Monster Hunter World – How to fix high CPU usage

Monster Hunter World Iceborne DLC has finally made its debut on the PC platform and the MHW fans are thoroughly enjoying the update. Even though the update is pretty huge, it makes sense as the amount of fresh content it adds to game is insane.

Though we agree that the DLC has brought Monster Hunter World back to life again, there are a lot of players who are having a hard time playing the game after the update dropped. People are reporting performance related issues like lag, fps drops, crashes, etc. There are a lot of bugs as well that have started appearing after the update. Like the infinite loading screen or the black screen bug.

The issue we are talking about on this article is the high cpu usage bug. So what is this high cpu usage bug? Is there a fix?

Monster Hunter World – How to fix high CPU usage

What is the High CPU usage bug in Monster Hunter World

It is a bug that has arrived with the Monster Hunter World Iceborne DLC and is causing some serious issues for the community. Players are claiming that Monster Hunter World is using a huge percentage of their CPUs now. Which is causing the processors to heat up and which is then causing problems like stuttering, freezing, etc.

And the problem is even the player with high end gaming PCs are facing this issue. It is happening to Both AMD and Intel users. So if you were thinking that this problem is related to your hardware then you can be sure that it is not. There are actually hundreds of posts regarding this bug on the Steam Discussion page of Monster Hunter World.

Actually the problem of very high cpu usage has become very common nowadays. Many AAA games of 2019 had this problem at launch. Games like Borderlands 3 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare should be mentioned here.

How to fix this issue

Unfortunately there is no guaranteed fix for this bug yet. But after browsing through all the posts from the Steam discussions page of Monster Hunter World, we found out that there were some users who actually managed to fix this. But the problem is they are claiming that they have done a lot of stuff and what actually fixed the issue, they are not too sure. So here is what you can do in order to fix this bug:

  1. Update your graphics drivers
  2. Verify the game on Steam. Right click on the game. Select Properties. Click on the Local Files tab and then click on Verify Integrity of Game Files
  3. Set the priority of MHW.exe to Low from Task Manager
  4. Update your OS if you are using Windows 10
  5. Drop settings to minimum, restart, set them back to normal ( for your game pre expansion) and restart again. Also keep DX12, fog and Fidelity off
  6. Limit the FPS of the game

If the fixes mentioned above don’t work for you then you can obviously check out the Official Monster Hunter World Steam discussions page to find out what the community has to say about this issue. And you can even click on the link below to report your issue to the Official MH:W Issue Troubleshooting/Reporting Thread.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also if you have any addition to make regarding this topic then also you can comment below. Good luck!


That’s all folks!

2 thoughts on “Monster Hunter World – How to fix high CPU usage”

    1. Did you just roast and praise this article at the same time? XD
      BTW, do mention the step that worked for you. It will help others.

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