Monster Hunter World - How to Change Your Armor Color

Find out how to change the armor color for yourself and your Palico in Monster Hunter World.


With the amount of armor available in Monster Hunter World, it's hard not to be satisfied with the available choices to outfit your character. You can mix and match or throw on a full set, and it's rare to go on a multiplayer quest or expedition and see two hunters dressed the same. As you continue to progress through the story the options become greater, giving you even more control over what you look like when you’re smashing an Anjanath in the face.

How to Change Your Armor Color

If you're looking to change the color (or pigment) of your armor you won't be able to while grinding through the low rank content in Monster Hunter World. You must first progress far enough that you unlock high rank content. It’s also important to note that you cannot change the color or pigment of low rank armor. Even after you unlock high rank content, you must first craft a set of high rank armor for your character.

Assuming you meet the criteria, the process to changing your armor color in Monster Hunter World is simple. It’s refreshingly simple, something that Destiny 2 could take a lesson from. Head to your room in Astera and approach the Item Box. The list that pops up will have Change Appearance on the bottom, followed by Change Armor Pigment. Select that option and the rest is self-explanatory. Choose a part of your body to alter, or choose to alter the entire set at once.

How to Change Your Palico Armor Color

What you may not realize is that you can also change the armor color of your Palico in Monster Hunter World. This is not done through the Item Box, but rather the Smithy. Leave your room and head to the next level to find the Smithy. While you’re in the menu that allows you to forge Palico equipment, the option will be there to change its armor pigment. The catch to this is once again that you must have your Palico equipped with high rank armor. Low rank armor will not provide you the option to change its color.

The best part about changing the color of armor in Monster Hunter World is that it’s free, and you can do it as often as you’d like. There is no crafting required. It doesn’t cost Research Points, money, or materials. You can experiment with it endlessly until you find that exact look that you’re seeking.

Now that you and your Palico have changed your armor color and are looking dapper, be sure to discover more secrets with the Shacknews Monster Hunter World guide.

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