Fans of “Monster Hunter” will finally get to play “Monster Hunter: World” on PC starting on August 9th, 2018. The title was originally set to release in the fall, but Capcom surprised everyone with a new release date earlier this week. Fans on PC have been waiting quite a while for the release, the game released for consoles earlier this year to critical acclaim.
Even without the PC fan-base, “Monster Hunter: World” has become Capcom’s best-selling game in the company’s history, shipping over 8 million units globally. In this entry, players take on larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, complete with drop-in functionality, a first for the series. In the game, players follow the journey of the elder dragons as they begin their once a decade migration across the sea to a land known as the New World in an event referred to by inhabitants as the Elder Crossing. As part of the Guild’s Research Commission, players must embark on a grand journey to this massive, mysterious land and uncover the secrets behind this phenomenon. As hunters set out on their quests, the Commission’s sights are set on Zorah Magdaros, a colossal elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano.
Future updates will add new content and gameplay features, so your daily questing will expand as the title rolls along in production. Capcom did confirm that updates and fixes made in the other platform versions will be gradually applied to the PC version, but no timeline was given. The Event Quest schedule will differ from other platforms so fans should stay tuned to official Capcom channels for more details on additional content release dates.
If you’re wondering if you PC can handle everything that Monster Hunter: World has to offer, the studio also released the PC specs. Capcom recommends that you have an Intel Core i3 8350 4GHz, Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz, or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU or better. You should also have at least 8GB of RAM in your PC. As for GPU, Capcom is recommending a GeForce GTX 1060（VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon RX 570X (VRAM 4GB) card or better. The game itself will take up 20GBs, so be prepared for that as well. If you are hoping to get by with bare minimum, Capcom stated that you can play with an Intel Core i5-4460 3.20GHz or an AMD FX-6300 and above. Keep in mind that both the recommended and minimum specs are for 30FPS at 1080p on HIGH graphic settings, so if you want to hit 60FPS on HIGH than you will need even beefier hardware.