Monster Hunter World Hunter Rank - How to Quickly Boost Your Hunter Rank in Monster Hunter World

This is our guide on how to quickly increase your Hunter Rank in Monster Hunter World.

You're going to start out Monster Hunter World with an incredibly low Hunter Rank, and it's only through undertaking quests and slaying monsters that this rank will rise, unlocking new quests and new monsters for you in the process. In this Monster Hunter World Hunter Rank guide, we'll be walking you through how to increase your Hunter Rank quickly in Monster Hunter World, which you'll need to do if you want to access the endgame-level content.

Should you instead need anything else relating to the huge game of Monster Hunter World, including how to quickly track down any monster in the game with the Scout Flies, as well as how to successfully capture any monster without fail, head over to our Monster Hunter World guides walkthrough hub.

Monster Hunter World Hunter Rank Guide

At the very outset of Monster Hunter World, you’ll begin the game with a Hunter Rank of 1, the lowest possible Rank. The maximum possible Hunter Rank is apparently 999, which is going to take a fair bit of grinding to achieve, to say the least.

Shortly after starting out the main story of MHW after reaching the hub area of Astera, you’ll be given the task of taking down the Great Jagras in the Ancient Forest, aka. your first proper mission in Monster Hunter World. Complete this assignment, and you’ll level up your Hunter Rank to level 2, unlocking your ability to undertake brand new assignments from the Quest Board in Astera.

How to Increase Your Hunter Rank in MHW

Monster Hunter World follows this pattern for a time, and every time you complete a big major hunt, such as completing story missions where you have to take down powerful monsters like the Barroth or the Anjanath, you’ll raise your Hunter Rank by 1. However later in on the game, levelling up becomes a bit more random, and you’re not guaranteed to raise your Hunter Rank every time you complete a major story mission.

Whereas it would’ve only taken one story-related mission to increase your Hunter Rank near the start of Monster Hunter World, it’ll take more fights against increasingly difficult opponents to level up your Hunter Rank. Simply put, if you want to increase your Hunter Rank, then you should concentrate on completing story missions, as optional quests and Arena quests won’t increase your Hunter Rank in Monster Hunter World, no matter how many powerful beasts you slay.

Your Hunter Rank also relates to the story missions of Monster Hunter World in another way: increasing your Hunter Rank gives you access to new, more challenging story quests. So completing story quests and your Hunter Rank go hand in hand—completing story quests raises your Rank, which in turn gives you access to brand new story quests. On top of all this, completing story quests where you kill, for example, a Rathian for the first time will then let you craft Rathian-related armor from the Smithy in the Workshop.

We might be wrapped up with this guide on how to raise your Hunter Rank in Monster Hunter World, but make sure to continue ahead to our additional guides on the game, including our full armor guide, as well as our complete weaponry guide.

Read this next

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Beta, Weapons, Monsters - Everything We Know

Here's all the Monster Hunter World Iceborne release date, story, new weapons, upcoming beta, and monster details you need to know.

Monster Hunter World Grimalkyne - How to Complete the Ancient Forest Bugtrapper Palico, How to Unlock the Flashfly Cage

Here's where you can find the Grimalkyne Palico tribe within the Ancient Forest area of Monster Hunter World.

Monster Hunter World Great Jagras - How to Track and Kill the Great Jagras in Monster Hunter World.

Here's our guide on how to track down and slay the Great Jagras of Monster Hunter World.

Monster Hunter World Appreciation Fest Tickets, Greatest Jagras Quest, New Armor, Returning Event Quests - Everything we Know

Here's everything you need to know about the Appreciation Festival for Monster Hunter World, marking the one year anniversary of the game.

Monster Hunter: World x The Witcher Crossover Dated for Next Month

Hope Geralt's not journeying in via a portal.

Monster Hunter World PC Reviews, New MHW Bounties, Research Quest, System Requirements - Everything we Know

Monster Hunter World PC is finally out in the wild, plus we've go all the info on the Monster Hunter World DLC, reviews and more. We've also got all the Monster Hunter World weapons and monsters.

More Guides

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Beta, Weapons, Monsters - Everything We Know

Here's all the Monster Hunter World Iceborne release date, story, new weapons, upcoming beta, and monster details you need to know.

Best Video Games for Kids in 2019

If your children are starting to show an interest in video games, this list of family-friendly games should be on your shopping list. Best Kids PS4 Games, Family Xbox One Games, Child-Friendly Switch Games

New Madden 20 Gameplay Features, Superstar X-Factors Players Detailed

Here's our complete guide to all the new gameplay features in Madden 20 this year, including Superstar X-Factor players and abilities, and more.

Cadence of Hyrule Fast Travel - How to Fast Travel Using the Lute in Cadence of Hyrule

Here's how you can fast travel in Cadence of Hyrule by unlocking the Lute.