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Monster Hunter Now Storage: How To Upgrade & Increase Capacity

We explain how you can expand your material storage capacity in Monster Hunter Now and what happens when your inventory gets full.
Monster Hunter Now Storage: How To Upgrade & Increase Capacity
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Are you a weary hunter looking for relief from your material storage being at capacity? Then, you will want to increase and upgrade your inventory storage in Monster Hunter Now as soon as possible.

It is a burden to be so good that you slay enough monsters to max out your material storage (item box) in Monster Hunter Now, Niantic, and Capcom's augmented-reality monster-hunting extravaganza on mobile devices. To help you become even better, our guide will explain how you can increase your storage capacity to keep hunting and farming to your heart's content.

How To Upgrade Item Box in Monster Hunter Now

Monster Hunter Now storage space materials inventory capacity increase
You might want to increase that storage space a bit for big events, such as the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt. (Picture: Niantic/Capcom)

We are just going to pull off the bandaid right now. To increase your Item Box inventory space in Monster Hunter Now, you will have to open your wallet. At the time of writing, no other options are available.

  • x500 Item Box Expansion costs $1.99
  • x5000 Item Box Expansion costs $19.99

Unfortunately, Hunters will have to open their wallets to expand their Item Box. It is important to note that you will still receive the rewards for leveling up your Hunter Rank even if the storage limit is reached and that other items, such as swords, armor, and potions, have their own individual limits.

What Happens When Storage Limit is Reached in MHN?

You will receive a red notification on your Item Box in Monster Hunter Now once your material storage is at its limit. Once this happens, you will not be able to perform the following actions:

  • Hunting Large monsters (Field, Paintball, Urgent quests)
  • Hunting Small monsters
  • Collecting from Gathering Points (small/large)
  • Receiving Quest rewards
  • Receiving the contents of the Palico bag

We suggest discarding unwanted material and upgrading some items to clear space.

What is the Maximum Monster Hunter Now Storage Upgrade?

You can purchase 10 Item Box Expansions (500) and one Item Box Expansion (5,000), so the maximum material storage upgrade you can have is 15,000. The baseline storage allows you to carry 5,000 items and materials.

Can I Upgrade Storage in Monster Hunter Now For Free?

No, there is currently no way to upgrade your inventory storage in Monster Hunter Now for free or just by playing the game. You will have to open your wallet. However, the developers have, in the past, provided players with one free x500 Item Box Expansion for those who installed and logged into the Monster Hunter Now app on Android or iOS before 25 September 2023.

In case you've been trapped under a rock with a Barroth sitting on top and missed it, check out the awesome Monster Hunter Now launch trailer below!

So there you have it: a way to increase your storage capacity to carry more materials in Monster Hunter Now and the price for the item box expansion! If anything changes, we will update this article with haste.