Battlefield V Firestorm (BF5) Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

About the game

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.

Back in E3 last year, DICE announced that a Battle Royale mode will be coming to Battlefield 5. Players have been waiting eagerly since then for that moment and finally it has arrived. Battlefield 5 has finally got it’s highly anticipated Battle Royale mode and it is known as Battlefield V Firestorm. Players who already own the original copy of Battlefield 5 will get access to Firestorm for free.

Battlefield V Firestorm is a lot different from the original Battlefield 5 game. Let us look at the salient features of Battlefield V Firestorm :

  • Firestorm’s Map is 10x larger than the map of Battlefield 5, Hamada
  • A Ring Of Fire or the ‘circle’ will keep on restricting the area of combat with time. Just like every other Battle Royale title
  • Destructible buildings, weaponry, and vehicles
  • Air combat, combat on ground, combat underwater

Here is the official trailer of Battlefield V: Firestorm:

How many squads can enter a single Firestorm match?

A total of 16 squads can participate in a single game of Battlefield V Firestorm

How many players are there in a single squad of Battlefield V Firestorm?

Each BF5 Firestorm squad consists of 4 players

Can we play solo in Battlefield V Firestorm?

Yes, players can choose to go solo or team up with a squad

There is no doubt that the original Battlefield 5 had a smooth release. There were minor performance issues here and there but it was nothing major. We had already put up a Battlefield V (BF5) Performance Guide when the game launched. So If you are still facing lag or fps drops in Battlefield 5 then you can check out the guide.

Now, coming to Battlefield 5 Firestorm, let us be honest, battle royale games have always been prone to problems like fps lag, bugs and stuttering. It happens because of the constant changes and updates that these games receive. They obviously get fixed pretty soon by the developers but that doesn’t mean they are not annoying. In competitive games, a lot depends on how your system is running the game. A minor fps drop or frame skip can destroy the entire experience. And especially in demanding games like Battlefield V, there is no room for error. But you need not to worry as in this basic performance guide we have covered everything that will help you to play Battlefield V Firestorm smoothly. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, fps drops, bugs and stuttering in Battlefield 5 Firestorm:

Battlefield V Firestorm (BF5) Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs and stuttering in Battlefield V Firestorm Step #1

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

If you thought that the system or PC requirements of Battlefield 5 and Battlefield 5 Firestorm would be similar then you are wrong.

Here are the Recommended System Requirements for Battlefield 5:

  • 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

Here are the Recommended System Requirements for Battlefield 5 Firestorm:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 7 2700 or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 8700 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • Graphics card (AMD): N/A
  • Internet requirements: 512 KBPS or faster connection
  • Hard disk: 50GB

As we didn’t get any announcement regarding the minimum system requirements for Battlefield V Firestorm, we decided to test this game on our most entry level system and see how it performs.

Here are the Minimum System Requirements for Battlefield 5 Firestorm (1080p 60 fps low settings):

[Note: These requirements are not official but are definitely recommended for gamers with low end PCs]

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Processor (Intel): Intel i3 8100
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 ti
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD RX 470
  • Internet requirements: 512 KBPS or faster connection
  • Hard disk: 50GB

So as you can see the difference between the requirements is quite prominent. That jump from GTX 1060 to RTX 2070 is pretty huge. We do understand that Firestorm has got a more intensive environment than Battlefield V. But not a lot of gamers have a RTX 2070 packed inside their gaming rigs. So people who thought that Battlefield V Firestorm will run smoothly on their PC just because Battlefield 5 did then you are wrong.

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs and stuttering in Battlefield V Firestorm Step #2

Update your Graphics Drivers

Nvidia and AMD, they both have already released their graphics drivers bringing you support for Battlefield V: Firestorm. Here are the links to the latest Nvidia and AMD drivers:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

How to fix lag, fps drops, bugs and stuttering in Battlefield V Firestorm Step #3

Tweak settings for Battlefield V 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 Battlefield V 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 Battlefield V
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be Battlefield V.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Battlefield V
  • 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

Since Battlefield V: Firestorm is a mode in Battlefield 5 only and it is not a standalone game, the tweaks done for Battlefield V will increase the performance on Battlefield V Firestorm as well

Increase the Priority of Battlefield V from the Task Manager

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

You are good to go!



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That’s all folks!

Last Updated on March 26, 2019

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