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Monster Hunter World: 10 Essential Mods For Better Gameplay

E3 2019 made it clear that Monster Hunter World is one of the biggest games around. In fact, the game has earned the title of being the seventh best selling PS4 game to date. This online game is an action based RPG in which players can create a character, explore the world, and defeat creatures along the way. Many players are comfortable playing the game as-is, whilst others have sought out mods to improve gameplay and unlock extra features. Below are ten of the best mods to improve gameplay for MHW.

Note: Before considering installing any mods for Monster Hunter World, remember that it is an online game. Though the company producing the game has been rather open to the concept of mods, one does need to keep the online nature of the game in mind and avoid downloading any mods that can affect gameplay for players other than oneself. Doing otherwise could result in a ban.

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10 Light Pillars For Drops

This handy little mod is one of the top recommended mods for the game. Basically, this mod creates a little pillar of light that shows players exactly where the dropped items are around them. This allows players to easily find and collect the items that would have otherwise proved to be quite the task to track down. Without this mod, players could easily miss key dropped items and inadvertently provide themselves with a more difficult gaming experience.

9 NPC Gathering Hub

This mod is rather straightforward in its functions. This mod inputs a code script into the game which ensures that all vital NPCs are in one location so that players need not continually travel in and out of the area in order to interact with each and every single one of the necessary NPCs in their unique locations. It is important to note that this mod only affects the player who have it installed. To other players, it will look like one is talking to thin air.

8 DPS Meter

This mod is a delightful tool which allows players to unlock visibility for a select number of enemy stats. This is an overlay mod which also has the ability to easily send said visible stats to other team members via the games chat function.

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Some revealed stats include stamina, rang, buff timer, and HP. It is important to note that similar mods in other games have resulted in bans for the players who have them installed. Though MHW has been rather lenient with mods to date, they retain the rights to change this at any moment.

7 Transmog

This mod is a vanity/cosmetic mod which mainly affects the aesthetics of one's character rather than gameplay itself. The Transmog mod allows players to easily switch their less than favourable armour for more appealing armour that they have at their disposal. This is also a visible mod, which means that other players will be able to see the outfit change as it occurs. The armour must be available to the player in question before attempting to switch into it.

6 All Items in Shop

This convenient mod allows players to access all available items in the store with ease. It is important to take note of several things before installing this mod. First, one's character must have enough currency to be able to afford the piece. Just because it is available does not mean that it is unlocked/free.

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Second, some players feel that this mod is essentially cheating as the searching for and crafting better gear is an important aspect of the game. If some players view this mod as cheating, it could result in a ban for the player who uses it.

5 Lazy Aspect Fix

The Lazy Aspect Fix mod is a simple way for players to adjust the aspect ratio of the game and orient it for the individual screen capacity and size. Since this mod does not affect the gameplay itself, it is relatively risk free and players should not worry about installing it as the game currently stands (rules may change after the publication of this article.) Fiddling with the aspect ratio tools may be the least fun part of the gaming experience so allow this mod to do the dirty work itself.

4 Blur Effects Be Gone

This mod removes the pesky motion blur that can occur during gameplay. The use of this mod provides a smooth and crystal clear gameplay experience and is highly recommended by the fans of Monster Hunter World.

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It is important to note that one must first have the SpecialK mod (discussed later in this article) in addition to the Blur Effects Be Gone mod for the latter will not work without the former.

3 SOS Options Saver

The SOS Options Saver mod is a mod which allows players to prevent the in-game SOS events being triggered and initiated without the player's consent. With this mod installed, players can customize their SOS options to their personal preference with ease. This mod does allow for a large amount of customizability within the SOS Option screen so, if one chooses to install said mod, take a moment to play around with the options before committing to them.

2 SpecialK Performance

Though several updates to the game have made this mod less impressive than it was when it was initially launched, the SpecialK mod is still worth downloading if one is seeking a smoother gameplay experience.

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This mod does not change the way the game is played like some other mods on this list. Instead, it addresses the functions of the game directly. This mod smoothes the gameplay by reducing the CPU usage, fixing certain fullscreen issues, and other basic housekeeping type fixes that help improve the quality of the game itself.

1 Clear Hunter ReShade

Texture changing and improving mods are the cornerstone of the gaming world. This mod allows players to add a little bit of color to their gaming experience. The Clear Hunter ReShade mod fixes the textures throughout the game to make them smoother and more realistic. As well as sharpening the colors of the world and increasing the vibrancy of the world around the player. This mod is perfect for those who prefer a more colorful gaming experience and felt that the original game was a bit washed out in terms of vibrancy.

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