Monster Hunter: World

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Monster Hunter: World
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MT Framework
Release dates
Windows August 9, 2018
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 90
Series Monster Hunter
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General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM. Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on June 2, 2021.[1][2]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Major quality-of-life update and expansion pack.
High Resolution Texture Pack Free optional high-quality texture pack for high-end PCs. 8 GB+ of VRAM recommended.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\graphics_option.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582010/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\582010\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582010/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display Options.
Display Options.
Advanced Graphics Settings (1/2).
Advanced Graphics Settings (1/2).
Advanced Graphics Settings (2/2).
Advanced Graphics Settings (2/2).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Support added in the 5.1 Title Update. Only the aspect ratio 21:9 is supported while some cutscenes are not. Fix for 32:9 available.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Camera distance can be changed, with three available presets: Close / Default / Far
A game restart is needed to change mode in the display options.
You can also press Alt+ Enter to switch between fullscreen and window mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Low, Medium, High, Highest. Unknown what values are being used.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA, FXAA, FXAA + TAA, or DLSS (only on NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set frame rate to No Limit in the display options. Capped at 300 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Native HDR output was added in Title Update 3.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can only select between two types of sub-controls for certain things.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Can select between Xbox 360 and Xbox One controller prompts. Support for selection added in Iceborne update.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Enabled through Interface options, on the title screen. Support added in Iceborne update.
Light bar support
Connection modes Wireless Adapter, Wired, Bluetooth
V2 tested.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, voice, music.
Surround sound
"3D sound" option for headphones.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See "Background Sound Settings" in Audio Section of Options Menu


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Monster Hunter World.
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen or crash on launch[edit]

AMD users: Update display drivers to 18.8.1 or newer[3]

Frame rate drops while using v398.82 or newer display drivers (Nvidia only)[edit]

The latest Nvidia drivers have specific overrides for the game that causes frame rate losses in some areas.[4]
This has been fixed in v411.63[5]
If you cannot upgrade, use Nvidia Profile Inspector to set 0x0094C538 and 0x105E2A1D to 0x0.

Low texture resolutions[edit]

Update the game as this is fixed as of build 167353.[6]

Bad CPU utilization[edit]

If using Windows 10, switching to DirectX 12 may yield better performance and CPU utilization.

Controller does not work when playing via Steam Play (Linux)[edit]

Right-Click the game in Steam and select Properties. Set "Steam Input Per-Game Setting" to "Forced Off".
This is confirmed to be working with XBOX One Controllers. Although it is unconfirmed with PS4 Controllers at this time, the same method should work without issue.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DirectX 12 support added in version 10.12.00.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 8.1, 10[7]
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz
AMD FX-6300[8]
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The minimum requirements are for 30 FPS at 1080p on LOW graphic settings. The recommended requirements are for 30 FPS at 1080p on HIGH graphic settings.


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/582010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (582010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.