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When you’re a busy monster hunter, it’s easy to focus on the next big thing, whether that’s sieges against golden dragons or getting caught up in challenging event quests.

That means the game’s other option, arena quests are easy to ignore. I’d been putting them aside for a long time and it might be my biggest gaming regret of the year. Arena quests are tricky, and it turns out they’re just what I needed to breathe new life into Monster Hunter: World.


Monster Hunter: World has slowly expanded post-release, with new monsters and armour keeping hunters on the daily grind. But as players begin to master all of the game’s hunts and its roster of monsters becomes more familiar, World needs to find new ways to bring back the wonder that made it so intoxicating to begin with.


The arrival of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the Switch might leave veteran hunters scratching their heads. What’s the point if you’ve already spent hundreds of hours playing the 3DS version? Thankfully, you can transfer your character from one console to the other. Follow these steps and your old character will get a spiffy graphical upgrade.


Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate comes to the Switch on August 28. Yesterday, Paul and I streamed the demo and faced off against a massive Valstrax. It’s a sort of laser-shooting dragon that darts around like a fighter jet. As I wait for the full release, it occurs to me that Monster Hunter: World could learn a lot from the strange monsters in earlier games such as Generations.


I was recently on vacation and away from Monster Hunter: World while I enjoyed the wonders of California, and now that I’m home, I’m catching up on new quests. The largest and, to me, the most exciting of the game’s recent developments is the addition of Final Fantasy XIV’s Behemoth. While the fight can be frustrating and occasionally unfair, it’s the most teamwork-intensive of the game thus far.


In addition to all those deadly beasts, Monster Hunter: World has loads of colourful non-monster characters. You'll find them walking in the wild or chilling out at HQ, usually minding their business and occasionally giving you a sidequest.


Welcome, new hunters. Let me guide you through your first few hours with Monster Hunter: World. Whether you're a veteran wanting to know what's changed or entirely new to the series, you'll find these tips useful.


Video games often deal in illusions, proffering the fantasy of control and power even when your meaningful influence is minimal. Monster Hunter: World, the new third-person action game from Capcom, absolutely deals in fantasy. It plucks you from reality and sets you in the domains of exotically imposing monsters that you must hunt. In this game, however, the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from felling them is anything but an illusion.


Monster Hunter: World’s Summer Twilight festival is live until July 26. It transforms the gathering hub with palm trees and an ice-sculpted dragon. It also brings back most event quests and adds two new armour sets to collect. There’s a lot to do, but here’s what you should focus on.


Games give players countless tools to help turn the tide in their favour. But as players survive in a game longer, they unlock and gather more and more gear until their pockets are brimming with potions, antidotes and bombs.

The feeling of rummaging through your inventory in the middle of a fight is as tense as it is frustrating. I’d love to keep things simple, but most of the games I’m playing right now require as much inventory management as they do skilful combat.