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What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?Mar 26, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven’t been put off by the astronomical prices of the s for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card. Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but I’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date. (more…) Notice Regarding a Bug in Event Quest: "Undying Alpenglow"Mar 26, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsThe following bug has been discovered in the arch-tempered Zorah Magdaros event quest "Undying Alpenglow," which was released on March 22 UTC. It has come to our attention that performing attacks that generate a large amount of effects upon impact (such as Spread Ammo 3 for the Heavy Bowgun) would cause the game to crash when playing this specific event quest. A fix for this issue is planned for title update 5.2, which is scheduled to be released on Thursday, April 4 at 00:00 a.m. UTC. Once the fix is implemented, we will extend the availability period for the event quest. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and appreciate your patience while we sort out this issue. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166925. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/Monster Hunter World on PC getting free high-resolution texture pack DLC next monthMar 21, 2019 - EurogamerThose playing Monster Hunter World on PC can look forward to a notably prettier Monster Hunter World on PC next month, when Capcom introduces a new optional high-resolution texture pack for the game - but you'll need a relatively beefy graphics card to take advantage of it. News of next month's update, scheduled to release on April 4th, comes via a post on Steam, wherein Capcom explains that the new high-resolution texture pack (a long-requested feature on PC) will be available as free DLC. It warns, however, that the texture pack will require at least 40GB of free hard-drive space and a graphics card with at least 8GB of VRAM. Additional system requirements will supposedly be detailed after the update's arrival. If you've got the requisite grunt to run the new high-resolution texture pack tucked inside your computer box, you can expect the changes to look something like: Read more Monster Hunter: World high resolution texture pack is coming in AprilMar 21, 2019 - PC GamerMonster Hunter: World will get a significant facelift in April in the form of a new high-resolution texture pack that will be released as part of the 5.2 update. The pack will be available as a free update from Steam, but it'll eat up a good chunk of real estate on your drive—a minimum of 40GB of free storage space is required—and you'll need at least 8GB of VRAM to use it. You can see the difference in an included comparison image, and it definitely looks better. Like John Travolta with a five dollar milkshake, I'm not entirely sure that it's 40GB better, but if you have lots of free space and a video card you're dying to do something with, you might want to at least give it a shot. Full details on the hardware requirements for the high-res texture pack will be posted after the update goes live, which barring unforeseen complications will happen on April 4. The update will also add a TAA+FXAA option to the anti-aliasing menu in the "Advanced Graphics" settings, a new mouse control option "that is less sensitive to unintentional movement when controlling the Focus Camera with the mouse," the ability to allow friends to join private games, and makes various bug fixes. Monster Hunter: World adding HD texture pack on April 4thMar 21, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunCapcom are laying a common grumble about Monster Hunter: World on PC to rest in a couple weeks, with the release of an optional HD texture pack. While the PC version of the game is the smoothest, nicest-looking way to play the enormous boss rush, eagle-eyed folks noticed that many textures in the PC release were slightly fuzzier up close than their console equivalents. Not a huge difference, but it was still visible. Capcom smoothed out some of this in last October’s update for the game, but will soon offer players with extra space and VRAM the option to crank everything up further. (more…) Title Update: New Features Coming On April 4!Mar 20, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Thursday, April 4 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, we will release title update 5.2, which contains some new features. 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 graphic memory (VRAM). We will provide  more detailed information on the system requirements after the update. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/c6433de6471548c00b20db71ef4a29cc6efb2b87.jpg - 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. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166925. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ An Arch-tempered Xeno'jiiva bursts onto Steam!Mar 19, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/7df900cba9c2fea50473137408ff151a164989cf.jpg From Friday, April 5 00:00 to Thursday, April 18 23:59 UTC, an extremely dangerous tempered form of an elder dragon, known as an "arch-tempered monster" will be blasting onto Steam! Accept the new Event Quest Emperor of Elder Dragons to take on an Arch-tempered Xeno'jiiva.  ・Arch-tempered monsters can be distinguished from their normal counterparts by   their slight metallic gleam.  ・When taking on this Event Quest, the color of the frame around the monster icon   will be different than usual, so keep an eye out!  ・You need to be Hunter Rank (HR) 50 or higher to take on this quest.  ・Please note that the availability of this quest is subject to change without prior notice. Craftable equipment:  ・Xeno'jiiva γ armor series  ・Commission Layered Armor Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166925. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Monster Hunter: World's second largest audience was on PCMar 14, 2019 - PC GamerCapcom has been courting PC recently, with a bunch of great ports and multiplatform releases, including Monster Hunter: World and Resident Evil 2 Remake. It seems to have paid off for the publisher, as Monster Hunter World didn't just exceed expectations on PC, it was the game's second largest platform.  We already knew Capcom was happy with how the PC version had performed, but Capcom's marketing director Antoine Molant confirmed just how well it had done.  "Without getting into details, it’s the second biggest one for Monster Hunter World amongst all platforms, therefore incredibly important," Molant told PCGamesInsider.biz. The PC release also helped Monster Hunter: World find a greater audience in Europe, where PC is more prominent and there isn't the die-hard audience the series already has in Japan. "While we always try to treat our various audiences the same way, the Monster Hunter World console versions were the lead platforms, and PC had to be released at a later date," said Molant. "This actually helped as the PC version has had its own window for promotion, PR, marketing. Some countries like Germany or Russia also performed extremely well on the PC front. All of this really increased our success in Europe." Monster Hunter: World was also the first Capcom game to exceed 10 million units shipped, contributing to a year of record high profits for the publisher. There's an expansion coming later this year, too, if you've still got a monster-slaying itch.  Check out everything we know about Monster Hunter: World IceborneMonster Hunter: World PC Iceborne expansion Witcher event details, free updatesMar 8, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunBefore the next big expansion of Monster Hunter: World, there’s one more event update which introduces stuff from The Witcher. The update will include a new monster to fight, as well as a hybridisation of both Monster Hunter and Witcher systems to create a unique quest – featuring a playable Geralt of Rivia. This guide will go over all the details we know for the upcoming Witcher event, as well as everything we know so far for the Iceborne expansion. (more…) An Arch-tempered Zorah Magdaros stomps onto Steam!Mar 6, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/8391b5e1f65a9c196a2d7440ea3d654213c95f70.jpg From Friday, March 22 00:00 to Thursday, April 4 23:59 UTC, an extremely dangerous tempered form of an elder dragon, known as an "arch-tempered monster" will be treading onto Steam! Accept the new Event Quest Undying Alpenglow to take on an Arch-tempered Zorah Magdaros.  ・Arch-tempered monsters can be distinguished from their normal counterparts   by their slight metallic gleam.  ・When taking on this Event Quest, the color of the frame around the monster icon   will be different than usual, so keep an eye out!  ・You need to be Hunter Rank (HR) 50 or higher to take on this quest.  ・Please note that the availability of this quest is subject to change without prior notice. Craftable equipment:  ・Zorah γ armor series  ・Origin Layered Armor Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166925. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Update: New Bug Fixes Patched In On March 7!Mar 5, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Thursday, March 7 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, an event data update patch will be released that will contain several bug fixes. The newest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD released tomorrow will be revision number 166925. (The current version is revision number 166849.) You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. Important: For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/Monster Hunter: World Iceborne everything we knowMar 4, 2019 - PC GamerMonster Hunter: World has enjoyed loads of free updates since it launched on PC in August 2019. These seem tiny in comparison to the upcoming Iceborne expansion, which promises to be "massive", and comparable in size to the old Ultimate and G Rank versions. Capcom hasn't detailed much of Iceborne yet but we are expecting more information in March 2019 when Capcom celebrates the series' 15th anniversary. Release date The Iceborne expansion is due 'Autumn 2019' but a tiny asterisked statement on the announcement says "*Steam release follows", which suggests a possible release delay on PC. Monster Hunter: World released on PC seven months after consoles. Iceborne trailers All we have so far is this quick teaser video that shows Rathalos flying off to an icy land. New features Iceborne will continue Monster Hunter: World's story with new locales, moves, equipment, a new quest rank and monsters. New monsters weapons and an elite 'G-Rank' are standard additions for a Monster Hunter game, but the mention of new moves is interesting. Expanding movesets for existing weapons would be a big deal for players who have settled into a weapon's style over the course of hundreds of hunts.  According to the official Iceborne site more information will be revealed 'Spring 2019'. Monster Hunter's 15th anniversary is coming up in March, so we expect more information then. Capcom recently launched a 15th anniversary website which might reveal more features. For now there's nothing there except a big monster eye. New monsters Nothing has been officially revealed yet, but the red eyes in the teaser trailer almost certainly belong to Nargacuga. In previous Monster Hunter games Nargacuga's eyes glow when it enters its rage state. It's a mid-sized predator wyvern that tends to live in wooded areas. That suggests the new expansion's zones may not all be as icy as the trailer implies. That's as much as we can glean from the official announcements for now. We'll update this page with everything Capcom announces this spring. Capcom exec says PC is an 'important platform'Feb 26, 2019 - PC GamerCapcom has never had the closest publisher/platform relationship with the PC, but that appears to be changing. We had to wait the better part of a year for Monster Hunter: World to get from consoles to PC, which wasn't great, but shortly after it did the company acknowledged that sales on the platform "exceeded expectations," which was pleasantly validating. And in a statement released earlier this month, Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto spelled it out more explicitly: The PC is good.  The statement is in Japanese, and thus Google translated, which is predictably rough, but the intent is clear enough. "In addition to focusing on digital, we were able to significantly expand sales in the Asian region in addition to traditional major markets. Utilizing this success experience, we aim to further strengthen digital sales by promoting marketing and promotion that provides information including products more efficiently and more directly to users," Tsujimoto said.    "Also, from the viewpoint of promoting digital strategy, expansion of PC platform spread can not be overlooked. The sales ratio of the PC version in our main title has been improved every year, and we will strive to further expand sales as an important platform."   (The English version of the Capcom COO's page is still stuck in last year, but a Capcom rep said an update should be on the way. I'll update this post when it's available.) Capcom reiterated the importance of the PC version of Monster Hunter: World earlier this month in its third quarter financial statement, saying that the game "was a phenomenal success" and noting specifically that "the strong performance of the Steam version for PC boosted profits."  It's also not holding back the PC release of its next big game: Devil May Cry 5 comes to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, on March 8.  Patch: Bug FixesFeb 20, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Thursday, February 21 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, we released an event data update patch that contained several bug fixes. Bug Fixes: - Fixed a bug that caused some key configurations to be displayed in an incorrect position when using Ultrawide settings. - Fixed a bug where, when vignette effects are set to "High," the vignette effect for stealth actually appeared less pronounced than "Normal." - Fixed a bug where, when vignette effects are set to "High," the vignette effect when a mounted monster goes into a frenzy actually appeared less pronounced than "Normal." - Fixed a bug that prevented some of the sound effects to play for the endemic life added for the FINAL FANTASY XIV collaboration: Cactuar, Cactuar Cutting, and Flowering Cactuar Cutting. - Fixed it so that the error code "5098f-MW1" isn't displayed as easily on the guest's side when connection with the host is lost during multiplayer. - Various localization bug fixes. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166849. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Update: New Bug Fixes Patched In On February 21!Feb 19, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Thursday, February 21 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, an event data update patch will be released that will contain several bug fixes. Details will be posted at a later time. Updates: - Added data for future Event Quests, and various bug fixes. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166660. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Monster Hunter World PC event scheduleFeb 19, 2019 - PC GamerMonster Hunter: World's first year was filled with weekly quests, special crossovers, and big, special events like the siege of Kulve Taroth and the anniversary Appreciation Fest. The PC version has gotten those events in a compressed timeframe, and there are more still to come in 2019 as we lead up to the release of Iceborne, Monster Hunter World's first expansion, sometime this year. Here's the calendar of all the MHW events we know about for 2019. As more events, fests, monsters, and game patches are announced, we'll add them here. (Keep in mind we aren't listing events that have already run on PC, but those will be back during the seasonal fests). Events that have already happened on consoles are listed without dates in the order they originally released, since they're likely coming to PC—we just won't know exactly when until Capcom says the word. Monster Hunter: World event schedule for 2019 The Eye of the Storm Monster: Arch Tempered Kushala Daora | PC date: February 22 - 28 The Arch Tempered version of Kushala Daora is around for a week. Taking down the elder dragon will net you tickets to craft the Kushala Daora Gamma armor and Guild Cross Layered Armor. When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust Monster: Arch Tempered Lunastra | PC date: March 8 - March 21 As if Lunastra wasn't already difficult enough to fight! AT Lunastra will be a hell of a battle, and was first available on consoles in October. This fight will net you tickets to craft the Lunastra Gamma armor. Note: On consoles, this event also offered tickets to earn the Sakura layered armor (as in Street Fighter's Sakura). It looks like that isn't the case for PC. Undying Alpenglow Monster: Arch Tempered Zorah Magdaros | PC date: TBA Have fun with the most boring, drawn out encounter in Monster Hunter World, against the giant elder dragon Zorah Magdaros, now with more health! Get Zorah tickets to craft the Zorah Gamma Magdaros armor. Like a Moth to the Flame Monster: Arch Tempered Xeno'jiiva | PC date: TBA The big bad version of MHW's campaign finale, with all new rewards! Beat this jumbo baby dragon to earn Xeno'jiiva tickets to craft the Xeno'jiiva Gamma armor set, and the Commission layered armor. SDF: Silent, Deadly and Fierce Monster: Odogaron, Deviljho, Lunastra | PC date: TBA Monster Hunter's console crossover with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed awarded an item called Senu's feather, which could be used to craft the Assassin's Hood Mantle and Bayek layered armor. All you have to do is fight the three most aggressive monsters in the game in an arena! Possible this never comes to PC, but fingers crossed. The Fury of El Dorado Monster: Arch Tempered Kulve Taroth | PC date: TBA The roided-up version of the Kulve Taroth siege ran on consoles for most of January and February, so it's likely a bit down the road for PC players. Contract: Woodland Spirit Monster: Leshen | PC date: TBA MHW&ap...An Arch-tempered Lunastra bursts onto Steam!Feb 18, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/d00113082b83e720c7c544285f5950f15eb89d86.jpg From Friday, March 8 00:00 to Thursday, March 21 23:59 UTC, an extremely dangerous tempered form of an elder dragon, known as an "arch-tempered monster" appears on Steam in a blaze of blue flames! Accept the new Event Quest When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust to take on an Arch-tempered Lunastra.  ・Arch-tempered monsters can be distinguished from their normal counterparts by   their slight metallic gleam.  ・When taking on this Event Quest, the color of the frame around the monster icon   will be different than usual, so keep an eye out!  ・You need to be Hunter Rank (HR) 50 or higher to take on this quest.  ・Please note that the availability of this quest is subject to change without prior notice. Craftable equipment:  ・Lunastra γ armor series Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166660. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Sid Meier s Steam Charts: Sid Meier s Sid Meier s EditionFeb 18, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The game you like isn’t as good as the game I like. When you like the game you like, you are made to look a fool! Find out why in this week’s Steam Charts. (more…) Notice: Special Daily Bonus Compensation SetFeb 14, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDuring the Appreciation Fest, a bug occurred that prevented some users from obtaining their special daily bonus if they claimed their login bonus during a specific time period. Upon investigation, it turns out that this issue was caused by a difference between the reset time for login bonuses and the update time for special daily bonuses, so we've condensed the update time for special daily bonuses to 19:00 UTC. To make up for the special daily bonuses that could not be claimed because of this issue, we will offer the below item pack as a compensation the next time you log in. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. - Compensation Set Appreciation Ticket x 3 Appreciation Fireworks x 9 - Availability February 14 19:00 to February 21 23:59 UTC. The contents of this item pack are the same as for other platforms. As with login bonuses, you will need to play the game online to claim this item pack. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 166660. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Steam Charts: The Worst Ever EditionFeb 11, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I took it for granted. I knew I shouldn’t, I think I even knew I was doing it at the time. But last week, when the charts were filled with new and interesting games, pushing out the tired and bloated titles, I didn’t take the time to recognise what we had. And now, as can only be the direct responsibility of my careless credulity, everything has fallen apart. This week’s charts are the worst I’ve ever seen. And I’m sorry. I’m… look, I’m just sorry. (more…) Monster Hunter: World is Steam’s Biggest New Release of 2018 with Over 240k Concurrent Players OnlineAug 9, 2018 - GitHypMonster Hunter: World’s PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC reveal was one of the best moments of E3 2017. But Capcom crushed the hearts of PC gamers when they revealed the game would be coming to PC seven months after its console launch. Today, Monster Hunter: World finally released on Steam, and by the looks of it, PC gamers aren’t upset about the delay anymore. Launching just an hour ago on Steam, Monster Hunter: World already has over 240k concurrent players online; and with the weekend right around the corner, that number is expected to go up even further during prime hours. As it stands right now, MHW is currently ranked #4 on Steam's list of most played games, right behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and gaining traction with a gain of 53k players in its second hour. Even if the numbers were to not increase (which they will), Monster Hunter: World has already become Steam’s biggest new release of the year, easily doubling Realm Royale’s 105k player peak back in June 2018.