Monster Hunter World Having Matchmaking Issues on Xbox One

The Xbox One version of Monster Hunter World has been having pretty dire problems with matchmaking and connectivity. This is a pretty big issue, considering that this kind of multiplayer is a fairly integral part of the Monster Hunter World experience. Capcom is working on fixing the situation, but it’s gonna take some time. Luckily, there is a workaround, but it’s just not the same.

Monster Hunter World Having Matchmaking Issues on Xbox One
Monster Hunter World Having Matchmaking Issues on Xbox One

Fans of the Monster Hunter franchise that are playing Monster Hunter World on Xbox One have been having some serious issues with the game. Specifically, the matchmaking seems to be completely broken. It’s a shame, because running into and playing with strangers is a large drive for Monster Hunter World. So, having problems with connection and matchmaking really takes out a lot from the game. Xbox players are rightfully angry, and some are blaming the lack of beta on Xbox One.

Fortunately, Capcom has acknowledged the problem on the official Monster Hunter Twitter page. They’ve assured players that the dev team is investigating the problem. However, the situation apparently had to get worse before it gets any better. In another tweet, they’ve announced that “Matchmake”, “Squad Session Search”, “Response to SOS:, and “Filter Search” are currently unavailable. You can only drop into an online session Xbox LFG, “Invite a Friend”, and “Session ID”. Sure, it’s a workaround, but it really shouldn’t have come to this. It really does sap some of the charm and excitement from the game.

The problem really arises at the very start of any given play session. The game gives you the option to either make a private session (essentially single player), or an open session, where others can see you. Hopefully, Capcom will fix the issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can check out our other articles on the game, including How to Capture Monsters, Fish, Insects & Birds and Wyvern Egg Location – Gettin’ Yolked in The Forest.

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