Monster Hunter World has a ton of options for armor, but PS4 owners have access to armor sets inspired by PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn. The armor set transforms your hunter into the game’s protagonist Aloy complete with the Aloy Bow while another armor set transforms your Palico companion into a Watcher enemy from the game complete with a grinder weapon.
So far you can only get the Palico armor and weapon set by completing the event quest known as Lessons of the Wild. According to the official website for Monster Hunter World, the quest is available from January 26 to February 8, is at level five, and requires you to have an HR of six or higher. The quest places you into the Arena and tasks you with hunting 8 Barnos. The quest awards you with the items necessary to forge into the Palico weapon “Felyne Watcher Grinder” and the Palico full armor set “Watcher.” The armor set features high defense that will help you in the early game and the weapon has a useful thunder element perfect for fighting off monsters like the Jyuratodus.
The quest tasks you with hunting down some Barnos while a Tzitzi-Ya-Ku is running around. You don’t have to kill the Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, just the Barnos. If you get close to the Barnos, they’ll swoop down to attack you which puts them at range of your weapon. You can also try shooting them down with bowguns and bows. The Tzitzi-Ya-Ku’s flash attack is annoying, but it can knock Barnos to the ground if they get caught in the flash. Bring armor with the Stun Resistance skill so that the flash attack is not as much of a problem.
The second round of the collaboration event will feature the “Aloy’s Bow” and “Aloy” armor set. You’ll be able to get the armor set and bow by completing the Event Quest known as The Proving available from February 28 to March 15. The level 6 quest requires a hunter rank of 11 or higher and tasks you with hunting down an Anjanath in the Ancient Forest. The Anjanath features devastating fire attacks so be sure to wear armor that resists fire attacks, especially the Anja Coil as it has the Fire Resistance skill. The Anjanath is very weak to water so be sure to bring a weapon with the water element as well as armor with skills that boost water attack like the Jyura Vambraces.
According to the website, the full armor sets cannot be equipped in conjunction with other armor parts. Full armor sets activate a predetermined set of skills and can be upgraded at the Smithy. Your hunter will resemble Aloy when equipped with the “Aloy” armor set even if the hunter is male.