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How to Fix Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Crashing on Startup

How to Fix Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Crashing on Startup
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The massive expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, Sunbreak, has finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch and PC platforms. And guess what? like any other online game—it has a few issues that plagued its launch. We have players who are facing Crashing on Startup issues while starting the game. This is where our how-to-fix Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Crashing on Startup issue guide comes in handy.

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How to Fix Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Crashing on Startup

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Here are some of the steps using which you can fix the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Crashing on Startup issue. 

Note: Please check the official Twitter handle for Monster Hunter Rise to see if is an ongoing issue with the game or its servers. If not, try the below troubleshooting methods.

Delete the dinput8.dll File from Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

If you were using mods with Monster Hunter Rise, you will—and may already have found that the game crashes for you on startup. This is because of the incompatibility of the mods you previously installed and the latest Sunbreak DLC. 

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To fix the Crashing on Startup issue, go to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak game directory and look for the file dinput8.dll. Delete it and restart your PC. Once that is done! Try loading the game. 

Update Your Game Drivers

With the arrival of every new major title, your Graphics Card receives updates that enhance the gaming experience while also fixing some bugs known by the devs and that particular graphics card company. 

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So, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of your Graphics Card drivers as sometimes, it causes Crashing on Startup issues. 

Verify Game Integrity

Verifying game files’ integrity is a general troubleshooting step that you should always try out when you are getting crash-related issues. If any of the game files of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak were damaged during the download process, you will get the Crashing on Startup issue. 

Follow the below steps to verify the game files’ integrity for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – 

  • Open Steam 
  • Go to your Game Library
  • Right-click on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak 
  • Select Properties
  • Go to the Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify integrity of game files

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is currently available on the Nintendo Switch and PC platforms. 

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