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How to Fix Stuttering and Lag in Warhammer 40K Darktide

For the Emperor and the framerate.

There are many reasons why you may experience poor performance while playing Warhammer 40K: Darktide. While console versions of the games are (almost) always ideally optimized for smooth play, PC versions tend to suffer from technical issues. Darktide is no exception, so it would be great for you to find out how to fix stuttering and lag in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

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How to optimize Warhammer 40K Darktide

Your Warhammer 40,000: Darktide experience may vary depending on the PC hardware you have. But even if you have a super strong configuration, some hiccups will appear. Stuttering and lag problems in Darktide are part of optimization issues that developers should improve with a patch. But while you wait for the update, there are several actions you can take to optimize Warhammer 40K: Darktide. That way, you'll avoid the game crashing to the desktop.

How to improve Warhammer 40K Darktide PC performance

  • Close unnecessary programs - there are a lot of programs that run in the background. While many of them can't make game performance worse, It's always good to close programs you're not using (especially Chrome browser).
  •  Update drivers for the graphics card - sometimes, you only need to update the graphics card drivers to improve the frame rate significantly.
  •  Reboot the system - if you haven't restarted it for an extended period, your PC might struggle with this game title as its Random access memory, or RAM is full.

Related: Warhammer 40K Darktide Error Code 2007 - How To Fix

How to optimize in-game settings to improve Warhammer 40K Darktide framerate

  • Lower the resolution - if the framerate is plummeting, try lowering the resolution. Maybe 4K is just too much for your computer to handle.
  •  Change Vertical Field of View - if you set it very high, your hardware will take a greater beating, but it will help you see more of the world around you. But if it needs to be lower for fps, then the sacrifice must be made.
  •  Turn off Anti Aliasing - this one is classic, as every PC gamer knows this one is the first to go.
  •  Turn off Super Resolution - Super-resolution and upscaling are unnecessary commodities to improve the framerate.
  •  Customize Graphics Settings - by now, you know the drill. Simply kill every graphics setting that makes the game look nice. Basically, go for the low settings and go up from there with some settings. Of course, Advanced Settings need to be set to off.

For a complete Darktide gaming experience, check out Are the Darktide Servers down and How to check Server Status on Pro Game Guides.

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Nebojša Prijić is a senior staff writer at Pro Game Guides with over 25 years of experience in journalism, screenwriting, and copywriting. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Maxim Serbia magazine and the IGN Adria website. Nebojša is an old-school gamer who loves real-time strategies, shooters, and RPGs, but most of all, he plays Roblox and mobile games with his son. He remembers the first Diablo, PC games on a single floppy disk, and playing Mortal Kombat on the keyboard.

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