Detroit Become Human – How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and stuttering

Detroit Become Human is a third-person adventure game by Quantic Dream. The game first came out in the year 2018. But it was only for PS4. It came out on PC or Windows on December 12, 2019.

When the game made its debut it received some really good reviews from the critics as well as the community. We don’t often get to see games like Detroit Become Human. So these type of games are kind of new to a lot of people.

The story of the game features several quick time events and dialogue decisions, and will branch out depending on the choices you make. There are three playable characters in the game, they are:

  • Connor, a police investigator android tasked with hunting down androids that have deviated from their programmed behaviors.
  • Kara, a housekeeper android who develops artificial consciousness and becomes responsible for a young girl’s safety.
  • Markus, a caretaker android who, after gaining consciousness, takes it upon himself to free others like him from bondage.

Obtaining clues by highlighting and analyzing the environment with augmented vision allows Connor to reconstruct and replay events that occurred before. The more information Connor collects within an allotted time, the greater the chance of success in deciding a course of action. Markus has the power to grant androids free will and calculate the outcomes of certain acts. [Source : Wikipedia]

Now that we have taken care of the basic description of the game, lets talk about the performance of the game on the Windows or PC platform. Well, let me start by saying that the game is not a light title at all. And you can easily tell by looking at the system requirements of the game.

A lot of players who bought the game are facing various issues like lag, low fps, fps drops, random crashing, etc. So we decided to come up with a basic performance guide for the game.

Detroit Become Human – How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and stuttering

Lets start by taking a look at the minimum and recommended system requirements of Detroit Become Human. Because after taking a look at the minimum system requirements of the game you should be able to tell whether this game is suitable for your system or not.


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350, 4.2 GHz (6 to 8 logical cores minimum highly recommended)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Video RAM: 3GB or more

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: i5-8400 @ 2.8GHz or Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Video RAM: 4GB or more

So as I was saying, you need a decent gaming PC to play this game even at the lowest settings. So if your PC has hardware that is not similar or even close to the minimum requirements then you got your answer here only. But I don’t blame the title as the game is extremely detailed.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and stuttering

There are a variety of steps that you can follow in order to fix the performance issues. Here are some of them:

  • Update your graphics drivers – Nvidia and AMD have already release drivers that bring optimizations for Detroit Become Human. Check them out.
  • Check out our guide to the best graphics settings for Detroit Become Human
  • Set game priority to High from the Windows Task Manager
  • Use Windows 10 Game Mode
  • Eliminate unnecessary applications and services running in the background
  • Make sure you do not have too many tabs opened in Google Chrome or Firefox
  • Close overclocking applications like MSI Afterburner or Zotac Firestorm. Run your CPU and GPU at their base clock speeds
  • Tweak your Nvidia or AMD control panel settings
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance
  • Download the latest Windows 10 update as it features a lot of performance enhancements for the OS

We are still working on this game and trying to figure out better fixes. But the truth is a lot of it depends on the developers. This is the second Console to PC port after Red Dead Redemption 2, that is very poorly optimized.

The good news is the developers are already aware of the issues this game is facing on PC. if there is any problem that is being faced by a huge portion of the player base then expect it to get fixed pretty soon.

If you think this guide has helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, If you have any addition to make regarding this topic then also you can comment below. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

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