From Software’s latest swan song Elden Ring has just gone live for all the players worldwide. This is their first journey into the open-world genre so there are bound to be some issues that seep through. Issues like FPS stuttering are already plaguing some players. This guide will show you how to fix Elden Ring crashing, freezing and stuttering problems.
Day One patch was released earlier today, so you should update Elden Ring before playing it. That should fix most of the issues with this title, but nonetheless, we have worked out a few workarounds that should help you while the developers work on all the known problems with the game. You can read through all the solutions for fixing up crashing issues and performance problems right after the jump below.
Fix Elden Ring Crashing, Lag, Freezing and Performance Problems
There are many solutions for much of the known problems with Elden Ring. Ranging from doing your due diligence before even installing the game to the upkeep of your machine and major fixes. Any solution that solves your problems should be highlighted in the comment section.
Check System Requirements
The system requirements for Elden Ring were recently released and to many people’s surprise, they were quite more demanding than your typical From Software game. Many of the issues you will be facing are due to these system conditions. Either lowering the game settings to better reflect your machine or updating your components will surely resolve some issues. The System Requirements are:
|Particulars||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 10, Windows 11||Windows 10, Windows 11|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 3 3300X||Intel Core i5-10400 / AMD Ryzen 5 5600x|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB|
|Storage Space||60GB free space||60GB free space|
Update Your Graphics Card Drivers
Before launching any newly released game do update your graphics card driver from your respective brand i.e. NVIDIA or AMD. The drivers are usually updated with the latest game’s optimization in check.
You can also try to adjust your NVIDIA Control Panel settings to find the optimal setting for your PC. This often gives your FPS a massive boost and can help you out a lot in certain situations.
For NVIDIA, you should download the latest drivers from their official website.
If you have an AMD GPU, we suggest downloading the Radeon Auto Detect Software to get the latest drivers.
Verify Game Integrity in Steam
If problems persist after going through previous solutions, then it’s most likely that some of the game’s files are missing and/or corrupted. For this, you should run an Integrity Check from Steam. This will look up any such misbehaving files and replace them with working ones. To verify file:
- Open Steam and go to Library
- Select Elden Ring from the game list on the left side
- Right-click and select Properties
- Click the Local Files tab
- Click the Verify integrity of game files… button
Contact the Official Support (Bandai Namco)
If you are still facing trouble you can always ask the developers for better support. You can visit the Elden Ring’s support website or the discussion section of Steam has many valuable solutions. From Software games tend to have the most helpful community amongst all games so you’d surely find some expert advice there.
Check for Game Updates
For most of the newly released titles, the initial crash related bugs are fixed with an update or two by the developers. Elden Ring issues should be all fixed this week, so make sure you always download and install game updates when they are released. You can also alternatively keep an eye out for new game updates in our Patch Notes section.
Restart Your PC
And last and definitely not least the granddaddy solution to everything is restarting your PC. This will refresh the game and can fix many stuttering problems. For any other issue, you just be patient and wait for the developers to release the fix in an update.
To help yourself or any other person going through the same ordeal, it is advised that you voice your concern in some official manner like a forum, etc., so that these developers are aware of any unknown issue.
Those are all the solutions that you can try to fix various issues. Hopefully, one of these solutions fixed your issue. Let us know if you managed to solve the issue. We would love to know if you are enjoying Elden Ring.
Now that the game is out, there will be a lot more tutorials and guides from the game covered here at BRGeeks. Do check out our Elden Ring section!