If you’re getting so annoyed with the PUBG lag issue, you’re not alone.

But don’t worry – check out the following 5 steps below and you can make all the difference…

5 steps to fix PUBG lag

All the steps below work in Windows 10. Just work your way down the list to reduce lag:

  1. Run PUBG in windowed full screen
  2. Close unused apps and set high priority for PUBG
  3. Lower your game resolution
  4. Update your graphics and other drivers
  5. Change the power option and adjust for best performance

Step 1: Run PUBG in windowed full screen

Running PUBG in windowed full screen is a proven effective way to reduce lag. To do so:

While in PUBG, press Alt and Enter at the same time.

Step 2: Close unused apps and set high priority for PUBG

Closing unused apps would probably be most people’s knee-jerk reaction to a laggy and unresponsive computer. To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager.
  2. Right-click on the programs you don’t need to run at the moment and click End task.
  3. After that, we can also prioritize PUBG. Click the Details tab, right-click on your PUBG and click Set priority > High.

Step 3: Lower your game resolution

Running PUBG in a lower resolution can also help in fixing lag:

  1. Create a shortcut of your PUBG, then right-click on the shortcut and click Properties.
  2. Under the Shortcut tab, in Target field, leave a space and type resolution: the resolution of your preference (1024×768 for example).

Step 4: Update your graphics and other drivers

Updating your device drivers is another essential step in getting the best performance out of your hardwares. For example, a graphics driver update alone can sometimes get a whopping 30% more out of your graphics card.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:

Update your drivers manually – You can update your device drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the most recent correct driver for the exact device. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions.


Update your drivers automatically  – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

Step 5: Change the power option and adjust for best performance

By default, the power plan on our computer is often configured to Balanced or Power saver to conserve battery, which largely compromises the operating capacity of your graphics card and CPU.

Also the system performance on our computer may also be undermined for the advanced graphics features.

So to tweak the settings: 

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste powercfg.cpl into the box and press Enter.
  2. Choose the High performance option.
  3. In the top-right corner of the window, type advanced and click View advanced system settings.
  4. Click Adjust for best performance > Apply > OK.

There you go – top 5 tips to help you reduce PUBG lag. Hope this helps and feel free to comment below if you have any further questions or ideas to share with us. 🙂

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