Bleeding Edge – Fix Stuttering, Freezing, Lag and Crashing

Bleeding Edge stuttering freezing lag crashing fixBleeding Edge is an online PvP combat video game by Xbox Game Studios. It is exclusively available for the Microsoft platforms which are Xbox One and Windows 10. This means that if you are a PS4 user then there is no way for you to play this game.

Bleeding Edge features 11 fighters and most of them have melee attacks, with some of them having range attacks. Just like Overwatch, the fighters are divided in to three classes:

  • Damage
  • Support
  • Tank

Each character in the game has 3 active abilities while some have few passives. Every fighter has two Super attacks, but you get to choose only one before entering a match. When in-game, you will notice three bars on the bottom-right side of your screen. These three bars represent different abilities which go down when the player uses an ability connected to it. Every single ability have a cooldown period so there is no way to actually spam them.

Now that you know what Bleeding Edge is all about, lets go ahead and talk about the performance of the game. I personally tried the game on my gaming rig that has an Intel i5 8400 and a RTX 2060 with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. And my experience was quite okay. Getting the game to run at 60 FPS is not a big deal but if you have a 144hz monitor and you want to run the game on 144 FPS then you might have some difficulty.

Two of the biggest issues I faced while playing this were stutters and freezes. Especially when two or more fighters were using their abilities at the same time. Yes, Bleeding Edge runs well but “well” is not enough for a PvP title.

A lot of people have already started complaining about issues like stuttering, lag, crashing, freezing, etc. That is why we decided to come up with a basic lag fix guide that will show you some simple tweaks that you can try in order to fix the performance issues that you are having.

Bleeding Edge – Fix Stuttering, Freezing, Lag and Crashing

Check the System Requirements of Bleeding Edge first

This is the first thing you should consider doing. Compare the hardware specifications of your PC with the system requirements of Bleeding Edge.

Here are the system requirements:

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher Windows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher
Architecture (bit) x64 x64
DirectX Version 11 Version 11
Memory 6 GB 8 GB
Video Memory 2 GB 4 GB
Processor FX 8350 / i5 4590 FX 8350 / i5 4590
Graphics AMD RX 560 / Nvidia GTX 750 RX 470 / GTX 970 / GTX 1060

From the System Requirements you can clearly see that there are certain things you need to have in order to play this game without issues. You need to make sure that your Windows 10 version is 18362.0 or higher and you need the 64-bit version of the OS. If you don’t know how to check your Windows version, here is how to do it:

  1. Press “Windows+R” keys on your keyboard
  2. Type “winver”
  3. The “About Windows” box will pop up showing you the version of your OS

Also the official System Requirements say that this game can run at max settings at smooth frame rates on a FX 8350 / i5 4590, which I highly doubt. I was experiencing stutters on my i5-8400 which is a far superior processor than the processors mentioned here.

One more thing that is confusing here is that they have mentioned DirectX 11 only as the recommended API. I played the game on DirectX 12 though. Not sure if the stutters were taking place due to that.

Update your Graphics Drivers

At this point, this should be a no-brainer. If you are facing crashes then that might be because of your outdated graphics drivers. Though Nvidia and AMD have not released drivers specially for Bleeding, it is wise to use the latest ones. Here are the links:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

If you are a Nvidia user then you can directly update your driver from the Geforce Experience application.

Use the best graphics settings for Bleeding Edge

Though the system requirements of Bleeding Edge are a bit high as it requires a GTX 1060 or a RX 470 to run smoothly, we still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC.

Here are the full specifications of our rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 9100F
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1650
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080
  • OS : Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

You can see the graphics settings we decided to go with on our Bleeding Edge best graphics settings guide.

Reset the settings of Bleeding Edge (If you are witnessing crashes)

On Windows 10 there is an option to actually the reset the settings of applications. This will revert all the changes made to the application and send everything back to default. If Bleeding Edge is crashing for you then you can try this. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to your Windows Settings
  • Select Apps & features
  • Look for Bleeding Edge from the app list
  • Click on Bleeding Edge once you find it (Just use sort by : size)
  • Select Advanced options
  • Under Reset you will see two options – Repair and Reset
  • Click on Reset

Use the Repair option (Windows 10 users only)

If you are playing Bleeding Edge on the Xbox (beta) app on your Windows 10 PC then you can actually repair the game. This will fix the game if there are any sort of missing or broken files. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to your Windows Settings
  • Select Apps & features
  • Look for Bleeding Edge from the app list
  • Click on Bleeding Edge once you find it (Just use sort by : size)
  • Select Advanced options
  • Click on Repair
  • Wait until the process is completed
  • Restart the Xbox(beta) app

Verify the in-game files of Bleeding Edge on Steam (For Steam users)

If you are playing Bleeding Edge on Steam then you can verify the in-game files:

  • Go to your Steam Library
  • Right click on Bleeding Edge
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

The process will take few minutes so be patient.

Tweak AMD or Nvidia Control Panel Settings

Nvidia Control Panel settings

The first thing you should do is click on ‘Adjust image settings with preview‘ located on the left side under 3D settings and make sure that ‘Use the advanced 3D image settings‘ is selected. Now:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Sharpening : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

AMD Adrenalin 2020 settings

Click on Global Graphics.

  • Radeon Anti-Lag : Disabled
  • Radeon Boost : Disabled
  • Image Sharpening : Off
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode : Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method : Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering : Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering : Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
  • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Radeon Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

Report your issues to the devs

The game allows you to report bugs or performance issues that you are experiencing to the developers. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch Bleeding Edge
  • Go to Main Menu
  • Select Report Bug
  • Choose the type of issue
  • Then choose all the details that explains your issue the best
  • Finally click on send report

Let me make one thing clear, none of these methods are advanced and are pretty basic. There is no guarantee that these steps will fix your problem 100%.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, If you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!

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That’s all folks!

Last Updated on March 24, 2020

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