Monster Hunter World PC Will Get Graphics Tweaks In April

Lookin' good, Monster Hunter.


Capcom has released a number of updates for Monster Hunter World since it launched last year. Most notably, Dante, Geralt of Rivia, and even Street Fighter's Ryu have found their way into the game's expansive world. Ahead of the major Iceborne expansion's launch this fall, Capcom is planning to release an update that introduces graphical changes to the PC version of the game.

The news comes via a message on Steam. The update, scheduled to go live on April 4, will include a new high-resolution texture pack, and will be available as free DLC through the Steam store. Hunters must make room for 40GB of data on their hard drive and have at least 8GB of VRAM installed to accommodate. Further system requirements will be outlined after the update.

Also in the update is a new "TAA+FXAA" (temporal anti-aliasing and fast approximate anti-aliasing, respectively) option, which will be added to the Advanced Graphics Settings menu. Additionally, when selecting the "Take All" option, all items will display at the rewards screen upon quest completion. Hunters using the "Focus Camera" option should notice smoother, more precise mouse controls. "Friends Can Join" will be included in the Private Session Settings, and, finally, the update will include bug fixes related to localization and more, though Capcom hasn't specified what other bugs will be ironed out.

Check the full list of updates coming to Monster Hunter World below.

Major New Features/Design Changes:

  • Added support for High-Resolution Texture Pack DLC.
    • You can change to high-resolution in-game textures by downloading this pack as free DLC from the Steam store.
    • Note: The High-Resolution Texture Pack requires at least 40GB of free space and 8GB of graphics memory (VRAM). We will provide more detailed information on the system requirements after the update.
  • Added a "TAA+FXAA" option to Anti-Aliasing in the Advanced Graphics Settings.
  • When selecting "Take All" at the rewards screen after completing a quest, a list of all items received will now be displayed.
  • Added a new mouse control type that is less sensitive to unintentional movement when controlling the Focus Camera with the mouse.
  • Added a "Friends Can Join" option to the Private Session Settings.
  • Various bug fixes, including localization-related issues.

In our Monster Hunter World review, Ginny Woo said that the "Monster Hunter formula has definitely honed its claws, [making] Monster Hunter World a meaningful evolution for the series at large."

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