Capcom’s highly anticipated Monster Hunter: World is finally out on PC, much to the rejoice of keyboard-and-mouse hunters around the world. Hunting, looting, crafting—what’s not to love about taking down some monumental beasts while beefing up your own armor?
For AMD users, diving into this world means being prepared with our latest 18.8.1 driver which is optimized for Monster Hunter: World.
Here are Capcom’s recommended AMD settings to run the game at 1080p/30FPS:
|Minimum, Low setting||AMD FX 6300||Radeon™ R7 260x (VRAM 2GB)|
|Recommended, High setting||AMD Ryzen™ 5 1500X||Radeon™ RX 570 (VRAM 4GB)|
If you want to push beyond 30FPS for a close or steady 60FPS on your AMD graphics card, here are our recommended settings (system specs1):
Radeon RX 560 owners, fret not. You’ll have to scale down the resolution and settings, but I was still able to get a nice FPS average of mid-50s, hitting 60 and slightly over at times, running around with my kickass Long Sword. Make sure you go into Advanced Graphics settings and set Resolution Scaling to “Mid”, as well as scaling down the other features to “Mid”. Add a Radeon FreeSync™ monitor to your setup for smooth frames, and you’re set.
If you want to play at a higher resolution at 1440p, you should play on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card for the best experience:
If you have a monitor capable of pushing 144hz, max out that refresh rate. Bonus points if you have a Radeon FreeSync monitor, which will give you an extra boost for that buttery smooth gameplay while hunting down that evasive Kulu-Ya-Ku.
Want to play around a bit for some extra frames? You’ll have to change your resolution and main graphics setting in the main menu, with the option to tweak features like anti-aliasing in-game. You can only change these settings in the main menu, so check these out before you enter the game:
- Texture quality
- Ambient occlusion
- LOD bias
- Subsurface scattering
- Screen space reflection
- Dynamic range
If you want to squeeze out a few more frames from your base settings, you can scale down features like texture, volume rendering, anti-aliasing and/or anisotropic filtering.
You can also shut off foliage sway, subsurface scattering, screen space reflection and water reflection completely or a mixture of them if these details don’t matter as much to you. Personally, I like the immersion of these little details.
As for your processor, we took a quick look with the Ryzen 6 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X2 paired with a Radeon RX Vega 64. Monster Hunter: World runs well on both at 1080p, High setting – roaming around the first mission, the Ryzen 5 2600X gave us a nice average of 87 FPS and the Ryzen 7 2700X ran at an average of 95 FPS. At the Highest setting, we got an average of 71 and 78 FPS respectively.
If you’re sporting our feisty Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon RX Vega graphics, there’s some ways for you to play around with the settings as well. As long as you’re willing to compromise on a few minor tweaks, you’ll get a nice playable experience on this processor that’s no less immersive in the New World:
Once your settings are good to go, you’re good to start questing. Don’t forget to download the latest driver if you haven’t done so: 18.8.1 is packed with optimizations for Monster Hunter: World.
1 System specs: Windows 10 Enterprise, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (3.70GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1
2 System specs: Windows 10 Enterprise, Radeon RX Vega 64, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1