In this article, we will see what you should do if you are experiencing a sudden drop in FPS in the Minecraft game. Minecraft is among the popular PC games and is one of the favorite games of most gamers. While playing Minecraft, some PC gamers experienced an issue with the frame rate. According to them, after playing the game for some time, FPS drops suddenly. Even some gamers with high-end computers also experienced this issue.
Why am I getting FPS drops on Minecraft?
There are many reasons why you are getting FPS drops on Minecraft. The main cause of this problem is unsupported hardware. If you are playing Minecraft on unsupported hardware, you will experience several issues while playing the game in addition to FPS drop. Therefore, before installing any game, you should read its hardware requirements.
You will also get a lag in FPS while playing Minecraft in the following cases:
- If VSync is enabled.
- If you have configured incorrect Minecraft settings.
- A conflicting background app or software.
Fix sudden FPS drop in Minecraft on Windows 11/10
If Minecraft FPS drops all of a sudden even on high-end PCs, here are some suggestions to fix the issue and increase FPS.
- Check for Windows Update
- Disable VSync
- Keep your particle settings to minimal in Minecraft
- Lower the Render Distance in Minecraft
- Create a custom power plan for your games
- Download and install mods for Minecraft to boost performance and FPS
- Set Maximum Framerate to unlimited
- Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
Let’s see all these solutions in detail.
1] Check for Windows Update
This is the easiest fix for Minecraft FPS drop. Check whether or not an update is available for your Windows PC. If yes, download and install the Windows update. This solution has worked for some users. Simply open the Windows update page in your Windows 11/10 Settings and click on the Check for Updates button.
2] Disable VSync
VSync is a technology that synchronizes the frame rate of games with the refresh rate of your display. This technology was introduced to fix the tearing effect in video games. If you have enabled the Vertical Sync or VSync on your graphics card, you may experience a drop in frame rate while playing the games. Turn off VSync and see if it brings any changes.
3] Keep your particle settings to minimal in Minecraft
Keeping the particle settings to minimal can result in a little increase in the game FPS. Open your Minecraft settings and set the particle effects to minimal. The following instructions will guide you on this:
- Launch Minecraft.
- Go to “Settings > Video Settings.”
- Click on the Particles option and set it to Minimal.
4] Lower the Render Distance in Minecraft
The Render Distance also has a little impact on the game FPS. Therefore, if you are experiencing a drop in the frame rate in Minecraft, lowering the Render Distance will help. Open the Video Settings in Minecraft to lower the Render Distance. You can use the hit and trial method while changing the Render Distance in Minecraft to see at which setting you will get the maximum FPS.
5] Create a custom power plan for your games
To get the maximum FPS in a game on Windows PC, it is suggested to select the high-performance power plan. Open the Control Panel and create a new custom power plan for your games. The following steps will guide you on this:
- Click on the Windows Search and type control panel.
- Select the Control Panel from the Search Results.
- When the Control Panel appears on your screen, select Category in the View by mode.
- Go to “Hardware and Sound > Power Options.”
- Click on the Create a power plan link on the left side.
- Select High Performance and type your Plan name.
- Click Next and then click Create.
After creating the high-performance custom power plan, select this power plan while playing Minecraft. After playing Minecraft, select the default power plan.
Alternatively, you could also consider activating and using the Ultimate Performance Power Plan.
6] Download and install mods for Minecraft to boost performance and FPS
According to some affected users, installing the Sodium, Lithium, and Phosphor modes in Minecraft fixed the FPS lag issue. You can also try this and see if it helps you.
If these mods do not help boost the FPS in Minecraft, download and install the Optifine mod. Optifine mod is among the most downloaded Minecraft mods. It helps increase the performance of the game and boost the FPS.
7] Set Maximum Framerate to unlimited
Open the Minecraft settings and check if you have limited the framerate. If so, change it to unlimited to get the maximum FPS. The following steps will guide you on this:
- Open Minecraft.
- Go to “Settings > Video Settings.”
- Set Max Framerate to Unlimited.
- Click Done.
8] Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
You might be facing a lag in FPS due to some background application. To check this, troubleshoot your computer in a Clean Boot state. Clean Boot is a state which starts Windows only with necessary services and apps. All other services and apps remain disabled in the Clean Boot state.
After starting your computer in a Clean Boot state, launch Minecraft and check if the issue persists. If there is no lag in Minecraft frame rate, one of the startup programs disabled in the Clean Boot state is causing the problem. Now, enable some of the disabled programs and restart your computer in normal mode. If the problem reappears in the normal state, one of the programs you have just enabled is the culprit. You have to identify that program. For this, disable the programs that you have just enabled one by one and check the frame rate in Minecraft after disabling each background program. This process will take time but you will be able to identify the problematic app or software.
Once you find the problematic app or software, you can either uninstall it or check for its updated version on the official website.
How do I fix FPS lag in Minecraft?
There are some software tweaks that will help you boost FPS in any game. If after changing these settings, you still experience a lag in the frame rate while playing Minecraft, you can change some in-game settings, like:
- Keep the Render Distance to a minimum.
- Set the Maximum Framerate to Unlimited.
- Keep your particle settings to a minimum.
Related: Fix Game Stuttering with FPS drops on Windows PC
Hope this helps.