Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's PC launch has been anything but smooth, players reporting deleted save games alongside performance issues that make the title unplayable.
Following the update that accompanied Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, some players are also having trouble getting past the main menu, as booting up their game rockets their CPU usage to 100%.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Deleted Saves High CPU Loads
Upon starting a new game, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne checks your save file. If you're unlucky enough, it fails to find a compatible save, after which it creates a new one, overwriting both local and cloud saves.
One theory states that those who haven't played Monster Hunter World in a while might have missed out on an update to save games.
Other reports, however, contradict it, saying that people who've played recently have also had their save games deleted.
If you haven't jumped into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne just yet, it's wise to backup your save data until Capcom address the issue. You should find it at the following location: X:\Steam install directory\User data\(Steam user ID)\582010.
The CPU issues, on the other hand, seem to affect both owners of Iceborne and players who just own the original game. The situation led to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne launching a Mostly Negative rating on Steam.
It's worth mentioning, however, that although these issues do seem to affect a good chunk of people, Monster Hunter World peaked at over 230,000 concurrent players today, according to SteamCharts. At the time of writing, Steam reports 126,354 players in-game.
Website Polygon reached out to Capcom, the developer responding by saying that it is "aware and are looking into the [save game] issue.". It's also likely that the high CPU load has also caught the eye of the developer.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is now available on PC.