How to Fix Monster Hunter World Error 5038f-MW1 (Solved)

Fix Monster Hunter World Error 5038f-MW1

Monster hunter is the most popular name among gamers and the people usually face the error 5038f MW1 while playing the game. So here we will get to know that what are the reasons behind this error and how can we solve this error.

Monster hunter world error code 5038f is the general error and that can be solved by just performing below instruction. So we have divided this article, in which we will provide the most appropriate solution for console users and steam users.

Table of Contents

What Causes the Monster Hunter World Error Code 5038f MW1?

The error occurs due to incompatible router that causes the connection blockage of console from internet. The issue can be resolved if users get a static IP for console and place in DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

The error was firstly caused on 26th January when a user discusses the issue on the support system of the game Hunter world.

In return the developers release the following information on their twitter handle and mention the error issue.

“The two major issues revolve around the failure to establish a stable connection with servers that host Monster Hunter World Game.”

Solution to Fix Error 5038f MW1

The only possible to fix the error is that the developer should stabilize the servers so that they can handle to amount of growing traffic in the game.

So here we are providing the most appropriate solution of the error 5038f MW1 for the console users and steam users. It is advised to read entire article in order to get the solution.

1. Solution for Steam Users

The below solution will defiantly work for you in removing this error. Although there is no rule of thumb that you will get definite success by following these steps but there are quite high chances of success in this method.

Just follow below instructions.

Step 1: Open Steam by searching in the search bar or by clicking in start menu.

Step 2: Go to steam Game Library at top of window and locate the game “Monster Hunter”

Step 3: Click on the properties option and then click on Set Launch option button.

Step 4: Now, put the code : nofriendsui –udp. (Make sure that you have to clean the bar before pasting this code)  

Step 5: Restart your PC

Step 6: Launch Game again and track the issue.

Another solution for steam Users

Just follow the below steps

Step 1: Launch steam by double clicking or finding in the search bar.

Step 2: Click on the option steam and press the setting icon.

Step 3: Choose the game Monster Hunter

Step 4: Uncheck the option “Use the Big Picture Overlay when using a Steam Input”

Step 5: Launch game again and examine the issue.

There are very high chances that your issues will defiantly fix from the above solutions as there are many positive responses comes after applying the above steps.

Solution for Console Users: Add Your Console to the DMZ in Your Router

The IP of console changes timely and that makes it more tricky and interesting. So after fixing the IP of console, you need to add it DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) so the process can become secure without any issue in the connection.

The solution varies from every user so we have provided separate solutions for playstation4 users and Xbox One users.

For Ps4 User

The process is quite simple; you just need to follow below steps.

Step 1: Go to Ps4 menu and Click on the Setting

Step 2: Open Network and go to the option View Connection Status

Step 3: The screen will show your IP address. (Write it down and save in your system)

Step 4: Enable port forwarding

Step 5: Write PS4 MAC’S address.

For XBOX One User

XBOX Solution Step 1

1: Go to Home screen and click on the Menu Button on Xbox one controller.

2: Click on the setting option> Network> Advance Settings

3: You will get the IP address in this screen (Note Down the number on a piece of paper)

4: Now, the screen shows Wired MAC address or Wireless MAC address under IP setting. (Write down 12 Digit number on a separate note)

XBOX Solution Step 2:

In this step, you have to allocate a static IP address to your console and for that follow the below steps:

1: Open Web browser and enter default IP address in the search bar and press Enter button.

2: In this screen, you have to enter username and password. (It will be written on the router or check documents that comes with router)

3: Find Enable Manual assignment and press radio button next to Yes.

4: Locate the window option where you have to type MAC and IP address. (4th section of step 1)

5: Click on Add button that means you added console IP to router.

XBOX Solution Step 3:

In this step, you have to add your console IP address to DMZ.

1: Open web browser again and enter IP address (Same 1st section of Step 2)

2: Locate DMZ option in Setting Tab of router.

3: Select the option DMZ and type static IP of your console.

By following above steps, your console gets the access of internet.

(Just shut down the system and check issue again)


We hope these solution will defiantly helps in solving the error code 5038f MW1. If the error still shows then it is recommended to use Reimage Repair tool that will help in replacing the corrupted files.

If the above solutions work for you, then let us know in the comment section of the article.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top