Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to learn more about how to use scout flies for tracking in the game. Learn more about their usage, color differences, and more!Check Out Beginner Tips & Guides Here!
What Are Scoutflies?
Helpful Guide to the Objective
Scoutflies are used to guide the player to a desired location or target. It marks the path you need to take in order to get to a certain monster or area. Scoutflies allow you to get to the objective as fast as possible!
Scoutflies Replace the Paintball
Scoutflies replace the Paintball item from previous Monster Hunter games. Therefore, you will not be able to find any paintballs in Monster Hunter World.
How to Use Scout Flies
Collect Monster Clues
You will be able to use Scoutflies by collecting enough monster clues. These include their tracks, markings, and feathers among other things. Once you have collected enough clues, the Scoutflies will be able to track down the Monster for you!
Set a Waypoint on Your Map
You will also be able to use the Scoutflies by setting a waypoint on your map. To do this, open your map, select the target, then press R3 (right stick). When you close the map, the Scoutflies will then light your way.
Scoutflies Can Warn You of Danger Depending on Color
When Scoutflies are Green
Scoutflies by default are colored green. This indicates that there is nothing out of the ordinary, and you will be able to go about exploring the map as you please.
When Scoutflies are Red
Scoutflies will turn red when a Monster has spotted you and decides to attack. When in this state, the Scoutflies will not guide you to your target until you stop drawing aggression from the monster.