Best Settings for Monster Hunter World (2020)
Monster Hunter World is one of the best games ever created, and is by far also the biggest game of Capcom in terms of popularity and net worth.
This state of the art is something a gamer should never miss, and the game’s community simply just continues to grow over time.
With that said, a lot of those who wants to try the game are wondering if their PC would be capable of handling the game, or for the enthusiasts, they want to know what are the best settings they should follow to make the most of this game.
On the downside, this game is actually really heavy in terms of the performance demand.
As a matter of fact, this is one of the most taxing game to date that even with the best possible setup, you might still not be able to reach a consistent 60 fps when playing this.
The good news is that there are actually a couple of tweaks that you can do to make the most of the game’s quality settings and we have summed up these settings for you based on the possible PC hardware that you have.
So if you are here to know what’s the best in-game settings for Monster Hunter World based on your rig, then just continue reading as we unveil different game settings for you!
Monster Hunter World will have an update on July 18, 2019 wherein the game will now support NVIDIA DLSS.
For those of you who doesn’t know what DLSS is, this is a special anti-aliasing technique exclusive for RTX Graphics Card users wherein the GPU will downscale the resolution of the game but will use an AI to maintain its graphics quality despite the resolution downscale.
This will result into a massive performance improvement with little to no graphics quality impact.
This means that if you are playing on a 4k monitor, the GPU when DLSS is turned on will downscale your resolution to 2k but would still maintain its 4k graphics quality.
According to Capcom’s official announcement, the game will only support DLSS for 2k and 4k monitors.
So if you have either of these two monitor resolutions and you have an RTX graphics card, then this should be a great update for you!
Another good-to-know is the game’s HD Texture Pack.
This game improves the graphics quality without performance impact, HOWEVER, you will need at least 8GB of VRAM for it not to cause performance issues.
So if you have at least 8GB of VRAM, then have this setup turned on always!
The Anti-aliasing is also based on preference except for the DLSS of course.
So you can simply turn it off if you want to improve about 5-7% performance, or choose from any of those available based on your preference.
Optimal Settings for the least possible setup
If you can’t afford a fancy rig and can only afford a card with a similar performance with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x (VRAM 2GB), you can still enjoy the game having optimal settings.
What you can do is to set the Image Quality to medium and turn off the volume rendering quality.
You also need to set the LOD bias to low and the Max LOD Level to -1. You can place other settings into medium, but you need to set the SH diffuse quality to low and must turn off motion blur.
Lastly, you will need to set the resolution into 720p if you want this settings, or you can set everything to low and have a 1080p resolution.
Optimal Settings for below average setup
It is sad that just about 2 years ago, a GTX 1050Ti was a thing.
Sadly, this is not the case anymore as having a GTX 1050Ti and anything similar will hardly run the game in maxed settings anymore.
However, it is not yet too late for those having this setup as you can still enjoy the game at a fairly high graphics quality.
If you have this setup, then you can simply set the image quality to high but you will have to turn off the volume rendering quality, turn low the LOD bias, and set the Max LOD level to -1.
The ambient occlusion will stay at medium with this rig, and then set the shadow quality to low as well as the SH diffuse quality.
Everything else not mentioned can go high, and you can play it at 1080p resolution.
You will get about 35-50 fps with this setup, but it can go as low as 30 fps at some parts of the game. Still not bad though!
Optimal Settings for Mid-range setup
We are talking about GPU users of GTX 1060 – GTX 1070Ti and its Radeon counterparts this time.
So if your setup falls into this category, then you can enjoy these optimal settings we have for this performance range.
If you own a 1080p monitor with this rig, then you can simply set everything to its highest possible values EXCEPT for the volume rendering quality which needs to be turned off (you can choose to put low or medium depending on your preference versus the performance your rig is showing).
If you own a 1440p monitor, then simply just copy the setup we intended for below average setup, and your rig would still be able to enjoy the game at 1440p with that setup.
Optimal Settings for High-end setup
Graphics card holders of GTX 1080, RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Super, and its Radeon counterparts can enjoy ultra settings of this game at 1080p, and can simply turn off volume rendering quality if you have a 1440p monitor.
This graphics card setup can actually do 4k, but we don’t recommend it if you are not an RTX user (RTX user can turn on DLSS).
If you insist on 4k, you can try out the settings we made for below average setup and you should be good to go.
Best Settings in Monster hunter world for Enthusiasts
We will now talk about the best setup for this game so you can set everything to its highest values but still be able to maintain frame rates of more than 60 fps or at least not below 50 fps.
For 1080p users, you can choose the RTX 2070 or its Radeon counterparts to enjoy the game in maxed settings at about 70-100 fps on average.
You can still enjoy the game in 1440p at more than 60 fps in maxed settings, but you will need to turn on DLSS for it.
A GTX 1080Ti user with 1440p in maxed settings can still enjoy more than 60 fps, but may get drops from time to time.
It will not be below 50 though.
For RTX 2080, RTX 2070 Super, and its Radeon counterparts, you must get a 1440p monitor at least for this game and you can simply max everything.
If you prefer getting 4k with this card, it will be great too but you may need to turn on DLSS to get pass 60 fps average.
RTX 2080Ti and Titan RTX can go all-out in 4k resolutions, but with DLSS on.
You can still enjoy the game without DLSS, but your fps will definitely sit at 40-60 fps on average.
Well, this is the reason why DLSS was pushed in this game anyway, so enthusiasts can enjoy the game in more than 60 fps with the best possible resolution/graphics quality.