Monster Hunter World can now be played on the Steam Deck, and if you’re looking for a decent Monster Hunting experience on the go, then Valve’s portable handheld can get the job done at the cost of a bit of eye candy. It’s worth it. But before you dive headfirst into the title, let’s check out a few Steam Deck Settings and Performance for Monster Hunter World.
Here are a few Monster Hunter World Steam Deck Settings: Set TDP to 12W. The resolution should be 980×600. Limit the FPS to 45FPS. Turn down all the in-game settings. You should be good to go.
Monster Hunter World – Performance
Monster Hunter World’s performance on PCs has been a bit of a hit or miss for the most part, and if you’re looking to play on the Steam Deck, chances are you’ll run into a few performance issues. For this, you’ll need to turn all the texture settings down to be able to run it at a solid 40-45 FPS.
While it’s viable to get the game to run at 60FPS with a few occasional dips in the 30s and 40s, you’ll be accomplishing this at the cost of battery life, which is a big no-no considering it pretty much beats the point of the Steam Deck’s portability. On a higher TDP with a 60FPS Limit, you can expect to squeeze out just 2 hours of battery life.
Lowering the TDP is the go-to route to manage around 3 and ½ hours on the Steam Deck.
Monster Hunter World – Steam Deck Settings
And now for Monster Hunter World’s Steam Deck’s Settings. As mentioned earlier, the game is somewhat of a performance hog which seriously affects some FPS gains. Expect to run it at a locked 45FPS in most areas and around the low 30s in the Ancient Forest.
Steam Deck Settings
|FPS Limit||45 FPS|
|Refresh Rate||45 Hz|
|Volumetric Rendering Quality||Off|
|Screen Space Reflections||Off|
|Dynamic Range||32 Bit|
That’s all you need to know to get Monster Hunter World running on the Deck. While the experience won’t be all that great considering jaggies and sub-par performance, you’re still in for a good time, so create your character, gather your gear, and get ready to hunt some ferocious monsters.