Mordhau Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing and Freezing

Mordhau is a multiplayer game belonging to the hack ‘n slash genre. The game is based in a medieval period and features competitive play that is highly skill-based. Mordhau is running on Unreal Engine 4 and looks quiet visually appealing. Players get access to a handful of features in the game which include good amount of customizations.

It features a combat system mainly emphasizing CQB and hand-to-hand combat. The combat system features historical techniques such as feints, redirection, and alternative use of weapons. Other features include ranged weapons, siege engines and mounted combat.

Judging from the fact that Mordhau is one of those games that released without creating any hype, it managed to garner some decent amount of players and has been well received by the community. But, it is a multiplayer title and most of the multiplayer titles nowadays suffer from performance issues. As more and more players are joining Mordhau, more and more problems are popping up. Players are complaining all over the forums that they are experiencing issues like lag, fps drops, stuttering, freezing and even crashes.

Fortunately, all these performance issues are nothing serious and can be easily fixed with few tweaks here and there. We have put up a basic Mordhau performance guide consisting of basic methods that players can try all by themselves to solve some of the problems they are having. Here is how to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau: 

Mordhau Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing and Freezing

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau Method 1

Check whether your PC atleast meets the minimum system requirements of Mordhau or not

Mordhau System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 – 4670 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 or AMD RX 460
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 – 6600k or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

So as you can see from the system requirements, Mordhau is a demanding game. You need a GTX 1050 minimum to run this game at 1080p 30fps at low settings.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau Method 2

Make sure your graphics drivers are updated

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, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau Method 3

Best Graphics or Video settings for Mordhau

Go to Settings > Video

Resolution Scale : 1.00

Window Mode : Fullscreen

Frame Rate Limit : 250

Vertical Sync : Uncheck

Field Of View : 80

Anti Aliasing : Temporal AA

Texture Quality : High

Effects Quality : Medium

Shadow Quality : Low

Indirect Shadows : Check

View Distance : High

Post Process Quality : High

Foliage Density : Medium

Character Quality : High

Character Cloth : All Cloth

Ragdoll Quality : Low

Screen Space Reflections : Low

Bloom : 1.00

Motion Blur : 0.30

Ambient Occlusion : Check

Lens Flare : Check

These settings will give you a perfect balance between performance and visuals.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau Method 4

Tweak settings for Mordhau from the Nvidia Control Panel

[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 Mordhau 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 Mordhau
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be mordhau.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Mordhau
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 2
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Highest Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
  • Change Texture filtering – Quality to Performance

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau Method 5

Increase the Priority of Mordhau from the Task Manager

  • Launch Mordhau via Steam
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process of Mordhau for the list
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Mordhau Method 6

Check whether any overclocking utility is running on your PC or not

Close any kind of overclocking utility or application that is running on your PC. Overclocking applications like the MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm, are causing crashes for a lot of games. Same is the case with Mordhau. The game was crashing constantly after we overclocked our GTX 1050 ti just a little bit.

We tried to reach to a stable overclocked core clock and memory clock but Mordhau was reluctant to run on our overclocked Graphics card. Things went back to normal as soon as we reset everything and closed Afterburner.

You are good to go!


That’s all folks!

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