Navigating Monster Hunter World‘s hunting grounds is about more than just knowing how to eviscerate every creature you come across. Sometimes the best strategy is knowing where to start. In each there are a number of different departure points, but only some are made available through the story; the others you have to find and unlock. To help you in that endeavor, we’ve gathered up the locations and required materials for opening up the game’s seven hidden camps.

In order to unlock each site, you’ll have to find it on the map, which will unlock the delivery request for it back at your resource center. Then, all you have to do is deliver the required materials to gain permanent access to the new area. If you’ve had trouble tracking down every camp, this is the guide for you. And if you’re not sure which areas you have left to unlock the total number of campsites in each area is:

  • Ancient Forest: 4
  • Wildspire Waste: 4
  • Rotten Vale: 2
  • Coral Highlands: 2
  • Elder’s Recess: 3

Needless to say, if you’re hoping to find all of these spots on your own, consider the following list a spoiler. But if you’re looking for additional help in the game, we have a Monster Hunter World beginner’s guide here. Or if you’re looking for and endgame rundown, here’s what the Monster Hunter’s late-game has in store.



Ancient Forest: Southwest Camp (1)


Unlocked from the beginning.



Ancient Forest: Northwest Camp (8)


Required materials: Research Points 50 | Iron Ore x 2 | Ancient Bone x1



Ancient Forest: Northeast Camp (11)


Unlocked during story



Ancient Forest: Ancient Forest Camp (17)


Required materials: Research Points: 1,000 | Anjanath Pelt x1 | Monster Bone L x2



Wildspire Waste: Southwest Camp (1)


Unlocked during story.



Wildspire Waste: Central Camp (6)


Required materials: Research Points: 300 | Vespoid Shell x 2 | Monster Bone M x1



Wildspire Waste: Northeast camp (15)


Required materials: Research Points: 800 | Rathian Scale x2 | Monster Bone L x2



Wildspire Waste: Eastern Camp (11)


Unlocked during story.



Coral Highlands: Southern Camp (1)


Unlocked during story.



Coral Highlands: Northeast Camp (12)


Required materials: Research Points: 1,000 | Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Hide x1 | Monster Bone M x2



Rotten Vale: Southeast Camp (1)


Unlocked during story.



Rotten Vale: Central Camp (11)


Unlocked during story.



Elder’s Recess: Southern Camp (1)


Unlocked during story.



Elder’s Recess: Eastern Camp (8)


Required materials: Research Points: 750 | Barnos Hide+ x2 | Monster Bone+ x1



Elder’s Recess: Northwest Camp (16)


Only available after defeating Nergigante.

Required materials: Research Points: 1,200 | Dodogama Hide+ x1 | Wingdrake Hide x2