In Monster Hunter: World, hunters are tasked with using their wit and cunning to track and slay enormous wild beasts, armed with razor sharp claws, thorny tails, and the capacity to breathe fire and ice. The 14 different weapon types hunters have to choose from to help bring down these giants are all different, and it can be complicated to understand what makes them all unique. Let this guide help.
Monster Hunter has been around for almost 15 years, but Monster Hunter: World will likely be the first time many gamers try the series. There's a reason for that; the franchise is as well known for its epic wildlife and big swords as it is for not being new player friendly. While Monster Hunter: World will no doubt bring a set of unique and possibly brand new systems to the franchise, there are some general rules and formulas the series follows that new players will want to understand prior to diving in. That's what this article is for! Welcome to Monster Hunter 101.