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Monster Hunter World Ancient Forest Guide - Complete Map Overview, Camp Locations, Every Monster in the Ancient Forest, All Wildlife and Plants

In this Monster Hunter World guide, we'll walk you through how to capture a monster, how to use the Insect Glaive, how to use both the Botanical and Ecological Research Centers, and how to understand the Monster Hunter World armor range.

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In Monster Hunter World, the very first area you’ll find yourself in is the Ancient Forest, home to a variety of monsters that’ll prey on everything around them, including you. In this Monster Hunter World Ancient Forest guide, we’ll be going over every Ancient Forest monster you can find in the region, as well as all the peaceful animals and plants you should be on the lookout for.

If you instead need anything else on Monster Hunter World, including how to quickly track down monsters using the Scout Flies, as well as how to perfectly cook a piece of raw meat on the BBQ, make sure to check out our Monster Hunter World guides walkthrough hub.

Monster Hunter World Ancient Forest Map Guide

When you first step into the Ancient Forest, you’ll find yourself in the Southwest Camp, located in area 1 of the Ancient Forest. Head into the open area just northeast of here, and you’ll find yourself an a peaceful area filled with Aptonoth, a Piscine Researcher, and plenty of plants including the likes of Herbs, Vitality, Latchberry, Flowfern, Redberry, and Needleberry.

Not too far away from here however, in area 2 of the Ancient Forest map, is a Jagras nest. This is where you’ll most frequently find the Ancient Jagras residing, and quite often you’ll find the monster preying on the Aptonoth that could be found back in section one of the Ancient Forest map. You’re always guaranteed to find several lesser Jagras and a Bone Pile in the Jagras nest location in section 2 of the map.

Monster Hunter World Ancient Forest Monster Locations

If you want to find some of the more powerful monsters in the Ancient Forest, including the likes of the Pukei-Pukei and the Anjanath, you’ll want to head from area 1 through to area 5, passing through areas 3, 4, and a corner of area 11 on the way. Once you’re in area 5 of the Ancient Forest, you’ll now find yourself in a series of paths leading through high walls on either side, and it’s in these paths that you can often find Pukei-Pukei and Rathalos roaming around.

The second Jagras nest in the Ancient Forest is located in area 8, in the very top left corner of the map. You can also use area 8 of the map to reach the higher area of the Ancient Forest, these being sections 13 and 14. Look for a massive vine wall anywhere in area 8, and climb it to reach some of the higher areas in the map, where you can eventually find the nest of the sole Rathalos in the area, located in section 14.

In these upper reaches of the Ancient Forest you can also sometimes find the Anjanath roaming around, waiting for the Rathalos to return so the two can engage in battle, as well as several items like Sleep Herbs, Wiggly Litchi, Bomberry, Gobdbug, Smokenut, Herbs, and Flamenut. Area 14 is also where you can frequently find A-Lister Palicoes, waiting for you to approach them so they can help you out while you venture around the Ancient Forest.

This concludes our guide to everything you can find in the Ancient Forest area of Monster Hunter World, but continue ahead to our guides on how to kill the Anjanath, or our detailed guide on the best armor in the game.

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  • Avatar for SmilingJackrabbit #1 SmilingJackrabbit 4 months ago
    There is a lot of misinformation in this article. Most importantly is that the max rank is not 100, many people are already past this rank. While I'm not 100% certain as I've not achieved the rank myself, the max rank in previous titles was 999 and it is likely the same in this one. Also, while you have to reach certain milestones in the main story to unlock some armor/weapons, you do not have to defeat a monster to unlock the ability to see its armor/weapon sets, just get the correct parts from it out in the field or as a reward for breaking/slicing parts off of it during an expedition.
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  • Avatar for michellezethmayr05 #2 michellezethmayr05 4 months ago
    What weapons did you use. I know they are duel blades but what kind. I am having a hard time with kirin
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  • Avatar for MHunter411 #3 MHunter411 3 months ago
    This article is full of incomplete and incorrect information. I'd make a list, but it would be way too long.

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  • Avatar for justinfisk34 #4 justinfisk34 2 months ago
    Whoever wrote this "article" is an idiot. Building an entire set, while aesthetically pleasing, is a horrible way to build for any weapon. You need to build around what skills you want if you want the true best armor for a weapon/build. Do not listen to this "article."
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  • Avatar for dudedudex3 #5 dudedudex3 2 months ago
    I’m sorry this post is probably old but I’m a little shook because a lot of this is false info.... hr 100 is not that max what so ever it never has been
    ... Who told you only assigned quest give you hr points that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard when talking about monster hunter ... everything gets added up
    now I believe the best way to get hr points is from farming tempered elder dragons or investigations with multiple monsters/tempered monsters
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  • Avatar for throwaway09 #6 throwaway09 2 months ago
    Teostra and Nergigante have been seen together before considering they turf war. I believe it's triggered by going over a certain time on the quest you're on, but I'm not 100% positive
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