Check this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to find & track large monsters, including info on tracking, using Scoutflies, leveling up Ecological Research, and more!
How To Track A Monster
Look For Monster Traces
When you start a hunt in Monster Hunter World, monsters will not be immediately shown in the map. They will leave traces and evidence which will be lit up by your scoutflies.
Follow Your Scoutflies For Tracks
Your Scoutflies will highlight any nearby tracks, traces or evidences for you to investigate.
Gather Enough Traces To See Monster Location
Once enough monster traces have been investigated, your map and minimap will show the monster location, Your scoutflies will also glow brighter and lead you to the monster.
Investigate As Many Tracks As You Can
Gather and investigate as many tracks as you can, as these contribute to leveling up your Ecological Research as well. This will make it easier for you to find monsters when hunting the same monster!
Ecological Research Tracking Benefits
Find Monsters Easily With Ecological Research
As you gather traces of the monster, you level up the Scoutfly Level. Leveling this up will allow your Scoutflies to track the monster faster, and immediately show your target monster on the map.
Scoutfly Level Benefits
|Lv. 1||Guidance to next track|
|Lv. 2||Guidance to monster's location|
|Lv. 3||Destination & status shown on map|