Monster Hunter World PC System Requirements and Release Date Confirmed

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:31 PM
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UPDATE : 16 July @ 14:21

Monster Hunter World PC graphics options revealed.

Alongside the Monster Hunter World system requirements that were revealed last week, the PC graphics options and advanced system settings for Monster Hunter World have also been detailed by Capcom.

Here's the full list of Monster Hunter World PC graphics settings for easier reading:

Monster Hunter World Display Settings

  • Brightness
  • Screen Mode Settings
  • Resolution Settings
  • Frame Rate
  • V-Sync
  • Graphics Settings (Presets)

Monster Hunter World Advanced Graphics Options

  • Resolution Scaling
  • Texture Quality
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Volume Rendering Quality
  • Shadow Quality
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • LOD Bias
  • Mesh LOD Level Bias
  • Foliage Sway
  • Subsurface Scattering
  • Screen Space Reflection
  • Anisotropic Filtering
  • Water Reflection
  • SH Diffuse Quality
  • Dynamic Range
  • Z-Prepass

Based upon the average AAA title, we can reasonably assume that Screen Space Reflections, Water Reflections and Shadow Quality will be the most demanding graphics settings. Screen Space Reflections, in particular, can cripple performance if your video card isn't fast enough.

Monster Hunter World runs on a modified version of the MT Framework game engine, one of Capcom's proprietary game engines. It is distinct from the RE Engine used for Resident Evil 7 and so this will not clue us in on performance. The last big game to utilise MT Framework was Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. While Dragon's Dogma had much lower system specs, it ran fantastically. Monster Hunter World is clearly going to be much more demanding, although it will only have visual parity with consoles. On PC, MonHun World can be run at higher resolutions and frame rates. The visuals themselves may look the same, however.

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UPDATE : 09 July @ 18:56

Also we noticed that Monster Hunter World will come with a couple of DRM mechanisms. The first DRM that Monster Hunter World on PC will have is the famous 3rd party Denuvo anti tamper software. The second DRM for Monster Hunter World on PC is a limit of running the game on a max of 5 different PC's within a 24 hour period.

If you want some background reading on Denuvo Digital Rights Management software then check out some of our previous articles on the subject where we ran some tests to see what sort of performance impact Denuvo has on the games it has been loaded into.

Does Denuvo DRM Actually Affect PC Game Performance?

Final Fantasy XV Denuvo v DRM-Free Demo Benchmark

Recent Denuvo Server Issues Have Prevented WB Games Like Shadow of War From Being Playable

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UPDATE : 09 July @ 18:33

Monster Hunter World System Requirements Tweaked below.

Monster Hunter World's PC release date is 9th August 2018, which is in just 4 and a half weeks. The Monster Hunter World's system requirements that were leaked earlier were pretty accurate, with a few adjustments to the AMD system requirements. This is now updated below.

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Yesterday Capcom's PC port for Monster Hunter World had its PC system requirements leaked over on a store called WeGame. The Monster Hunter World system requirements are scheduled to be officially announced later today, 9 July at 5pm BST or 9am PT.

The sys specs that were leaked were promptly removed from the store. If this was just a marketing ruse to attract attention for the store, prior to the PC release date and specs announcement then the data may be inaccurate. So the following PC Specs for Monster Hunter World may be changed later today at 5pm UK time, but for now lets take a look at the MH World specs for PC according to the leak. At the bottom of the article we mention the Monster Hunter World expected frames per second for High graphics settings.

The following Monster Hunter World system requirements are now confirmed as accurate by Capcoms press release.

Monster Hunter World Minimum System Requirements (Low: 30FPS @ 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.2GHz or AMD FX 6300
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R7 260x
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Monster Hunter World Recommended System Requirements (High: 30FPS @ 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 @3.4GHz or Core i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 570X
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

The store that leaked the Monster Hunter System information implied that to get 30 FPS at 1080p on medium to low graphics settings you would need to meet the Monster Hunter World minimum system requirements, in particular a GTX 760, which of course is an old graphics card now. Couple that with an Intel i5 and you will meet Monster Hunters min reqs.

So its safe to say that if anyone wants to play Monster Hunter World they will be able to play it as long as they have a PC built with gaming hardware released within the past 5 years or so. The Monster Hunter World system memory requirement is a pretty standard 8GB RAM for both min and rec requirements.

To conclude the system requirements review for Monster Hunter World, most PC gamers can play Monster Hunter World on their current rigs. But if you want to enjoy some of the enhanced graphics that Monster Hunter Worlds MT Framework graphics engine can offer it is recommended that meeting a GTX 1060 3GB version graphics card paired with a pretty high end CPU, like the Intel i7 3770 is required. The GTX 1060 with Intels i7 and 8-16GB RAM will likely net 30 frames per second at 1080p on Monster Hunters World High graphic setting.

Once Monster Hunter World is released we will run some tests on the frame rates and post them up as usual, to see if the minimum pc system requirement mentioned above is accurate.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run Monster Hunter World System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Monster Hunter World GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Monster Hunter World Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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This game requires an intense amount of time to get the full experience, doesn't it?

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Oh yeah it does. I'm 200 hours in on PS4 and I'm still learning new things. It's a ton of fun and I would highly recommend it.

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22:58 Jul-16-2018

Looks like it may be time for me to delete Dauntless now.

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21:00 Jul-16-2018

Should I get this game, Last Monster Hunter I played was on a PSP. Is it worth it now or should I wait for a discount in a future?

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18:28 Jul-16-2018

The Ps4 version currently costs 30€, meanwhile the PC version which doesn't have any visual upgrades, doesn't include all the patches (not even fixes) at launch, and is almost 8 months late costs 60€. If the game doesn't allow a framerate higher than 60 FPS I'm not on board, even though I've been hoping for a PC MH game for the last decade.

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19:23 Jul-16-2018

Not even bothering to pirate it lol

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16:08 Jul-13-2018

well, 'm just happy that my pc can run this.

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15:32 Jul-16-2018

I'm pretty sure they went overboard with the recommendations & a lot less is needed to run the game stable

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16:00 Jul-16-2018

it should be able to depending on how picky it is at wanting 4 cores some games that require 4 cores will accept 2 cores and 4 threads as 4 cores and some want 4 solid cores minimum

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18:01 Jul-11-2018

Recommended specs seems ok and accurate, but i think minimum is a little bit too high, even AA titles dont recommend a gtx 760 as a minimum xD.

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18:58 Jul-11-2018

I guess the right suggestion would be GTX 750 Ti, it's the direct rival of R7 260x.

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21:00 Jul-11-2018

Gtx 760 is a mid range card from 2013... I think it's fair putting it in the minimum reqs

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05:47 Jul-12-2018

not so far ago gtx 660 was minimum

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11:48 Jul-12-2018

Agreed but 11 series is on the way i think it's pretty natural that minimum reqs are growing up

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18:45 Jul-12-2018

If GTX 760 is the minimum NVIDIA card, so R9 270x should be the AMD one, not R7 260x, unless this game was DirectX 12.

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16:38 Jul-10-2018

This game requires an intense amount of time to get the full experience, doesn't it?

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00:18 Jul-11-2018

Well, when you start out - it's piss-easy. You take down the monster, get the gear up, etc. But the further you go - the harder the game becomes and the more fun and rewarding the monsters become to fight. I, personally, love the series :)
But you can easily sink 500+ hours into it and not have the full kit crafted, especially if you start expanding beyond one weapon class. It's great :D

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14:01 Jul-12-2018

that sounds awesome. It look amazing. I think i might take the leap once it releases on PC

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11:27 Jul-14-2018

Definitely worth the try! I have been with the series since the PSP days in the early 2000's :)

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17:17 Jul-11-2018

Oh yeah it does. I'm 200 hours in on PS4 and I'm still learning new things. It's a ton of fun and I would highly recommend it.

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14:01 Jul-12-2018

Thanks man!

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12:18 Jul-10-2018

Hope it gets SLI/CF support.

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16:39 Jul-10-2018

It is getting really frustrating that a lot of the games i play didn't support it back when i had the lenovo y510p(had 2 750m gpus in it).

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00:19 Jul-11-2018

Yeah, I want that SLI support too! And an uncapped framerate!

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03:45 Jul-12-2018

now you talk about uncapped framerate, wish it wasn't just a PC port lol which ofc it won't lol after they plan to release it in september.

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06:17 Jul-10-2018

So for low settings you need a Geforce 760 yet the standard PS4 looks way better with a weaker gpu it must be poorly optimized. A Geforce 1060 just to match standard PS4 settings do me a favour.

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11:16 Jul-10-2018

That says at 1080.
The PS4 doesn't run it at 1080, and if it does, it does not run well.

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00:20 Jul-11-2018

I played the PS4 version. And I can see why everyone complains about the fps drops... A lot of people are looking forward to the PC version just to have a smoother experience :D

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00:40 Jul-10-2018

GPU RAM: 4gb
GPU: 1060 3gb

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21:36 Jul-09-2018

this is some monstrous requirements. Did u get it? Monstrous. :D

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16:39 Jul-10-2018

lol i don't think people got it!

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Definitely not lol.

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15:04 Jul-12-2018

it's just a joke ;D

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20:58 Jul-09-2018

Seriously what's the point of them putting recommended specs at 30fps on PC?

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00:42 Jul-10-2018

ikr
and at 30fps, you obv will not need a cpu even close to what they are saying

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00:21 Jul-11-2018

Because console... They had MH4U running at 60fps on the New 3DS, then the newer MH Generations was capped at 30... Consoles run MH World at sub-30fps too. So I see why...but no way in hell do I agree that it's a good experience...

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20:49 Jul-09-2018

Denuvo, no upgraded visual options (according to a PCGamer interview) and maybe a cap of 60 FPS (As one screenshot show, there could be higher options).
Doesn't look like a good port as of now, especially if you consider they took 7½ additional months..
Though they're considering to add "ultra options" in a free update at some point, just "Considering" it is pretty poor after 7 months..

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11:18 Jul-10-2018

They spent that time optimising the game and making sure it would run well.
We'll be able to pump 60fps out of it at the max settings the PS4 can give (which runs at a terrible frame rate on the console, but looks gorgeous).


Would you rather have all these additional options but it run like absolute crap? No.

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17:29 Jul-11-2018

After 8 months I expect it to have those features AND run well. The console versions already were reduced to 30€ while the PC version is offered for 60€ 8 months late.

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19:54 Jul-09-2018

"The second DRM for Monster Hunter World on PC is a limit of running the game on a max of 5 different PC's within a 24 hour period." Are they on drugs? Is this how is going to be from now on?

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20:18 Jul-09-2018

Just out of curiosity, do you plan to the game on more than 5 machines withing 24hr?

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21:04 Jul-09-2018

What's even the purpose of it?

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12:33 Jul-10-2018

The Internet Cafe in Asia is gonna have a good time with this DRM

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19:12 Jul-09-2018

GTX 760 or RX 260x? AMD optimized?

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19:54 Jul-09-2018

and the 1060 3gb is still significantly more powerful than a 570x. seems so yea.

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In what world is the GTX 1060 3GB 'significantly' more powerful than a RX570, they're pretty much on par in almost every game.

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18:59 Jul-09-2018

Why are they going to use Denuvo when it is no longer secure?

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because they started using denuvo way before the news.

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18:04 Jul-09-2018

gonna love ultra on this one

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20:52 Jul-09-2018

Well.. the graphics will be the same as on the consoles according to the producer Ryozo Tsujimoto:


""When the game launches the visuals will have parity with the console versions," he says, "but we’re considering releasing a free update after launch.""


Expected more after waiting for so long,

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13:35 Jul-10-2018

Well, didn't know about this, but still it's a beautiful game so gonna love this the same :)

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17:34 Jul-09-2018

Release date is 9 August 2018

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Any Release date ?

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12:30 Jul-09-2018

Late 2017 "Finally!"
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I really cant wait. Ive waited for ooo so looooong.

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