As the title of the game might suggest, Monster Hunter World features a fair few monsters, all of which can be fought and defeated by the player character. In this Monster Hunter World Monsters guide, we'll be going over every single monster we've seen so far from the game, in both trailers and gameplay preview footage.
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Monster Hunter World Monsters Guide
Just below, you'll find a comprehensive list of every monster we know about so far in Monster Hunter World. As the game isn't yet out, we'll be updating this list repeatedly before launch with additional monsters that we uncover, in order to produce one final, definiteive list of creatures that you can take on in 2018.
Monster Hunter World Rathalos
The formidable Rathalos is one of the oldest creatures in the Monster Hunter series, appearing very often near the top of the food chain in previous games. It's a safe bet to assume that the Rathalos will once again be near the peak of the food chain in Monster Hunter World, but bear in mind that it may not necessarily be the the most dangerous predator in the world come release day.
The Rathalos itself is a massive wyvern creature, able to spray fire from its mouth at foes both near and far, while also being able to pick up Hunters and smaller monsters alike in its razor-sharp claws. As wyverns have a tendancy to execute spinning attacks when grounded, you'll want to bear this in mind when facing off against a Rathalos in Monster Hunter World, as the creature has a large tail that looks set to pummel many unfortunate Hunters.
Monster Hunter World Anjanath
Another fire type creature in Monster Hunter World, the Anjanath has a powerful nose that it can use to track down Hunters, both nearby and ones that are attempting to flee from the beast. When the Anjanath becomes enraged, it will sprout wings and it's nostrils will flare up, whereas it merely resembles a large T-Rex in its basic form.
Monster Hunter World Great Jagras
You might have already seen this monster in promo footage for Monster Hunter World, as the Great Jagras was used in demo footage for all fourteen weapon types that Capcom put out earlier this year. While we don't know a whole lot about the Great Jagras right now, we do know that it can eat monsters of a similar size, almost doubling in size after its meal. It can also spit back out the creature it has previously eaten, which can be used to feed its young.
Monster Hunter World Rathian
We haven't actually seen the Rathian in the promo footage so far for Monster Hunter World, but this monster is guaranteed to be in the game, since its other half Rathalos is present. You'll want to prepare for taking on this monster, as it possesses poisonous attacks that can be lethal to any unprepared Hunter. Although this beast is the weaker counterpart of the Rathalos, it's still an opponent that can make life difficult for a Hunter.
For now, this is every monster that we know for certain is in Monster Hunter World. We'll be continually updating this page right up to the eventual release of the game in early 2018, as Capcom reveal additional monsters that we can be fighting come next year.
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