Follow these steps if Monster Hunter Rise PC does not start and crashes when you start

MHR PC does not start failing — I have already spoken about MHR blocking problems for Nintendo Switch. In this article, I analyze the launch problems and blocking problems of the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise.

Monster Hunter Rise PC does not start and crashes when you start: How to fix it

The game of Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Rise is an RPG. It is the sixth main game of the Monster Hunter series and was launched on March 26, 2022. On January 12, 2022, the Microsoft Windows version was finally available. The Monster Hunter Rise Sun break expansion is scheduled for its launch in the year 2022.

Monster Hunter Rise is a game that takes many examples of Monster Hunter World, but also adds many new features and mechanics, including the addition of a new partner called Malamute, which is used to cross the map or enter battle, and the use of Firebugs to cross the world and ride and mount certain monsters.

Now that the basic information of the game is out of the way, let’s go to the technical problems. I receive reports that many PC users have trouble starting the game. This is not surprising, since many console ports do not work very well on PC. The SWITCH version of Monster Hunter Rise also had some blocking problems .

There are a number of possible solutions to this problem. If you follow the steps, you can see if they solve the problem.

one. Make a detailed comparison between the Monster Hunter Rise system requirements and your hardware specifications

If your system does not meet the minimum system requirements to play, it is likely that it ends up failing when you start it. Make sure your computer complies with the minimum system requirements to play. omit this step if you already have a good game platform.

| Recommended requirements

| Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system | A processor and operating system of 64 bits
UDS | Windows 10 (64 bits) | Windows 10 (64 bits)
Processor | Intel® Core ™ I3-4130 or Core ™ I5-3470 or AMD FX ™ -6100 | Intel® Core ™ I5-4460 or AMD FX ™ -8300
Memory | 8 GB RAM | 8 GB RAM.
Graphics | NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 (DDR4) or AMD Radon ™ Rx 550 | NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (3 GB of VRAM) or AMD Radon ™ Rx 570 (4 GB of VRAM)
DirectX | Version 12 | Version 12.
Red | Broadband Internet connection | Broadband Internet connection
Storage | 23 GB of available space | 23 GB of available space
Additional notes | 1080p / 30 FPS When the graphics configuration is set to «Low». The requirements of the system are subject to change during the development of the game. | 1080p / 30 FPS When the graphics configuration is set to «average». The requirements of the system are subject to change during the development of the game.

Now, if you review the ‘additional notes’, you will notice that it mentions that the GTX 1060 or RX 570 could only get 30 fps in 1080p. That too, in the average configuration. And, if that is true, then it would label Monster Hunter Rise as ‘not optimized’, because in ‘average’, most of the configurations are disabled or configured in stockings.


Therefore, you will not be able to play the game on a low-end play PC. You need to have a decent platform to enjoy the game without mistakes.

two. The folder and MHR files must be added to the list of exceptions / exclusions of your antivirus program.

Some startup problems may be due to a false positive error in certain antivirus software. Users are recommended to add all files and folders to the exclusion list to avoid this problem. If the files and folders were already added, try to delete them from the exclusion list and add them again.

For what I saw in several forums, this step has been the most recommended. You will find many publications like this:

The game is blocked after a couple of seconds on the loading screen.
1) I tried to completely disable the antivirus and add the game to all possible exclusion lists. (Set security on the Internet)
2) I tried different modes of Windows compatibility, including the start with administrator rights
3) updated video controllers, reinitiates also
4) Windows 10 updated
5) Verified Steam Caching of the game (all files are fine)
6) EU, Finland
Intel Core I5-8600K processor at 3.60 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
16 GB double channel RAM

Fixed for me. You should also help other AV users. In ESET there is a Real-time file system protection on / off button on the Settings menu on the left. Then, when you reach the protection of the computer, click on the settings icon on the right and click on «Edit exclusions» and add the EXE file of the game, not only the folder but the EXE yourself.

Then, after that, click on the gear button to the right of the host intrusion prevention system. Do the same there. You can find it in «Exclusions — Edit»

To quickly access the following folders, press the Windows + R key and then copy and paste the URL from the folder below:

  • Monsterhunterrise.exe Default location: C: Program Files (x86) SteamsteamappsCommonmonsterhunterRisedemo
  • Default location of Steam.exe: C: Program Files (x86) Steam
  • Default location of Steam Appear: C: Users username appdatalocalsteam

3. Give administrator privileges to Steam and Monster Hunter Rise

Some users have been able to execute the game successfully running Steam.exe in administrator mode. You can do it by right-clicking on the.exe file and selecting «Run as administrator». If this does not work, you may need to execute the monsterhunterrise.exe file in administrator mode as well. Verify step number 2 to know the default locations.

4. Uninstall Citrix if you have it in your system

In fact, I saw many users to affirm that they solved the blocking and start problems simply uninstalling Citrix. Just take a look at this publication:

Here is another that confirms the correction:

5. Disconnect the inactive monitors, if you have a configuration of several monitors

Apparently, this game does not work for users who have additional inactive monitors connected. So I would recommend that you disconnect those who are not using, for the moment. I know this is not an adequate solution. But, there are not many options available here. Look at the publications:

6. Update your Windows Media Player codec

The Default Windows Media Player codec is used to reproduce certain segments of scenes. Please install Microsoft Multimedia Function Package If you have problems with video playback or if you can not start the game. Windows Media Player and your codec may not be included in certain Windows editions, especially in the Territories of the EU and Korea.

Compatibility problems with certain video codecs can cause video corruption problems in the game, if you have installed another video codec separately. If you are using a different codec than Media Feature Pack, make sure it is configured so that it does not run under Media Foundation.

Here is another solution related to this topic, recommended by a community member:

Okay, it’s working now. I suggest that, instead of running the game in Steam, look for the game of the game in the Steam folders and open it. There will be a notice that will appear with respect to why you can not execute the game. My problem was that I lacked mfplat.dll. So I suggest you install that file.

Installing that file: Open Applications and functions, open optional functions. Look for the multimedia feature package. Install it and then restart. The voilà you can play the game now.

7. Keep SYNC activated

Let me tell you that Monster Hunter Rise was also failing me. And I have a system consisting of RTX 3070 paired with a 5800X Ry zen. I fought for almost two hours before discovering this solution.

Then, I was approaching the 300 fps in the game and failed randomly. That’s when I decided to open MSI Afterburner. I realized that the game was making my use of GPU skyrocket to 99%. What I did was, I enabled SYNC and set the frame rate limit in 90 . I have not crashed or once since then.

8. MHR does not work well with Privation Statistics

If the game is blocked on the load screens, that usually happens between hunts. Then let me tell you that this problem is caused by a program called Privateer. If I had installed MSI Afterburner, it also comes with Privateer.

  • Simply add monsterhunterrise.exe in Privateer
  • Establish the level of abandonment of the application in «None»

9. Monster Hunter Rise does not always work well with overlays

Disable all overlays you have at this time. It is known that overlapping applications such as Discord, NVIDIA GeForce Experience, Steam, etc., cause problems in games. So disable them all.

These are all the legitimate corrections that I have been able to collect from several forums and notes of development. Of course, there are others, such as updating the video / graphic drivers and the Windows operating system, updating DirectX, verify the game cache in Steam, reinstall the game, etc. But there are not these obvious solutions. A million times have been mentioned, in different articles. You can try them if you want. But, personally I will not recommend them. You have to have one thing in mind. Monster Hunter Rise is a console port that «Incorporates DRM from third parties: Denude Anti-Tamper». Then, there is no way for this game perfect. It has always been known that Denude is problematic in PC. That’s all folks!

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