Ghost Recon Breakpoint Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing and Stuttering

Having trouble running Ghost Recon Breakpoint properly on your PC? Don’t worry we got you. Here is a basic performance guide that will show you some basic tips & tricks to fix performance issues like lag, low fps, crashes, etc in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing and Stuttering

Check the hardware specifications of your PC

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a very demanding game so check the system requirements for the game and compare them with the specifications of your PC.

Here are the system requirements for Ghost Recon Breakpoint:

Minimum – Low Setting | 1080p

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200/Intel Core I5 4460
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280X/Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 (4 GB)

Recommended – High Setting | 1080p

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600/Intel Core I7 6700K
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480/Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 (6 GB)

Ultra – Ultra Setting | 1080p

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X/Intel Core I7 6700K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT/Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080

Windows 10 update KB4512941

Recently, certain Windows 10 updates are causing huge problems for a lot of people. The recent Windows 10 1903 build 18362.329 (KB4512941) update is causing high CPU usage issues for a lot of Windows 10 users. Just after people installed this update they started noticing high CPU usage by Cortana and Windows search. This problem is currently being investigated by Microsoft.

If you have not installed the above mentioned update then wait for Microsoft to release a stable build. If you have unfortunately installed the update then also you have no choice but to wait for an official fix. There is a workaround but I won’t recommend it as it involves messing with the registry of your system. But if you are still interested here is how to do it:

Remember this is an advanced fix as it involves messing with the Registry Editor. This fix was suggested by a Reddit user with the name u/DefinitelyYou. Proceed only if you are willing to take the risk and in case if you end up breaking your OS, we are not responsible.

  • Press Windows+R keys on your keyboard
  • Type ‘regedit
  • Once the Registry Editor window opens go this location : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
  • Delete the Search key
  • Restart your PC

Your high CPU high usage problem will get fixed but the search bar or the search feature on your windows taskbar won’t work anymore. So proceed with caution!

Turn off overclocking utilities

Recently a lot of games have been facing constant crashes and freezing due to overclocking utilities like MSI Afterburner or the Zotac Firestorm. Try to run your graphics card at base clock speeds and try to avoid overclocking as of now.

Tweak the in-game graphics or video settings

After fiddling with the in-game graphics settings for a while the set of settings we decided to go with:

Go to Options > Settings > Video

Window Mode : Fullscreen

Vsync : Off

Resolution Scaling : 100

Temporal Injection : Off

Anti-Aliasing : On

Foreground Framelock : Off

Background Framelock : Off

Extended FOV : 0

Ambient Occlusion : Medium

Level Of Detail : Medium

Texture Quality : Medium

Anisotropic Filtering : 16

Screen Space Shadows : Off

Terrain Quality : Medium

Grass Quality : Medium

Screen Space Reflections : Medium

Sun Shadows : Medium

Motion Blur : Off

Bloom : On

Subsurface Scattering : Medium

Lens Flare : On

Long Range Shadows : Low

Volumetric Fog : Medium

Sharpening : Off

We basically tuned down those settings that were the most demanding. Then we ran the game on a medium-end gaming PC which has a GTX 1050 ti. And surprisingly we managed to get around 40-50 fps with the settings given above. But do not expect too much performance because you need a GTX 960 to play this game at the lowest possible settings.

Verify your files

A good first step is to verify files. This checks to make sure there are no missing or corrupted files.

For Uplay users:

  • In Uplay, click on Games tab at the top of the window
  • On the next screen, hover over the game tile. This will make a little arrow appear at the bottom right of the tile
  • Click on this arrow to make a drop-down menu appear, then click on Verify files

For Epic launcher users:

  • Navigate to Ghost Recon Breakpoint in your library
  • Click verify
  • After verification, the launch option will appear

Run Uplay with administrator rights

Launching the Uplay app with administrator rights might solve your problems. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to the folder where you have installed Uplay
  • Right-click on Uplay.exe and select Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab
  • Click Change settings for all users
  • Under Privilege Level, check Run this program as administrator
  • Click Apply

Ghost Recon Breakpoint immediately crashes when trying to log in

If you are one of those people who are facing crashes every time they are trying to log into the game then there is small and easy fix for you. Here is what you need to do:

  • Make sure that Uplay is not running
  • Go to your Ghost Recon Breakpoint installation folder
  • Now check whether you have the following file in it or not : DataPC_TGT_WorldMap.Forge
  • If you do then just go ahead and delete it
  • Restart Uplay and trying logging in again

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That’s all folks!

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