Cyberpunk 2077: How to Fix Crashes, Lag, Stuttering, and FPS Drops

If you want to start your Cyberpunk 2077 as soon as possible, you might be frustrated after you get bizarre crashes, lag, FPS drops, and stuttering.

This can happen with any game, and usually, you must optimize your system a bit before playing the game, because these problems usually arise from known factors.

Methods outlined below will be strictly fixes for PC!

How to Fix Crashes, Lag, Stuttering, and FPS Drops – Cyberpunk 2077

The first thing that I would suggest before diving into the methods of fixing these problems are checking whether your system has the latest updates for both your operating system and your graphics card.

These do play a big role on whether you get one of the problems mentioned above. After you’ve done that, it is time to try some other things if that didn’t work.

Here are ways to fix lag, stuttering, crashes, and FPS drops in Cyberpunk 2077:

Disable all Overlays

Overlays can be detrimental to launch times, as well as game performance. Usually, they’re packed with unnecessary stuff which are a load on the system.

Applications like Discord, Steam, Xbox Overlay, Nvidia, and many more are the same. So, disable all of them! The easiest way to do it is to quit all these applications.

Run as Administrator and Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

  1. Right-click Cyberpunk 2077 and hit Properties.
  2. Then, navigate to the Compatibility tab.
  3. Make sure to have both “Run this program as an admin…” and “Disable Fullscreen Optimizations” checked.
  1. Hit Apply and then OK.

Try the game after each of these methods, because it might get fixed. There is no need to do all of them, this is more of a rough estimation of what the problems might be.

Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling and Usage of GPU

  1. Go to your Start menu and search for “Graphics”.
  2. Hit enter. Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling here.
  3. Click Browse and find Cyberpunk’s executable files and select them.
  4. Make sure to select a power plan which will utilize your GPU, instead of the on-board graphics.

Controlled Folder Access

  1. In the Start menu, write “Virus & Threat protection” and hit enter.
  2. Scroll down and press “Manage Ransomware Protection”.
  3. Make sure controlled folder access is active.
  4. Click “Allow an app through controlled folder access” and then “add an app”.
  5. Find your Cyberpunk 2077 folder and select it.

Increasing Performance – Cyberpunk 2077

As for increasing the performance of your PC, there is not much to do. What you can do is disable things like Motion Blur, V-Sync, Anti-Aliasing, and similar ones.

Make sure that you are running the resolution which is the highest your monitor can support, or lower. The same goes for refresh-rate as well.

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