Darksiders 3 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, Fps Drops and Stuttering

 About the game

Darksiders 3 is a hack-n-slash action adventure-game where players play as FURY, sister of War and Death, who is the most enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Fury mainly relies on whips, swords, flails, daggers and magic in combat. She can take on multiple different elemental forms in order to enhance her combat capabilities by granting her new weapons, attacks and traversal abilities. It is a sequel to Darksiders II and the third entry in the Darksiders series.


  • Play as FURY – a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth!
  • Harness FURY’s magic to unleash her various forms – each granting her access to new weapons, moves and traversal abilities.
  • Explore an open-ended, living, free-form game world in which FURY moves back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the story.
  • Defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants who range from mystical creatures to degenerated beings.
  • Sit in awe of Darksiders signature art style – expansive post-apocalyptic environments that take the player from the heights of heaven to the depths of hell, dilapidated by war and decay and overrun by nature.

Despite being a very good title a lot of players have reported some performance issues in PC version of the game. Players have been witnessing lag and fps drops quite often during fights. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, stuttering or fps drops in Darksiders 3 for PC:

Darksiders 3 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, Fps Drops and Stuttering

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

Here are the system requirements:


    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
    • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 370 with 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space


    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz) or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space

You have to make sure that your PC atleast has everything that is listed under minimum system requirements. Otherwise there is no point in trying to run this game.

Update your Drivers

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

Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate the Darksiders 3 executable.
  • 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.

Increase Priority of the game

  • Start Darksiders 3
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the Process or the Executable from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Tweaking in-game settings for optimal performance

  • Go to Graphics Options
  • Set Shadow Quality to Low
  • Set Effects Quality to Medium
  • Finally, set Foliage Quality to Medium




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That’s all folks!

Last Updated on May 9, 2021

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