Yes, you read that headline correctly. Twitch streamer TDS_Chris is about to start a new challenge, maybe one of their toughest yet. The streamer has announced that they will be attempting to beat the entire story, through to the final battle with Xeno’Jiiva, without taking damage. TDS_Chris is known within the Monster Hunter fandom for trying out challenging stunts like this, and being quite proficient at the games.
As anyone who has played Monster Hunter World could tell you, it’s already a very hard game. Learning monster attack patterns, resistances, and other quirks is a huge part of getting better at the game. And getting through the story is an exercise in patience and skill. Learning how to fight these monsters can take years to perfect, and with Monster Hunter World, a lot has changed. The monsters are tougher and more vicious, and the new levels offer an entirely new combat style that involves a lot more precision and knowledge of how monsters behave.
So the streamer has set some rules for himself for the challenge. And it looks like this is going to take a while. He must start from an entirely new save. Any damage to the HP bar negates that run, and it must be reset. There will be three points that Chris can reset to (First Zorah Magdaros encounter, the Transition from LR to HR, First Nergigante defeat), There’s no online play or help from other players allowed either, directly or indirectly.
The environmental damage from some later fights can be a huge problem, as builds have to get set skills to negate things like heat and effluvial buildup. All in all, this will not be an easy task to accomplish.
Head over to his Twitch channel and watch him take on this Herculean task starting today. But don’t worry if you miss the first attempts, this is going to take a while. And TDS_Chris will be putting up clips on YouTube once the run has finished, whether it succeeds or fails.