Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Patch to Fix Save Overwrite, Loading Issues

After an extremely rocky launch, the PC version of Iceborne is about to get a patch to fix issues with save files, infinite loading, and poor CPU performance.

While console players have been successfully hunting giant creatures in the frozen wastes for months, the PC launch of Monster Hunter: World Iceborne has been somewhat of a flaming disaster. From the infinite loading bug to a problem with save files being overwritten with new data, all has not been well for hunters of Steam.

Thankfully, Capcom has finally acknowledged the problems and revealed a patch is in the works. You can read the full patch pre-launch notification update over here.

Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when the patch will land, as Capcom stated it will arrive in the "coming days," with no specific release window at this time. Since these major problems have affected such a wide slice of the PC playerbase, it seems likely the patch will drop sooner rather than later.

The developers are currently advising that if players receive the "failed to read save data" error message, simply close the game entirely and don't choose either available option. This is the only sure-fire way to avoid having your save game overwritten.  

We've got some workarounds here for the Iceborne not loading on PC problem, as well as potential fixes to try out for the save overwrite issue. No matter what, make sure to keep backing up your original Steam cloud save or you may lose your character rand progress entirely when the new patch lands.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news, info, and guides on Monster Hunter: World Iceborne

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Published Jan. 16th 2020

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