Battlefield 5 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops and Stuttering (BF5)

About the Game: [courtesy : Wikipedia]

Battlefield 5 is a first-person shooter developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield 5 is the 16th installment in the Battlefield series. The game will continue on from its precursor Battlefield 1 by focusing on World War II.

Battlefield 5 will focus extensively on party-based features and mechanics, scarcity of resources, and removing “abstractions” from game mechanics to increase realism. There will be an expanded focus on player customization through the new Company system, where players will be able to create multiple characters with various cosmetic and weapon options. Cosmetic items, and in-game currency will be earned by completing in-game objectives.

The game features several new multiplayer modes, including the “continuous” campaign mode “Tides of War”, “Firestorm”, and “Grand Operations”. The Grand Operations mode is an expansion of the “Operations” mode introduced in Battlefield 1, which focuses on matches taking place across multiple stages to simulate a campaign from the war. In Grand Operations, each round will have specific objectives, and performance in each stage will influence the next.

The Battle Royale mode will be built around the franchise’s “core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles”. The name “Firestorm” is derived from a literal storm of fire that engulfs players similar to the popular Battle Royale game mechanic of restricting the play area.

Furthermore, this particular game mode is not being developed by EA DICE themselves, but has been outsourced to Criterion Games and features the biggest map created by the franchise to date. It is playable by 64 players, which are divided into up to 16 squads with a focus on team work. Firestorm is scheduled to be released in March 2019.

Click here to know more or purchase Battlefield 5 or Battlefield V. We cannot deny the fact the Battlefield 5 is a well optimized title. But players have been reporting FPS drops and lag which is hindering their experience. Players with high end hardware like the RTX 2080 ti are also witnessing FPS drops and Stuttering quite a few times. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, stuttering or fps drops in Battlefield 5 for PC:

Battlefield 5 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops and Stuttering (BF5)

Step 1:

Update your Graphics Drivers

The first thing you should consider doing is update your drivers. Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Both Nvidia and AMD have already released their latest drivers optimized for Battlefield V. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Step 2:

Make sure your system meets the Minimum System Requirements of the game

If your system does not even meet the minimum system requirements that are required to run this game then the whole process is useless. Here are the system requirements for Battlefield V:

Battlefield 5 System Requirements (Minimum)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i5 6600K / AMD FX-8350
  • Ram: 8 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 11.0 Compatible video card with 2 GB VRAM (AMD Radeon HD 7850 / nVidia GeForce GTX 660)
  • VRAM: 2048 MB
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Free Disk Space: 50 GB

Battlefield 5 System Requirements (Recommended)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X or equivalent
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 11.1 Compatible video card 8GB AMD Radeon RX 580 / 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060)
  • VRAM: 6GB (8GB AMD)
  • Pixel Shader: 5.1
  • Free Disk Space: 50 GB

Step 3:

Adjust in-game settings for Best Performance

Go to Option>Video Settings and Set

  • Field Of View to 75
  • Motion Blur to 0%
  • ADS DOF Effects to Off
  • Film Grain to Off

Go to Option>Video Settings>Advanced and Set

  • DX12 Enabled to On. Some people have reported to get better performance with this setting being On and some have reported the opposite. Trying both is recommended.
  • Future Frame Rendering to On. This will give you more performance but might cause some input lag.
  • GPU Memory Restriction to Off. The setting itself is pretty much self explanatory.
  • Effects Quality to Low. Effects in Battlefield 5 heavily impacts the performance.
  • Antialiasing Post-Processing to TAA Low. Since there is no option to turn AA off.

Step 4:

Increase the Priority of the game

  • Start Battlefield 5
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for Bf5.exe or a similar looking process from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Step 5:

Adjusting settings in the Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This step is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate the Bf5.exe from the installation folder.
  • Set Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames to 1
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode.
  • Set Texture Filtering to Performance

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Last Updated on May 9, 2021

1 thought on “Battlefield 5 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops and Stuttering (BF5)”

  1. Henry Chelston

    GPU restricted memory should be on, having it off has caused stuttering on a 1070 I had, if you have sufficient VRAM, there is no reason to have it off in the first place as that option is to “share” RAM with VRAM and since RAM is slower, it introduces stuttering in game

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