Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Guide: How to Raise Hunter Rank

I explain how to raise hunter rank in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and the required quests, in this detailed guide.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate doesn't have levels, but they do have ranks. Ranks determine what quests you can take and who you can play with online. These allow you to fight new, harder monsters and get better gear.

Even though you need to do the HR(Hunter Rank) quests, it doesn't tell you which ones you need to advance your rank. I'm here to tell you which quests are important, as well as all the info on each one.

If you want basic help, or help with anything else, check out my Beginner Advice and General Tips/Tricks.

This guide will cover the Hunter Rank Requirements in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate including:

  • How to Raise Hunter Rank - What you need to do to increase it.
  • Require Quests - Which quests you need to do for each rank and the info on them.
  • Urgent Quests - The last quests needed for each rank to move up to the next.
  • Low-Rank Quests - These are from Hunter Rank 1-3
  • High-Rank Quests - These are from Hunter Rank 4-7
  • G-Rank Quests - These are from Hunter Rank 8+

How to Raise Hunter Rank

  • You must complete specific HR quests at the guild hall to unlock an Urgent Quests.
  • When you complete the Urgent Quest, you move up to the rank I have listed next to it.

The game doesn't tell you which quests are needed and there are several extra quests you don't need to do. I'll list only the required and urgent quests for each rank.

Required Quests

The below info is listed by what rank you need to be to do each mission, Completing the Urgent quest puts you up one rank.

Low-Rank (1-3)

HR 1 Quests

Bug Burger

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Seltas.
  • Subquest - Destroy the Seltas's Horn.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 2,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 300 z
  • Contact fee - 300 z

Kecha Konundrum

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Kecha Wacha.
  • Subquest - Wound the Kecha Wacha's Ears.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 3,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - 600 z
  • Contact fee - 400 z

Tackling a Tetsucabra

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Tetsucabra.
  • Subquest - Wound the Tetsucabra's jaw.
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 3,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - 600 z
  • Contact fee - 400 z

The Gypceros Project

  • Main goal - Capture 1 Gypceros.
  • Subquest - Slay 5 Konchu.
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 4,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 600 z
  • Contact fee - 500 z

Urgent Quest HR 2

Web Sighting

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Nerscylla.
  • Subquest - Break the Nerscylla's poison spikes.
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 4,500 z
    • Subquest Reward - 900 z
  • Contact fee - 500 z

HR 2 Quests

Royal Assassination

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Rathian.
  • Subquest - Wound the Rathian's head.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 5,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 900 z
  • Contact fee - 600 z

A Ghastly Gift

  • Main goal - Capture 1 Khezu.
  • Subquest - Wound the Khezu's body.
  • Location - Frozen Seaway
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 5,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 900 z
  • Contact fee - 800 z

Zamtrios of the Deep

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Zamtrios.
  • Subquest - Break the Zamtrios's head.
  • Location - Frozen Seaway
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 4,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 900 z
  • Contact fee - 500 z

Nix the Najarala

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Najarala.
  • Subquest - Wound the Najarala's back.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 5,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 900 z
  • Contact fee - 600 z

Urgent Quest HR 3

Dark Wings, Dark work

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Gore Magala.
  • Subquest - Wound the Gore Magala's wing.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 900 z

HR 3 Quests

Tigrex Tough Love

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Tigrex.
  • Subquest - Wound the Tigrex's claw.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 900 z

Temper Tantrum

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Gravios.
  • Subquest - Wound the Gravios's body.
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 900 z

Royal Audience

  • Main goal - Capture 1 Rathalos.
  • Subquest - Wound the Rathalos's wing.
  • Location - Heaven's Mount
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 10,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 1,100 z

Tuff Turf

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Zinogre.
  • Subquest - Wound the Zinogre's head.
  • Location - Heaven's Mount
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 900 z

The Royal Guard

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Seltas Queen.
  • Subquest - Wound the Seltas Queen's tail.
  • Location - Heaven's Mount
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 900 z

Urgent Quest HR 4

Advanced: Sand Sailor

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Dah'ren Mohran.
  • Subquest - Break the Dah'ren Mohran's horn.
  • Location - Great Desert
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 11,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,500 z
  • Contact fee - 1,200 z

High-Rank (4-7)

HR 4 Quests

Face Two Face

  • Main goal - Hunt 2 Kecha Wacha.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 7,200 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 800 z

Purple People Eater

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Purple Gypceros.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 5,700 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 600 z

Bafoonish Baboon

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Emerald Congalala.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 6,900 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 700 z

Dastardly Duo

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Gendrome and 1 Tetsucabra.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 6,300 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 700 z

Urgent Quest HR 5

Rathian's Wrath

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Pink Rathian.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 8,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 900 z

HR 5 Quests

Writer's Block

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Najarala and 1 Rathian.
  • Subquest - Deliver 1 Wyvern tear.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 10,500 z
    • Subquest Reward - 2,700 z
  • Contact fee - 1,100 z

The Red Menace

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Red Khezu.
  • Subquest - Wound the Red Khezu's head.
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 8,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,500 z
  • Contact fee - 900 z

Dread Locked

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Gore Magala.
  • Subquest - Wound the Gore Magala's wing.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 11,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,500 z
  • Contact fee - 1,200 z

Advanced: Frenzied Foe

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Frenzied Tigrex.
  • Subquest - Break the Tigrex's claw.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 11,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,500 z
  • Contact fee - 1,200 z

Urgent Quest HR 6

Ore D'oeuvre

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Black Gravios.
  • Subquest - Wound the Black Gravios's back.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 12,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,800 z
  • Contact fee - 1,300 z

HR 6 Quests

Bring Down the Sky King

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Azure Rathalos.
  • Subquest - Wound the Azure Rathalos's Wing.
  • Location - Heaven's Mount
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 12,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,800 z
  • Contact fee - 1,300 z

Infernal Overlord

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Stygian Zinorge.
  • Subquest - Wound the Stygian Zinorge's head.
  • Location - Frozen Seaway
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 12,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,800 z
  • Contact fee - 1,300 z

Ear Ache

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Brute Tigrex.
  • Subquest - Wound the Brute Tigrex's head.
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 12,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,800 z
  • Contact fee - 1,300 z

Brimstone and Brachydios

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Brachydios.
  • Subquest - Wound the Brachydios's head.
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 12,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,800 z
  • Contact fee - 1,300 z

Urgent Quest HR 7

Advanced: Stop the Wheel

  • Main goal - Slay 1 Shagaru Magala.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Sanctuary
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 15,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

HR 7 Quests

Advanced: Grim Tidings

  • Main goal - Slay 1 Akantor.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Ingle Isle
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 18,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 1,900 z

Advanced: Teostra Tangle

  • Main goal - Slay or repel 1 Teostra.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow 
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 18,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 1,900 z

Advanced: Storm Front

  • Main goal - Slay or repel 1 Kushala Daora.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Frozen Seaway 
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 18,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 1,900 z

Advanced: Fleet Action

  • Main goal - Slay or repel 1 Dah'ren Mohran.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Great Desert
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 15,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

Urgent Quests HR 8

Advanced: Speartip Menace

  • Main goal - Slay 1 Dalamador.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Speartip Crag 
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 21,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 2,200 z

Advanced: Glacial Grinder

  • Main goal - Slay 1 Ukanlos.
  • Subquest - Topple mosnter while mounted.
  • Location - Polar Field 
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 18,000 z
    • Subquest Reward - 2,100 z
  • Contact fee - 1,800 z

G Rank (G 1-3)

HR 8 Quests

Sculptural Seltas

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Desert Seltas.
  • Subquest - ?
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 5,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - ?
  • Contact fee - 600 z

Seeing Spots

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Ash Kecha Wacha.
  • Subquest - Break the Ash Kecha Wacha's ears.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 800 z

Berserker Rage

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Berserk Tetsucabra.
  • Subquest - Break both the Berserk Tetsucabra's tusks.
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 800 z

Line in the Sand

  • Main goal - Hunt 2 Cephadrome.
  • Subquest - Break Cephadrome's tail.
  • Location - Dunes (Day)
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 10,200 z
    • Subquest Reward - 2,700 z
  • Contact fee - 1,100 z

Fashion Victim

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Daimyo Hermitaur.
  • Subquest - Break the Daimyo Hermitaur's shell.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 7,200 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 800 z

Hit List: Plum Daimyo Hermitaur

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Plum Daimyo Hermitaur.
  • Subquest - Break both of the Plum Daimyo Hermitaur's claws.
  • Location - Dunes (Day)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 8,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 800 z

Grand Finals Confrontation

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Tiger Stripe Zamtrios.
  • Subquest - Break the Tiger Stripe Zamtrios's fin.
  • Location - Dunes (Day)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 11,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 1,100 z

Serpent Serenade

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Tidal Najarala.
  • Subquest - Break the Tidal Najarala's head.
  • Location - Frozen Seaway
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 11,700 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 1,200 z

Hunter in Green and Red

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Rathian and 1 Red Khezu.
  • Subquest - Deliver 1 Large Wyvern Tear.
  • Location - Sunken Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 15,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,000 z
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

Urgent Quest HR 9

Seer of Swords

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Seregios.
  • Subquest - Cut the Seregios's tail.
  • Location - Ancestral Steppe
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 15,900 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

HR 9 Quests

Course Correction

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Shrouded Nerscylla.
  • Subquest - Break the Shrouded Nerscylla's skin cloak.
  • Location - Dunes (Night)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 9,600 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,000 z

The Azure King and the Tyrant

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Azure Rathalosand 1 Tigrex.
  • Subquest - Deliver 1 Large Wyvern Tear.
  • Location - Heaven's Mount
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 23,100 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 2,300 z

Brute Force

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Brute Tigrex.
  • Subquest - Break the Brute Tigrex's Head.
  • Location - Dunes (Day)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 16,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,700 z

Pestering Pest

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Desert Seltas Queen.
  • Subquest - Break the Desert Seltas Queen's tail.
  • Location - Dunes (Night)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 16,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,700 z

Temper Tantrum

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Gravios.
  • Subquest - Break the Gravios's head.
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 15,900 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

Hollow Promise

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Black Gravios.
  • Subquest - Break the Black Gravios's chest.
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 16,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,700 z

How to Zap Your Zinogre

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Zinogre.
  • Subquest - Slay 5 Slagtooth.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 15,900 z
    • Subquest Reward - 1,200 z
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

Fire Drill

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Brachydios and 1 Stygian Zinogre.
  • Subquest - Cut the Stygian Zinogre's tail.
  • Location - Volcanic Hollow
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 24,300 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 2,500 z

Showdown at High Noon

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Diablos.
  • Subquest - Cut the Diablos's tail.
  • Location - Dunes (Day)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 15,900 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,600 z

Showdown at Midnight

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Black Diablos.
  • Subquest - Break both the Black Diablos's horn.
  • Location - Dunes (Night)
  • Environment - Unstable
  • Reward - 16,800 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,600 z
  • Contact fee - 1,700 z

Urgent Quest HR 10

Advanced: A Plague Awoken

  • Main goal - Hunt 1 Chaos Gore Magala.
  • Subquest - Break the Chaos Gore Magala's left wing.
  • Location - Heaven's Mount
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 26,400 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,900 z
  • Contact fee - 2,700 z

HR 10 Quests

Advanced: A Formless Fiend

  • Main goal - Slay or repel 1 Chameleos.
  • Subquest - Break the Chameleos's horn.
  • Location - Primal Forest
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 30,300 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,900 z
  • Contact fee - 3,100 z

Advanced: A Storm of Steel

  • Main goal - Slay or repel 1 Kushala Daora.
  • Subquest - Cut the Kushala Daora's tail.
  • Location - Dunes (Night)
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 30,300 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,900 z
  • Contact fee - 3,100 z

Advanced: Emperor of Embers

  • Main goal - Slay or repel 1 Teostra.
  • Subquest - Break the Teostra's wing.
  • Location - Dunes (Day)
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 30,300 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,900 z
  • Contact fee - 3,100 z

Advanced: Icy Investigation

  • Main goal - Slay 1 Ukanlos.
  • Subquest - Break both of the Ukanlos's front legs.
  • Location - Polar Field
  • Environment - Stable
  • Reward - 30,300 z
    • Subquest Reward - 3,900 z
  • Contact fee - 3,100 z

That wraps up my guide on How to Raise Hunter Rank in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. If you have any questions, ask in the comments. Please visit my Beginner Advice and General Tips/Tricks for more guides and tips.

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).

Published Mar. 11th 2015
  • Eduardo Cortez
    Yup, yup
  • Darkpuppey
    the azure king and the tyrant has no space between the azure rathalos and the and after it
  • IceAtherine
    After HR10 they would give you a bronze crown, whats the difference between the bronze ones and the gold and light blue/white ones?
  • GamerXYZ
    I went on techno bubble and they did not include pestering past so thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait to get armour from the tesotra
  • Andrew_1636
    I did all of the required quests for hunter rank 1 and even did more than just the key quests and it still has not unlocked any urgent quest or hunter rank 2, what am i doing wrong? :o
  • Simbapeter
    Thank you from Venezuela. I was wondering how to obtain my G rank and Here I could figure it out. Now, I have to work to raise my GRank. So far I am G1. However, I am going to clean my guild quest first in order to improve my Food and my Palicos
  • Shinigami_2446
    Great Guide! This is exactly what I was looking for!
  • VanDrax_3556
    For the "A Ghastly Gift" which is the Khezu quest, it's supposed to be capturing it not hunting it.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Fixed it, thanks.
  • Kal_3532
    Not going to lie, raising my hunter rank seemed like it would just be too bothersome to do, thanks for making this guide, this makes it much simpler and saves time.
  • Josh_3637
    thank you so much for this guide! I have it pulled up for me and my friends all the time when playing Monster Hunter! Thanks!
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Thanks for reading, glad I could help!
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    Your first mention of Rathian is misspelled, and your Gypceros Project is wrong. Gypceros Project requires you to capture a Gypceros, not hunt one.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Thanks, I fixed them.
  • Also sprach
    Might want to fact-check your entries for HR2. Specifically Zamtrios of the Deep and Nix the Najarala.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    I fixed it, thanks. That came from me copying the Khezu quest I did earlier. I did it for the format so I could just change the info to make it go faster. Looks like I forgot to change some of the info though. I'll keep an eye out for more errors. Let me know if you spot any others.
  • Charles_2091
    what r the key quests for hr5
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    Go to the HR5 Quests section in the guide, Writer's Block, The Red Menace, Dreadlocked, and Advanced: Frenzied foe. You can click on High-Rank Quests at the beginning of the guide to get there faster.

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