27 Mar, 2018

How to Fix Far Cry 5 Lag and Performance Issues

The most anticipated game of 2018, Far Cry 5 is finally here. It seems that the community had expected the game to change the horizon of online gaming altogether. But that did not happen. The storyline of the game did not go well with the fans of the game. The fact is that players are coming across lag and other performance related issues within the game.

We understand that it is primarily a single player game but for those who – wish to play the game with their friends – are facing issues like Far Cry 5 lag. Plus, with PvP mechanism coming soon, fixing this particular problem is of utmost importance.

Far Cry 5 Lag

Far Cry 5 Performance

If you are the one who wishes to get away from such issues, then we are here to help you out. Our technical team has conducted thorough research to come up with some of the most viable fixes dealing with Far Cry 5 performance issues. That is not all, as, in this guide, we have for you workarounds to get rid of stuttering and improve FPS of the game as well.

How to Deal with Far Cry 5 Lag?

Unlike high ping and latency, where the root cause of the problem is usually linked to server and network status, lag is a bit more complex. There are many different factors that can contribute to the occurrence of Far Cry 5 lag. Hence, fixing lag can be quite complicated. However, as we said before, we are here to help. Hopefully, after reading about the fixes mentioned below, you will be able to play Far Cry 5 lag free.

Far Cry 5 System Requirements

Before we delve deep into fixing lag and its many variants, let’s take a look at the Far Cry 5 system requirements. Not meeting these requirements can be the initial cause of you coming across lag issues in the game. Therefore, before implementing any of the fixes mentioned in the guide, we would advise you first to check out if your PC is meeting the game’s requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Here are the minimum system requirements to play the game smoothly.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or better
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)

Recommended Requirements

Mentioned below are the recommended system requirements to enjoy playing the game online.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)

Keep in mind that if you barely meet Far Cry 5 minimum system requirements, you are bound to come across some sort of lag or performance issues within the game. It is because of the fact that you are running the game on its bare minimum. If you want to get away from the lag, the first thing you should do is to improve or upgrade your PC. At least meet the game’s recommended system requirements, if no more.

How to Improve Performance in Far Cry 5?

However, if you are still facing performance issues like FPS dips, stutter or rubberbanding, then your PC is not the problem. There is some other underlying cause which might be the reason for such performance issues. But do not worry as we are here with some fixes and workarounds for you which might aid you in getting rid of these issues. For more details, check out the steps mentioned below.

  • Run Far Cry 5 as Admin
  • Add Far Cry 5 to “High Priority” from the Task Manager
  • Switch “Power Options” to “High”
  • Adjust Windows for “Best Performance” rather than quality
  • Check if VPN is active. If so, then disable it for the time you are playing the game
  • Disable or change Windows Defender
  • Disable or change Firewall Settings
  • Check Anti-virus settings for any blockages or network restrictions
  • Validate the integrity of game files from Steam

These above-mentioned workarounds will help you in improving your in-game performance, which in turn will boost your playing experience.

How to Increase FPS in Far Cry 5?

It’s just one day after the game’s release, and the entire community has started complaining about Far Cry 5 having random FPS drops. Now, for someone who loves playing video games, coming across FPS drops can completely ruin the entire gaming experience. And with what we have noticed, a number of the franchise’s fans have given the game a negative review on Steam because of this very problem.

Far Cry 5 Stutter

Far Cry 5 FPS

If you want to get rid of FPS drops, then we have got some other workarounds for you. These might help you in increasing your FPS in Far Cry 5. For more details, check out the steps mentioned below:

  • Make sure all of the drivers on your computer are up-to-date
  • Close any background application which is either using up your internet or is using up a lot of your system’s space
  • Lower in-game resolution
  • Turn-off V-sync
  • Scan and defrag all of the drivers, especially the one where Far Cry 5 is located
  • Lower your graphics and video settings. This will lower the stress on your PC, ensuring increased performance
  • Monitor your CPU and GPU temps. If reaching above 70 °C, try giving your PC a break or install additional fans or switches for liquid cooling

Do keep in mind that these are just some general workarounds for improving FPS in video games like Far Cry 5. If implementing these steps has not done much in terms of improving FPS, then the final resort is to upgrade your GPU and other PC components.

How to Fix Far Cry 5 Stuttering and Other Network Issues?

Since Far Cry 5 also features multiplayer elements – with a future addition of PvP just around the corner – there is a possibility you might be facing performance issues because of poor network connectivity. If this is the case while you are playing the game online – in single player mode – then you should not be facing performance issues because of your network. Mentioned below are some of the workarounds, implementing which you can improve your network connection quality, thus helping you in increasing online performance while getting rid of Far Cry 5 network issues.

  • Switch to a wired connection or move closer to the router
  • Shut down any background applications like Google Chrome etc. which might be using up your bandwidth
  • Restrict the number of active users on your network
  • Enable Port Forwarding and UPnP
  • Contact your ISP for troubleshooting

If the above-mentioned workarounds did not do the trick for you, then it seems network routing might be the real reason for you facing performance and network issues in Far Cry 5. But since we have promised you that we will do our best to fix these issues for you, we have a very good solution for dealing with unoptimized network routes as well. It is time we introduce you to Kill Ping.

Kill Ping Far Cry 5

Kill Ping is a gaming VPN. It helps players deal with network issues – including but not limited to – lag, high ping, stuttering, rubberbanding, etc. in online video games. Far Cry 5 is no exception. The gaming VPN provides gamers with dedicated network routes which allow players to play the game without any hindrances. Hence, Kill Ping tends to improve both ping and network performance.  So, if you think that your network is at fault here, then we would advise you to give Kill Ping a try.

That is all for now, however, since the game has just been released and the entire community is just getting the hands on the new FPS, we believe more errors and bugs are going to surfacing soon. And like today, we are going to be there for you then as well to fix all of them. But till then, comment below and let us know what you think of the Far Cry 5, has it lived up to your expectations?

Far Cry 5 Lag

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How to Fix Far Cry 5 Lag and Performance Issues
Dani

Unlike Professional Dota 2 players, Dani is toxic, aggressive and has zero gaming sense. But, his timely puns make up for everything. He has been playing Dota 2 since it was in its early access stage. And when he’s not, he spends his time writing about it. Follow me on Twitter @DaniAlamKhan

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