How to fix Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launch issue on PC

Many users seem to be unable to play Capcom's latest game.

Are you frustrated with trying to fix the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launch issue? Don’t worry because we have a guide for you to get the game running. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. and is a role-playing game (RPG) that features an adventurous journey. You play as a direct descendant of the great Rider named Red and have a fateful encounter with a young Wyverian girl named Ena who entrusts you with a mysterious egg. Sounds fun right? Well, it was for reviewers; with a rating of 81% by Metacritic.

The game may not function correctly due to some hardware combinations. You can follow our guide here to address your technical issues and get your game up and running in no time. It is really frustrating if you spend a lot of money on a game and download it in excitement but can’t even get to play it because the game just doesn’t simply launch at all no matter how many times you try. Keep reading to see what you can do to fix this issue.

Fix Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Launch issue

Check System Requirements

Before you attempt any of the solutions mentioned below, you have to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. If it does not, there’s no point in attempting any of the solutions, as your PC simply won’t be able to run the game.

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • 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
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 28 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible (must support DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
  • Additional Notes: This game is expected to run at 1080p/30 FPS. If you don’t have enough performance to run the game at your selected graphic quality, you must go to Options > Graphics and decrease the resolution or adjust the quality setting. An internet connection is required for product activation. (Network connectivity uses Steam® developed by Valve® Corporation.)

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • 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
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 28 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible (must support DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
  • Additional Notes: This game is expected to run at 1080p/30 FPS. An internet connection is required for product activation. (Network connectivity uses Steam® developed by Valve® Corporation.)

Verify Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin‘s cache in Steam

You can try verifying Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin‘s game cache in Steam as this may find missing or damaged files that need to be repaired, even if you’ve just installed the game.

  • From the Steam Library, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files… button.
  • This process may take several minutes so please be patient and make sure you do not turn off your device.
screenshot for verifying game cache in steam for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Launch issue

Disable integrated graphics

Make sure that you are not running the game on your integrated graphics on your CPU instead of your discrete GPU. Because the you are just leaving all that performance on the table. We recommend disabling your integrated graphics via the BIOS settings prior to launching the game. For more information on accessing your BIOS, please see your laptop/motherboard manufacturer manual.

Additionally, you should try the settings listed below too. We’ve mentioned a fix for both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

NVIDIA GPU

  • Open the NVIDIA Control Panel. You can do this by right-clicking on your desktop.
  • Click the small + icon next to 3D Settings.
screenshot for nvidia 3d settings for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Launch issue
  • Click on Manage 3D settings.
screenshot for manage 3d settings in nvidia for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Launch issue
  • Go to the Program Settings tab.
  • Find and choose Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin from the list under Select a program to customize.
  • Under the Preferred graphics option, choose High-performance NVIDIA processor.

AMD GPU

  • Open Radeon Settings. You can do this by right-clicking on your desktop
  • Go to the Preferences and select Additional Settings
  • Go to the Power and head over to Switchable Graphics Application Settings
  • Select Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  • Under the Graphics Settings, select the “High-Performance” profile

Turn off your anti-virus

Turn off your anti-virus programs. Sometimes, these pesky programs will think of your game as a virus and won’t allow you to open them. You can also add the game to your exclusion list of both your firewall and the anti-virus software. We recommend users add all of the following files and folders to the Anti-virus and Firewall exclusion list to prevent this issue.

Game.exe Default Location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Monster Hunter Stories 2

Steam.exe Default Location:

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam

Steam AppData Default Location:

 C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Steam

Run the game as Administrator

Some users can get the game running properly by running Steam.exe in administrator mode. This can be done by right-clicking on the .exe file and selecting Run as administrator. In addition to this, try running the game’s .exe file in administrator mode as well.

Update Your GPU Drivers

Usually, when a new game comes out, both NVIDIA and AMD release new drivers specifically optimized for that game. Since Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a new release, you should update your GPU drivers to make sure your game runs smoothly on your system. You can download the most up-to-date drivers from your GPU manufacturer’s website; AMD or NVIDIA. You can also make sure that your Graphic Card is not overclocked as an unstable overclock might run fine in some games and benchmarks but that doesn’t mean that it won’t cause problems in other applications.

To do a clean install of GPU drivers, you can use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) which completely removes components that were part of the original driver installation package. Then you can install your new Graphics Card drivers. Reboot Windows and try launching the game again.

Change your computer power settings

Make sure that your computer or laptop is using a high-performance power plan, otherwise it will limit itself in terms of performance to save power.

  • If using a laptop, ensure the charger is connected
  • Open Control Panel
  • Select Power Options
  • Click on Change Plan Settings
  • Select Change advanced power settings
  • From within the drop-down menu, select High performance and click Apply then OK

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launch issue fixed

After following all of these fixes, you should be able to get the game up and running without having to worry about the game not launching ever again. Let us know in the comments below if this guide helped you to fix the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launch issue. You can check out our other guides related to the game here:

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