Here is a short guide that will help you fix the “Fatal D3D Error” message that might pop up when you play Monster Hunter Rise on Windows 10. This troubleshooting method is only available for those who have the Steam version of the game.
Step 1: Open the GPU settings menu
Press the Windows key and search for “GPU”. Choose the Graphics Settings menu. It looks like this:
Step 2: Add the Monster Hunter Rise .EXE file
Click the “Browse” button below the Choose an app to set preference option. You can find the Monster Hunter Rise executable (.exe) file in the hard drive where you installed the game. The directory should look like this:
Add the file named MHR.exe to the list.
Step 3: Edit the graphics preference for MHR.exe
Select the newly added executable file on the list and click Options. You will have three choices if your PC has dual graphics card.
- Let Windows decide
- Power saving
- High performance
Step 4: Choose the High Performance option
Simply click on High Performance for the MHR.exe file and save your changes. Now you can safely close the Windows GPU settings menu.
Step 5: Run Monster Hunter Rise
Try launching the game again and the error should no longer appear. If Monster Hunter Rise continues to crash, check your graphics drivers if they are updated to the latest versions.
Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth main installment in the Monster Hunter series of action role-playing games developed and published by CAPCOM. The game was first released for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. It was only a matter of time until the MH Rise was ported to PC after the success of its predecessor, Monster Hunter World.
The Steam version of the game was launched on January 12, 2022.