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How to farm zenny and level up fast in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

How to level up fast and make money quickly

If you want to make the most of your time in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, you’ll need plenty of cash and experience for your Monstie companions. While you’ll get plenty of both if you play the story naturally, you may want more money and experience to make your time easier.

This Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin guide on how to farm for zenny and leveling up fast will show you how to get more of what you want. We’ll give you a simple strategy you can use to gain money quickly from the beginning of the game and beyond. We’ll also explain what you can do from the start to quickly level up your Monsties.

How to farm zenny

Zenny is the name of the currency in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. If you want to continually forge and upgrade armor and weapons, you’ll need plenty of cash to pay smithies. Having a stockpile of money is also important if you want to buy items from the market. Zenny is different from bottle caps, which is a unique currency you can get from Everdens.

You’ll gain a decent amount of money while playing the game naturally, but if you want a load of excess money, you can farm zenny early in the game. To do so, you need to take advantage of the fact that you can redo Subquests from the Quest Board.

Subquests are small tasks you can complete for cash and experience. The different activities you can take part in can include defeating a certain amount of enemies, gathering a load of special items, or performing specific tasks like breaking monster parts. The best thing about subquests is that you can repeat many of them indefinitely.

The Subquest board in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
The different statuses of Subquests
Image: Capcom via Polygon

Each subquest has several different statuses when you look at them on the Quest Board.

  • Accepted quests are small challenges that you’ve chosen to take on. If a quest requires you to gather items or perform an action, you can track their progress from the Quest Board.
  • Subquests that are tagged with Turn In means you can go to a Quest Board and receive the reward for completing the tasks.
  • Tasks marked as Complete mean you’ve turned in the subquest for the reward. This tag also means you can accept the request again to repeat the task and receive the same rewards again.

There are several subquests worth doing over and over to farm for zenny. The most reliable tasks involve defeating a small amount of weaker enemies.

In the first hours of the game, while you’re still adventuring close to Mahana Village, the best quest to repeat is a combat quest called Roly-Poly Problems. In this quest, all you need to do is defeat six yellow Konchu enemies. You can find groups of them along the water directly across the entrance of town. Completing this subquest will net you 1,200 zenny and 20 experience points.

Once you make it to Rutoh Village, you can repeat the subquest called All’s Meat in Love and War. This task requires you to defeat six Jaggi. This subquest will be a little harder than the one with the Konchu as the Jaggi in the area northwest of Rutoh will usually be near larger monsters like the Great Jaggi and Arzuros. The trouble is worth it because completing this subquest nets 2,300 zenny and 20 experience points.

How to level up fast

While Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin isn’t challenging enough that you may need to grind to level up all your Monsties, you still may want to boost the levels of your newly added companions.

After finding good eggs, you’ll want to bring your new Monsties up in level fast. One of the best ways to quickly level up new Monsties is to place them in your party immediately after hatching them. As long as you have a core set of diverse Monsties to help with battle, you can fill the rest of your party with Monsties that will passively hang out and soak up experience while you play.

A quick way to boost the experience of new Monsties is to complete subquests. If you’re completing simple gathering subquests and doing combat quests as we mentioned above, you can gain a few levels with your Monsties instantly. We found that you can gain multiple levels with new Monsties just by turning in a few gathering subquests at once.

In general, you should never turn in subquests for money and experience points without having at least one newly hatched Monstie sitting in your party. The small amounts of experience you gain from subquests might not affect you or your older Monsties much, but all of those small bits of experience can add up quickly for a newly hatched Monstie.