There Is a Ryu Costume in Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter: World has had a number of crossovers with other series. As a result, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that there is a Ryu costume that can be found in the title, which refers to one of the most famous characters from one of Capcom’s most famous series. Currently, the Ryu costume is a PS4 exclusive in the sense that it is available to players with a Street Fighter V save on their console, but it is expected to become available for other players as well at some point in the future.
How Can You Unlock the Ryu Costume in Monster Hunter: World?
With that said, it isn’t enough to have the right kind of save on the console. Instead, interested individuals will have to head to the Gathering Hall for a 3-star mission called “Down the Dark, Muddy Path,” which involves killing a much bigger than normal Barroth. Due to this, players will want to pay close attention because this means that its hit boxes are much bigger than normal as well, meaning that they might not want to learn this via painful experience. Otherwise, the Barroth is normal, meaning a lot of the strategies for fighting normal Barroths under normal circumstances will remain useful here.
In total, interested individuals will have to complete the mission seven times for seven SFV Tickets, which can be traded for the Ryu costume at the smithy. Please note that the Ryu costume is very much an all or nothing option in the sense that players will have to put on the entire thing or not at all. Moreover, putting on the Ryu costume will change their characters’ appearance to Ryu, which will come complete with a voice change as well. On the plus side, the Ryu costume also comes with a level one attack boost, defense boost, and health boost, which are in addition to a level two latent power.
Besides this, there are a couple of other things that interested individuals might want to keep in mind. First, PS4 players without the right save can still participate in other people’s quests, meaning that the Ryu costume isn’t blocked off for them. Second, there are plans for a Sakura costume at some point in the future as well, which will presumably come with some of the same limitations.
Secret Kirin monster quests
Kirin is an extremely rare monster in Monster Hunter: World that makes a return from previous games. Kirin is only available in select quests, which the game does not reveal. There are actually multiple Kirin quests — the first one is the “Gone In A Flash” Low rank five star optional quest, which is unlocked by completing the following tasks:
After unlocking two star assignments, check the Biologist NPCs in Astera regularly. The Smart Biologist will have a quest available when there is a yellow exclamation point (!) above his head. He is standing near the Botanical Garden on the lower level of Astera. He will give you a series of quests that you must complete, ranging from two star to five star. Play all of these quests. More become available when you unlock higher star assignments. The optional quests are:
- Optional Quest 1 (2 Stars): Snatch The Snatcher (capture Kulu-Ya-Ku).
- Optional Quest 2 (3 Stars): Landing The Landslide Wyvern (capture Barroth).
- Optional Quest 3 (4 Stars): White Monster White Coat (capture Paolumu).
- Optional Quest 4 (5 Stars): Man’s Best Friend (capture Odogaron).
After those four quests are completed, the Impatient Biologist in Astera (standing in front of the Botanical Garden) will give you the Kirin quest. You can now fight and slay Kirin and craft armor from his drops. You also unlock the Thunderproof Mantle after completing the quest, when you report back to the Impatient Biologist. This will make future Kirin encounters much easier.
To unlock the nine star tempered Kirin quest (Thunderous Rumble In The Highlands), successfully complete the story and reach Hunter Rank 49 to unlock it as a main assignment on the questboard. Hunt large monsters after the story to rank up and get this quest.
Note: This is a tempered Kirin and one of the hardest fights in the entire game. It is recommended to bring a group of high level players and wear the Thunderproof Mantle. If you do not want to wait until Hunter Rank 49, there is an easy workaround. Just go to the questboard and search for an SOS flare, set it to high rank and specify Kirin as the target. You can then join someone else’s game.
You do not actually have to be HR49 for it, just the host needs to be. After completing this quest, it will turn into an eight star optional quest on your board and can be repeated as many times as desired (talk to biologist afterwards to unlock it permanently). You can also farm Kirin easily by searching on the questboard for SOS flares and specifying this monster in the SOS search settings (Select Target function).
Successfully complete “The White Winds Of The New World” 9* quest to unlock the Rainbow Pigment.
Progress in the story until you unlock the “Prickly Predicament” three star optinal quest. Talk to the Chief Botanist in the Botanical Research section to get the quest. Complete it by collecting 20 Cactuses, then return to him to unlock the ability to cultivate and grow Might Seeds. The Might Seeds are extremely valuable and can be sold for 140 zenny. Simply place a might seed in the cultivation slot and let it multiply while you are out doing quests. After you return from quests, grab the might seeds and sell them at the shop. To speed the farming process up, unlock the second cultivating slot to grow twice as much. To unlock the second cultivating slot, complete the “Persistent Pests” four star optional quest.
Wear the Bandit Mantle for monsters to drop rare trade-in items when attacked. To get the Bandit Mantle, complete the “Redefining The Power Couple” five star quest. Trade-in items are essentially junk items that are only useful for selling. They cannot be used to craft or upgrade — so you do not have to worry about selling useful monster parts. To activate the Bandit Mantle, string attacks until the mantle begins to glow. Once activated, the effect will last a set amount of time, causing items to drop from the monster. Whenever you are doing quests, you can earn trade-in items with it.
The higher level the monster, the more valuable the trade-in items. Everyone in your team can also use the Bandit Mantle, multiplying your earnings. Go back and fight weak monsters from earlier quests using your high-level gear, and you can get 10,000+ zenny in a few minutes. If all allies are wearing Bandit Mantles, you can get more than 30,000+ zenny in a few minutes.
Easy Armor Spheres
Armor Spheres are increasingly important near the end of the game. Armor Sphere allow you to upgrade your body armor parts, and you need a lot of them if you want to max out your complete set. However, if you stock up on spheres early in the game, you can have a good amount to upgrade your favorite armor set towards the end. Use the following method to get lots of Armor Spheres. Go to the Resource Center in Astera and register bounties. These range from collecting plants to slaying monsters.
The easiest way by far is to collect items like flora, honey, mushrooms, bonepiles, or mining ore. All these items can easily be tracked on the world map and completed while you are doing quests. To complete them, return to the Resource Center in Astera and turn them in for one armor sphere each. If you make it a habit to do bounties before activities and turning them in after, you can get 4+ spheres after every 1-2 quest.
Big monsters can be captured with traps for special rewards. There are a few things to know to capture big monsters. The first thing is you need a Pitfall Trap or Shock Trap and a way to tranquilize the monster. This can be done with tranq bombs or tranq ammunition. Trap Tool can be bought at the provisions vendor for 200z. The following are crafting recipes for these items:
- Pitfall Trap: Net + Trap Tool (a net has to be crafted as well with Ivy + Spider Web)
- Shock Trap: Thunderbug + Trap Tool
- Tranq Bomb: Sleep Herb + Parashroom
If you go on a “Capture Investigation”, both the Trap and Tranq option will be in the starting box. When you are trying to capture/trap a monster, engage in the fight as usual and try to inflict as much damage as possible. The main goal is to weaken it, throw down a trap, and tranquilize it. Since the game does not have health bars, you need to pay close attention to the fight and look for signs of weakness on the monster.
For example, if you see it starting to limp, you can immediately throw down a Shock or Pitfall Trap next to it. It is also possible to capture it while it is stunned and lying on the floor. Additionally, you can capture it while it is retreating back to its nest. Run past the monster and throw down a trap in the set path to the nest to capture it.
Legiana monster location
Legiana is a monster that can be found in Coral Highlands during the “Embodiment Of Elegance” hunting quest. Before you can hunt Legiana, you have to first find him, which can be difficult. The Coral Highlands is probably the most difficult land to navigate in the game. It is filled with platforms and vertical gameplay that can make it easy to get lost.
Travel north in Coral Highlands until you reach the wide open area in Zone 8. Straight ahead (north) is a large wall you can climb. This is the place where you can expect to start seeing footprints and signs of Legiana. If you cannot see him in this area, follow the way and climb up towards Zone 13 to eventually encounter Legiana.
Odagaron monster location
Odagaron is a monster you can find in the Rotten Vale. When you look for it in the “Into The Bowels Of The Vale” story mission, you can find him in the lower level in Zone 14. Once you reach the area, you can find traces of Odagaron and a cutscene will be triggered. Then, track him down again and defeat him to complete the mission.
Getting Light Crystals
Light Crystals can be obtained in a few different ways. You can get them from nearly any blue mining node. When you reach the red mining nodes, they go to a different crystal. They are very rare and you have a chance of getting them from any blue mining node. When you are about to get one, you character will do an animation after mining to show they are excited.
It will appear and they will hold the Light Crystal up briefly. Another way to get them is to purchase them from the Melding Pot in town. You need Silver Wyverian Prints to get them from the Melding Pot, but they are also a guaranteed way to get them. Your Safari Cats and the Ship can also bring them back, but this is very rare.
To unlock the “Ropelift” fast transportation tool, you need to reach Coral Highlands and visit the Research Center. Check in with the Airship Engineer on the top floor. He will give you a delivery request for five Shamon Hides and one Sturdy Bone. You will also have to give 1,000 research points. Both of these delivery items can be found in the Coral Highland, and you can quickly get the Ropelift transportation. For the Shamon Hides, check the moving enemy dots on the map and hunt five Shamons.
Sturdy Bones can be found in different bone piles around the Coral Highlands. Once you have all materials and research points, go to Astera and complete the delivery quest at the resource center to unlock the Ropelift station in Coral Highlands. They make it a lot easier to travel around and move up and down the levels.
Unlocking extra meal recipes
Whether you are at the Canteen in home base or are sitting by your camp in the field, both kitchens are identical. Every meal has set specific ingredients types with a small chance of success for the following buffs. You can greatly increase the chances of obtaining these buffs by using fresh ingredients. You can further increase the potency of the buffs through procuring new ingredient options.
Whenever you are at home base, go to the kitchen. The chef often has an “!” over his head, indicating he has something important to say. Usually he will give you optional quests such as The Pain from Gains and Exterminator Of The Waste. The Meowscular Chef can only be found at the main kitchen — so make sure you check from time to time. Get the quests and complete them to get new meal recipes.
You can change appearance attributes (hairstyle, facial hair, make-up, and clothing) in your room in Astera. Go to the box in your room and select “Change Appearance” at the bottom.
Changing armor color
Progress through most of the main story. Once you can start doing Rank 6 and High Ranked hunts, you will be able to access High Ranked gear. This gear can have its color changed. If it is not High Ranked gear, you cannot change the color of it. Once you get some High Ranked armor, go the red chest in your house, and select the option to change appearance. Select “Change Armor Pigment” to change the armor color. Certain armors have more customization options than others. This is also free to do as many times as desired, but it it has to be High Rank armor.
Mounting and riding monsters
To ride monsters in the game, you first need high ground. Find a rock or some other elevated platform and wait until the monster is near you. Then, sprint and jump onto the monster and perform a mid-air attack. If timed correctly, you will automatically mount and ride the monster.
Next, perform the on-screen commands to damage the monster. You can also mount monsters from the ground by performing a jump attack. This is a bit more difficult because you have to jump onto the monster from the correct spot and land the jump attack from the back. Once you are riding the monster, you basically have a free damage phase where the monster cannot harm you.
You can find Poogie in Astera on the main floor in the hub area. Go up and interact with him. An exclamation point will appear at the exact time you have to pet him. If you miss this trigger, Poogie will push you away and you have to try again. If timed correctly, hearts will appear above his head and you can name him, dress him, and carry him around the map. It is believed that hugging Poogie gives good luck when crafting rare items at the blacksmith.
You can catch wild animals and keep them as pets in your room in Astena. Early in the game, you will get a standard hunting net that allows you to catch animals with a net trap nearby. This can only be used on non-lethal small animals. Once you catch some animals, go back to your room in Astera and talk to your housekeeper. You can choose from all your pet animals and select one that will run, crawl, or fly around your room.