Monster Hunter: World -- Error Code 204-MW1 Fix

What is error code: 201-MW1? If you're having trouble starting squad sessions after downloading Monster Hunter: World's new update 1.03 patch, we've got the answers you need.

Now that Monster Hunter: World is out in the wild, it's inevitable that players will encounter a few random bugs and problems in need of patching. Capcom has responded rapidly to reports of such issues, with the most recent update 1.03 patch designed to fix quite a few. However, it causes one as well, with many players finding they can no longer play squad sessions and receiving a curious error code. So what is error code: 201-MW1? Even those who haven't downloaded the patch are getting the code. Fortunately, the fix is simple.

Monster Hunter: World Error Code 204-MW1

Error code 204-MW1 is specifically connected to squad sessions -- MH:W's version of guilds -- and has no bearing on internet sessions. The problem is when there are some members of the squad with the 1.03 patch and some without; the game won't allow play sessions unless everyone is on the same version.

How to Fix Error Code 204-MW1

The solution is simple. If you feel particularly ornery, you can remove the offending friends from your squad. If not, just make sure everyone downloads the new update, and you'll be good to go.

What's in the Monster Hunter: World Patch 1.03

If you've yet to download the patch and are wondering what it's all about, here's a quick rundown.

  • Fixed matchmaking problems for Xbox One players
  • Fixed issue with resource gathering points and bounties not working properly
  • Fixed the dodge-cancel issue with the Hunting Horn
  • Fixed a problem where the shockwave blast wouldn't take place when first playing the Horn
  • Resolved various small issues.


Now that you're back up and running with your mates, be sure to check out our other Monster Hunter: World guides for all your hunting needs!


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 1st 2018

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