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Many players have been reporting freezing issue with the PUBG PC game. If you happened to be one of them and you’re done with restarting your computer, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some fixes that go beyond the classic ones.

Try these fixes:

You might not need to try them all. Just walk your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Install the latest patch
  2. Update your graphics drivers
  3. Disable overclocking
  4. Change Power Options
  5. Delete temp files
  6. Turn off VSync

Before getting started

Before you take any attempts to fix the freezing issue, you need to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to play PUBG. But if you want to have a smoother gameplay experience, make sure to meet the recommended system requirements.

OS64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
CPUIntel i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
Memory8 GB RAM
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
Storage30 GB available space
Minimum requirements for PUBG
OS64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
CPUIntel i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Memory16 GB RAM
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
Storage30 GB available space
Recommended requirements for PUBG

Fix 1: Install the latest patch

PUBG keeps releasing their patches in order to fix some bugs. So you can install the new patches to keep your game up to date on the Patch Note page.

Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

If you’re using an outdated or faulty graphics driver, your game would probably be freezing. To enjoy your game to the fullest, you should update your graphics driver. This can make a great difference especially if you can’t remember when was the last time you updated your drivers.

There are mainly two options you can take to update your graphics driver: manually or automatically.

Option 1: Manually update your graphics driver

NVIDIA and AMD keep updating drivers. To get them, you need to go to the official websites, find the correct drivers, and download them manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the drivers, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.

Option 2: Automatically update your drivers (recommended)

If you don’t have the time, patience, or computer skills to update drivers 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 or risk downloading and installing the wrong driver.

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 outdated or missing drivers.

automatically update drivers with Driver Easy

3) Click the Update button next to your graphics driver to automatically download the correct driver for your computer, then you can manually install it.

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 with full support and 30-day moneyback guarantee – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

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.

If you’ve had your drivers updated and the PUBG freezing problem persists, try the next fix.


Fix 3: Disable overclocking

Implement overclocking is a way to derive better gaming performance. But it will make hardware go beyond its basic capabilities and thus cause the freezing issue. So in this case, you’re supposed to disable overclocking from the BIOS menu:

1) Go to the Advanced tab > Performance > Overclocking.

2) If it’s enabled, disable it.

For the tutorials on how to enter BIOS, visit the page from Driver Easy.

Fix 4: Change Power Options

Windows 10 offers a number of power plans including the new one Ultimate Performance for you to switch to. The plan, Ultimate Performance can let you fully exploit the potential of your computer. So it might resolve your PUBG freezing issue.

Here is how to enable this plan:

1) Press Windows logo key and R together on your keyboard.

2) Type powercfg.cpl in the box and hit Enter.

change power options; PUBG freezing

3) Under the Hide additional plans section, check the Ultimate Performance.

change power options; ultimate performance Windows 10

What to do if you don’t see the Ultimate Performance plan

If you can’t see the Ultimate Performance plan on the settings, you can add it with the Command Prompt.

The steps are as follows:

1) In the Search box, type cmd and click the icon from the results.

change power options; ultimate performance Windows 10

2) In the prompt, type the following command lines and hit Enter.

powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

change power options; ultimate performance Windows 10

After you successfully add the Ultimate Performance plan, go to the settings to enable it.

Fix 5: Delete temp files

If your computer doesn’t have sufficient space to store the temp files, freezes would happen. So you can delete them following these steps:

1) Press Windows logo key and R together on your keyboard to bring up the Run box.

2) Type %temp% and hit Enter.

delete temp files; PUBG freezing

3) Select all the files in the folder and delete them.

delete temp files; PUBG freezing

After that, relaunch PUBG and hopefully, the freezing issue should be resolved.

Fix 6: Turn off VSync

When VSync is enabled, your game might be less responsive. So you can turn it off to boost your game performance. Take NVIDIA as an example:

1) Right-click on the empty space on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

2) On the left pane, select Manage 3D settings.

3) Under the Global Settings tab, select Vertical sync and turn it Off.

After applying the changes, launch the game and test if it solves the freezing issue.


So these are some fixes for the freezing issue. Hopefully, they work for you and you can enjoy the game! If you have any ideas or questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. 😊

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