Monster Hunter 2 Wings of Ruin: Fix Lag & FPS Drops

Last Updated on July 11, 2021

The Capcom title is finally out, the game has been gathering very good reviews from all critics around. Wings of Ruin is the second installment of the game, the first one was never announced for PCs. The Pokemon’ish game has monsties instead of Pokemons (obviously).

If you haven’t purchased the game yet and you love turn-based RPGs, then you can go ahead and try the demo version. All progress from the demo will be carried over once you purchase the title.


Monster Hunter 2 Wings of Ruin Lag Fix


Monster Hunter 2 Wings of Ruin: System Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: WINDOWS® 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 3.20 GHz or AMD FX-6300™ or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA®GeForce® GTX 960 / 2GB VRAM or AMD Radeon RX 560 / 2GB VRAM

Recommended:

  • OS: WINDOWS® 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460 3.20 GHz or AMD FX-8300™ or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA®GeForce® GTX 960 / 2GB VRAM or AMD Radeon RX 560 / 2GB VRAM

The game is supposed to run at 30FPS, so there’s a frame limit probably. If you don’t get enough performance you can head to Options > Graphics Settings and play around with the settings. Start with toning down the Texture and Shadow Quality. The performance hit in the game can also be attributed to the usage of Denuvo.


Change Graphic Card Settings

Below are the settings for AMD and Nvidia graphics card users, apply these settings for the best performance.

For Nvidia Users

  • Open up Nvidia’s Control Panel. Right-click on desktop > click Nvidia control panel
  • Click Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings
  • Find “Monster Hunter World”, you can manually add the game if it’s not in the list
  • Now, make the following changes:

Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
Threaded optimization: On
Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture Filtering – Quality:  Performance

For AMD Users

  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multisampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

These settings should be good enough for you. Try tweaking a bit with the priority of the application, this also tends to give a little FPS boost.


Update Device Drivers

Whenever a new game makes its arrival, especially when it’s a AAA title, Nvidia is known for pushing their optimized updates for the best performance with their graphic cards. I am not sure about AMD because I’ve never used an AMD card. Below are the links for downloading the latest drivers.


Disable Full-Screen Optimization & High DPI in Windows 10

Full-screen optimization and DPI settings come pre-configured with Windows 10. These are known for causing trouble with games leading to several issues. To disable:

  • Locate the game installation
  • Find the .exe file of the game
  • Right-click > Properties > Compatibility Tab
  • Tick the “Disable Full-Screen Optimizations” tab
  • Now, click the “Change high DPI settings” button
  • Tick “Override high DPI scaling behavior” and select “Application” from the drop-down menu
  • Save Settings.
Example of BF5.

Tone Down Game Settings

The general rule of thumb for every game is if you are lagging it is always recommended to tone down the settings. Play around a little with the settings, turn down shadows and textures, this should help.


Turn off Game Mode

Windows says that the Game mode helps in optimizing all-around windows processes, windows updates and other windows related stuff while running games if you have the game mode enabled. But this isn’t factually true, the game bar has been known for causing issues related to FPS. So it’s better to turn it off if you are not using it.

  • Click Start > Settings > Gaming
  • On the Game Bar, set “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” to off.
  • Now head to the Captures tab set the “Record the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • Lastly, click on the Game Mode tab, and turn it off.

P.S. Nvidia’s Shadowplay is better for capturing game clips.

Disable Discord in-game overlay

If you are using Discord like me, then I’d recommend you change a few things. One such thing is, discord overlay, it’s not really something you need at all times. I use a two-monitor setup, so the overlay is useless for me. It is known for causing FPS-related issues.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Discord

  • Open Discord
  • Click on User Settings > Appearance
  • Click on the Hardware Acceleration radio, this will turn it off.

Disable Discord in-game Overlay

  • Open Discord
  • Go to Overlay under App Settings
  • Click on the radio next to “Enable in-game overlay”, this will turn it off.

Increase Game Priority

This is an old-school method of boosting FPS in certain games, this only affects the CPU relying Games.

  • Press CTLR + Shift + ESC to open task manager
  • Find Monster Hunter World and right-click > go to details
  • Now right-click on the process’s .exe file and set priority to “high”.

This will prioritize your game over other windows applications and provide you with a little boost.


These are a few things that you can follow to make sure your game runs smoother, we are working on a crashing fix guide that some users are facing. Also, keep an eye for the best settings guide for the game.

Note: You might need to get used to the mouse and keyboard controls. The game is best played with a controller. There are a few reviews putting light on these issues and this will probably be taken care of in future updates.

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