Monster Hunter World How to Play Offline / Single Player

Monster Hunter World allows you to play offline, and without other players. Some of you might prefer this to playing Monster Hunter World in online co-op. There is a method to play the game alone, even though many consider playing Monster Hunter World alone the “wrong way”. Some players just like it better that way. So, here’s how to play Monster Hunter World alone.

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Monster Hunter World How to Play Offline & Alone
Monster Hunter World How to Play Offline & Alone

How to Play Monster Hunter World w/o Other Players?

You have to set up a private online session. That way, no other players will be intruding upon your game. You can explore the world to your leisure, with no interruptions or distractions. Using this method, you’ll create a session that is invisible to others, basically.

This is a choice that you’ll have to make at the start of any play session, from the game’s main menu. Select the Start Game option. The game will then prompt you to select which save/character you want to proceed with. Pick the one you want. From there, select Create an Online Session. In the next menu, adjust all of the parameters as you wish. However, the last setting is the important one here. Select the Private Session option, then Yes.

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Once you do this, again, you’ll be essentially invisible. You might not have access to some of the in-game features, but hey, at least you won’t have to encounter any other players. For more info on the game, check out our articles on Monster Hunter World Xbox One preload problems & workarounds and where to find preorder & beta bonus items in Monster Hunter World.

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