Monster Hunter World PC Release Date and System Specs Revealed

Monster Hunter World PC Release Date and System Specs Revealed

Finally, PC players can go on the hunt.

Capcom promised to tell players when they could expect to finally play Monster Hunter: World on PC today. Well, it seems that one part of Capcom jumped the gun a few minutes early. Monster Hunter: World's Steam store page went live early, showing a release date of August 9, 2018.

Your time is now, PC players.

The store page also features the game's minimum and recommended system requirements. Those are as follows:

MINIMUM:

  • 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)

RECOMMENDED:

  • 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)

It's worth noting that both the minimum and recommended system specifications have additional notes. On the minimum side, it notes that when graphics settings are at "Low", the game will run at 1080p resolution and 30 FPS. On the recommended side, it says that when graphics are set to "High" it'll run at the same. This is the game's intended baseline on PC.

Monster Hunter: World does have graphical settings above "High" and it can run at 60 FPS, so don't let those notes worry you. This was confirmed by Capcom UK Community Manager Josh Dahdrai on Twitter.

The Steam store page also confirms that Monster Hunter: World on PC will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper software. PC players have avoid Denuvo games in the past because it can cause issues on some systems.

If you're looking to get into Monster Hunter: World on the ground floor, you can check out our Beginner's Guide.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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