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Best Steam Deck Settings for Monster Hunter: World

Best Steam Deck Settings for Monster Hunter: World

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 Steam Deck Settings

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

TDP12 Watts
FPS Limit45 FPS
Refresh Rate45 Hz

In-Game Settings

Image QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Ambient OcclusionOff
Volumetric Rendering QualityOff
Capsule AOOff
Contact ShadowsOff
Shadow QualityLow
Anti AliasingOff
Foliage SwayOff
Subsurface ScatteringOff
Screen Space ReflectionsOff
Anisotropic FilteringLow
Water ReflectionOff
Shadow QualityLow
Dynamic Range32 Bit
Vignette EffectsLow
Z PrepassOff


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.