How to Mount Monsters in Monster Hunter: World

Experience the ultimate cool factor of mounting monsters in Monster Hunter: World. 

After avidly playing several hours of Capcom’s latest release, Monster Hunter: World, you may find yourself wondering how to not only kill monsters, but also how to mount monsters.

While killing monsters in Monster Hunter: World is certainly a thrill, there’s nothing quite like mounting a monster in order to take it down. Aside from how cool it is to scale giant beasts, mounting monsters in Monster Hunter: World is actually a solid tactic when it comes to taking these creatures down.

Need a little help mastering this strategy? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ll teach you how to properly mount monsters in Monster Hunter: World!

How to Mount Monsters in Monster Hunter: World

Below, we'll walk you through the steps needed to successfully mount monsters in Monster Hunter: World.

The first thing you should take into account when figuring out how to mount monsters in Monster Hunter: World is the environment around you. Using the monster’s limbs in order to mount them can be a rather dangerous, foolhardy tactic.

Instead of approaching the monster, look around for ledges and trees you can climb up. Then, once you’ve found a prime spot, lure the monster over to these areas. After climbing up high enough, face the monster and wait for it to get close.

Next, leap and attack the monster by pressing the Triangle button on your controller. Properly timing this maneuver will result in you mounting the monster.

Now that you’ve successfully mounted your monster, you’ll need to complete various button prompts on your screen. For example, when you’re clear to attack, the Triangle button will appear. Use this time to attack as much as you can, all while maintaining your position on top of the monster.

Pay close attention to your environment when attempting to mount a monster in Monster Hunter: World.

Repeat this process until you’re given a prompt to hold R2. This will result in your character bracing themselves against the monster to avoid being flung off. The end goal is to stay mounted on the monster long enough to charge up your attacks.

With your attack charged, use it to stun the monster and dole out additional hits. Repeat until the monster has been vanquished. As stated above, mounting monsters in Monster Hunter: World is a fantastic way to bring down challenging creatures.

It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that some monsters are easier to mount than others. As such, it can take a bit of trial and error to master the art of mounting monsters.

So, if your environment lends itself to mounting monsters, following the instructions above can result in a quicker end to your monster battle. Have you mounted any monsters in Monster Hunter: World yet? If yes, which ones? Let us know down in the comments below!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to mount monsters in Monster Hunter: World.

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