What exactly are the Monster Hunter Now Gathering Points? This guide will tell you! Crammed with all you need to know about Gathering Points, such as what they are, why they’re beneficial, and where they are located.
Monster Hunter Now is the latest entry in the MH franchise! However, this one is a little different when compared to the rest. Niantic, the company that developed Pokémon GO is behind this brand-new project. It’s basically IRL Monster Hunter – what’s not to love? Hunt monsters using augmented technology and collect a variety of powerful weapons to help you along the way. Players can also unite with friends in battles against the more powerful foes in this ever-evolving game.
You can learn more about it on the official site. We also recommend checking out our Monster Hunter Now Guide, or Monster Hunter Now Tier List, we also covered Monster Hunter Now Party Guide and Monster Hunter Now Codes.
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Monster Hunter Now – Gathering Points
So let’s get into explaining things, so you can get back to hunting!
What Is A Gathering Point?
A gathering point is a hotspot location determined by the Niantic community where materials are generated. The Gathering Points are located around the player’s real-world environment points of interest. They stay fixed in that location, so once they have been located you can always use that same Gathering Point to get resources.
What Do Gathering Points Do?
Gathering Points gives the player valuable materials needed for crafting and upgrading gear and weapons. When ready to harvest, the Gathering Point will take on one of two appearances. The first is a stump with shiny blue ores called the Mining Outcrop. Which of course, rewards you with different ores upon smashing it. The second is a Bonepile which has the appearance of a monster skull and bones, this will drop a variety of Monster Bones, Claws and Bugs upon being smashed.
Where Are They?
Gathering Points are randomly generated around your world. They always stay in the same location, however, once the materials have been collected there is a cooldown before more will spawn in. The Gathering Points can be identified as “stumps” around the world with either the blue ore appearance for the “Mining Outcrop”, or the monster skull, “Bonepile”. Once materials have been gathered the stump looks empty on the map until it replenishes.