Monster Hunter Rise PC: Fix Lag and FPS Drops

Last Updated on January 26, 2022

Are you facing FPS related issues in Monster Hunter Rise? – Don’t worry, our article is here to help you out. Continue reading to find out tweaks that will instantly boost your FPS.

Since the release of Monster Hunter, the franchise has received success across Japan, America, and Europe. Monster Hunter is known for its challenging gameplay but also for its addictive hunting style that keeps players coming back for more. There are many new additions to this latest instalment in the series, Monster Hunter: Rise. This new game is set on an island called Sardinia, which offers a variety of new landscapes to explore and monsters to hunt. Rise is a 3D action game that was initially released on March 26, 2021. This game is developed and published by Capcom Co Ltd.

The title has finally made its way to PC and the game is being well received according to the steam ratings (Very Positive). For those who haven’t hit the buy button yet, you can do so by heading here. You can always refund the game within two hours, as part of Steam’s refund policy.

Users on Reddit and steam forums have been reporting that they have been facing various issues related to performance. Similar to every AAA game, Monster Hunter is also plagued with a huge number of problems. The FPS hit is being attributed to Denuvo, which is used to protect games from piracy, but the tradeoff is performance, which is faced by the end-user. Even Monster Hunter world had these problems.


Monster Hunter Rise: How To Fix Lag

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • 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

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • 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

I am not sure what the deal with these configurations published by devs is, even the last Monster Hunter World would not run well even with the recommended settings. Rise has been optimized well by the devs, but denuvo is probably the reason leading to FPS drops.

Below you will find a few tweaks that will help you in improving your game performance:


Fix Monster Hunter Rise Lag

Here are a few basic tweaks that you can apply to improve your gaming performance:

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 “COD Vanguard”, 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.

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 bit with the settings, turn down shadows and textures, this should help.


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 “Enable in-game overlay”, this will turn it off.

Turn off Game Mode & Game Bar (Win 10)

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, 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, Nvidia’s Shadowplay is better for capturing game clips.

  • 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.

Fix COD Vanguard Lagging in Windows 11

These steps are specific to Windows 11 users.

Disable Core-Isolation on Windows 11

Core Isolation is a new feature built-in Windows 11 that protects your PC from untrusted applications and drivers. The tradeoff is obviously the performance. But this is not going to be an issue for anyone that doesn’t download anything from untrusted sites.

Here’s how you can disable it:

  • Click on Start Menu button and select settings
  • Click Privacy and Security > Windows Security > Device Security
  • Here you will find Core Isolation, click on Core isolation details
  • On the next screen, you will find a radio button for “Memory Integrity”, just turn it off.

You’ve successfully disabled VBS on Windows 11. Many users on Reddit have reported this to significantly improve performance for many games. We’re talking about improvements of about 20-30 fps straightaway.

Enable Game Mode

We’ve noticed huge improvements in the Game Mode in Windows 11. For Windows 10, we suggest disabling both Game mode and game bar, whereas this option should be enabled on Windows 11.

To Enable: Just type game mode in search and enable it.

Use Compatibility Settings

Of course, not all the titles are optimized for the new operating system yet. This should change soon. Until then you can use Windows’s inbuilt compatibility setting. To do so:

  • Right click on the app’s exe file
  • Go to properties > Compatibility
  • Under Compatibility mode, select “Windows 10”
  • Also click on “disable fullscreen optimizations” checkbox
  • Click Apply and close the box.

One more thing suggested by Reddit users is doing a clean Windows 11 install, rather than upgrading it from Win 10. Also, DX12 optimized games are getting benefited while older ones are taking a hit.

Note: Make sure to follow the tips given before the Windows 11 section, some of them also apply to the newer operating system.


These settings and optimizations were tested on PCs with the following configuration:

  • i5 8500 with GTX 1060 @1080p
  • i3 10300 with RTX 2060 @1080p
  • i7 8700 with GTX 1650 @1080p
  • AMD Ryzen 5600x with RTX 3080 @2k

You have reached the end of this article, we hope this article helped you out. If you are still having performance-related issues please make sure to comment below with your specs and we will reply back with what changes you can make.


Monster Hunter Rise FAQ

How many GB is monster hunter rise?

The game is 23GB in size according to the Steam Page. This is double the size of it’s switch’s version.

What is the price of Monster Hunter Rise?

The game costs $59.99 in the US. The pricing can vary depending on the region of the user.

You can find more guides published on our website over here. If you still are facing problems while trying to launch the game, make sure to comment below with your system specifications or contact us using this form.

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