Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter has been in need of a big change for years, and this reboot-of-sorts could have easily gone wrong. Instead, Capcom took a careful look at Monster Hunter's design and cut all the fat while leaving the series trademark dense gameplay completely intact. All the changes, from the broad, sweeping ones to the granular alterations, only serve to improve an already winning formula. The next generation of Monster Hunter has finally begun, and, with Monster Hunter: World, it's off to an incredibly good start.

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Here's our complete guide for playing Monster Hunter World, including all the essential tips and tricks that all players should know.

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Monster Hunter World Guide - All the Essential Tips for Playing Monster Hunter World

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A Ton of Great Capcom Soundtracks are Streaming on Spotify Right Now

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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.

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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.

Monster Hunter World Winter Star Event - End Date, New Armor and Weapons, Returning Event Quests

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Monster Hunter: World Special Announcement Coming Next Week

G-Rank? New area? Joker? Anything is possible.

Monster Hunter: World Prioritizing PC Version in 2019

Capcom has plans for Monster Hunter: World for the next two years.

First Monster Hunter Movie Set Photo is Weird as Hell

Yup, it's a Paul W.S. Anderson joint alright.

Monster Hunter Live-Action Film Casts T.I. and Ron Perlman

T.I. will play a sniper named Link.

Gone Fishing: Monster Hunter: World Players are Waiting Around for More Content

Seven months later, what are the monster hunters up to? Not much.

Monster Hunter World PC Patch 1.01 Now Live, Fixes Connectivity Issues

Several launch bugs have also been addressed.

Monster Hunter: World Hits 10 Million Copies Shipped Worldwide

Cumulative sales for the monster-slaying series now total over 50 million units sold.

Monster Hunter World is the Biggest New Game Launch on Steam This Year

It’s also takes the top spot for the biggest launch of any Japanese game on Steam, ever.

Dauntless Releases First Content Update, "The Coming Storm"

New Behemoth, island, and gear included.

Monster Hunter's Rathalos is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Same game, same price, new platform. Are you ready to buy it again.

Monster Hunter World's Summer Twilight Festival is Live

The latest Monster Hunter World festival will be around until July 26.

Final Fantasy 14's Behemoth Coming to Monster Hunter World in August

Size of this lad. Absolute Yuna-it.

Monster Hunter: World PC Won't Include Cross-Platform Play, Mod Support Unlikely

Just monster huntin' on your own lonely island.

Monster Hunter World PC Release Date and System Specs Revealed

Finally, PC players can go on the hunt.

Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date Coming on July 9

Capcom is teasing more details about the missing PC release for Monster Hunter: World.

No Monster Hunter: World for Switch, but Capcom Leaves the Door Open for New Games

New worlds might open up to the Switch's Monster Hunter fans someday.

Monster Hunter World Getting New Final Fantasy Behemoth Collaboration Quest

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Monster Hunter World's Elder Dragon Lunastra and New Gear is Now Available

The newest elder dragon hunt arrives today.

Monster Hunter: World Edges Closer to an Incredible 8 Million Sales

Capcom revealed all 86 of its million-sellers, and Monster Hunter: World is the King of the Mountain.

PSN Golden Week Sale Offers Big Discounts on Hits like Monster Hunter: World, Nier, and Yakuza

Big discounts on some of the best Japanese games on the PlayStation.

Monster Hunter: World Lagiacrus Footage Shows us What Could Have Been

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Monster Hunter: World Elder Dragon, Kulve Taroth, Gets Limited Time Event

Siege, a new way to hunt with friends.

Monster Hunter World Dante Outfit Releasing This Month

Dante's wild hunt is almost upon us.

Lagiacrus was Prototyped for Monster Hunter: World

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Monster Hunter World is Finally Going to Let You Edit Your Character Creation Mistakes

Capcom has heard your pleas and offers redemption.

Monster Hunter World's 10 Most Frustrating Fights, Ranked

Monster Hunter: World has some of the toughest fights around. But which ones are the most frustrating?

Monster Hunter World Deviljho Release Date Looks to Have Been Outed and It's Very Soon

The Deviljho release date seems to have been leaked just a little bit ahead of time.

How Monster Hunter Finally Became a Mainstream Success

The West loves Monster Hunter at last, and there are a few interesting reasons why.

USG Lunch Hour Stream: We Hunt Elder Dragons in Monster Hunter: World [Done!]

Are you ready for some Elder Dragon hunts? Because we are! Join us at 11am PT/2pm ET!

Starting Screen | Monster Hunter: World Doesn't Need a Switch Port

STARTING SCREEN | And neither do a lot of other games.

Skyrim dev Wants to Port Monster Hunter: World to Switch

Someone has big dreams for a small platform.

Massive Monster Hunter: World Guide Coming to Japan Next Month

Hunters, your new Bible is on its way.

Monster Hunter: World's Pink Rathian Was My White Whale

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New Patch Goes Live for Monster Hunter: World

The Slashberries belong to the people again.

Motion Capture for Monster Hunter: World Involved Humans Flailing Around to Imitate Monsters

Give me a beach towel and I can make you believe I'm a Rathian.

Duralumin iPhone Cases With Monster Hunter: World Designs Coming Soon

It's a savage world out there. Protect your phone.

Monster Hunter: World Crosses 6 Million Shipped, Setting Capcom Records

The expansion of Monster Hunter to a new audience seems to have worked.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team USG in Monster Hunter World [Done!]

You ain't never gonna hunt Anjanath again!

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When you're tracking down that Anjanath, don't forget to stop and eat the bugs.

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STARTING SCREEN | Why Monster Hunter: World's hunts feel massive but grounded.

Monster Hunter: World Fan Imitates Game's Character Creator with Great Results

Elastic faces: They're not just for the MT Framework engine anymore!

Monster Hunter: World on Xbox One Feels Like an Afterthought

If you're playing Monster Hunter: World on Xbox One, you have to come to terms with being behind the PlayStation 4 release.

The USgamer Podcast: Sea of Thieves Beta, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Monster Hunter World

PODCAST | Our flagship podcast talks about all of the biggest news and releases from this week in games!

Monster Hunter: World Breaks Sales Records

Talk about a monster of a debut.

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What does science say about your cat reacting to Palicos?

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team USG in Monster Hunter World [Done]

Gotta kill all the thing to make a new hat!

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Don't forget to give him a beautiful cat companion.

Monster Hunter: World Matchmaking Currently Unavailable on Xbox One [Update: Microsoft and Capcom are Working on a Patch]

You can still play online with friends, though it's a bit complicated.

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How do you come to terms with a game that clashes with your belief system?

Capcom Might Consider a Character Creator Do-Over Feature for Monster Hunter: World if There's Fan Demand

Having regrets about your Monster Hunter: World avatar? Ask Capcom for a second chance.

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It's your world. Your Monster Hunter: World.

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Capcom Explains Why Monster Hunter World Isn't on the Nintendo Switch

Part of loving the Switch is knowing it can't have everything.

Monster Hunter World Skips Loot Boxes and Microtransactions to Avoid "Friction"

Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto says microtransaction don't make any sense for Monster Hunter.

Here's Why Monster Hunter: World's PC Version Won't Come Out Until Fall 2018

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Monster Hunter: World Devs on DLC Updates: "It's Not Like a Service"

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Monster Hunter World Gets One More Beta, Details First DLC Monster

Beta players can face off against the game's flagship monster, Nergigante.

Monster Hunter: World PC Version Scheduled for Fall 2018

Capcom is aiming for an autumn 2018 release for the PC version of Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter World is Kind of "Short" With Its 40 to 50 Hour Story Mode

Monster Hunter World's director says only the game's story mode will be 40 to 50 hours long.

Monster Hunter: World Open Beta Coming Christmas Weekend

If you need that Monster Hunter World fix, Capcom has you covered.

Monster Hunter World’s Beta From the Perspective of a Hardcore Fan

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Monster Hunter: World Will Get New Monsters Via Post-Launch Updates

Capcom is into Monster Hunter: World for the long haul.

Mega Man Comes To Monster Hunter World As a Companion

Play classic Mega Man tunes as you hunt monsters.

Monster Hunter World Beta Coming to PS4 on December 9

The beta for the next Monster Hunter is PlayStation only.

Monster Hunter World Kicks Off 2018 With January Release

Capcom's latest Monster Hunter will launch worldwide next year.

New Monster Hunter World Trailer Shows Off a Brutal New Area

Wildspire Waste looks really sick.

Capcom Is In A Sad, Sorry State Right Now

Capcom is still lost, but the Nintendo Switch and Monster Hunter may provide a light in the darkness.

Monster Hunter World Details All 14 Weapon Types In Video

Capcom gives fans a glimpse of every weapon type in the game.

Monster Hunter World Cleaves the Fandom into Rival Camps

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Monster Hunter World Brings The Franchise To PS4 and Xbox One in Early 2018

Monster Hunter comes back to PlayStation.

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Start sharpening your weapons, the monster hunt is on.

Monster Hunter XX Switch Coming In August, 3DS Save Transfers and Cross-Play Confirmed

Japanese Switch owners get Monster Hunter XX on Switch real soon.

Nintendo Shares Hit Eight Year High After Monster Hunter XX Announcement

Monster Hunter is practically a portable console king-maker.

Monster Hunter XX Announced For Nintendo Switch in Japan

It seems Ultra Street Fighter 2 won't be the only benchmark for Switch support.

Resident Evil Director Preparing Monster Hunter "Cinematic Universe"

The chorus of Monster Hunter fandom cries out. Is that joy or pain I hear?

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Monster Hunter Direct For Japan This Thursday

What Monster Hunter action is coming this week?

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Five Ways Monster Hunter Could Change for the Better

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Capcom Shutting Down Monster Hunter Explore, Further Damaging Its Reputation on the Mobile Marketplace

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People Are Angry About Monster Hunter Explore

Capcom's free-to-play mobile Monster Hunter game is in soft-launch, but it's hard to get excited when Monster Hunter Freedom Unite has been broken for months.

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Blog: Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Open-ended Games

How I learned to stop worrying and love the time sink.

Toukiden: Kiwami is Monster Hunter for People Who Don't Have Time for Monster Hunter

Want to dive into Capcom's action-RPG, but can't make the commitment to countless hours of micromanagement? Koei-Tecmo may have the answer.

Monster Hunter: Still No Substitute for the Real Thing

Imitators are popping up everywhere, but Monster Hunter stands apart in its desire to make you proud to become a better player.

E3 2014: Evolve is the Monster Hunter Game We Should Have Had Years Ago

Though superficially different, Evolve manages to improve upon Capcom's tried and true formula.

Monster Hunter 4 Leads a Good Year for Capcom

A game that hasn't come out in the West yet is now Capcom's sixth best-selling game.

As Monster Hunter Turns 10, Can Capcom Finally Make the West Listen?

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole interviews its creator Ryozo Tsujimoto to find out.

TGS: God Eater 2 is Like One of My Japanese Animes (Also, Like Monster Hunter)

Namco lowers the barrier of entry to monster-hunting on Vita.

USgamer's Favorite 3DS Games

What are the best 3DS games? Rather than try to cobble together some kind of scientific list based on extensive review research, we instead simply asked each USgamer team member to choose their own personal favorite 3DS games. The results turned out to be quite eclectic.

In Monster Hunter, It Takes a Village to Raise a Child...

...to kill monsters, that is.