Cuter Handler Face Model (Post-Iceborne) | Monster Hunter: World

Cuter Handler Face Model (Post-Iceborne) | Monster Hunter: World

by Gemma

Let’s come and explore the cuter handler face model mod aka Make Handler Cuter Again. Where you can change your character’s face and hair. These are optional textures for post-Iceborne, now it supports all costumes.

Creator: UberGrainy

Cuter Handler Face Model

nowmods information

This Cuter Handler Face Model mod does not have any known dependencies other than the base game.

Nowmods requiring this file:

  • Ultra Thicc Graceful Short Dress
  • Ultra Thicc Handlers Astera 3 Star Chef Bikini

Credits and distribution rights

  • Assets of other users: 
    All of the assets in this Cuter Handler Face Model file are either the author’s or free-to-use modder’s resources.
  • Upload authorization: 
    You may upload this file to other websites, but you must credit me as the file’s author.
  • Permission to modify: 
    You may alter my files and provide bug fixes or enhancements as long as you acknowledge me as the original inventor.
  • Permission to convert: 
    You are free to convert this file to work with other games as long as you acknowledge me as the file’s developer.
  • Permission to utilize assets: 
    You may use the materials in this Cuter Handler Face Model file without asking permission as long as you credit me.
  • Asset usage authorization in purchased mods/files: 
    You are not permitted to utilize assets from this Cuter Handler Face Model file in any modifications or files that are offered for a fee on Steam Workshop or other platforms.
  • Permission to utilize assets in mods/files that earn donation points: 
    You are allowed to earn Donation Points for your modifications if they utilize my materials.

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Cuter Handler Face Model


  • Support for the Samba costume.
  • Support for the Chun-Li and Demoness costumes. Updated the main archives, too.
  • Support for Techno Handler costume. Graceful Short Dress (china dresss) currently not supported.
  • Support for Rose Vestido. I didn’t make a less makeup texture bcz the default texture has makeup anyway.
  • Optional hair bangs length for Demoness hair.
  • Optional jaw shape for Demoness face.


  • The hair transparency which using the original mrl3 files, all I did was copy the mrl3 files over again (both had same date/time).
  • Neck on China outfit and Neck clipping for Kokoto outfit.
  • Hair physics for the Winter Coat outfit.
  • Accidentally used the wrong face model for the new outfits.

Updated the textures: the game may be loading the texture from the parent folder.
Uploaded Halloween medium makeup
Doubled texture size. Reduce the makeup only has double the normal map size. If you have loading issues, try using the old texture files.

Thanks to Cataryst paying for it, added support for Kokoto Gal’s costume and possibly other outfits.


This Cuter Handler Face Model mod is uploaded as a separate file, its purpose is used for visibility and less confusion. It has a little different look because it doesn’t have the eye color change, and changed the file set up a little.

Take a note

  • Warning: Player have to remove the old version’s files and folders because there is some of the old version have problems with Iceborne
  • Besides that, the old version doesn’t work properly because Capcom changed how MRL3 and some other files work and encrypted the archives
  • Supports base outfit and Iceborne outfit. There are some alternate costumes are supported, but none have been tested.
  • See the old version for more info.
  • Added Rose Vestidor normal map into Cuter Handler Face Model mod. Capcom’s is just a tiny pixel, they couldn’t be bothered making a proper one.


Unzip the archive (with folders) into Steam\Steamapps\common\Monster Hunter World\

nowmods download

📥 Download Cuter Handler Face Model – Model Only
📥 Download Cuter Handler Face Model – Texture (Full Makeup)


If you want to revert to the original, just delete the Cuter Handler Face Model mod files in these folders:

More Credits

Thanks to all modding contributors, sending the big thank you to these people who were hard work make this mod possible:

  • Cataryst: provide an amount of money to buy the Kokoto outfit.
  • legenff and Moonbunnie: figuring out the keys to decrypt the archives
  • Elisweetcakes and Huntersunited: the Iceborne workaround
  • AsteriskAmpersand for various things
  • Vuze for the unpacking tools
  • daemon1’s raw texture converter (correct offset values are usually around 100 to 118)
  • FineNerd’s MHWTexConvert for converting DDS to BC7
  • MT Framework tools by Predator for importing as reference,
  • CrazyT’s BlenderMhwModelImporter
  • JodoZT’s Better MHW Texture Converter.

Special thanks to the people reporting problems, and helping others out in the forum. Extra special thanks to those who donated for this Cuter Handler Face Model mod.

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