Monster Hunter: World is a popular action RPG game released on August 9th, 2018. The game has a wonderful world and ecological design that charms many players. It could be vexing to disconnect 1-3 times a day when you play the game. Don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help.

Because the disconnect reason for everyone is various, sometimes the cause is not your side. However, this post contains almost every fixes you can find on Google which works for several users, it’s definately save you some time.

Before you start any complicated solutions, let’s check if your computer has met the Monster Hunter: World system requirements!

Try these fixes:

If your computer meets the minimum system requirements, then we need to identify the cause for the disconnection.

Basically, your personal network, including the bandwidth, your ISP could affect stability. It’s recommended to check your connection first when you meet the disconnect problem.
If you’re unable to connect to the internet, this post could help.
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If you’re sure it’s nothing to do with your connection, you can try these fixes. You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Update the game
  2. Play with Windowed mode
  3. Looking for server from your region
  4. Add “-nofriendsui -udp” OR “-nofriendsui -tcp” as Steam launch options
  5. Set Steam friends offline and connect via ID

Fix 1: Update the game

You may hear it again and again, but download and install the latest game patches may help solving many issues. Sometimes the release of game patches was aimed to fix existing issues like crashing, freezing and connection issues. So when you encounter a critical problem in MHW, updating the game should be your go-to option if there’s any update you can find.

Normally, if you play MHW on Steam you will receive the notification of updating but you may miss it when you have a connection issue. And it’s no harm to check.

Fix 2: Play with Windowed mode

Play Monster Hunter World with windowed mode and disable Steam overlay may help you fix the disconnect issue.

HOW: Press the Alt + Enter key on your keyboard when the game is in full screen.

Disable Steam overlay:

  1. Run Steam.
  2. Click Steam in the left corner and select Settings.
  3. Select In-Game in the left pane and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game. Click OK.
  4. Run MHW.

Fix 3: Looking for server from your region

Your geographical location and the people you connect to would affect stability. This is one of the possible elements of the disconnect issue.

This means if you’re from the USA trying to connect to someone from Japan, you would have a latency thing and have a bad time. So, you can look for servers from your region or host your own and let people join you.

Fix 4: Add “-nofriendsui -udp” OR “-nofriendsui -tcp” as Steam launch options

The issue could be on Steam. Steam updates the Friends UI but it doesn’t work well with Monster Hunter World. So this fix could help you force Steam use the older Friends UI to solve the problem.

  1. Right-click on Steam and click Properties.
  2. In the Target field, add the text.
    Note: Add a space after the existing quotation mark.
      -nofriendsui -udp   OR   -nofriendsui -tcp 

  3. Click Apply > OK.
  4. Relaunch Steam and check the connection.

Fix 5: Set Steam friends offline and connect via ID

It’s possible that the disconnect issue is related to the Steam Friends lists. But log out of Steam Friends will make it harder to have people join you.
In this case, you can send your ID to your friend, then set Steam Friends to offline. After that, you can connect with them through ID.


Hopefully this article helped you resolve your crashing problem in Monster Hunter: World. If you have any follow-up questions or ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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