Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Performance Guide – Fix Lag, Bugs, FPS Drops, Crashing And Stuttering

About the game

Borderlands Game Of The Year (GOTY) Enhanced is the latest release by Gearbox which is a remastered version of the original Borderlands game that was released in the year 2009. You can call this version a HD remake of Borderlands.

Gearbox has made plenty of changes in the Borderlands GOTY Enhanced edition. The game has undergone a visual overhaul and looks much better. Though it is nothing according to the 2019 standards, it still gets the job done. Character models, environments, weapons, and textures, everything looks more detailed now. With the addition of 4k support, players with 4k monitors can now have a better experience.

Apart from HD textures they have also added new weapons, new character heads and players can also expect new Gold chests and keys.

All these new additions does not take away the fact that Borderlands GOTY Enhanced has some performance issues as well. Players with high end PCs are complaining about bugs, fps lag and crashing. The good news is none these problems are game breaking and can be fixed with few tweaks here and there. In this guide we have listed a whole bunch of methods that would help players in fixing all sorts of performance and connection issues. Here is how to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced:

Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Performance Guide – Fix Lag, Bugs, FPS Drops, Crashing And Stuttering

How to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Method #1

Make sure your system atleast meets the minimum system requirements of the game

If you are thinking that just because Borderlands ran well on your system, you will get the same performance in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced as well. You are wrong, the game has undergone a graphical overhaul and now appears to be a HD version of the original Borderlands game. So the specifications required to run this game smoothly has gone up as well. Here are the Borderlands Game Of The Year GOTY Enhanced System Requirements:

Minimum:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 @2.93GHz/AMD Phenom 9950 @2.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 660, Radeon HD 6970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Directx 9.0c
Recommended:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2105 @3.1GHz/AMD FX 4100 @3.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 760, Radeon HD 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Directx 9.0c

This is quite a noticeable jump considering the fact that the original Borderlands game requires only 1gb of system ram and a graphics card with only 256mb VRAM to run.

How to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Method #2

Update your graphics driver

Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

How to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Method #3

Best Graphics Settings for Borderlands Game Of The Year (GOTY) Enhanced

Go to Options>Video

Field of View : 75

Graphics Level : CUSTOM

Fullscreen : FULLSCREEN

Pause Game On Focus Loss : OFF

Vsync : OFF

Framerate Locking : Unlimited

Anisotropic filtering : 8x

Anti-aliasing : FXAA

Shadow Detail : MEDIUM

Bullet Decals : OFF

Foliage Quality : MEDIUM

Texture Quality : MEDIUM

Game Detail : MEDIUM

Ambient Occlusion : OFF

Bloom : ON

Depth of Field : ON

Flare Outs : ON

Level of Detail : MEDIUM

How to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Method #4

Tweak Nvidia Control Panel settings

[Note: This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Borderlands from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you cannot find it on the list then you need to add the .exe file manually
  • Click on Add
  • Locate the folder where you have installed Borderlands GOTY Enhanced
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be Borderlands.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Borderlands
  • Set Max Pre-Rendered Frames to 1
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Highest Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode

How to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Method #5

Overclocking applications and utilities

Close any kind of overclocking utility or application that is running on your PC. Recently overclocking applications like the MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm, are causing crashes for a lot of games. So it is better to run your graphics card and CPU at their default clock speeds as they are more stable

How to fix lag, bugs, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Borderlands GOTY Enhanced Method #6

  • Start Borderlands Game Of The Year Enhanced via Steam
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the Borderlands process from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High
  • Now click on View located on the top of Task Manager
  • Select Update speed
  • Set it to High

How to fix lag, rubberbanding and desync during co-op or multiplayer in Borderland GOTY Enhanced

You are good to go!

 

 

 

 

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That’s all folks!

 

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  1. dicetro April 10, 2019
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