How to fix lag, FPS drops and stuttering in Chivalry 2

Chivalry 2 lag fps drops stuttering – It seems that gamers are constantly facing low frame rate and micro stuttering issues in Chivalry 2. Here is a guide consisting of various fixes that can help you solve the problem.

How to fix lag, FPS drops and stuttering in Chivalry 2

Can your PC run Chivalry 2?

Is your PC capable enough to run Chivalry 2 smoothly? The first thing to check, before going ahead and trying the fixes below, is if your PC specifications are somewhat identical to the Chivalry 2 system requirements. Here are the requirements:

SW 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10
Processor Intel i3-4370 Intel i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3500x
Memory 8GB 16 GB
Storage 20 GB 20 GB
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega-56

Chivalry 2 – Better Graphics Settings

I am still testing different combinations of graphics settings and will update this section as soon as I find a good combination. Here are the specs of the test system:

  • Processor: Intel i3 9100F
  • Graphics card: GTX 1050 ti
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 3000mhz
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 20H2)
  • HDD: 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor resolution: 1920 × 1080 144 Hz
  • Driver: Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver v466.63 (Release Date: 06/03/2021)

If you need a good mix of settings right away. Then, you can go to see the presentation video of the beta version of Chivalry 2 by Santiago Santiago:

Delete temporary junk files on your PC

If your temp folder has too many junk files, it will make your PC feel slow. As a result, your game would also start to lag. So try cleaning your temp folder

  • Go to the Start menu on your desktop
  • Press Windows key + R at the same time
  • Type% TEMP% and hit Enter
  • Select All (Edit> Select All or Ctrl + A)
  • Click the Delete key

Disable captures

If you didn’t know, there is a new feature in Windows 10 called Screenshots. And what this feature does is that it enables background recording, so you can capture your previous plays. The function is a bit like Nvidia Shadowplay. Here’s how to turn it off:

  • Go to Windows settings
  • Click Games
  • Select Screenshots from the left
  • Now turn off background recording

Overlays and notifications

If you are playing Chivalry 2 from the Epic Game Launcher, just go to the Epic Games Launcher settings menu. Scroll down to the “Desktop Notifications” section and uncheck the boxes next to “Show notifications for free games” and “Show notifications for news and special offers.”

If you have other overlays, like the ones from the Nvidia GeForce Experience or AMD Adrenaline, try turning them off as well.

Chivalry 2 – Nvidia Control Panel Settings

The first thing you need to do is click on ” Adjust Preview Image Settings ” located on the left side under 3D Settings and make sure ” Use Advanced 3D Imaging Settings ” is selected. Now:

  • Open the Nvidia control panel
  • Click Manage 3D Settings on the left bar
  • Click on the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Cavalry 2in the drop-down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you don’t see the game listed, click the Addand another list will appear
  • If you still cannot detect the game, you must add the .exe file manually.
  • Click Browse
  • Locate the folder where you have installed the game.
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file, which in this case should be exe
  • Once you have successfully added the game, you will see that the program settings will be available for the game
  • Now modify the following settings:
    Threading Optimization: In
    Power Management: I prefer maximum performance
    Low Latency Mode: Off
    Texture Filtering – Quality: Performance

Chivalry 2 – AMD Control Panel Settings

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

  • Radeon Anti-Lag: disabled
  • Radeon Chill: disabled
  • Boost: disabled
  • Image sharpness: disabled
  • Radeon Enhanced Synchronization: Disabled
  • Wait for 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
  • 10-bit pixel format: disabled
  • GPU workload – graphics

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

Eliminate resource-hogging apps and background services

Check if you have useless apps running in the background or not. You can also decide which applications you want to start automatically when you start your system and prevent useless ones from starting.

  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on the Home tab
  • Keep Apps That Matter Enabled
  • Disable the rest
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