Immortals Fenyx Rising -FIXED Lag / FPS Drops /Freezing and Stuttering

Immortals Fenyx Rising is finally out on all major platforms. It is an action adventure game where you play as Fenyx who is on a quest to save the Greek gods from  a dark curse. Dive into Greek mythology with fast paced melee combat ,flashy abilities and unique weapons. However there are users complaining about performance issues. Lets see how we can get it fixed

Immortals Fenyx Rising -FIXED Lag / FPS Drops /Freezing and Stuttering

Performance issues could be extremely annoying. Games like Immortals Fenyx Rising is quite demanding indeed. So there could be multiple factors which could lead to the game delivering very poor performance. Just follow these simple steps to get a much smoother gameplay :

Having the Right Hardware ?

The game is quite heavy when it comes to system requirements . There are a lot of users who would try to force the game on a PC which is not good enough to run it at a stable frame rate which results in very poor performance and random crashes as well. Lets check out the requirements for Immortals Fenyx Rising :

Minimum
Recommended
OS

Windows 7 (64-bit only)

OS

Windows 10 (64-bit only)

CPU

Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-6300

CPU

Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 7 1700

RAM

8GB (Dual-channel mode)

RAM

16GB (Dual-channel mode)

VRAM

2GB NVIDIA / 3GB AMD

VRAM

8GB

GPU

GeForce GTX 660 / AMD R9 280X

GPU

GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX Vega 56

Storage

28GB HDD

Storage

28GB SSD

We need to atleast have the minimum requirements for the game to run , but for a smooth lag free experience the recommended setup is what we need . Anywhere between minimum to the recommended requirements would also be good. In case you do not have the right configuration then you might have to go for a hardware upgrade to run this game properly.

Update Video Drivers to the Latest Version

Outdated drivers could bring down the performance of a game. The latest version of your video driver would always be an improvement over the last one. Hence you need to make sure you always have the latest video driver installed . Check below to find out and update your video driver :

Try Adjusting the NVIDIA Control Panel Settings (Nvidia Users Only) :

The NVIDIA Control Panel allows you to play with various settings. You can actually have your GPU perform the way you like and that too for specific games as well. Tweaking the settings correctly could give you a nice performance boost. Here is how you can do it :

  • Right-Click on your desktop and click on  NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings.
  • Select Program Settings and locate Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • If you are unable to find that in that list the click on Add and then click on Browse
  • Next you need to go to the installation folder of the game and look for the executable file which is the .exe file for starting the game. Select that and click Open
  • Set Preferred refresh rate to “Highest available”.
  • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1.
  • Set Threaded optimization to ON.
  • Set Power Management Mode to “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • Set Vertical sync to OFF.
  • Click on Apply and close the window.

Try Tweaking the AMD Control Panel Settings (AMD Users Only) :

Just like the the NVIDIA Control Panel, the AMD users too have a control panel to make such changes for better performance or quality .

  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

The new Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling (Windows 10) :

Windows 10 has introduced a new feature with the latest build called the Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling. This allows you to get a slight performance boost for any game you play. If you own a good GPU you should definitely make use of this new feature.

  • Type Settings in the search bar
  • Click on System
  • Select the Display from the left side
  • Scroll down to find Graphics Settings and then click on it
  • Turn On Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
  • Restart the PC

You may set the Graphics Performance Preference for Immortals Fenyx Rising:

 Graphics Performance Preference is basically setting how you want your GPU to behave while you run a game . This is how it is done :

  • Type Graphics settings on the search bar at the bottom of your screen
  • Underneath “Choose an app to set preference” there will be a box which would say  drop down menu. Click on that and then click on Desktop app
  • Underneath that you will find Browse. Click on it
  • Go the installation folder of Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Select the .exe file (Immortals Fenyx Rising) to add it.
  • Click on Options 
  • Select High Performance
  • You can do this for multiple games as well
  • Restart your PC

Do you have Discord Overlay Off (If you are using Discord)?

Certain overlays have a huge impact on the performance of a game. The discord overlay is an example. I have checked that when I had the overlay turned off I would get a performance boost. this is how you turn it off.

  • Turn on Discord
  • Near the bottom of the window you will notice 3 options Mute, Deafen and User Settings which will be located right to your username.
  • Click on User Settings and look for the  Overlay option on the left side
  • Click on that and on the top you will find an option called Enable in-game Overlay.
  • Click the switch next to it and turn it Off. Green would mean the overlay is currently active.

Always Keep the Nvidia Geforce Experience Overlay turned Off (Nvidia users) :

The GeForce Experience is a very cool app by NVIDIA which allows us to take ingame screenshots and record videos and save instant replays. It also allows us to update video drivers easily as well. But when we have the overlay on it kind of interferes with the gameplay causing the game to stutter and lag. Therefore having it turned off is the best thing to do.

  • Start Nvidia Geforce Experience
  • Click on the Settings icon on the top right
  • Select the General Tab
  • Turn Off In-Game Overlay
  • Restart the PC

Repair the Game Files (Epic Games)

At times corrupted files could also be the reason for poor performance and random crashes. Repairing the game file through Epic games could help you out. Any missing or corrupted file will be re downloaded and installed.

  • Launch Epic Games Launcher
  • Click on Library
  • Select Immortals Fenyx Rising from the list and click on the Three Dots ( … ) .
  • Click on Verify. 

These steps will definitely fix any performance related issues for you. You also need to lower the graphics as well. But in case non of these work for you then you will have to wait for a patch fix. The issue could be from the developer’s end in such a scenario.

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