Risk Of Rain 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs, Crashing And Freezing

Lag, crashes, low frame rate, these terms are pretty common in games nowadays, especially when it is an online title. It is a sad truth that we would have to deal with. Unfortunately Risk Of Rain 2 has also fallen prey to these performance issues. But that doesn’t mean these bugs and issues cannot be fixed.

As more and more players are joining Risk Of Rain 2, more and more problems are slowly popping up. Players are witnessing lag, fps drops, crashes at different instances. Then there are bugs like freezing when players are trying to pick up an item in-game and various bugs related to mouse controls. All these problems are adding up to the overall experience of the players and it is only going to leave a bad taste on their mouths at the end of the day.

Though there are some bugs and issues that require special attention from the developers, problems like lag, fps drops, etc, can be easily fixed with some basic tweaks. Here is how to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, freezing and crashing in Risk Of Rain 2:

Risk Of Rain 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs, Crashing And Freezing

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #1

Make sure your PC atleast meets the minimum system requirements of Risk Of Rain 2

Minimum:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 580 / AMD HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 680 / AMD HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 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Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times.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, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #3

Tweak settings for Risk Of Rain 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 Risk Of Rain 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 Risk Of Rain 2
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be Riskofrain2.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Risk Of Rain 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, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #4

Install Risk Of Rain 2 on your SSD [Fix for the ‘freezing when picking up an item’ bug]

There is a bug in Risk Of Rain 2 where the players are reporting that the game is freezing for them whenever they are trying to pick up an item. Moving the game from HDD to a SSD has solved the issue for a lot of players. So if you have a SSD, we would recommend you to re-install Risk Of Rain 2 on your SSD.

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #5

Best video and graphics settings for Risk Of Rain 2

Go to Settings>Video

Fullscreen : On

V-sync : Off

FPS Limit : Off

Go to Settings>Graphics

Shadow Type : Off

Shadow Resolution : Low

LOD Bias : Custom

Shadow Cascades : 2

Shadow Distance : Medium

Texture Resolution : Full

VFX Culling Bias : Low

LOD Reduction : Off

Soft Particles : Off

Foliage Wind : Off

Bloom : On

SSAO : On

Sobel Lighting : On

Corpse Clean-up : Immediate

Max Corpses : 0

Apply the settings and restart your game once

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #6

Increase the Priority of Risk Of Rain 2 from the Task Manager

  • Launch Risk Of Rain 2 via Steam
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process of Risk Of Rain 2 for the list
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #7

Close all overclocking applications

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. Risk of Rain 2 is one of them. We tried playing Risk Of Rain 2 with our GPU overclocked just a little bit but the game ended up crashing every 20-25 minutes. After we closed MSI Afterburner and reset the core clock and memory clock back to default, everything went back to normal and the game ran without any crashes. So it is better to stay on the safe side and run your graphics card and CPU at their default clock speeds as they are more stable.

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs, crashing and freezing in Risk Of Rain 2 Method #8

Mouse issues and bugs in Risk Of Rain 2

You can fix any sort of mouse issue or bug that you are having by following our Risk Of Rain 2 – bug fix guide.

You are good to go!

 

 

 

 

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