Monster Hunter World connection errors on PC acknowledged by Capcom

Now that the much awaited Monster Hunter: World port has finally arrived on Steam, it’s no doubt that the game has gotten extremely popular as hundreds of thousands of concurrent players are playing the game non-stop. While not everything is perfect, especially for a launch of a game as big as this, Monster Hunter: World on PC is facing connection errors non-stop.

Playing the game since it launched a few days ago, I have experienced the problem first hand and it’s quite annoying whenever I encounter the connection error, especially if I am trying to team up with friends.

Luckily, Capcom knows the problem plaguing Monster Hunter: World and have acknowledged it. Here is their official statement:

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’s currently no ETA as to when a fix will be issued by Capcom but there are workarounds floating around the internet. According to multiple threads on Steam Community, there’s a temporary fix on the Error Code 83-MW1, which is the connectivity issues.

Open Steam Settings
Go to “In Game”
Disable Steam Overlay and Big Picture

Open MHW Properties
Add Launch Option
-nofriendsui -udp

I tried the workaround and I find it to be working. While it’s not a permanent fix, this is good for anyone who are annoyed by the 83-MW1 error. Let’s hope that Capcom will issue a patch soon to fix the problem.

Monster Hunter: World is available now on PC via Steam, with the console version available as well for PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s our review of the console version.