The 10 Best Monster Hunter World Mods (That Give You a Winning Edge)

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Here Are The Best Monster Hunter World Mods 

They brought us the only thing that could be better than slaying giant monsters- the slaying of MORE monsters with even BIGGER weapons! Monster Hunter World (MHW) went from birth to running at full speed. This multiplayer action roleplaying game turns many heads and peeks the interest of some of the gaming community’s most talented. The modding community digs deep into their imagination and has brought us many mods to add content and quality of life changes. Even if you’ve been through all of the game content, some of these are sure to bring you whole new ways to meet the Monster Hunter World challenges!

1. MHW Mod Manager

Monster Hunter World mod manager display.

Mods need to be kept in order. This is what the mod manager is for. You can select a folder for your mods, download them there, set that location in the mod manager and voila! Now you have just one place to activate, deactivate or delete mods.

Why you should use this mod:

  • Keeps mods in order.
  • Allows for easy installation and uninstallation.
  • All mods in one location.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Notifies if mods conflict.
  • Installs without having to modify game files.
  • No risk of losing game files.

You can get the mod here.

2. Improved NPC Location

  • All NPCs in one area.
  • Convenience.
  • Save precious hunting time.
  • Makes it easier to remember timed events such as the Argosy.
  • Having your harvester within eye sight will keep him in mind for your fertilizations.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Less in town travel time means more hunting time!
  • Quicker Tail Raider access.
  • All access from the gathering hub.

You can get the mod here.

3. Souvenir’s Light Pillar

See the light pillars in action!

We can all agree the most important part of the game is loot. You don’t want to lose any shiny, but sometimes they just have a way of hiding from you. Wouldn’t it be perfect if they just couldn’t hide anymore? With this mod not only can you see where those little buggers are, you can do it in style with personalized colors!

Why you should use this mod:

  • You don’t want to lose your shinnies!
  • Makes material and slinger drops stand out.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Not missing drops means more loot!
  • You will be able to keep an eye on the loot location as well as see when it disappears.

You can get the mod here.

4. Armory

The user interface for the MHW armory mod.

I don’t know about you, but I have over 30 armor sets. Fashion is a must! Skills are super important and easy to confuse when there are just so many! So, how can we make this easier on ourselves? You can use the Armory mod to research and plan out armor you need from all skills and decorations.

Why you should use this mod:

  • Don’t have to remember every armor detail.
  • You can theory craft cost free!

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • You will know exactly what creatures you need to hunt.
  • You can be prepared for combat!
  • Has data for all armor available in the game in one application.

You can get the mod here.

5. Scoutfly Color Manager

The user interface for the MHW Scoutfly Color Manager.

You’re walking along towards your prey when suddenly your camera spins at break neck speed with glowing scoutflies happily trying to show you what you don’t need. Have you had enough of this whiplash? This mod is simple will allow you to turn the feature off. All with the added bonus of personalizing your scoutfly colors.

Why you should use this mod:

  • Customization.
  • Personalization.
  • Cool colors.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • You will better remember where your scoutflies are trying to lead you.
  • Stops the camera from breaking your neck!

You can get the mod here.

6. Roommates Tool

Have your handler over for a tea party!

More of a solo player? Don’t venture to the gathering hub all that much? Well, there is a quality of life mod just for you. This roommate tool lets you place almost any NPC into your private quarters. You can send out your tail raiders, check your harvests, and talk to the commander without having to tread all over Astera!

Why you should use this mod:

  • Location, location, location!
  • Solo accommodations.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • All NPCs are in your personal quarters.
  • Adds convenience to your solo play giving your faster access to NPCs.
  • Can customize which NPCs you feel you need near you the most.

You can get the mod here.

7. MHW Damage Meter

Realtime damage calculation and updates!

Want to know who’s putting in the most work on the team? Here’s a damage meter. You’ll be able to see everyone’s damage. Time to see how hard you really hit that Great Jagras!

Why you should use this mod:

  • Curious about your damage output?
  • Keeps current track of information.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Know your damage output for optimization.
  • Know your team’s damage output.

You can get the mod here.

8. Epic Sax Horn

Get ready to boogie!

You’ve over 300 hours in MHW. You love all the weapons, but the hunting horn is your favorite. Only problem is, it always sounds the same, like an out of tune bellow. But wait! There’s a solution that will really get your head back groovin’ in the game. Luckily, this is just one of many.

Why you should use this mod:

  • To just have some fun.
  • There are many sound options.

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Raises interest in the horn weapons.
  • Can be customized to play what you want to hear.
  • Customize your sound to match your style!

You can get the mod here

9. Appreciation Fest Armor

You can look like a kitty too. Bonding time with your palico!

Okay, so maybe this is not going to give you a winning edge, but it will definitely give you a fashion edge! As I said, fashion is important when you are having to look at yourself for hours at a time. The developers of MHW are doing wonderful things for us, but sometimes they may forget a tiny detail. Don’t worry though, our modders are on the case!

Why you should use this mod:

  • Adds additional fashion.
  • Who doesn’t want a fur suit!

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Allows for special fashion options.
  • Access to different versions.
  • Adds what the developers forgot!

You can get the mod here.

10. Smart Hunter Overlay

UI of MHW Smart Hunter Overlay shows complete creature details!

This one is for all our nerds, pro gamers, and min/maxers. All you need to know to meta build for the perfect output, making farming a cinch. Want to know that precious hidden figure of how much more health that Arch Tempered Teostra has? Getting the “just one more hit” blues? This mod is for you!

Why you should use this mod:

  • Want to know if it’s going to be that last hit?
  • Want to know how many hit points Deviljho really has?

How this mod gives players an advantage:

  • Let’s you know how much damage you need to do.
  • Allows for convenience of know when you can prepare for trap settings.
  • Will increase farming convenience and capabilities.

You can get the mod here.

Monster Hunter World has given us so much joy. It is challenging, yet fulfilling. There is nothing like the last strike on Nergigante! Our modding community has only added to the enjoyment of an already great game. These mods listed are merely the tip of the iceberg. There’s hair mods, armor mods, and palico mods with many more to come. There’s even whispers of custom creatures in the future!

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