MR Yian Garuga
(Reach MR24)
Yian GarugaYian Garuga Hunt a master rank Yian Garuga.
Special Arena: MR Brute Tigrex
(Reach MR70)
Brute TigrexBrute Tigrex Hunt a Master rank Tigrex
Special Arena: MR Silver Rathalos
(Reach MR70)
Silver RathalosSilver Rathalos Hunt a master rank Rathalos.
Special Arena: MR Gold Rathian
(Reach MR70)
Gold RathianGold Rathian Hunt a master rank Rathian.
The Storm Brings the Unexpected
(Reach MR175)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Have an MR rank above 175
Master Hunter of the New World
(Reach MR200)
TeostraTeostra Have an MR rank above 200
We Run This Town
(Reach MR24)
TigrexTigrex Clear all M★1 to M★5 optional quests.
Achy Brachy Heart
(Reach MR24)
Raging BrachydiosRaging Brachydios Clear the quest "...And My Rage for All"
All That Glitters is Furious
(Reach MR24)
Furious RajangFurious Rajang Clear the quest "The Fury Remains"

How to Unlock Assigned Quests

▼ Assigned Quests ▼
M★1 M★2 M★3
M★4 M★5 M★6

M★1 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Baptism by Ice
(Reach MR1)
BeotodusBeotodus Complete the Base Game's story mode then discover a Beotodus.
Banbaro Blockade
(Reach MR2)
BanbaroBanbaro Coming soon!

M★2 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Ready to Strike
(Reach MR3)
Viper Tobi-KadachiViper Tobi-Kadachi Coming soon!
No Time for Naps
(Reach MR4)
Nightshade PaolumuNightshade Paolumu Complete the quest "Ready to Strike"
Play Both Ends
(Reach MR4)
Coral Pukei-PukeiCoral Pukei-Pukei Complete the quest "Ready to Strike"

M★3 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Blizzard Blitz
(Reach MR6)
BariothBarioth Complete the quest "No Time for Naps" and "Play Both Ends" then head to Seliana.
Ever-present Shadow
(Reach MR7)
NargacugaNargacuga Coming soon!
The Scorching Blade
(Reach MR7)
GlavenusGlavenus Coming soon!
Absolute Power
(Reach MR9)
TigrexTigrex Complete the quest "Ever-present Shadow" and "The Scorching Blade".
A Smashing Cross Counter
(Reach MR9)
BrachydiosBrachydios Complete the quest "Ever-present Shadow" and "The Scorching Blade".
A Tale of Ice and Fire
(Reach MR11)
VelkhanaVelkhana Coming soon!

M★4 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
When the Mist Taketh You
(Reach MR12)
Shrieking LegianaShrieking Legiana Coming soon!
The Thunderous Troublemaker
(Reach MR13)
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath Complete the quest "When the Mist Taketh You"
The Disintegrating Blade
(Reach MR14)
Acidic GlavenusAcidic Glavenus Complete the quest "The Thunderous Troublemaker" then head to Astera.
Bad Friends, Great Enemies
(Reach MR14)
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron Complete the quest "The Thunderous Troublemaker" then head to Astera.
The Defense of Seliana
(Reach MR16)
VelkhanaVelkhana Complete the quest "The Disintegrating Blade" and "Bad Friends, Great Enemies".

M★5 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
The Iceborne Wyvern
(Reach MR17)
VelkhanaVelkhana Complete the quest "The Defense of Seliana"
The Second Coming
(Reach MR18)
Seething BazelgeuseSeething Bazelgeuse Complete the quest "The Iceborne Wyvern"
Under the Veil of Death
(Reach MR19)
Blackveil Vaal HazakBlackveil Vaal Hazak Complete the quest "The Second Coming"
A Light from the Abyss
(Reach MR20)
NamielleNamielle Complete the quest "Under the Veil of Death".

M★6 Assigned Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
To the Guided, A Paean
(Reach MR21)
Ruiner NergiganteRuiner Nergigante Complete the quest "A Light from the Abyss" then talk to the admiral.
Paean of Guidance
(Reach MR22)
Shara IshvaldaShara Ishvalda Complete the quest "To the Guided, A Paean"
Sleep Now in the Fire
(Reach MR49)
RathianRathian Reach MR 49 or higher.
Big Burly Bash
(Reach MR69)
BrachydiosBrachydios Coming soon!
To the Very Ends with You
(Reach MR99)
Ruiner NergiganteRuiner Nergigante Coming soon!
Return of the Crazy One
(Reach MR24)
Yian GarugaYian Garuga Coming soon!
The Red Dragon
(Reach MR24)
SafiSafi'jiiva Available from the Event start time

How to Unlock Special Quests

Quest (Rank Req.) Target Unlock Req.
Sterling Pride
(Reach MR24)
KirinKirin Clea the Iceborne Expansion's story. Talk to the Admiral once your rank is higher than M★24
Reveal Thyself, Destroyer
(Reach MR24)
RajangRajang Complete the quest "Sterling Pride". Talk to the Admiral in Seliana.
Across the Lost Path
(Reach MR24)
Stygian ZinogreStygian Zinogre Complete the story of Iceborne and have hunted a Zinogre.
Point of No Return
(Reach MR24)
SafiSafi'jiiva Complete the quest "Across the Lost Path"
...And My Rage for All
(Reach MR24)
Raging BrachydiosRaging Brachydios Coming soon!
The Fury Remains
(Reach MR24)
Furious RajangFurious Rajang Coming soon!
Blazing Black Twilight
(Reach MR24)
AlatreonAlatreon After completing the Iceborne Expansion's story mode, talk to the 3rd fleet commander.
Dawn's Triumph
(Reach MR24)
AlatreonAlatreon Clear "Blazing Black Twilight"
The Black Dragon
(Reach MR24)
FatalisFatalis Clear "Dawn's Triumph

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.

Small Monster Investigations

small monster investigation MR.png

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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