Monster Hunter: World

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Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter: World cover
Developers
Capcom
Engines
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows August 9, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 90
IGDB 93
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Hunting
Themes Fantasy
Series Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter: World on HowLongToBeat
Monster Hunter: World on IGDB
Monster Hunter: World guide on StrategyWiki
Monster Hunter: World on MobyGames
Monster Hunter: World on Wikipedia
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Monster Hunter: World 2018
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Monster Hunter Rise 2022

Monster Hunter: World is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person ARPG and hunting game in the Monster Hunter series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Master and Master Digital Deluxe editions' also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Master and Master Digital Deluxe editions' also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Master and Master Digital Deluxe editions' also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Master and Master Digital Deluxe editions' also available.
Windows
Steam
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Master and Master Digital Deluxe editions' also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM. Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on June 2, 2021.[1][2]

Version differences[edit]

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Deluxe[edit]

Includes the Iceborne expansion and digital deluxe content.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition[edit]

Includes the base game and Iceborne expansion.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition Digital Deluxe[edit]

Includes the base game, Iceborne expansion and digital deluxe content.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Various in-game cosmetic items are available for purchase to be used in the game.
Expansion pack Iceborne was released on January 10, 2020, offering a new locale, quests and monsters.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Kit
Windows
Iceborne Major quality-of-life update and expansion pack.
Windows
Iceborne Deluxe Kit Included with Iceborne Digital Deluxe editions.
Windows
High Resolution Texture Pack Free optional high-quality texture pack for high-end PCs. 8 GB+ of VRAM recommended.
Windows
Free Content Collection Pack Includes all released free DLC bundled together.
Windows
Pendant: MH Riders - Kirin
Windows
The Handler's Chun-Li Costume
Windows
Monster Figure: Uragaan
Windows
Monster Figure: Lunastra
Windows
Monster Figure: Fatalis
Windows
Monster Figure: Alatreon
Windows
Monster Figure: Shara Ishvalda 2
Windows
Monster Figure: Shara Ishvalda 1
Windows
Monster Figure: Deviljho
Windows
Monster Figure: Bazelgeuse
Windows
Monster Figure: Kulve Taroth
Windows
Room Decor: Beotodus Skull
Windows
Pendant: Meowscular Gains Chain
Windows
Pendant: Beelzeboar
Windows
Pendant: Heavenly Hog
Windows
Pendant: Super-8 Mini (Player 2) Free
Windows
Pendant: Super-8 Mini (Player 1) Free
Windows
Pendant: Shocked Kulu-Ya-Ku
Windows
Pendant: Blazing Glavenus Candle
Windows
Pendant: Mechanical Silver Watch
Windows
Pendant: Mechanical Gold Watch
Windows
The Handler's Cute Demoness Costume
Windows
Sticker Set: Street Fighter V
Windows
Gesture: Shoryuken!
Windows
Gesture: Hadoken!
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 7
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 6
Windows
Monster Figure: Downy Crakes & Aptonoths
Windows
Monster Figure: Lavasioth
Windows
Monster Figure: Brachydios
Windows
Monster Figure: Gajalakas & King Gajalaka
Windows
Monster Figure: Teostra
Windows
Monster Figure: Vaal Hazak
Windows
Monster Figure: Kirin
Windows
Monster Figure: Rajang
Windows
Monster Figure: Radobaan
Windows
Monster Figure: Odogaron
Windows
Monster Figure: Tigrex
Windows
Room Decor: Boaboa Set
Windows
Room Decor: Pukei-Pukei Set
Windows
Room Decor: Felyne Set
Windows
Room Decor: Poogie Set
Windows
Pendant: Velkhana Snow Talisman
Windows
Pendant: Dracophage Bugs
Windows
Pendant: Fulgurbugs
Windows
Pendant: Phantom Magenta Butterflies
Windows
Pendant: Phantom Jade Butterflies
Windows
Pendant: Phantom Azure Butterflies
Windows
Pendant: Azure Crystal Knife
Windows
Pendant: Amber Crystal Knife
Windows
Pendant: Ruby Crystal Knife
Windows
Pendant: Silver Heavenly Dragon
Windows
Pendant: Gold Heavenly Dragon
Windows
The Handler's Festive Samba Costume
Windows
Pendant: Rosegem Kulve Heart
Windows
Pendant: Sapphire Kulve Heart
Windows
Pendant: Topaz Kulve Heart
Windows
Pendant: Crystal Kulve Heart
Windows
Pendant: Ruby Kulve Heart
Windows
Pendant: Emerald Kulve Heart
Windows
Hairstyle: Wandering Samurai
Windows
Hairstyle: Rath-a-like
Windows
Hairstyle: Fluffy Mop
Windows
Hairstyle: Half Ponytail
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 5
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 4
Windows
Monster Figure: Wulg
Windows
Monster Figure: Xeno'jiiva
Windows
Monster Figure: Safi'jiiva
Windows
Monster Figure: Diablos
Windows
Monster Figure: Barroth
Windows
Monster Figure: Jyuratodus
Windows
Monster Figure: Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
Windows
Monster Figure: Paolumu
Windows
Monster Figure: Namielle
Windows
Monster Figure: Girros & Great Girros
Windows
Monster Figure: Yian Garuga
Windows
Monster Figure: Zinogre
Windows
Room Decor: Mini Model Set
Windows
Room Decor: Lil' Bit of Glamour Decor Set
Windows
Room Decor: Splendid Decor Set
Windows
Pendant: Rainbow Balloons
Windows
Pendant: Red & White Balloons
Windows
Pendant: Red Balloon
Windows
Pendant: Flying Meduso Colony
Windows
Pendant: Flying Meduso
Windows
Pendant: Strollin' Nightshade
Windows
Pendant: Strollin' Paolumu
Windows
Pendant: Swinging Furious Rajang
Windows
Pendant: Swinging Rajang
Windows
Pendant: Coral Pukei Strap
Windows
Pendant: Pukei Strap
Windows
Sticker Set: Friendly Greetings Set
Windows
Hairstyle: The Tracker Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Third Fleet Master Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Serious Handler Free
Windows
Hairstyle: The Seeker Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Analytics Director Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Excitable A-Lister Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Commander Free
Windows
The Handler's Rose Vestido
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 3
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 2
Windows
Monster Figure: Kulu-Ya-Ku
Windows
Monster Figure: Rathian
Windows
Monster Figure: Glavenus
Windows
Monster Figure: Grimalkyne
Windows
Monster Figure: Pukei-Pukei
Windows
Monster Figure: Nargacuga
Windows
Monster Figure: Beotodus
Windows
Monster Figure: Legiana
Windows
Monster Figure: Velkhana
Windows
Special Monster Figure: Grand Appreciation Fest Free
Windows
Room Decor: Lighting Set
Windows
Room Decor: Intimate Decor Set
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Peace
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Passion
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Protection
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Love
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Safety
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Health
Windows
Pendant: Moly Pendant - Luck
Windows
Pendant: Orange Felyne Teddy
Windows
Pendant: Mint Felyne Teddy
Windows
Pendant: Grape Felyne Teddy
Windows
Pendant: Pink Felyne Teddy
Windows
Pendant: White Felyne Teddy
Windows
Pendant: Stuffed Melynx Teddy
Windows
Pendant: Stuffed Felyne Teddy
Windows
Sticker Set: Lynian Set
Windows
Pose Set: Weapon Pose (3)
Windows
Gesture Pack: Hype Up Set Free
Windows
Gesture Pack: Clean Dance Set
Windows
Gesture Pack: Swag Dance Set
Windows
Hairstyle: Long & Wavy
Windows
Hairstyle: Short Bob
Windows
Hairstyle: Pleasant Ponytail
Windows
Hairstyle: Great Mohawk
Windows
Hairstyle: Semi-long Up
Windows
Hairstyle: Light & Wavy
Windows
Hairstyle: Hime Cut
Windows
Hairstyle: Artful Buzz
Windows
Hairstyle: Mysterious Samurai
Windows
Hairstyle: Wild Pompadour
Windows
The Handler's Techno Handler Costume
Windows
The Handler's Graceful Short Dress
Windows
Music Player: Raccoon City Collaboration - Black Impact
Windows
Monster Figure: Boaboa
Windows
Monster Figure: Banbaro
Windows
Monster Figure: Barioth
Windows
Monster Figure: Tobi-Kadachi
Windows
Monster Figure: Anjanath
Windows
Monster Figure: Rathalos
Windows
Monster Figure: Dodogama
Windows
Monster Figure: Kushala Daora
Windows
Monster Figure: Nergigante
Windows
Sticker Set: Raccoon City Set
Windows
The Handler's Tyrant Costume
Windows
Music Player: Additional BGM Set Vol. 1
Windows
Monster Figure: Great Jagras Free
Windows
Room Decor: Giant Stuffed Doll Set
Windows
Room Decor: Cute Decor Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Iceborne Monsters Set
Windows
The Handler's Kokoto Gal's Costume
Windows
Pose Set: Unique
Windows
Pose Set: Crouching
Windows
Sticker Set: Monster Statuses Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Hunter Items Set
Windows
Yukumo Layered Armor Set
Windows
Character & Palico Edit Voucher: Three-Voucher Pack
Windows
Character & Palico Edit Voucher: Two-Voucher Pack
Windows
Character & Palico Edit Voucher: Single Voucher
Windows
Palico Edit Voucher: Three-Voucher Pack
Windows
Palico Edit Voucher: Two-Voucher Pack
Windows
Palico Edit Voucher: Single Voucher
Windows
Sticker Set: Monsters of the New World
Windows
Sticker Set: Celestial Pursuit Girls
Windows
Free Gesture: Happy Hunting! Free
Windows
Gesture: Step Dance
Windows
Gesture: Pop Star Dance
Windows
Free Sticker Set: Mingle Hunter Free
Windows
Gesture: Cool Dance
Windows
Gesture: Hip Hop Dance
Windows
Additional Gesture Bundle 1 Free
Windows
Character Edit Voucher: Three-Voucher Pack
Windows
Character Edit Voucher: Two-Voucher Pack
Windows
Character Edit Voucher: Single Voucher
Windows
Free Character Edit Voucher Free
Windows
The Handler's Friendly Felyne Costume
Windows
The Handler's Winter Spirit Coat
Windows
The Handler's Mischievous Dress
Windows
The Handler's Sunshine Pareo
Windows
The Handler's Busy Bee Dress
Windows
The Handler's Astera 3 Star Chef Coat
Windows
The Handler's Guildmarm Costume
Windows
Hairstyle: The Admiral Free
Windows
Hairstyle: The Handler Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Field Team Leader Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Provisions Manager Free
Windows
Hairstyle: Topknot Only available in Deluxe kit
Windows
Face Paint: Eye Shadow
Windows
Face Paint: Heart Shape
Windows
Face Paint: Shade Pattern
Windows
Face Paint: Wyvern Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Sticker Set: Mega Man Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Devil May Cry Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Research Commission Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Classic Monsters Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Endemic Life Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Guild Lasses Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Poogie Set
Windows
Sticker Set: Sir Loin Set Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Sticker Set: MH All-Stars Set Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Gesture: Squat Day
Windows
Gesture: Disco Fever
Windows
Gesture: Windmill Whirlwind
Windows
Gesture: Spirit Fingers
Windows
Gesture: Devil May Cry Dual Guns
Windows
Classic Gesture: Clap Included in Additional Gesture Bundle 1.
Windows
Classic Gesture: Rant Included in Additional Gesture Bundle 1.
Windows
Classic Gesture: Prance Included in Additional Gesture Bundle 1.
Windows
Classic Gesture: Dance Included in Additional Gesture Bundle 1.
Windows
Gesture: Kneel
Windows
Gesture: Sleep
Windows
Gesture: Kowtow
Windows
Gesture: Play Possum
Windows
Gesture: Interpretive Dance
Windows
Gesture: Gallivanting Dance
Windows
Gesture: Feverish Dance
Windows
Gesture: Air Splits
Windows
Gesture: Spin-O-Rama
Windows
Gesture: Passionate
Windows
Gesture: Sumo Slap Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Gesture: Ninja Star Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Gesture: Zen Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Samurai Set Only available in Deluxe kit.
Windows
Fair Wind Charm Pre-order bonus only.
Windows
Origin Armor Set Pre-order bonus only.
Windows

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
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
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
Windowed
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
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
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.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See "Background Sound Settings" in Audio Section of Options Menu

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Japanese and Monster Hunter Language dialogue are done by the Japanese voice cast.
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Monster Hunter World.
vorpX
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 DualShock 4 controllers at this time, the same method should work without issue.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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.

Notes

  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.

References