How to fix Launch Issues in Monster Hunter World Iceborne?

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne was launched in September 2019 which is part of Monster Hunter: World. It’s an action-adventure video game developed & published by Capcom that’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows platforms. Now, plenty of users are facing launch issues in Monster Hunter World Iceborne game along with lagging, frame drops, stuttering, fatal errors, and more. If you’re also one of them and want to fix this issue then check out this full troubleshooting guide.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne is one of the popular games for its graphics, gameplay, and story or series. But if your most loved game crashes every time while launching or game stuck at the loading screen quite often, then all the gaming experience or enthusiasm will be ruined very easily. After a particular point in time, users get irritated and either uninstall the game or stopped playing for a while. So, we will recommend you to at least check all the possible solutions below that can be helpful to you.

How to fix Launch Issues in Monster Hunter World Iceborne?

How to fix Launch Issues in Monster Hunter World Iceborne?

As most of the video games may cause issues on the Windows PC platform than any other console platforms, we will share with you PC-specific troubleshooting methods below. However, there are some of the similar methods can be found that is also applicable for console platforms. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

First of all, check all the minimum and recommended system requirements before heading over to any method. Some times we don’t follow on the system requirements that much and it simply causes crashing, higher CPU/GPU usage, CPU bottleneck, other error codes, stuck at loading screen issues, etc.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4460 or Core i3 9100F / AMD FX 6300 or Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or GTX1050 or AMD Radeon R7 260x or RX 560
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 48 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX 9.0c or later)
  • Additional Notes: These specs allow for the game to be played in 1080p/30fps with graphics settings at “Low”. A 64-bit processor and operating system are required.

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 or Core i3 8350 or Core i3 9350F / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Ryzen 5 3400G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or GTX 1650 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 48 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX 9.0c or later)
  • Additional Notes: These specs allow for the game to be played in 1080p/30fps with graphics settings at “High”. A 64-bit processor and operating system are required. – Windows 10 (Version 1809 or later) and a 4GB VRAM GPU (graphics board or video card) are required for DirectX 12 API.

Check your System Info

  • Go to the Start menu > Click on Settings > Select System > Scroll down to the left side and click on About.
  • Here you can the Windows specifications.
  • Check the details with the system requirements properly.
  • Once done, close the settings window.
  • Press Windows + R button on the keyboard.
  • A Run dialog box will appear.
  • Now, type dxdiag and hit enter.
  • The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will open and you can see all the graphics card and DirectX versions under the Display & System tab.

If you’ve found that all the recommended requirements are compatible with your gaming rig then you can start following the methods below in order to fix the launch issues.

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1. Disable Antivirus or add an Exclusion

Make sure to disable the Antivirus program on your PC as the antivirus software most probably block the system resources to run the game properly. That can cause launch errors or crashes to the game. So, either you should completely disable/uninstall the antivirus program or you can add an exception of the game to run it smoothly.

2. Reinstall Graphics Drivers

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu.
  • Type Device Manager in the search bar and click on it once the Device Manager appears on the search result.
  • Head over to the Display Adapters > Click to expand the drop-down list.
  • Right-click on your dedicated graphics card name > Click on Uninstall Device.
  • Click on the Uninstall button. [Uncheck “Delete the driver software for this device“]
  • Once uninstalled the graphics device, just restart your computer.
  • After reboot, the Windows system will search for drivers automatically and reinstall it.
  • Now, launch the World Iceborne game and check whether the game is still crashing or not.

3. Update Graphics Drivers

If you’re using the Nvidia graphics card then update the GeForce Experience app on your PC from the Nvidia official site here. But if you’re using the AMD graphics card on your system, then update the latest AMD Drivers from here.

4. Verify Game Files on Steam (Steam User Only)

The Monster Hunter World Iceborne gamers on Steam can follow the below steps:

  • Launch the Steam client > Log in to the account
  • Then go to the Steam Library.
  • Next, right-click on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • Then click on Properties
  • Choose the Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files
  • Wait for the process and then restart the game to check whether the issue has been fixed or not.

5. Run as Administrator

Try to launch the Steam client as an administrator by right-clicking on it. Because most of the games require advanced system resources to run the program properly. So, giving the user account control, the chances of crashing the game become quite lesser.

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6. Use Strong Internet Connection

If the Monster Hunter World Iceborne game crashes or can’t connect to the network, then it’s quite possible that there are some issues with your internet connection. Either the internet connection isn’t stable enough or the download/upload speed is quite low according to the game requirements. meanwhile, it can be also a Firewall program blocking. Check below.

7. Adjust Firewall Program

If in case, you tested that your internet connection is stable and fast enough to launch & run the Monster Hunter World Iceborne game on your PC then you should check the Firewall program settings as well. In order to fix that issue, allow the game through the Firewall program that you can find in Start menu > Settings > Update & Security > Firewall & Network Protection. Go to Domain Network and turn off Windows Defender Firewall in both the Private & Public Network interface. That’s important.

Once done, close the settings window and launch the game again to check if the launch crashing fixed or not. If the game launches, that means your Windows Defender program was troubling you and your game. But if in case, the above method won’t work for you, make sure to try another method.

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  • Go to the Firewall & Network Protection settings again.
  • Click on the Change Settings under the Allowed Apps section.
  • Next, head over to the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne > Click on Allow another app > Select Add an app > Browse > Locate the Iceborne installed folder > Double-click on the .exe launcher file.
  • Once the game is enlisted in the Add an app dialog, click on Add button to add an exception.
  • Now, launch the game and check for the issue.

8. Clean Temporary Files

  • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the RUN program.
  • Now, type %temp% and press enter
  • You will get a bunch of temporary files on a page.
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl + A on the keyboard.
    Next, press Shift + Delete on the keyboard to remove all the files.
  • Some times some of the temporary files can’t be deleted. So, leave them as it is and close it.

9. Disable Full-Screen Optimizations

  • Launch the Steam client > Head over to the Iceborne game and right-click on it.
  • Click on Properties > Local Files > Browse Local Files > Right-click on the .exe file. (game launcher)
  • Click on Properties > Go to Compatibility tab.
  • Check the box of Diable Full-Screen Optimizations > Click on OK.
  • Finally, reboot your computer and launch the game.

10. Reinstall the Game

It’s also possible that there are some issues with your installed game file or drive. So, make sure to uninstall the game at first and then reinstall it on any other drive and check whether the crashing issue has been fixed or not.

That’s it, guys. We assume that you’ve found this guide useful. Feel free to ask in the comments below.

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