How to Fix Outriders Stuttering Problems and Lag Issue | PC Guide

If you’ve gotten ahold of Outriders recently, you might be running into some stuttering issues. While this wasn’t very apparent in the game’s demo, you might be running into some stuttering / graphical glitches once you’ve gotten ahold of the full PC game. We’re going to be talking about a few ways you can reduce or completely get rid of the stuttering issues in Outriders.

While Outriders does seem to be a well-optimized game, according to the game’s system requirements, you might be running into a few issues here and there, especially if you barely meet the minimum or recommended system requirements. We’re hoping the developers release a new update real soon to help with the overall performance.

Outriders Stuttering Problems Fix

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These fixes have been provided to us graciously by the community. Various users on Reddit and other forums have posted various tweaks that have helped them overcome the stuttering issue. We’ve compiled these fixes into a comprehensive guide for you to follow so you can get rid of the issue once and for all.

Avoid DX12 on NVIDIA and AMD

If you’ve been playing the game on the latest version of Microsoft’s DirectX, don’t. The game doesn’t seem to be running well with the API, and users have reported tons of issues and crashes with DX12. You should instead switch to DX12. Here’s how you can do so.

  • Select the “Play Outriders – DirectX11” launch option when starting the game.

Alternative Method:

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In Steam, head onto Outriders -> Manage -> Properties -> Launch Option and type this:

-force -dx11

Change In-Game Settings:

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Once the game has loaded up, there are a few options you can change in the graphics options setting that can help with the Outriders Stuttering issue. Here they are:

  • DLSS: Off
  • Ansel: Off
  • V-Sync: Off
  • FPS Limit: Enabled (Native Refresh Rate))
  • Windowed Mode

Enable Controller Configuration in Outriders

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To fix the stuttering issue, you can also enable Controller Configuration in Outriders. The developers have recommended players do this even if they aren’t using a Controller due to a technical glitch in the game. Here’s how you can enable the option:

  • Launch Steam in Big Picture Mode:
    • Click View on the Top Left of your screen and then on Big Picture Mode
  • Once in Big Picture Mode, press the Gear Icon found the Main Menu
  • Find the Option that Says Controller and Select your Controller Settings
  • Go back to your main menu and select Outriders
  • Go to Properties, and select the controller configuration you just set up.
  • Your controller configuration should now be enabled in the game, reducing stuttering in Outriders.

Turn on Offline Mode in Steam:

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Turning on offline mode in Steam has proven to help in fixing the Stuttering Issue in Outriders. Here’s how you can do so:

  • Click on your name at the top of the Friends List Tab
  • On the drop-down menu, click on the Go Offline option

Update to the Latest Drivers

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After looking at various player experiences, rolling back your drive will not help with your stuttering. Instead, you should update to the newly optimized Outriders Drivers released by NVIDIA. Here’s how you can do so:

  • Open NVIDIA Geforce Experience
  • Go to the Drivers Tab
  • Click on the Update Option

Note: If you are still experiencing stuttering, we recommend uninstalling your Drivers using DDU and re-installing them again.

INI Configuration

If you’ve tried all these fixes to no avail, an INI configuration. However, we recommend not messing around with your INI files unless you have an extremely powerful graphics card. Make sure to back your original INI file up by renaming it before making any changes. Here’s how you can change your INI Settings to fix stuttering in Outriders:

  • Go to %LocalAppData%\Madness\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
  • Add these lines at the end of the file:

[SystemSettings]
r.VSync=0
r.Streaming.FullyLoadUsedTextures=1
r.Streaming.HLODStrategy=2
r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0

Fix Outriders Stuttering in PlayStation and Xbox

If you are playing on a console and are still experiencing stuttering issues on either the PlayStation or Xbox, you can completely disable cross-play which can help reduce stuttering in the game for the time being. Here’s how you can do so. You can disable crossplay by heading to the options as shown in the image down below:


We hope these particular tweaks have helped you reduce your stuttering issues in Outriders. If you still are experiencing any troubles or have a fix that we haven’t covered, please let us know in the comments down below!

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