Screenshot by Gamepur

How to unlock new weapons in Wild Hearts

A weapon for every occasion.

The weapons in Wild Hearts are packed with extensive movesets and a lot of depth. Each weapon has its mechanics and uses a special meter to grant that weapon-specific buffs or unique traits. When Wild Hearts begins, you only have access to the Katana, and the rest must be unlocked. This guide will explain how to unlock new weapons in Wild Hearts.

Recommended Videos

Related: How the Hunters Arm works in Wild Hearts

How to get all weapon types in Wild Hearts

Wild Hearts has eight distinct weapon types, each featuring a large upgrade tree that transforms the weapon with potent traits and visual changes. The first weapon, the Katakuri Katana, is given to you at the start of the game. After defeating the first Ragetail and rescuing Natsume, the tutorial will explain how to use a Forge. This Forge will let you build the Bladed Wagasa, Nodachi, Bow, and Maul.

Screenshot by Gamepur

This will still leave three empty spaces featuring some of Wild Hearts’ best weapons, as these require much more story progress and work to unlock.

How to unlock the Hand Cannon, Claw Blade, and Karakuri Staff

The final three weapon types in Wild Hearts are the Hand Cannon, Claw Blade, and Karakuri Staff. These weapons are extremely powerful but complex and require advanced mechanics to utilize in a hunt fully. These weapons are locked until you complete the “Hunt the Earthbreaker” mission. This is a scripted boss fight, but you can still fail it if you aren’t careful. We suggest eating food that grants extra health and defense boosts and using the Maul to break the Earthbreaker’s rock-covered limbs.

Screenshot by Gamepur

After completing this intense mission, a long cutscene will play out, and you will end up back in Minato. Speak with your allies to complete the quest and unlock the ability to craft these three powerful weapons. Each weapon will require Corestone to be crafted.

As these weapons are complex, we suggest you build a training dummy and practice their moves and abilities. The Karakuri Staff is incredibly versatile, as it can transform into five weapons for various flashy attacks.


Gamepur is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Kaizen Codes (May 2024)
Kaizen Promo Image
Read Article Skibi Defense Codes 3.0 (May 2024)
in-game screenshot in Skibi Defense
Read Article Roblox Creatures of Sonaria codes (May 2024)
Read Article Drag Project Codes (May 2024)
Drag Project artwork
Read Article Roblox Untitled Attack on Titan Codes (May 2024) (UAOT)
Related Content
Read Article Kaizen Codes (May 2024)
Kaizen Promo Image
Read Article Skibi Defense Codes 3.0 (May 2024)
in-game screenshot in Skibi Defense
Read Article Roblox Creatures of Sonaria codes (May 2024)
Read Article Drag Project Codes (May 2024)
Drag Project artwork
Read Article Roblox Untitled Attack on Titan Codes (May 2024) (UAOT)
Author
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez is a freelance writer at Gamepur and has been gaming for 30 years. His work has also appeared at NTF Gaming, Opencritic, and Metacritic. Outside of his love for games, you can catch him extolling the virtues of classic action cinema and the elegant class of early 2000s Nu-Metal.