How to fix PUBG stuttering

By Justin Zeng  Program Issues  gamesWindows   0 Comment

Are you feeling upset when playing PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) with your friends but the game keeps stuttering? You’re not alone. Many players are reporting this. The good news is you can fix it easily! We’ve put together some fixes to help you resolve the problem.

Fixes to try:

  1. Check if your PC meets the minimum hardware requirements
  2. Run PUBG in windowed mode
  3. Update your graphics driver
  4. Install the latest game patch
  5. Modify the graphics settings of your PUBG
  6. Change the power plan of your PC

Fix 1: Check if your PC meets the minimum hardware requirements

The PUBG stuttering issue may occur if your PC fails to meet the minimum hardware requirements of the game. Check if your PC meets its minimum hardware requirements:

  • The minimum hardware requirements for PUBG:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB 
Memory: 8 GB RAM

DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 30 GB available space

As we all know, it’s never the ideal way to play PUBG with a PC which just meets its minimum hardware requirements. So we also list the PUBG recommended system requirements below.

  • The recommended system requirements for PUBG

OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5-1600 / Intel Core i5-7600K
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or better

Memory: 8 GB RAM
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 30 GB available space

You may need to upgrade your hardware if your PC fails to meet the minimum system requirements of the game.

Fix 2: Run PUBG in windowed mode

PUBG consumes lots of resources when running in fullscreen mode. If your PUBG keeps stuttering when you play it in fullscreen mode, try running it in windowed mode.

To switch PUBG to windowed mode: While in the game, on your keyboard, press Alt and Enter at the same time.

See if your PUBG keeps stuttering. If this annoying issue persists, try the next fix.

Fix 3: Update your graphics driver

Updating your graphics driver to the latest version can make your PUBG run smoother and prevents many issues or errors. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. 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 Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click Update next to your graphics card to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can install it manually. Or 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 (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
    You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
    If you have any issue with Driver Easy, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com for advice. You should attach the URL of this article so they can help you better.

Fix 4: Install the latest game patch

Bluehole (PUBG developer) will release game patches to fix bugs. If you haven’t installed the latest game patch yet, you may encounter the PUBG stuttering issue. Check if there is any update from Steam or the official website and install the latest game patch to resolve the PUBG stuttering issue.

After you installed the latest game patch, run PUBG to check if this issue reappears. If not, you’ve fixed this issue.

Fix 5: Modify the graphics settings of your PUBG

Maybe the PUBG stuttering issue is caused by the improper graphics settings of the game. Try modifying its graphics settings to see if the PUBG stuttering issue persists. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open the settings of your PUBG and navigate to the GRAPHICS tab. Disable Highlight Auto Capture.
  2. In the ADVANCED SETTINGS, set the Overall Quality to the lowest and click APPLY to save the settings.

Run the game again to see if the PUBG stuttering issue persists. This this annoying issue remains, try the fix below.

Fix 6: Change the power plan of your PC

The PUBG stuttering issue is also probably caused by the power plan of your PC. Most PC are configured to Balanced, which limits the operating capacity of your graphics card and CPU. So, the stuttering issue may occur. Follow the instructions below to change the power plan of your PC:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type powercfg.cpl and press Enter.

  2. In the pop-up window, expand Hide additional plans and select High performance.
  3. Type advanced in the search box in the upper-right corner and then click View advanced system settings.
  4. In the pop-up window, click Settings… in the Performance section.
  5. Select Adjust for best performance and click OK.

Run your PUBG to see if the game will keep stuttering. If not, you’ve fixed this issue.

Hopefully one of the fixes can help you resolve this issue. Please leave your comment below if you have any questions.

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