Known as the Old Desert, this is an unforgiving habitat introduced in Monster Hunter. Much of the map consists of either high, rocky canyons or low, sandy deserts, it has sparse plant life along with limited mining and fishing spots.
The extreme heat in some areas necessitates the use of a Cool Drink, but there are also cooler sandy areas, as well as a cold cave (requires a Hot Drink) that only Plesioth, Genprey, Great Thunderbugs or Vespoids inhabit, this area was remade into the Dunes, appearing in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate .
Areas found in
Area 8, 9
Area 1, 6
Area 1, 3, 4, 7, 11
Area 2, 3, 7, 9
Area 6, 7
Area 1, 2, 4, 8
Area 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10
Area 1, 2, 3
Area 2, 7
Area 3, 4, 5, 7, 10
Area 5, 8, 9
Area 5, 11
Area 5, 11
Area 4, 5, 11
Area 8, 9
A small area on a rocky outcropping. It overlooks the vast desert below, the hunters's Base Camp is set up here. Hunters can come here to rest, deliver or retrieve items, leads to Areas 1 and 2.
A rounded canyon with high walls. There is a small ledge in the South-East that is great for ledging Diablos and Monoblos, various plants can be gathered here.
A large canyon with high walls and a pond, Genprey and many large wyverns roam around here, there are some plants in this area, as well as a gathering spot for Frogs and a fishing point along the edge of the pond.
This is the only area that gives access to the subterranean area 5.
An underground cave, consisting of a small island surrounded by deep water, this cave will sap a hunters stamina without a Hot Drink, this is where Plesioth spend their time, sometimes swimming far away into unseen part of the area, they will swim back after some minutes, there are two plants down here, as well as a bug point, a fishing point, and a place to gather Stones.
A large, open desert filled with golden sand. This area requires a Cool Drink, Cephalos often swim the sands of this area, and Genprey can be seen scurrying about occasionally, there are two small caves which can be accessed from this area.
A big, open canyon with high walls and a ledge, perfect for ledging Diablos or Monoblos, Apceros, Genprey and Felynes usually roam here. Vespoids are also common here, numerous plants line the outer edges of the area.