Monster Hunter World Performance Guide : Low fps, Stutter and Lag Fix

Monster Hunter World is an open-world action role-playing game by Capcom Co., Ltd.  where you take on the role of a hunter and slay different monsters in a living, breathing ecosystem. You can use the landscape and its diverse inhabitants to get the upper hand. If successful, you will be rewarded through loot consisting of parts from the monster and other elements that are used to craft weapons and armor, amongst other equipment.

You can play alone or in co-op with up to three other players, and use materials collected from fallen foes to craft new gear and take on tougher monsters. It was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018, with a Microsoft Windows version in August 2018. Monster Hunter World is the 4th most played game on Steam right now according to Steam Charts. Click here to know more and buy Monster Hunter World for PC.

Despite being a very good title a lot of players have reported some performance issues in PC version of the game. Players have been witnessing lag and fps drops quite often during fights or even while exploring the world. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, stuttering or fps drops in Monster Hunter World for PC:

[Note : This guide was posted almost a year ago. We decided to revisit and update the article a bit because of the launch of the Monster Hunter World : Iceborne dlc.]

Monster Hunter World Performance Guide : Low fps, Stutter and Lag Fix

Make sure your system meets the Minimum System Requirements of the game

Here are the system requirements for Monster Hunter World PC :

Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, 3.20GHz or AMD FX™-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x (VRAM 2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX® 9.0c)
    • Additional Notes: 1080p/30fps when graphics settings are set to “Low”
Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 3770 3.4GHz or Intel® Core™ i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1500X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (VRAM 4GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX® 9.0c or better)
    • Additional Notes: 1080p/30fps when graphics settings are set to “High”

You have to make sure that your PC atleast has everything that is listed under minimum system requirements. Otherwise there is no point in trying to run this game.

Tweaking in-game settings for optimal performance

Capcom has provided a handful of settings that you can fiddle with in the PC version of Monster Hunter World. Here is what you can do in the settings menu to squeeze out some extra performance:

Go to Settings > Display

Screen Mode Settings : Full Screen

Frame Rate : No Limit

V-Sync : Off

Go to Advanced Graphics Settings

Resolution Scaling : Variable (Prioritize Resolution)

Texture Quality : Full

Ambient Occlusion : low

Volume Rendering Quality : Off

Shadow Quality : Low

Anti-aliasing : FXAA

LOD Bias : Low

Max LOD Level : No Limit

Foliage Sway : Off

Subsurface Scattering : Off

Screen Space Reflection : Off

Anisotropic Filtering : Low

Water Reflection : Off

SH Diffuse Quality : Low

Dynamic Range : 32-Bit

Z-Prepass : Off

Downgrading Refresh Rate of your monitor

[Note: We do not recommend this trick. Do it at your own risk! Though it worked for some, doesn’t mean it will work for you]

A lot of users are complaining that their CPU usage is skyrocketing to 100% when there are using monitors with 144hz or higher refresh rates. The game is running comparatively smoother on 60hz or 75hz monitors and the CPU usage is hovering around 70-80%. So you can trying downgrading the refresh rate of your monitor if you are using one having 144hz. Though it is not recommended to fiddle with the refresh rates of your monitor. We would recommend you ask some experts before you move forward with this trick.

Increase Priority of the game

  • Start Monster Hunter World
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process from the list. The name of the process should be “monsterhunterworld.exe” or something more or less similar.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate the Monster Hunter World executable.
  • Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

Update your Drivers

Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Common errors / error codes and their fixes

[Source : Official Monster Hunter World : Iceborne Troubleshooting/Reporting Thread]
“Networking error. Lost network connection (1201)”

This error occurs when you are logged out of Steam during gameplay. Please log into Steam again, then restart Monster Hunter: World.

Flickering display on monitor during gameplay

In some configurations, a flickering issue may occur when a user selects the framerate priority setting within the Graphics Options. This setting may cause frequent resolution changes based on the user’s PC specs. Try changing this setting to “High” or “Prioritize Resolution” to resolve the issue

Launch / Crash at launch issue when playing for the first time

Please try the following in the event you experience a launching or crash-at-launch issue at initial launch:

  1. Restart Steam.
  2. Remove the save file from your Steam ID, located in the following folder: Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\[steam id]\582010
  3. Relaunch the game.

Offline gaming

When launching the game for the first time, please ensure you are connected online. Once you make it to the Title Screen, offline mode can be used to launch the game

ERR01: Failed to create Directinput device

There is a possibility DirectX 11 hasn’t been installed, or .dll files are missing / corrupted. Please download and install the latest Windows Updates

ERR03 : Failed to initialize DirectX11

There maybe several reasons causing this error.

  • DirectX 11 has not been installed on the PC
  • Using a graphics card incompatible with DirectX11
  • OS is not supported by platform, e.g., Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.
  • To resolve, please ensure Windows Update has been run.

ERR04 : Failed to get display info.

This error happens if there is no available resolutions / color modes for the monitor / display, or no output is found for DirectX. Please check that the graphics card meets the system requirements for the game. If the graphics card meets the system requirements, ensure the driver is fully up-to-date. Please ensure the game is being launched on the local machine as opposed to remote access / streaming.

ERR08 : Memory overrun.

There is not enough system memory / graphics card memory to run the game. Try lowering the resolution / graphics settings of the game. Please ensure the graphics card has at least 2GB of video memory.

ERR10 : Unsupported DXGI request

There may be a possibility that the graphics card does not support the necessary functions required for the game to run. Please confirm the graphics card is compatible with Monster Hunter: World and install the latest drivers and Windows Updates.

ERR11 : Invalid DXGI call

There might be a possibility the graphics card doesn’t support necessary functions required to run the game. Please confirm the graphics card is compatible with Monster Hunter: World. Please check that the graphics card meets the system requirements for the game. If the graphics card meets the system requirements, ensure the driver is fully up-to-date and download and install the latest Windows Updates.

ERR12 : Graphics device crashed

There might be a possibility the graphics card doesn’t have the latest drivers. Please visit your graphics card manufacturer’s website and download and install the latest drivers, then download and install the latest Windows Updates

ERR13 : Graphics driver internal error

There might be a possibility the graphics card doesn’t have the latest drivers. Please visit your graphics card manufacturer’s website and download and install the latest drivers, then download and install the latest Windows Updates.

ERR14 : Graphics API not implemented

This error occurs when the current graphics card driver is not the latest version, or a certain function with DirectX isn’t working properly. Please refer to your graphics card manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest drivers. Please ensure you are not using a USB / Video converter display adapter, then download and install the latest Windows Updates.


If you are still facing issues then you can actually report them to the developers. Here are all the links to the threads where you can report the bugs and glitches you are facing:

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!

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  1. donna January 10, 2020

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