Division 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering [Updated 2020]

The Division 2 lag – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is an online action RPG title by Ubisoft. It is a direct sequel to the original Tom Clancy’s The Division which was released almost three years ago.

The game is a Third-person shooter which takes place in Washington D.C. 7 months after its predecessor, in which a civil war between survivors and villainous bands of marauders, who are also known as Hyenas, breaks out. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 features both PvE and PvP, players can squad up with each other to complete missions. The game will also feature raids, which can be completed by up to 8 players.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 runs quite smooth for most of the time but that cannot take away the fact that it is a pretty heavy game. And the reason for that is it’s massive and heavily detailed open world. Players are coming across a lot of situations where the frames are taking quite a dip. There might not be a lot of stuttering but the FPS lag is quite prominent.  Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, FPS drops, bugs and stuttering in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2:

Division 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

Match your system specifications with the system requirements of the game

Here are the official system requirements for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 :

Minimum [1080p 30fps]

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Framerate: 30fps
  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit systems only)
  • CPU: AMD FX-6350 or Intel Core I5-2500K
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • Direct X: 11

Recommended [1080p 60fps]

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Framerate: 60fps
  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit systems only)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core I7-4790
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX 480 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • Direct X: 11 | 12

High-end [1440p 60fps]

  • Resolution: 1440p
  • Framerate: 60fps
  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit systems only)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 or Intel Core I7-6700K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • Direct X: 11 | 12

Maximum [4k 60fps

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Framerate: 60fps
  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit systems only)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel Core I9-7900X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon VII or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 TI
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • Direct X: 11 | 12

Update your graphics 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Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times.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

Increase the priority of the game from Windows Task Manager

  • Start The Division 2
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process TheDivision2.exe from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Adjust in-game graphics settings for best performance

Go to Settings>Video

  1. Set Enable Reduced Latency to No
  2. Set Enable DX12 Renderer to No

Go to Settings>Graphics

  1. V-Sync Mode : Off
  2. Frame Rate Limit : Off
  3. Shadow Quality : Medium
  4. Spot Shadows : Medium
  5. Spot Shadow Resolution : Medium
  6. Contact Shadows : Sun Low
  7. Resolution Scale : 100%
  8. Sharpening : 05
  9. Volumetric Fog : Medium
  10. Reflection Quality : Medium
  11. Local reflection Quality : Medium
  12. Vegetation Quality : Medium
  13. Sub-surface Scattering : On
  14. Anisotropic Filtering : 8x
  15. Parallax Mapping : Yes
  16. Ambient Occlusion : Medium
  17. Depth Of Field : On
  18. Object Detain : 62
  19. Extra Streaming Distance : 04
  20. Lens Flare : On
  21. Water Quality : High
  22. Chromatic Aberration : On
  23. Projected Texture Resolution : 512
  24. High Resolution Sky Textures : Yes
  25. Terrain Quality : High

Here is an in-game screenshot of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 running on a GTX 1050 ti and on the settings given above at 60fps+

Tweaking Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate TheDivision2.exe 
  • 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.

Update

Now that The Division 2 is getting reworked and a new DLC is on its way. We decided to update our Division 2 Performance guide with the latest fixes.

Verify or Repair the Game

If you are having problems running The Division 2 then you can try verifying or repairing the game from your Epic Games Launcher. Doing this would download any missing files and would fix some issues you are having. Here is how to repair The Division 2:

  1. Open Epic Games Launcher
  2. Go to Library
  3. Click on “thee dots” under The Division 2
  4. Click on Verify

Updated Nvidia and AMD 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

Disable in-game overlay [Uplay users]

Disabling the Uplay in-game overlay has fixed a lot of performance issues for a lot of user. Here is how to disable the in-game overlay:

  1. Open Uplay launcher
  2. Click on the Options button located on the top-left of the launcher
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Under General settings just uncheck “Enable in-game overlay for supported game

Update your OS if you are using Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 there is a huge chance that you are using an outdated or a buggy version. Windows 10 updates have become very frequent nowadays. So the version or build of Windows 10 you are currently sitting on might not be an optimized one. Or you might be using a version that has bugs and as a result the performance of your system is getting affected.

So check whether you have pending Windows updates or not and update your OS. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to you Windows Settings
  • Click on Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait until all the updates are installed
  • Restart your PC

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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23 thoughts on “Division 2 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering [Updated 2020]”

    1. Check out the Division 2 mouse lag and stuttering guide on our website. It will clearly tell you how to increase the affinity of Division 2 on your computer. It is an advanced method so do it at your own risk. Thank you.

  1. fps is not a problem for my gtx 1050 its 60+ but the god damn stutter and loading in objects wayy too late and anamies and everything its just a big mess i have 8gb ram (recomended )

    1. I have the same problem and I also have 8gb of RAM, it seems like the minimum amount really just isn’t enough

  2. Just wanted to say thank you. Frames went up by almost 60 and it runs smooth as butter with setting/nvidia geforce settings. Well done.

  3. Hi. Any idea why I constantly have a lags on stream. I’ve got this same issue on div 1.
    Was trying h264 and NVEC (new) also. Same results
    My spec :
    Ryzen 2700x oc 4.0
    16 GB ram trident z 3200
    GTX 1060 6 GB Strix OC
    Stream :
    res : 1080p
    bitrate : 6000
    Profile : Fast/ Faster/VeryFast ( Still getting lags )

  4. Anyone have the resolution capped at 1080?? I have a 2k monitor but it’s not an option. Stops at 1080

  5. There is currently no way to adjust the Priority in Task Manager for Easy Anti Cheat. Please remove this from the guide as it is misleading.

    Unless there is a way, then please tell me.

  6. Tried your suggestions and it did not help sadly. I feel like I am losing my mind trying to get this game working for my brother and every suggestion fails. He was given a dell g5 5587 for Xmas last year and an rtx 2080 Ti external gpu thingy and we can get others games to run no problem but this one is the straw that is breaking the camels back.

  7. Intel(R) core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20 Hz
    7.8 GB Ram
    Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    External gpu Geforce RTX 2080 Ti

    And my brother is telling me he is constantly lagging in the Division 2, any suggestions. We have made the external graphics card the game device to run the game and the game still lags. is it an problem with the CPU?

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