Fix PUBG Stuttering and FPS Drop


PUBG is a great first-person battle royal game released in 2017 and immediately reaching the top-charts. Under most circumstances, the game works seamlessly, but PC users sometimes face performance issues like lag while looting, stuttering, and FPS drop. This can ruin the experience, but you are not alone in this. Stuttering in PUBG is one of the most common problems with the game and there are some simple fixes.

The most common cause of this error is a slow GPU, but users with above the minimum recommended system requirements also complain of the problem. In this case, the cause of the error can be your system configuration. Before you proceed with the solution it is recommended that you check if your computer meets the minimum system requirements recommended for playing the game.

Scroll down we have listed the system recommendation of PUBG.

Minimum Hardware Configuration for Playing PUBG

Shuttering is a common problem with any game if the hardware configuration is lower than the recommended level. Therefore, before proceeding with the solutions check if your system qualifies to play PUBG.

Minimum System Configuration

Operating System 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300 or Higher
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
DirectX Version 11
Internet Broadband Internet connection
Storage 30 GB available space

We all know that minimum specification does not ensure the optimum gaming experience. Your computer should meet the recommended configuration which are:

Recommended System Configuration

Operating System 64-bit Windows 10
Processor AMD Ryzen 5-1600 / Intel Core i5-7600K
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or advanced
DirectX Version 11
Internet Broadband Internet Connection
Storage 30 GB available space

If your system does not meet the recommended configuration consider upgrading the computer. However, try the other fixes too. Some users fixed their problem by attempting the fixes.

Fix PUBG Stuttering and FPS Drop

Here are some common fixes you can try when you encounter any problem with PUBG that related to performance issues:

  1. Tune down the resolution of the game – playing the game on higher resolution demands more resources, which can cause the PUBG to stutter. So, reduce the resolution.
  2. Use windowed full screen instead of fullscreen – playing the game on fullscreen can sometimes lead to crashes and stuttering. Try playing in Windows Borderless. If you are already on borderless, change to fullscreen. The solution works both ways, so revert from whatever settings you have.
  3. Repair the computer’s registry – A fault with the registry can also cause the problem. So, perform a registry repair. Follow the below steps to repair the registry on Windows 10.
    • Press Windows Key + I and select Update & Security
    • From the left pane, click on Recovery
    • Under Advanced Startup, click on Restart now
    • From the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot
    • From the Advanced Options screen, select Automated Repair
    • After the log-in prompt, the auto repair would start.
  4. If you are using an NVidia graphics card, go to the NVidia control panel > manage 3D settings and change the “power management mode” to “prefer maximum performance.”
  5. Terminate all background applications, especially the apps that are CUP-intensive. Here are the steps you can follow:
    • Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
    • Go to the Services tab
    • Check Hide all Microsoft services
    • Now, click Disable all
    • Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
    • Disable one task at a time and restart the system.
  6. Disable Game DVR
  7. Ensure all the drivers are updated especially display drivers. Do this by going to Device Manager from My Computer properties.
  8. Try turning off the shader cache in NVidia Control Panel. (For NVidia users only)
  9. Set “High priority” to the game in Task Manager.
  10. For Laptop users, set the power settings to Best Performance
  11. Disable visual effects to boost the performance of your computer.
  12. When playing the game, ensure that the power cord is plugged in the power supply is optimum and working.

After you perform these fixes, your PUBG stuttering should be fixed, if not, you may have to consider upgrading your computer to the recommended level of PUBG.

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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