Monster Hunter World PC has just had its release date announced, but the game has been available on other platforms since near the start of 2018. In this Monster Hunter World guide, we'll be going over all you need to know about the game, including the upcoming Monster Hunter World PC release date, as well additional information, like the final Monster Hunter World reviews roundup.
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Monster Hunter World PC Release Date
Capcom has just announced through the Monster Hunter World Steam page that the Monster Hunter World PC release date is August 9. This marks the first time that a a mainline game from the series is coming to the PC.
Monster Hunter World PC Minimum System Requirements
As for what it'll actually take to run Monster Hunter World on your PC, check out the list of the minimum PC specs just below:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system.
- OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required).
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, 3.20GHz or AMD FX™-6300.
- Memory: 8 GB RAM.
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x (VRAM 2GB).
- DirectX: Version 11.
- Network: Broadband Internet connection.
- Storage: 20 GB available space.
- Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX® 9.0c).
- Additional Notes: 1080p/30fps when graphics settings are set to "Low".
Monster Hunter World PC Recommended System Requirements
If you want Monster Hunter World on PC to run well and look great, you're going to want to meet the recommended system specs. We've got the complete rundown of the recommended PC system requirements just below:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
- Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or Intel Core i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon RX 570X (VRAM 4GB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 20 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX 9.0c or better)
Monster Hunter World Review Roundup
While Monster Hunter World initially scored a prestigious 39/40 from Japanese publication Famitsu ahead of time, other reviews are now live for the game, and we've rounded up a selection just below. If you're wondering if Monster Hunter World is worth picking up on PC in August, these reviews of the console game suggest it definitely is:
- USgamer: 5/5 - "The next generation of Monster Hunter has finally begun, and, with Monster Hunter World, it's off to an incredibly good start."
- Eurogamer: Essential - "Monster Hunter World sees 13 years of evolution come crashing together with some new influences to create a very exciting breed of beast."
- IGN: 9.5/10 - "Bold and newly beautiful, Monster Hunter: World demands to be played on its own terms and rewards you with an amazing RPG."
- Gamespot: 8/10 - "The Monster Hunter formula has definitely honed its claws, and all the above factors play their part in making Monster Hunter World a meaningful evolution for the series at large."
Monster Hunter World Console Release Date and Price
Revealed for the very first time at Sony’s E3 2017 presentation, The Monster Hunter World release date is January 26, 2018, although it should be noted that this Monster Hunter World release date only applies to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, which are set for a simultaneous release date. The PC version will be arriving later in August 2018.
A brand new trailer for Monster Hunter World showcasing various lush environments and menacing beasts was used to announce the final release date for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, which you can see just below.
Monster Hunter World will retail for the usual $59.99/£49.99 when it releases on January 26 for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version of Monster Hunter World may well retail for less.
Monster Hunter World Individual Guides:
If you'd like a complete rundown of the character creation system of Monster Hunter World, then check out the TG 2017 gameplay video just below.
Also debuted at the Tokyo Games Show 2017 was a single player demo for Monster Hunter World, which began in a tavern and ended up running through multiple cutscenes with gameplay littered in between.
Later, on October 30 at Sony's Paris Games Week 2017 presentation, it was revealed in the trailer below that PS4 players on Monster Hunter World would be able to play as Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy, as a console exclusive feature.
Monster Hunter World DLC
Monster Hunter World will receive DLC after its release, and now we know what the first monster being added is. Coming in spring 2018 as a free update to Monster Hunter World, is Deviljho. You can see a picture of this beast just below.
Deviljho is a very large bipedal monster, first seen in Monster Hunter 3. He can be found in locations just as the tundra and the volcano.
Monster Hunter World Bounties and Research Quests
Thanks to a recent interview on Gematsu, we now know that there will be both Bounties and Research Quests in Monster Hunter World when it launches in January, 2018. The types of Bounties (of which you can take on six at a time) in the game are as follows:
- Registered Bounty: Can be registered from the list at any time.
- Essential Bounty: Affects the unlocking of facilities and such.
- Distributed Bounty: Distributed online at fixed intervals.
The developers also revealed that there are several updates planned for Monster Hunter World after release, which will bring new monsters to the game. Event Quests will also be added via free updates after launch, and you'll be able to acquire materials from these events to construct Collaboration equipment. On top of all this, paid content that doesn't affect game progression is planned, including outfits for the receptionist.
A brand new gameplay demo was shown at Gamescom in August 2017, with Capcom demonstrating a large new portion of Monster Hunter World gameplay.
Monster Hunter World Co-Op Gameplay
The trailer that announced Monster Hunter World, seen just below, depicted only a single character embarking on a mission to hunt down monsters, making it seem like this would be a major departure from previous games in the series, all of which usually focus on cooperative gameplay.
However Capcom then released a statement, after Sony’s E3 presentation was over, saying that Monster Hunter World would support a new seamless co-op system, allowing for players to drop in and out whenever they pleased, while also offering cross-region play between the west and Japan. On top of this, Capcom appears to be hinting that there are no loading screens in between different locations, as you can move from one area to another without a transition period.
As for what we saw in the gameplay reveal itself at Sony’s presentation, a single character was seen taking down multiple monsters, one of which could both fly and breathe fire, while the other monster resembled a T-Rex, both of which were eventually taken down by the one player character.
Monster Hunter World will be retaining the series' core upgrade and crafting systems, as players turn loot collected from fallen monsters into better weapons and equipment. On top of this, Monster Hunter World features a dynamic day-night cycle, which in turn impacts the behaviour of monsters scattered around the landscape, as well as the ways in which you can take them down.
Monster Hunter World - High Quality 23-Minute Gameplay Video
Capcom has released a brand-new high quality gameplay video for Monster Hunter World. The 23-minute video extends on what was seen at E3, and is much higher quality than the leaked footage you may have seen online.
Monster Hunter World Weapon Types Detailed
Capcom has released a series of videos, detailing the all the types of Monster Hunter World weapons. There are 14 weapon types in total, and if you're new to the acclaimed series, then you should know that changing weapons isn't a simple matter, as each weapon type can drastically change how your character performs.
One weapon type might allow your character to roll to the side with the dodge button, while another might switch the dodge button to allow your character to hop to the side instead. On top of this, you'll be able to change your equipped weapon type mid-mission, for the first time in the Monster Hunter series. Whereas before you would've had to quit the mission to change tactics, now you can just change weapons on the fly.
Monster Hunter World Gameplay Demo and Developer Interview
Monster Hunter World first debuted at E3 2017, and Capcom were on hand afterwards to take questions on PlayStation's YouTube livestream, which you can see below. Capcom are clearly looking to take full advantage of the power of consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro, saying that whereas before they were only able to produce small open areas in past Monster Hunter games, they're now able to implement large open map areas for Monster Hunter World.
The developer from Capcom also explained that each different type of monster in the world will have different personalities, meaning you can potentially use monsters against one another, swooping in to finish off any that remain and reap the easy rewards.
Monster Hunter World Wildspire Waste Area Trailer
Capcom released the trailer below detailing a brand new look at the Wildspire Waste area of the upcoming Monster Hunter World which, despite the name, actually seems filled with lush grass and woodland areas.
Make sure to stay till the very end of the trailer, as you'll garner a glimpse at a companion that may be joining you on your adventures in Monster Hunter World.
No Health Bars in Monster Hunter World
Rumors began circulating online that Monster Hunter World would feature damage numbers on screen every time you landed an attack on a monster, as well as health bars on the monsters themselves. The community manager for Monster Hunter debunked the health bar rumor, but confirmed that there would be damage numbers on screen for every time you landed an attack.
Damage numbers appear so you don't have to play with a spreadsheet at the same time! Monsters will NOT have health bars. https://t.co/u5FyP6Aqah— Socks #MHWorld @ E3 (@SocksyBear) June 14, 2017
Only revealed for the first time recently at Sony’s E3 2017 presentation, this is all the information that we have to go on right now for Monster Hunter World, but we’ll be continually adding to this page whenever we hear anything new about the game.
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