How to Fix Battlefield 2042 FPS Drops and Stuttering

BF 2042 fps stuttering drops – This Performance or Optimization Guide will show you how to fix glitches like fps drops and stuttering on Battlefield 2042 PC.

Battlefield 2042 FPS Drops and Stuttering – How to Fix It

Battlefield 2042 is finally here. And now it’s available for everyone to try. But the game is not working so well. There are already a ton of negative reviews for the game on Steam. That only increases with every minute. It’s obvious that Battlefield 2042 is an AAA title, and most of the AAA titles released this year have not been without their problems. Most had horrible performance issues at launch. People complained that they were experiencing fps drops and stuttering. Well, BF 2042 is no different. In the PC version of the game, gamers face issues like fps drops and stuttering. This guide consists of a list of errors and how to fix them.

Before going any further in the guide, be sure to check out the Battlefield 2042 minimum and recommended requirements.

Also download the optimized drivers for Battlefield 2042. Nvidia users can download the latest version of Game Ready v496.76 from here or through GeForce Experience. AMD users can download the latest Adrenalin 21.11.3 optional driver from here .

Note: The latest driver v496.76 has reduced performance for some Nvidia users. In that case, download v496.13.

Fix for lags and FPS drops

Adjust game settings

In fact, you can fix fps drops by simply adjusting some in-game settings.

  • Full screen mode: full screen
  • Full screen device – choose the right one
  • Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Refresh rate: 143.855 Hz
  • Field of view: 80

See the full setup guide …

Nvidia Control Panel for Battlefield 2042

First, go to your Nvidia Control Panel. Click on ‘ Adjust Preview Image Settings ‘ located on the left side under 3D Settings. Select ‘ Use my preference emphasizing ‘, and set it to ‘ Performance ‘. Now try playing BF 2042 again, and see if you are getting fps drops or not. If the game ends up running smoothly for you, then you don’t need to do anything else.

If New World is still stuttering, then you need to configure the Nvidia control panel settings manually. Here is what you need to do. Open the Nvidia Control Panel and click on ‘ Adjust Preview Image Settings ‘, followed by ‘ Use Advanced 3D Imaging Settings ‘. Click on ‘Take me there’ and you should land on the ‘Manage 3D Settings’ menu. Select the Program Settings tab and find Battlefield 2042 or bf2042.exe in the drop-down menu under “Select a program to customize.” If you couldn’t find Battlefield 2042 in the list, just click the Add button and select it from the list, or find and choose the bf2042.exe file directly from the installation folder.

Once you have successfully added the game, you will see that the program settings are available for the game. Now modify the following settings:

  • CUDA – GPU: select your dedicated GPU
  • OpenGL rendering GPU: select your dedicated GPU
  • Power management mode: prefer maximum performance
  • Texture Filtering – Quality: High Performance (Change to Performance, if textures start to appear blurry)
  • Thread Optimization – Enabled
  • Vertical sync: off

AMD Control Panel Settings for BF 2042

Right-click on your desktop and click on AMD Radeon Software. Click the Games tab and click Global Charts. Set your graphics profile to “eSport”. Now modify the following settings:

  • Radeon Anti-Lag: disabled
  • Radeon Chill: disabled
  • Boost: disabled
  • Image sharpness: disabled
  • Enhanced sync: disabled
  • Vertical update: always off

Now click on Advanced. Modify the following settings:

  • Smoothing: use application settings
  • Smoothing method: multiple sampling
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing: disabled
  • Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled
  • Texture filtering quality: performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
  • Tessellation mode: override application settings
  • Maximum tessellation level: off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Disabled
  • GPU workload – graphics

Now reset the shader cache by hitting Performance Reset at the bottom of the list.

Settings to the BF 2042 configuration file

You can make some changes to the BF 2042 configuration file for additional performance. It is not guaranteed, but many users have benefited from it. This has been recommended by the Steam user. / Zoidberg :

I found that changing “GstRender.ShadowQuality 1” to “GstRender.ShadowQuality 0” in its config file dramatically improves fps for PC. The document is located at% USERPROFILE% Documents Battlefield 2042 settings PROFSAVE_profile (be sure to make a copy in case you want to revert to the previous settings)

Also changing “GstRender.Dx12Enabled 0” to “GstRender.Dx12Enabled 1” and “-GstRender.WeaponDOF 1 to GstRender.WeaponDOF 0” can also help you get better frame rates.

This gave me an extra 40fps, which makes things a lot smoother, especially in combat scenarios.

I found this after doing some research and thought I’d share it here so you guys could enjoy it too.


Stuttering solution

Battlefield 2042 is a problem for some users. These are the things you can do to fix it.


Disable any overlays you have at this time. Overlays from apps like Discord, Nvidia GeForce Experience, Steam, etc. have been known to cause problems in games. So disable them all.

End demanding apps running in the background

If you have heavy applications running in the background, there is a possibility that the lag you are getting in BF 2042 is due to some applications being resource intensive. Just open your Task Manager, select the Processes tab, and click CPU. Make sure the arrow next to you is looking down. Doing this will bring resource-hungry apps to the top. Look for processes that you don’t need, but are consuming a large chunk of CPU. Right click on them and click “End Task”.

Windows 10 gaming features

Microsoft has been adding a lot of “game” utilities recently to Windows 10 that keep running in the background, hogging a ton of resources, without users having a clue about it.

As a background recording. Turn it off by going to the “Games” settings located within the Windows Settings menu. There you should find something called “Captures” on the left. Click on it and turn off the Background Recording feature inside.

The Xbox Game Bar is another feature that you should disable. Go to Windows Settings> Games> Xbox Game Bar . Turn it off.

And finally, the game mode feature is a hit or a miss. In some games, this feature helps, while in some it causes performance issues. Then it is better to turn it off. Here’s how to disable game mode. Open Windows 10 Settings menu> Click Games> Select Game Mode on the left sidebar> Turn it off> Restart game launcher

That will be all for the matter of fixing lag, FPS drops and stuttering issues in Battlefield 2042. You can check out my Battlefield 2042 performance video if you like. The game runs on an RTX 3060 Ti paired with a Ryzen 5 5600x :

If you think this guide has helped you, please let us know in the comment section below. Also, check out our other guides on Battlefield 2042. Who knows, you might end up finding something you were looking for.


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