Rage 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing And Freezing

One of the most anticipated games of 2019 is finally here. RAGE 2 is an open-world first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic period. Players play as Walker, one of the last survivors of an attack on the secluded enclave known as Vineland. Players can control various characteristics of Walker such as their gender, skills and attire.

Walker wields various firearms and tools to fight against enemies, including traditional guns like a shotgun and pistol, the boomerang-like Wingstick and sci-fi weapons like the Grav-Dart Launcher. Over the course of the game, players will acquire new skills and abilities, like Overdrive, which significantly increases the power and effectiveness of their attacks, Shatter, which pushes back enemies, and Slam, which propels Walker in the air before slamming down onto enemies, dealing damage and throwing them back.

Enemies in RAGE 2 consist of different types of human bandits, human-sized mutants, cyborg mutants and enormous super mutants. RAGE 2 also features vehicular combat and racing, with the player being able to drive any vehicle in the game world.

Though Rage 2 has managed to get some good reviews from all over the world, we cannot deny the fact that the game is not perfect. The system requirements of Rage 2 had already raised some eyebrows in the community. And it makes sense because the game requires you to have a GTX 1070 8GB or Radeon RX Vega 56 to run at 60 fps on 1080p resolution. Players have already  started to complain about lag, fps drops, low fps, crashes, stuttering, etc, from the very first day of launch. That is why we decided to come out with a basic performance guide for Rage 2. Here is how to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and freezing in Rage 2:

Rage 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing And Freezing

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 1

Check minimum system requirements of Rage 2

Make sure that your PC atleast meets the minimum system requirements of Rage 2. Players often make the mistake of buying games without checking the system requirements and they end up facing problems like lag and low fps later. Here are the system requirements of Rage 2.

Rage 2 Minimum System Requirements:

    • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

Rage 2 Recommended System Requirements:

    • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Vega 56 8GB
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

Though the minimum system requirements say that Rage 2 requires only 8 GB of RAM to run, it is incorrect. This game was struggling a lot at 8 GB Memory and crashed a couple of times as well. Then we decided to add another 8 GB memory stick and that fixed the issue. Also make sure that your Hard Drive has a speed of atleast 7200 RPM. We installed Rage 2 and tried playing it on our 5400 RPM Hard Drive but we soon had to switch back to our 7200 RPM Hard Drive as the game was stuttering a lot. So here are the system requirements of Rage 2 recommended by us.

Rage 2 Minimum System Requirements recommended by Frondtech:

  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Rage 2 Recommended System Requirements by Frondtech:

  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Vega 56 8GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 2

Download the latest graphics drivers

Both Nvidia and AMD has already released their graphics drivers optimized for Rage 2. Download those drivers to get the best performance in Rage 2.

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, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 3

Update Windows

Certain Windows 10 updates are causing a lot of problems in games nowadays. There has been a lot of updates for Windows 10 that has caused fps in certain games to take massive hits. We are not sure whether Rage 2 has this issue or not but why take a chance. So check whether you have Windows updates available or not. Here is how you can update your Windows:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait for the updates to get installed
  • Restart your PC

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 4

Close all the running overclocking applications and utilities

Overclocking applications are one of the major reasons behind crashes in a lot of games nowadays. A lot of overclocking utilities like the MSI Afterburner and the Zotac Firestorm are causing crashes in games like The Division 2 and World War Z. So it is better to stay away from these utilities until they get stable.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 5

Best Graphics or Video settings for Rage 2

Here is our detailed guide to best video settings for Rage 2. In this guide you will find every single detail about the combination of settings we decided to go with for Rage 2 and will also show how much fps you will get.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 6

Tweak settings for Rage 2 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 Rage 2 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 Rage 2
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be RAGE2.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Rage 2
  • 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, crashes and freezing in Rage 2 Method 7

Increase the Priority of Rage 2 from the Task Manager

  • Launch Rage 2 via Steam or the Bethesda Launcher
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process called RAGE2 for the list
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High
  • Click on the View tab on your Task Manager
  • Change Update Speed to High

Remember, these are all basic troubleshooting guides for Rage 2 and we have not included any advanced method because we do not want people to mess with the in-game files because it might cause the game to break down completely. We have hopefully covered all the basic tips, tricks and methods that will help players towards their battle against lag and low fps.

You are good to go!

 

 

 


That’s all folks!

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