If you are someone who enjoys Monster Hunter Now, you will find yourself absentmindedly opening it on your way around the town or city you are in. One pleasant evening, you may go out on a walk and open the game in the hope of fighting Legiana. However, you find that there is no map in the game, and you are utterly confused. Don’t worry. This is a common issue that many in the community have faced. If you are someone who has encountered a similar problem, make sure to read this guide for possible fixes to the issue.
Niantic, who developed the wildly popular game Pokemon Go, is behind the development of Monster Hunter Now. In this game, instead of catching creatures like Pokemon in Pokemon Go, you have to battle and defeat monsters. Since the game relies on GPS and mostly cellular data while on the run, there are sometimes issues with the app that prevent you from playing as intended. The map bug is one such issue in Monster Hunter Now. Luckily, there are fixes that have worked for other players, so you can give it a try too.
Monster Hunter Now (MHN) Map Not Loading Issue: Is there any fix yet
Before we list out all the fixes, we would like to point out that the developers of the game are aware of this issue. There is an official support page (click here) that has instructions on how they recommend your device be configured to avoid this issue. If you are someone who has already configured their device to the developers’ standards, keep reading for more general workarounds that you can try.
1). Allow GPS access
Since this is an AR game, you will need to give it access to your smartphone’s GPS. This is one of the most common mistakes made by players. Once you allow GPS access, make sure that the location setting is set to High Accuracy. After this, launch the game, and the map should load normally. GPS access will be turned off if your phone has gone into airplane mode or low-power mode. So, check it before launching the game. Also, set the ‘Location Access’ of MHN to ‘Only while using the app’ or ‘All the time’ to ensure that it can access your device’s GPS without any hindrance during its runtime.
Some players have shared that waiting on the blank map screen for a brief time also fixed the issue. It is possible that your phone or network is slow, and waiting will allow it to fully render the map around you. A recommended timeframe is around 2–3 minutes. Beyond that, you must close the game.
3). Restart the game
If the above workarounds don’t work, restarting the game might be a good option. Make sure to clear it from your recent app list, as this will force the game to start fresh. After a restart, the issue should hopefully no longer exist.
4). Make sure you are on the latest version
Make sure you are running the latest version of Monster Hunter Now. Developers often release patch updates to fix bugs or riddle the game with errors like the 6-4 error. Additionally, the latest version often has the most stable build, and you are less likely to encounter game-breaking errors on them.
5). Check your internet connection
Sometimes, it is possible that your GPS or phone was not at fault at all, and it was your internet that was causing the issue. In this case, you will have to make sure that your internet connection is stable and fast enough to load the game’s assets, including the in-game map.
6). Restart your device
Doing this can ensure that your device is not at fault. A full restart will refresh all the sensors on your phone, including your GPS. This can possibly solve the issue entirely. So, consider restarting your smartphone and launching the game again to check if the map not loading issue persists.
7). Reinstall the game
If restarting the game also did not work, your best bet is to reinstall the game and connect with the developers for a fix that is more suited to your needs. Since this issue could also be server-side related, contacting the developers will be a good idea as they can provide you with additional workarounds. Keep an eye on the game’s social media page (here is the X page) for any helpful updates.
That said, we hope that the provided workarounds are of help. If you found this article informative and would like to read more such content, make sure to visit Android Gram regularly.