How to Fix Monster Hunter Rise FPS Drop on Windows Computer

FPS drops in the Monster Hunter Rise PC version can be caused by several factors. This could be caused by an outdated graphics driver, graphics settings, or hardware limits, to mention a few possibilities. To fix these frame drops and various issues, you’ll need to go through several troubleshooting actions.

Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG developed and published by Capcom that was released in 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. It’s presently available on the Steam store for PC. In Monster Hunter Rise, PC users take on the role of a hunter, hunting or capturing monsters and completing tasks from NPCs while exploring Kamura town with a variety of weapons, equipment, and supplies. Monster Hunter Rise has a single-player, local, and online multiplayer mode, as well as a party of up to four people.

PC users experienced FPS Drops on Monster Hunter Rise

PC users experienced FPS Drops on Monster Hunter Rise

When playing Monster Hunter Rise, one of the issues you may encounter is a sudden dip in the game frame rate. This is seen when movement speed abruptly slows or the game stutters. This might be a frustrating experience because it has a negative impact on your gameplay.

Here’s what you need to do to resolve the FPS problem.

Fix 1: System requirements

Fix 1: System requirements

The first thing you need to do is make sure your computer can handle the game. The minimum system requirements as well as the recommended system requirements for a computer to run the game are listed on Steam. If your computer’s hardware doesn’t meet these requirements, you’ll probably have problems like frame rate drops.

Minimum System Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and OS

OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)

Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 or Core™ i5-3470 or AMD FX-6100

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (DDR4) or AMD Radeon RX 550

DirectX: Version 12

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 23 GB available space

Additional Notes: 

1080p/30fps when graphics setting are set to “Low”. development.

Requires a 64-bit processor and OS

OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)

Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-8300

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or AMD Radeon RX 570 (VRAM 4GB)

DirectX: Version 12

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 23 GB available space

Additional Notes: 

1080p/30fps when graphics setting are set to “Average”.

Fix 2: Adjust graphics settings

One of the reasons your Monster Hunter Rise game has frame rate drops is that you’re using high graphics setting and your computer hardware cannot keep up and is having performance issues. Lower the game’s video quality on the settings menu and see if it improves game performance and fix the FPS drops issue.

Graphic setting menu

Open Steam, then launch Monster Hunter Rise.

On the Monster Hunter Rise main menu, click options.

On the Monster Hunter Rise main menu, click options

On the Options menu, click Display.

On the options menu, click display

On the Display windows, under the Graphics Settings, you can set it to low for the overall graphics setting of the game.

On the display windows, under the graphics settings, you can set it to low for the overall graphics setting of the game

To manually the adjust graphics settings of the game, On the Display windows, click Open Settings Menu on the Advanced Graphics Settings.

To manually the adjust graphics settings of the game, On the display windows, click open settings menu on the advanced graphics settings
On the advanced graphics settings

Adjust Image Quality, to change the rendering resolution quality.

Adjust image quality, to change the rendering resolution quality

Turn off High-Resolution Textures, to switch off the high-resolution textures for monster, player, buddies and a number of models .

Turn off High-Resolution Textures, to switch off the high-resolution textures for monster, player, buddies and a number of models

Adjust Shadow Quality, to change the rendering quality of shadows.

Adjust shadow quality, to change the rendering quality of shadows

Adjust Equipment Shadows, to toggle on or off the shadows of the gear you have equipped.

Adjust equipment shadows, to toggle on or off the shadows of the gear you have equipped

Adjust Mesh Quality, reduces processing load by switching to low resolution models for objects far away from the camera.

Adjust mesh quality, reduces processing load by switching to low resolution models for objects far away from the camera

Toggle Anti-Aliasing, to enable or disable the anti-aliasing functionality.

Toggle anti-aliasing, to enable or disable the anti-aliasing functionality

Fix 3: Update GPU to the latest drivers

Fix 3: Update GPU to the latest drivers

The Monster Hunter Rise FPS Drops issue could be caused by an outdated graphics driver. You must update your graphics card driver to the latest and correct version for best gaming performance, which includes updates and bug fixes from the graphics card manufacturer, to resolve this issue.

Updating GPU

Type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the Device Manager icon that appears in the results.

Click the Display adapters icon.

Right-click the Display adapter you are using to play and then click Update driver.

Choose Search automatically for drivers.

The drivers automatically will download and install, after you have updated your device drivers, Try to play Monster Hunter Rise.

For NVIDIA users you can update your GPU via the GeForce Experience software and for AMD users you can update your GPU via the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool.

Fix 4: Disable Full-screen optimizations

Fix 4: Disable Full-screen optimizations

If you’re experiencing FPS drops in the game, you may have full-screen optimization enabled. Even if you have full-screen mode enabled in the game’s options, fullscreen optimization needs a game running in borderless fullscreen mode, resulting in Monster Hunter Rise FPS drops. Here’s how to turn it off for best performance.

Disabling Full-screen optimizations

Launch Steam.

On your launcher, click the Library tab.

All your games are listed in the Library, find Monster Hunter Rise and right-click it then select Manage and click Browse Local Files to open file location.

In the pop-up window, select the Monster Hunter Rise exe file, right-click it, and select Properties.

Click on the Compatibility Tab and checkmark the checkbox beside Disable Fullscreen Optimizations.

Click Apply and OK.

Fix 5: Power options

Fix 5: Power options

Check your computer’s power settings to determine whether it is already set to high performance. If it still isn’t, change to the High power plan performance setting to get the most out of your game and avoid Monster Hunter Rise FPS reductions and performance issues.

Setting High power option

 On the search bar on your desktop, Type Power & Sleep settings and click it from the search result.

Click Additional power settings.

Click High performance.

Fix 6: Windows OS update

Fix 6: Windows OS update

Check if your Desktop pc has the latest Windows updates. Bug fixes and security patches, as well as enhancements to the game’s stability, all of which will address the game’s issues and FPS drops.

Updating Windows OS

Right click the Start button.

Click Settings.

Click Windows Update found on the bottom left side of the new window that appears.

Click Check for updates.

If new updates are found then click on the Install now button.

Fix 7: Close unused running programs

Fix 7: Close unused running programs

Other programs running in the background of your PC while playing the game, such as your browser or Microsoft Word, could be causing the issue. Close those applications to make the game more accessible to the PC’s system resources, such as RAM and CPUs, if you want the game to run smoothly and without lag.

Closing program

Right click on the Start button then click on Task Manager.

Make sure to click on More details found at the bottom left part of the window if it appears.

Click on the Processes tab.

Right click on the apps running and select End task. Do this for all apps except Monster Hunter Rise.

Fix 8: Verify Local files

Fix 8: Verify Local files

The game will most certainly have a problem if the data in the game files are corrupted. To fix this issue, use the Steam client to check the game file’s integrity.

Verifying integrity of local files

Open Steam client.

On your launcher, click the Library tab.

Right-click Monster Hunter in your Library, then click Properties.

Click the Local Files tab and click Verify integrity of game files.

Fix 8: Reinstall the game

If the problem remains after doing all of the above troubleshooting steps, the game may be corrupted. You must uninstall and then reinstall the game.

Uninstalling

Run Steam launcher.

Go to the Library tab.

Right-click on Monster Hunter Rise then click on Manage then Uninstall.

Click Uninstall again to uninstall Monster Hunter Rise.

Installing

Run Steam launcher.

Go to the Library tab.

Right-click on Monster Hunter Rise then click on Install.

Click next to proceed with the installation.

After installing the game, check if you are still experiencing FPS drop.

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