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How to play Monster Hunter: World on Linux

Monster Hunter: World is an action RPG developed and published by Capcom. It is the fifth entry in the franchise. It was released in 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, there are currently no plans for an official Linux release.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to get Monster Hunter: World up and running on Linux. 

Getting Monster Hunter: World working

Monster Hunter: World only works on Linux with Steam Play’s help, a feature that comes with the Linux release of Steam. For this reason, we must demonstrate how to install the Steam app for Linux. 

Install Steam

To start the installation of Steam for Linux, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or by searching for “Terminal” in your app menu. Once the terminal window is open, follow along with the Steam installation instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux OS you currently use.


On Ubuntu, the easiest way to install the Steam app is with the Apt package manager tool. Using the command below, install Steam.

sudo apt install steam


In Debian, the fastest way to get the latest version of Steam working is by downloading the DEB package directly from Valve, on the internet. This is because the version of Steam provided in the Debian Linux repos is tedious to install.

To download the Steam DEB package via the internet, use the following wget command down below. 

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

When the downloading process is complete, you will have saved the Steam DEB package to your Debian Linux PC. Now, you must install it. To install it, make use of the following dpkg command in a terminal window. 

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Following the installation of Steam in Debian, use the apt install -f command to correct any dependency issues that may arise.

sudo apt install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, it is possible to install the Steam app’s latest release by making use of the Pacman command in a terminal window. 

sudo pacman -S steam


On both Fedora and OpenSUSE Linux, it is possible to install Steam. However, the native instructions for setting up the app on these operating systems are tedious and not suited for beginner users. Instead, we highly suggest you follow the Flatpak instructions. 


To install Steam on Linux as a Flatpak, you must start by installing the Flatpak runtime. To set up the Flatpak runtime, please follow along with our in-depth guide on how to set up Flatpak.

Once the Flatpak runtime is configured on your Linux PC, the next step is to set up the Flathub app store. To do that, execute the following flatpak remote-add command in a terminal window.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

With the Flathub app store configured, install Steam on your Linux PC as a Flatpak by executing the following flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Monster Hunter: World on Linux

Now that Steam is installed on your Linux PC launch the app and log in using your user account credentials. Then, follow along with the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to install Monster Hunter: World.

Step 1: Once Steam is open, find the “Steam” menu and click on it with the mouse. After clicking on the “Steam” menu, find the “Settings” option and click on it to open up the Steam Settings area.

Inside of Steam settings, locate the Steam Play area. After accessing the Steam Play area, you much check two boxes to enable the Steam Play feature. These boxes are “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.”

After selecting the two boxes, select the “OK” button to close the settings window. Steam will restart after clicking the “OK” button. 

Step 2: Locate the “STORE” button at the Steam app’s top and click on it with the mouse. Then, locate the “Search” box and click on it with the mouse. 

Type in “Monster Hunter: World” in the text box. Then, press the Enter key to view the search results.

Step 3: Look through the search results for “Monster Hunter: World” and click on it with the mouse to access the Monster Hunter: World Steam Storefront page.

On the Steam Storefront page, look for the green “Add to cart” button, and click on it with the mouse. After clicking on the “Add to cart” button, find the “LIBRARY” button and click on it to go to your Steam library.

Step 4: In the Steam library area, search for “Monster Hunter: World” in the library. After that, select it with the mouse. Then, click on the blue “INSTALL” button to download and install the game. 

Step 5: Once the Monster Hunter: World game is done downloading, the blue “INSTALL” button will transform into a green “PLAY” button. Select this button to start up the game. Enjoy!

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