Last Edited: September 8, 2019 at 7:48 PM
The Steamworks is a new Facility in Seliana, and is part of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Expansion. By using the Steamworks, you’ll collect a ridiculous number of useful consumable items like Dust of Life and important items like Celestial Wyverian Prints. Here’s how to use the Steamworks and a complete guide.
How to Play Steamworks – Guide and Tips Monster Hunter Iceborne
To play the Steamworks minigame, you must approach the Steamworks Facility in Seliana in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne after reaching Master Rank 3, which you’ll reach after completing the Assigned Quest Banbaro Blockade.
The minigame is basically a guessing game where you must select three button inputs at random.
The closer you are to selecting the “right” sequence, the better the items you will receive. However, you’ll build steam and earn items regardless.
Here’s what we’ve learned after recording hundreds of Steamworks runs:
If there’s an actual pattern, or trick to selecting the correct input, we’re not high-level enough Math Wizards to figure it out. There really does not seem to be a pattern, after analyzing hundreds of inputs.
- Nothing about the Steamworks is timed.
- You can hold R2 to continuously choose random inputs
- Doing this skips the Bomus Time – Felyne Help, so still, pay attention!
- Every so often, the Overdrive Bonus reward will change. So far we’ve seen King Armor Sphere and Celestial Wyverian Ticket as the reward.
How to Activate Steamworks Bonus Time
Every once in a while, you’ll get a notice at the top to light up the three lamps to activate “Bonus Time.” Activate Bonus Time by correctly guessing the next sequence.
When Bonus Time is activated, the Steamworks Felynes will tell you the next sequence the next couple of times (Felynes Lending a Paw!). Pay attention and get them all right for a huge boost of steam.
How to Collect Steamworks Fuel
Steamworks Fuel is automatically stored by completing hunts, and can be added to by using different ores – for example, turn in a Dragonvein Crystal to generate 173 Fuel. Some ores’ only purpose is to add fuel to the Steamworks – like Dragonvein Shards.
Though there doesn’t seem to be a limit to the amount of Fuel you can store, make sure to check back with the Steamworks often to collect hundreds of free consumable items! This is what we collected after spending 8,500 fuel:
List of Steamworks Rewards
You’ll get a menagerie of consumable items and some exclusive things like decorations for Your Room.
- Celestial Wyverian Print
- Gourmet Voucher
- Heavy Armor Sphere
- Silver Egg
- Steam Ticket
- Mega Barrel Bomb
- Dust of Life
- Max Potion
- Advanced Armor Sphere
- Mega Nutrients
- Mega Potion
- Tranq Bomb
- Armor Sphere +
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