The PC version of Days Gone is a solid port of a great game. But performance issues do exist. Since its release, some players have been suffering from significant FPS drops and sudden stutters, which negatively impact their gameplay. If you happen to be one of them, don’t worry. Here are some fixes for you:

  1. Disable Steam overlay
  2. Verify integrity of game files
  3. Adjust in-game settings
  4. Update your graphics driver
  5. Disable fullscreen optimizations
  6. Customize graphics performance preference
  7. Disable background apps
  8. Disable Windows 10 Game Mode
Days Gone FPS drops

1. Disable Steam overlay

The Steam overlay allows you to surf the web and enjoy other features, but can also cause performance issues with some games. Therefore, you may want to disable Steam overlay your Days Gone and check if it can give you a boost in average FPS. To do this, follow the instructions below.

1) Open your Steam client. Under LIBRARY, right-click your game title and select Properties.

verify integrity of game files

2) Under the GENERAL tab, uncheck the box Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Days Gone disable overlay

If this didn’t work, move on to the next fix.

2. Verify integrity of game files

Oftentimes, corrupted or missing game files can prevent you from being able to play your game smoothly. Therefore, you should verify your game files in order to make sure they are intact. Here’s how to do this:

1) Open your Steam client. Under LIBRARY, right-click your game title and select Properties.

verify integrity of game files

2) Select LOCAL FILES. Then click Verify integrity of game files…. This will take several minutes to complete.

verify integrity of game files

However, if this didn’t help, proceed to the next fix.

3. Adjust in-game settings

Sure, you can settle for the default presets, but there are some settings that are worth tweaking, which give you a significant performance boost. Read on for more information…

1) Launch your game and select OPTIONS.

Days Gone adjust in-game settings

2) Select the DISPLAY tab. Then adjust the following settings:

WINDOW MODE: FULLSCREEN
RESOLUTION: your Windows screen resolution (If you have no idea what your screen resolution is, refer to this post. )
VSYNC: OFF
FRAME RATE LIMITER: UNLIMITED

Then click APPLY.

Days Gone adjust in-game settings

3) Click CONFIRM.

Days Gone adjust in-game settings

4) Select the GRAPHICS tab. Then adjust the following settings:

CHROMATIC ABERRATION: OFF
MOTION BLUR: OFF
LIGHTING QUALITY: LOW
GEOMETRY QUALITY: LOW
FOLIAGE DRAW DISTANCE: LOW
SHADOW QUALITY: LOW
CLOUD AND FOG QUALITY: LOW
TEXTURE FILTER QUALITY: LOW
TEXTURE STREAMING QUALITY: LOW

Days Gone adjust in-game settings

Then save the changes and test your gameplay. If this didn’t give you any luck, try the next fix below.

4. Update your graphics driver

Low FPS, lagging gameplay, or poor graphics aren’t always caused by an old graphics card. Sometimes, updating your graphics driver can fix performance bottlenecks and introduce improvements that make your game significantly run smoother. Moreover, updating your graphics can ensure that you always have the newest features. Therefore, if you can’t remember when was the last time you updated your drivers, do it right now as it can make a big difference.

There are mainly two ways you can update your graphics driver: manually and automatically.

Option 1: Manually update your graphics driver

If you’re familiar with computer hardware, you can update your graphics driver manually by heading to the manufacturer’s driver download page:

NVIDIA
AMD

Then find the driver corresponding with your Windows version and download it manually. Once you’ve downloaded the correct driver for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install it. 

Option 2: Automatically update your graphics driver (recommended)

As described above, updating drivers manually does require a certain level of computer knowledge and can be a headache if you aren’t tech-savvy. Therefore, we would like to recommend you use an automatic driver updater such as Driver Easy. With Driver Easy, you don’t need to waste your time hunting for driver updates as it will take care of the busy work for you.

Here’s how to update drivers with Driver Easy:

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 devices with missing or outdated drivers.

update network adapter driver automatically with Driver Easy

3) Click Update All. Driver Easy will then download and update all your outdated and missing device drivers, giving you the latest version of each, direct from the device manufacturer.
(This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to upgrade to the Pro version, you can also update your drivers with the FREE version. All you need to do is to download them one at a time and manually install them. )

The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

After updating your drivers, restart your PC and test the gameplay. If you can’t get a performance boost, don’t worry. Below are some other methods.

5. Disable fullscreen optimizations

Many gamers found that there are certain CPU demanding games that are particularly affected by low FPS issues when enabling fullscreen optimizations. Although Days Gone might not be one of them, you can actually attempt to disable fullscreen optimizations to check if this helps improve your gaming experience:

1) From your desktop, right-click the game shortcut and select Properties.

Days Gone disable fullscreen optimization

2) Select the Compatibility tab. Check the box Disable fullscreen optimizations. Then click Change high DPI settings.

Days Gone disable fullscreen optimization

3) Check the box Override high DPI scaling behavior. Then click OK.

Days Gone disable fullscreen optimization

4) Click Apply > OK.

Days Gone disable fullscreen optimization

If this didn’t make a difference, move on to the next fix.

6. Customize graphics performance preference

Windows 10 allows users to assign graphics performance preference to specific programs. When you’re playing a PC game which is resource intensive, assigning the high performance preference can have a positive impact on your gameplay. Here’s how you can do this:

1) Right-click on the empty space from your desktop and select Display settings.

customize graphics performance preference

2) Scroll down and find Graphics settings and click on it.

customize graphics performance preference

3) Click on the Browse button.

customize graphics performance preference

4) Then open your game’s installation folder. (Usually in C:Days goneDays GoneBendGameBinariesWin64) Click on DaysGone.exe and click Add.

customize graphics performance preference high performance Days gone

5) Click Options.

customize graphics performance preference high performance Days gone

6) Select High performance and click Save.

customize graphics performance preference high performance Days gone

After saving the changes, launch Days Gone and check if it helped.

7. Disable background apps

You may not know that many apps run in the background at all times – even the ones you never use! They use a portion of your system resources, making your machine run a little bit slower. And this may result in poorer programs performance. To get rid of this, you can attempt to disable background apps:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows + I keys simultaneously to open Settings.

2) Click Privacy.

turn off background apps

3) Click Background apps. Under the section Let apps run in the background, toggle the button to turn it Off.

turn off background apps

Now launch Days Gone and check it can help fix the low frame rate.

8. Disable Windows 10 Game Mode

Game Mode is a feature introduced to Windows 10 to make gaming a much better experience. But many PC gamers have noticed that with Game Mode enabled, performance issues such as poorer frame rates, stutters and freezes would arise. To prevent these from happening, you can follow the steps below to turn off Game Mode:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows + I keys simultaneously to open Settings.

2) Click Gaming.

3) Select Game Mode. Then click the toggle to turn Game Mode Off.

disable Windows 10 game mode

After you’ve done this, you should be able to get a noticeable improvement.


That’s it. Feel free to drop a comment below to let us know any fixes listed above worked for you. We also welcome alternate methods in case you’ve found one that worked for you.

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