Monster Hunter: World Hits PC August 9

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After dropping on consoles - to great success - earlier this year, Capcom's monster-chasing simulator will come to PC very, very soon.

The publisher announced that Monster Hunter: World would be hitting PC on August 9. The company announced the minimum and recommended specs as well, but before that, here's the new trailer.

Capcom's recommended requirements are relatively low: they're only asking for a i3-8350 Intel CPU or a Ryzen 5 1500X, both of which are fairly low in the CPU stakes. The requirement of a RX 570X or a GTX 1060 is a little higher, but anyone who's bought either GPU will probably have a slightly better CPU to match (an i5-series chip, or a Ryzen 1600X and above).


CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 8350 4GHz or Intel® Core™ i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1500X
Memory: 8 GB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon™ RX 570X (VRAM 4GB)
Network: Broadband internet connection
Storage: 20 GB available space

Capcom also released some screenshots showing off the range of graphics settings, which includes a 60 FPS lock (but an unlocked frame rate was not displayed, which would bug those with 120/144Hz displays) and a wealth of toggleable effects, such as subsurface scattering, diffusion quality, LOD level bias, volume rendering quality, foliage sway, z-prepass, and more.


    AWWW YIS... cannot wait to get my teeth into this on stream.

    huh a 1 year old I3 is better then a 4year old I5? well the more you know...

    it's a shame the min requirement is relatively high, kind of miss the days when the 8 year old PC could still meet min requirements.

    Hopefuly this has the MMO endless endgame grind social aspect that im hungering for.

    Destiny 2 just didn't cut it for me.

    Noooo thats like a week before BFA. Why lol

      From a MH:W angle, its better to be a week before BFA than a week after.

      if you operate on minimum sleep you can get 120 in a week (or less depending on if you read quest text)

      after that it's just juggling between gearing (dailies / dungeons mostly) and MHW

        HAHAHAAHA no need to read quest text. Already finished it on PS4 so must mean optimum uptime.

    Hopefully it will! I’d never played any monster hunter before MHW, and I’ve put far more time into post-game than the main story. The weapons are so very different from each other that swapping them really feels like a fresh game each time. I just didn’t feel that same genuine variety in D2.

    Even on PS4, there’s also a solid amount of customisation for your controls, menus, camera etc that I’d recommend exploring to determine what works for you. Default settings threw me a bit, but adjusting those along the way has got me to a very comfortable setup. Gear and weapons can be saved into individual slots that can then be used for particular monsters or environments. Have fun!

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