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Expeditions Guide - What You Can Do
MHW: ICEBORNE | Expeditions Guide - What You Can Do

MHW: ICEBORNE
Expeditions Guide - What You Can Do

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to learn more about expeditions & what you can do when in one! Find out how to use expeditions to search for different kinds of materials!

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How to Launch an Expedition

How to Go on an Expedition

No.Procedure
1Open your map
2Display the World Map
3Select your destination
4Choose which camp where you want to start

Switch Between High Rank & Low Rank

Switch Between High Rank & Low Rank
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You will be able to choose between High Rank and Low Rank Expeditions when checking the map. These will alter the difficulty of the monsters, and also the Notes. However, you will first need to progress the story to unlock High Rank Expeditions.

Learn the Area's Situation

Learn the Area's Situation
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Highlighting an area on you world map will also display some notes as to what Monsters are currently present, what item or materials are flourishing, and if there are field researchers present. Check these to find out if you are looking for specific monsters or items.

Use Map Filters to Narrow Down Searches

Use Filters to Narrow Down Your Search
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Opening the wildlife map will display the map of your immediate area. Here, you can filter the icons displayed to narrow down what you are searching for. Note that the Endemic Life filter will only show icons that can be used when fighting monsters.

Set a Waypoint to your Target

Set a Waypoint To Your Target
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Once you have found what it is you're searching for, you can click R3 or the right stick to set a waypoint. This will let the Scoutflies guide you to your chosen target, and allow you to quickly search and gather materials.

What You Can Do In Expeditions

List of What You Can Do In Expeditions

  • Collect Monster Clues
  • Gather Items
  • Receive a Researcher Request
  • Catch Creatures
  • Hunt Smaller Monsters
  • Start Quests

Collect Monster Clues

Collect Monster Clues

While on an expedition, you will be able to collect Monster clues from the Monsters that are currently present in you area. This will improve your research level of the Monster, and will likely give you some investigation quests when you return.

Gather Items

Gather Items

You can also gather items while out on Expeditions. The items that you gather can be crafted into useful consumables that will aid you during hunts. Use the Gathering filter to collect these items for crafting.

Receive A Researcher's Request

You can also receive requests from Researchers that are present on the map with you. A researcher with a request will show up with a yellow exclamation point.

Catch Creatures

You can also capture small creatures that populate the map using your Capture Net. Once these creatures are caught, you will be able to place them into your room where you can interact with and feed them.

Hunt Smaller Monsters

Hunt Smaller Monsters

You can also choose to hunt smaller Monsters for their meat while out on an expedition. You can also opt to hunt large Monsters, but it may be less efficient since there is no big reward for defeating larger Monsters, unlike when in a quest.

Start Quests

Start Quests

Talking to the Handler at camps in the area will allow you to start Quests. Since you are already in the area, this will shorten the loading time. However, make sure to return to the base regularly to progress your Botanical Research!

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