Monster Hunter Now: Beginner’s Guide

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Start your Monster Hunter Now journey right! This guide covers everything - from weapon choice to game progression. Dive into the details for a successful hunting career!

Embark on your Monster Hunter Now journey with this complete beginner’s guide! Whether you’re new to the series or a seasoned veteran, this guide covers essential aspects, from weapon selection to progressing through the game and mastering combat. Let’s dive into the details to ensure you start your career as a roaming hunter on the right foot!

Monster Hunter Now: Beginner’s Guide

Weapon Selection

Start with the sword & shield and explore seven other weapons, including Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Bow, Lance, Light Bowgun, and Dual Blades. Stay tuned for upcoming weapons in future updates.


Hunt small monsters to gather materials for crafting gear. Explore changing habitats and resource nodes to collect valuable items. As you face tougher challenges, remember that even weaker monsters drop essential materials.

Your Palico Companion

Meet your Palico, a helpful cat-like companion. They gather materials, use paintballs to mark monsters, and operate even when the game is closed, thanks to Adventure Sync.

Combat Basics

Engage monsters with a simple tap or hold for charged moves. Dodge by flicking in any direction, and be vigilant when monsters glow red before attacking. Utilize each weapon’s special skill, activated when the circle is full, for impactful moves.

Fighting Against Monsters

Prepare for combat within a 75-second time limit. Ensure your HP is above 30% before engaging. HP recovers over time, and instant healing items are available, including free daily potions.


Unlock party formation at Hunter Rank 6. Generate a QR code for nearby players to join your hunt. Alternatively, join forces with nearby players if they’re within a close distance.

Equip yourself with these fundamental tips, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a successful hunter in the expansive world of Monster Hunter Now! Happy hunting!