Monster Hunter World How to Pause in Single Player

Monster Hunter World can be played both in coop and solo. If you play with others, you won’t be able to pause, naturally. The upside is that your teammates can protect you while you take a bathroom break. However, when you’re playing solo, things are much more difficult. There’s isn’t a pause option, but there’s a way around the issue. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to pause in singleplayer in Monster Hunter World.

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monster hunter world how to pause game single player
Monster Hunter World How to Pause in Single Player

How to pause when playing solo?

The rules are the same like in coop – there’s no pause button to help you escape danger. Time keeps passing when you open up the menu, which means each time you want to take a break, you’ll have to return to a safe space, or accept the constant danger.

Thankfully, there’s a way around the issue. Some Playstation owners claim pressing the PS button paused the game, while others say the game continued to run even while they were in hte PS menu. Others mention disconnecting the controller as a potential solution.

The only reliable way to pause we’ve found was to put your console in sleep mode. The hibernation feature froze the game in the exact same space and time we left it in, which practically allowed us to pause the game during quests and such. If you find a better solution, feel free to share it in the comments, and we’ll add it to the article.

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