Monster Hunter World is a phenomenally successful game for Capcom. The game was a mega-hit on consoles when it was released earlier this year. Its gone on to become Capcom’s most successful game ever, and hit new records when it was recently released on PC. It’s become the most successful Japanese game to launch on Steam in the history of the platform, and also stands as the overall biggest new game launch on Steam this year. It’s safe to say that Capcom hit the big time with MHW.
Unfortunately, many players on PC are also having connection issues. Users en masse are complaining of connection errors, which in the case of MHW, boots people out of games. These errors have persisted since the game’s launch on August 9. It’s bad enough when players get kicked out of the single player runs, but when they’re getting parties together, only to have the server decide it’s time to disband, that can be frustrating.
Capcom has acknowledged the problem, and says it’s working on a fix.
We have been receiving numerous reports that players are experiencing connection errors several times after they depart on quests. We are currently investigating the cause of this and are working with Valve to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
We will keep you informed of further developments in this matter. We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
There are anecdotal fixes that range from disabling the Steam overlay, to nixing Big Picture mode that some suggest allows players to eke out a little more time between disconnections, but it’s really going to be on Capcom to fix this. Hopefully, they fix it soon, because it’s an amazing game.
As we said when it was released:
“The latest entry in the long-running franchise truly elevates the series to new heights. It simultaneously respects veterans and welcomes newcomers, providing an experience that can be satisfying to both camps. The gameplay is still as addictive and deep as before and it doesn’t take long for it to suck you in. While it does stumble a bit in the story and performance department, they’re nothing but minor gripes in the greater scheme of things as the incredible time I spent with it more than makes up for any shortcomings. At the end of the day, Monster Hunter World is a game that I just can’t stop thinking about, and it’s a game, that’s really easy to love.”
Last Updated: August 14, 2018
Alien Emperor Trevor
August 14, 2018 at 09:24
This is the same type of thing I experienced with Hitman, to the point where I stopped playing an otherwise fantastic game because of connectivity issues. You can play offline but that disables all the challenges, which is half the fun.
August 14, 2018 at 09:28
Oh yeah I forgot that game existed. Might get it on a sale as my time is just too packed right now.
Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd
August 14, 2018 at 12:08
R999 on steam.
How do you even justify this anymore 🙁
August 15, 2018 at 07:27
ironically they do have Monster Hunter Online which is a good MMO, yet the predecessor came out worst, I prefer they globalize MHO then this ported game
August 20, 2018 at 00:35
disconnecting has been getting worse since it came out. I cant even make it 2 min without disconnects. game is unplayable.
August 20, 2018 at 15:06
Game’s actually unplayable at the moment. Not a single way to play multiplayer that doesn’t give an error.
August 20, 2018 at 15:41
fix this sh!t or im not playin
August 20, 2018 at 22:27
It’s funny that so many people are calling the game unplayable, when in all honesty it can be played single player just fine.
Yes, it is a fun game to play with other hunters and people, but the game has always been amazing to play solo as well. You can call me an old dog, or whatever you want, but I’ve enjoyed this series since back on the PS2 lol, so I guess I am also just used to playing alone.