One can not play Call of Duty when it’s lagging and FPS Dropping from time to time. That’s just frustrating. Hence, we have solutions for you to fix COD Lagging or having FPS Drops on Windows 11/10.
Why is COD so laggy on my PC?
You may have noticed a pattern of events leading to the whole COD lagging thing. You open the game, you play for a bit or not, your computer heats up, fan your starts, and then COD starts lagging. There are multiple reasons for this error, your computer not being compatible with the game, too many apps running in the background, etc.
But there are some other things that you can do to resolve the error, these solutions involve changing the settings of the game or your Windows. We will be plunging into all the details in this article and explain to you how to implement these solutions.
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Before starting to troubleshoot, we recommend you update your computer. It is an easy three-step process, just open Settings, go to Update & Security, and click Check for updates. Now, download the available update and see if the issue is fixed. More often than not, updating alone can’t fix the issue but it still can be helpful in some shape or form.
These are the things you can do to fix COD Lagging or having FPS Drops on Windows 11/10.
- Update Graphics Driver
- Use Ultimate Performance
- Set Display Mode to Fullscreen
- Stop Heavy Apps
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Update Graphics Driver
One of the most common reasons why one may see an error in any game is an outdated Graphics Driver. So, you need to update Graphics Driver and see if the issue is fixed.
2] Use Ultimate Performance
There is a new Power Plan, namely Ultimate Performance introduced in Windows 10 April 2018 Update. It allows your computer to be at its very best and compromise the battery to reach that. To activate the Power Plan, you can follow the given steps.
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Click System and go to Power & Sleep.
- Click Additional power settings.
- Now expand High Additional Plan and select Ultimate Performance.
Now, save the settings and check if the issue persists.
If you can’t see the Ultimate Performance, run the following command in Command Prompt(as an admin).
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
Now, you can go through the step mentioned above and enable Ultimate Performance.
3] Set Display Mode to Fullscreen
According to many COD users, the game was experiencing FPS issues and we should set it to Fullscreen to have a hassle-free gaming experience. To do that, open the Game and go to Options. Now, go to Graphics and set the Display Mode to Fullscreen. Now, check if the issue persists.
4] Stop Heavy Apps
If your computer barely meets the minimum requirement to run the game, then you can not run other heavy apps alongside it. Apps such as Discord, Google Chrome, other games, tend to take a huge chunk of your RAM. So, before running the game, stop these apps, stop any other process such as Windows Update, and see if it runs smoothly.
Hopefully, you are able to resolve the error with the help of your solutions.
System Requirements to run COD
You need to make sure that your computer meets the following requirements to run COD
- Operating System: Windows 7 or above
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 (Minimum), Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X (Recommended).
- Memory: 8GB (Minimum), 12GB (Recommended).
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 (Minimum), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390/AMD Radeon RX 580 (Recommended).
- Storage: 174 GB