The grinding in Monster Hunter World continues once you have hit the end of your Weapon Tree and upgraded all of your armor. Monster Hunter World Augmentations System will ensure that you can further enhance the strength of your weapons by using Streamstones.
To put it simply, the Augmentations allow players to upgrade or augment their armor, weapons and more even when they have hit the endgame.
It serves as something extra for those who have not had enough of the grinding of the game once they are at the end and want to play further.
However, the augmentations in Monster Hunter World could be somewhat overwhelming to understand at first and here we will discuss what are augmentations in Monster Hunter World and how can you use it to augment or upgrade your weapon and armor.
Streamstones absolutely necessary for augmentations and are very hard to come by too, so beware that this will be a long and tiring grind.
This Monster Hunter World Augmentations Guide will tell you how can you get the Streamstones that you need in order to use the Augmentation System.
After that, we will tell you how to actually upgrade your weapons and armor using the Streamstones that you have.
Monster Hunter World Augmentations Streamstones
Before you try to upgrade your weapons through the Augmentation System, you need to find Streamstones. Chances are you have finished the campaign by now, so you can go on specific quests to find these Streamstones.
Using the augmentation system in Monster Hunter World, players will not only upgrade their armor and weapon but, will also be able to increase their stats like overall health increase and more.
Get to HR 13 and you will see that you have Investigations which revolve around Tempered Monsters. These are Large Monsters which have an attack which is much more than their Normal Variants.
You can still take them down doing the same amount of damage that you did but you have to avoid their attacks as they are devastating. Look for tracks that make your Scoutflies turn blue, this way you will be able to track them down and hunt them.
After this, you can kill the Tempered Monster and you will eventually get your first Streamstone.
How to Use the Augmentation System
You will need to take out over 10 Tempered Monsters to get your first Streamstone. Moreover, you need to keep on taking them down until you get the Warrior’s Streamstone as that is the only one that can unlock the Augmentation Ability.
This will take a long time so remember this before you embark on your search for more streamstones.
An alternative way to unlock the Augmented Ability is to defeat an Elder Dragon but they only unlock after you have reached Hunter Rank 49 and completed the ‘Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands’ quest to unlock the third Tempered Monster tier.
Whichever way you choose to go, a lot of hard work is required to get there.
Once you have unlocked your Augmentation Ability, you will see that each weapon has three slots that can be Augmented. You can use these slots by using the Streamstone and a gem which originates from a powerful monster.
The Augmentations can increase anything from attack to affinity to defense and health regeneration.
If you are planning to Augment your armor, then it is much simpler. You can use the Armor Streamstones and lift the upgrade limit of your armor.
This will usually double the number of times you can upgrade your armor, making it much more durable and ready to hunt for further Streamstones. It seems like a vicious cycle, and in many ways it is.
Streamstones are so rare that chances are that Augmentations will be something that only the most dedicated players ever find.
They are supposed to be a massive influence on the mid-game though, so chances are that many players will eventually try to find them.
The best time to hunt for them would be towards the end of the game though, as that is when you will be able to get a decent challenge from all of the tempered monsters that you need to find.
That is all we have for our Monster Hunter World Augmentations Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!