Crysis Remastered – Game is Stuttering and Freezing – How to fix

Crysis Remastered stuttering and freezing fix – It looks like players are constantly facing micro stutters and freezes in Crysis Remastered. Here is guide consisting of various fixes that might help you solve the issue.

Crysis Remastered – Game is Stuttering and Freezing – How to fix

Can it run Crysis?

Is your PC capable enough to run Crysis Remastered smoothly? The first thing you need to check, before you go ahead and try the fixes below, is whether the specifications of your PC are somewhat identical to the system requirements of Crysis Remastered. Here are the requirements:

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
OS Windows 10 64-Bit Windows 10 64-Bit latest update
PROCESSOR Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 / AMD Ryzen 3 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600k or higher / AMD Ryzen 5 or higher
MEMORY 8 GB 12GB
STORAGE 20GB 20GB
DIRECT X DirectX 11 DirectX 11
GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI /AMD Radeon 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI / AMD Radeon Vega 56
GRAPHICS MEMORY 4GB VRAM 6-8GB VRAM

As you can see, you need a GTX 1050 ti or an AMD Radeon RX 470 to play the game at the lowest possible settings. And don’t think that you would be able to play at 1080p resolution, 720p or probably 900p are your only options.

Crysis Remastered uses Denuvo DRM

If you are not aware, Crysis Remastered incorporates a 3rd party DRM which is Denuvo Anti-Tamper. And most of you should probably know by now, how bad games with Denuvo perform. If a game is using Denuvo DRM then you might face performance issues, even if you are using are high-end gaming rig. So you have no other choice but to wait for performance patches from the developers.

Eliminate background applications and services

A lot of you might not have any idea, but there are many applications that often tend to eat up a huge chunk of RAM without you knowing anything about it. Few weeks ago there was a Windows 10 update that was causing the WindowsSearch and Cortana to use almost 70-80% of CPU. As a result people started facing huge lag, fps drops, etc, in almost every game. Eventually the issue got fixed but the time taken by Microsoft to fix it was pretty long.

So check whether you have useless applications running in the background or not. You can also decide which applications you want to automatically start when you boot your system and prevent the useless ones from starting.

  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on the Startup tab
  • Keep the applications that are important, Enabled
  • Disable the rest

Windows Game Mode

If you are a Windows 10 user then you should definitely try using the Game Mode feature in Windows 10. When configured correctly, the Game Mode will block useless notifications from various applications, you would be able to see how much CPU and GPU a game is using and of course there are other cool features as well.

Also, Game mode prevents Windows Update from performing driver installations and sending restart notifications and it also helps your system towards achieving more stable frame rates depending on the specific game and system.

How to turn on Game Mode

Here is how to turn on Game Mode:

  • Press the Start button
  • Click on Settings
  • Select Gaming
  • Now select Game Mode for the side bar
  • Turn Game Mode On

Tweak your Discord settings

It is recommended that you make few tweaks in order to stop Discord from reducing the performance of your system. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Launch Discord
  2. Go to User Settings
  3. Click on Voice & Video from the left sidebar
  4. Scroll down to Advanced section
  5. Disable “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.”
  6. Disable “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority”
  7. Click on Overlay from the sidebar
  8. Disable in-game overlay
  9. Click on Appearance from the left sidebar
  10. Scroll down all the way to the Advanced section
  11. Disable Hardware Acceleration
  12. Restart Discord

Crysis Remastered – 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 the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Crysis Remastered from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you don’t see the game on the list then click on the Add button and another list will appear
  • If you still cannot spot the game then you need to add the .exe file manually.
  • Click on Browse
  • Locate the folder where you have installed the game
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be crysisremastered.exe
  • Once you have successfully added the game, you will then see the program settings become available for the game
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

Crysis Remastered – AMD Control Panel settings

Go to AMD Control Center or control panel.

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

Try Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling

If you have the latest build of Windows 10 (2004) then you should make use of the brand new feature called hardware-accelerated gpu scheduling. If you have a decent graphics card then you might actually benefit from this. Here is how to turn it on:

  1. Go to Windows 10 settings
  2. Click on System
  3. Select the Display tab on the left
  4. Scroll down and you will notice an option called Graphics Settings at the bottom
  5. Click on it
  6. Turn on Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
  7. Restart your PC

Graphics performance preference

The Graphics Settings menu has another awesome feature that allows you to set a graphics performance preference for a particular app. Here is how to do it:

  • Set “Choose an app to set preference” to Desktop app
  • Click on browse
  • Go the installation folder of Crysis Remastered
  • Select the .exe file or the executable
  • Click on Options once the .exe file is added
  • Choose High Performance
  • Restart your PC

Disable Xbox Game Bar

It has been a while since Microsoft introduced the Xbox Game Bar feature on Windows 10. Sadly it still causes fps drops in some games. I am not sure if your fps drops in Crysis Remastered has anything to do with the game bar or not, but it is better to keep it off. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings menu
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Xbox Game Bar from the left sidebar
  4. Turn it off
  5. Restart your game launcher

These are all the fixes we have for the stutters and freezes in Crysis Remastered at the moment. All the steps listed are basic steps and does not require you to take any advanced measures. Some of these steps or methods might work for you but nothing is guaranteed.

Click here if you are facing crashes while playing Crysis Remastered.


If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing other problems with the game then try checking out our other guides on Crysis Remastered. Who knows, you might end up finding a fix.


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on September 18, 2020

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