Fifa 21 – Fix Lag, Crashing, FPS Drops and Stuttering

Fifa 21 lag, crashing, FPS drops and stuttering fix – It looks like players are having a hard time playing Fifa 21 with all the performance issues that the game currently has. Here are some small and basic fixes that you can try.

Fifa 21 – Fix Lag, Crashing, FPS Drops and Stuttering

Fifa 21 – Hardware or System Requirements

  • Minimum:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
      • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 @ 3.7GHz or AMD Athlon X4 880K @4GHz
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
      • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Recommended:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
      • Processor: Intel i5-3550 @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 50 GB available space

Okay, so whoever recommended these requirements for smooth experience in Fifa 21, might not have tested the game properly. There is no way this game runs without issues on a i5-3550 or a FX 8100. People often mistakenly think that Fifa games don’t require high end hardware. Though it is true, but that doesn’t mean that you can play this game smoothly on a 8 year old processor. Here is what I would recommend:

  • Processor: Intel i3-8100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 ti or AMD Radeon R9 270X

Fifa 21 – Best Graphics Settings

  • Resolution : 1920×1080 (Aspect Ration 16:9)
    Full Screen
  • Rendering Quality : Medium
  • MSAAOptions : Off
  • Frame Rate : Lock to 60fps (“No Limit of fps” for high refresh rate monitors)

Update your drivers for best results

Disable Origin Overlay

  1. Launch Origin
  2. Click on the Origin option located at the top-left corner
  3. Select Application Settings
  4. Click on the Origin In-Game tab
  5. Turn Off “Enable Origin In-Game”

Disable Steam Overlay for Fifa 21

The Steam Overlay is recently causing problems in a lot of games. Try turning it off.

  1. Go to you Steam Library
  2. Right-click on Fifa 21
  3. Select Properties
  4. Check the box next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game under General tab

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay

  1. Launch Nvidia Geforce Experience
  2. Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner
  3. Select the General Tab
  4. Turn of In-Game Overlay
  5. Restart your system

Repair the corrupted files

Origin

  1. Open Origin
  2. Go to My Game Library
  3. Select Fifa 21
  4. Click on the Settings icon
  5. Select Repair

Steam

  1. Head over to your Steam Library
  2. Right click on Fifa 21
  3. Select Properties
  4. Click on the Local Files tab
  5. Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

Disable Xbox Game Bar and Win10 Background Recording

The Xbox game bar and the Captures tool on Windows 10 often tend to take up a lot of resources. The Game bar actually has a lot of plugins running at the same time and the Background Recording feature always records in the background while you are playing any game. So turning them off would immediately give you a boost. Here is how to do it:

Background Recording

  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Captures
  4. Turn off Background Recording

Game Bar

  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Xbox Game Bar
  4. Turn it off

Switch to Performance mode in Nvidia Control Panel

  1. Launch Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Select “Adjust image settings with preview” under “3D Settings”
  3. Select “Use my preference emphasizing”
  4. Drag the slider towards “Performance”

Re-install Fifa 21 (Only if nothing else works)

If none of the fixes mentioned above work for you then is your last resort. Game installations go wrong all the time. A file might have gone corrupted during the installation process. And that might be the reason why the game is crashing for you. So do a fresh installation of the game once.

Before you go for the re-installation, make sure you empty your “Temp” folder.

  • Go to the Start menu on your Desktop.
  • Press the Windows key+R at the same time.
  • Type in %TEMP% and press Enter.
  • Select All (Edit > Select All or Ctrl+A).
  • Click the Delete key.

Update Windows

Microsoft is known for releasing buggy OS updates every now and then. And the problem has only escalated on the Windows 10 OS. So check whether you have pending Windows updates or not and then update your OS. Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Update & Security
  3. Click on Check for updates
  4. Wait for the updates to get installed
  5. Restart your PC

More fixes coming soon. Stay tuned!


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