How to fix the Stuttering and FPS Drops in Monster Hunter Rise PC

This guide will show you how to take care of performance issues like stuttering and fps drops in Monster Hunter Rise PC. A lot of users are facing it. So don’t worry, you are not alone.

Players are experiencing weird Stutters and Frame Drops in the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise

MHR is finally out on PC. And looking at the reviews on Steam, we can safely say, that this title is a hit. There are close to 90,000 players playing the game concurrently. Which way more than the last Monster Hunter title on PC, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

As you all know, this game was initially released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. 2022 is the year when the PC platform got to see this game. This is the exact same game, only the graphics has been upgraded, and some minor changes have been made, to please the PC users. The PC version comes with 4K resolution, HDR with support for features including ultrawide monitors and an unlocked frame rate.

Enough information about the game, now let’s talk about the performance of MHR. This game runs well for the most part. Apart from bugs and technical errors, I didn’t see many issues. It is just that some users are facing constant FPS drops and stuttering in the game.

That is why I went through some forums, and found some working community-recommended fixes. Check them out.

How to fix stuttering and fps drops in MHR PC

This first thing you should do, is trying capping the frame rate from the graphics settings menu of Monster Hunter Rise. Cap the FPS to 60, and see if the stuttering is continuing or not. Also, check if the refresh rate set in the settings menu matches the refresh rate of your monitor or not. This fix is mainly recommended for people who are using GPUs like RTX 3070s and RTX 3080s, and facing huge fps drops. This fix actually comes from Steam user /Herruler:

I was having this weird stuttering and for whatever reason, changing the refresh rate fixed it. It was on 75Hz, I lowered it to 60 to match my screen’s rate and everything is fine now

Monster Hunter Rise - Cap FPS to fix stuttering - Proof

Did you try tweaking the Graphics Settings of Monster Hunter Rise? Here is what I think are the Monster Hunter Rise Best Graphics Settings:

  • Screen Mode: Full Screen
  • Resolution Settings: 1920×1080
  • Display Frequency : Select the refresh rate of your monitor
  • Framerate Cap: 60
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Image Quality: 100%
  • High-Resolution Textures: On
  • Texture Filtering: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Dynamic Shadows: Off
  • Equipment Shadows: Off
  • Processing Reduction via Model Swapping: On
  • Mesh Quality (Level of Detail): Average
  • Anti-Aliasing: TAA+FXAA
  • Variable Rage Shading (VRS): On
  • Foliage Sway: On
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Lens Distortion: Off
  • Vignette Effect: Default
  • Depth of Field (DOF): Off
  • Film Grain: Off
  • Filters: Off

Monster Hunter Rise - Best Graphics Settings

Considering that the first fix, and tweaking the settings, didn’t work for you, since you are looking at the second fix, here is another thing you can try. You need to select the ‘High Performance’ Power plan for Windows 10. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open your Windows 10 Settings
  2. Select ‘System’, followed by ‘Power & Sleep’
  3. Or you can just type ‘power & sleep settings’ in your Windows 10 search bar, and open the Power & Sleep settings menu directly from there
  4. On that ‘Power & Sleep’ window, you will notice a setting called ‘Performance and Energy’
    Monster Hunter Rise - Change Power Settings to fix fps drops
  5. Move the slide below it to ‘Best Performance’
  6. Now, select Additional Power Settings from the left
  7. Click on ‘Show additional plans’
  8. Select ‘High Peformance’
  9. Restart your system

This fix comes from Steam user /TinyRiki:

!ATTENTION FRIENDS!

I have found a solution which fixed it for me. Listen closely! (windows 10)

Go into “Power & Sleep Settings”
Next “Additional power settings”
Then choose the “High Performance” power plan (it may be hidden under the “Hide additional plans” dropdown)

And hocus pocus, it’s buttery smooth. Try it out lads!

And finally, you try these fixes recommended by Steam user /Nevermore:

I didn’t know this would actually work, but it really worked for me:
– Running as admin
– Disabling full screen optimizations
– Making an exception in windows defender

Now it isn’t dropping from 60 to 50-57 fps, really smooth 60 fps

In case you want to run the exe file as admin, is the MonsterHunterRise.exe Default Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MonsterHunterRise

For disabling full screen optimizations, right-click on MonsterHunterRise.exe > Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab > Tick ‘Disable fullscreen optimizations’ > Hit Apply.

For information on how to add MHR as an exception on Windows defender, click on this link.


You have to keep one thing in mind. Monster Hunter Rise is a console port that “Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-tamper”. So, there is no way for this game to be perfect. Denuvo has been always known to be problematic on PC.


If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing other problems with the game, then try checking out our other guides on Monster Hunter Rise. Who knows, you might end up finding a fix.


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on January 14, 2022

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