Grounded – Fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering

Grounded crashing lag fps drops and stuttering fix – Players are already complaining about the different performance issues in Grounded. That is why we decided to come up with a Grounded Performance guide that will show you some simple tweaks that you can try in order to fix the performance issues that you are having.

Grounded – Fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering

Compare system requirements of Grounded with your PC


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3225
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

Recommended (Not fully revealed):

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher

Make sure you have at least Windows 10 version 18362.0

Though the Steam page of Grounded doesn’t mentions it, you need to have your Windows 10 updated to version 18362.0 or higher. The Xbox page has that clearly mentioned.

If you don’t know how to check your Windows build then all you have to do is:

  • Press Windows+R keys on your keyboard
  • Type winver and press enter

Your build details will pop up in a small window. It should look something like this:

Update your Graphics Card drivers

If you are facing crashes then that might be because of your outdated graphics drivers. Though Nvidia and AMD have not released drivers specially for Grounded, it is wise to use the latest ones. Here are the links:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Repair Grounded to fix crashes (For Xbox app users)

If you are playing Grounded on the Xbox (beta) app on your Windows 10 PC then you can actually repair the game. This will fix the game if there are any sort of missing or broken files. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to your Windows Settings
  • Select Apps & features
  • Look for Grounded from the app list
  • Click on Grounded once you find it (Just use sort by : size)
  • Select Advanced options
  • Click on Repair
  • Wait until the process is completed
  • Restart the Xbox(beta) app

Verify Grounded on Steam

  • Launch Steam
  • Go to Library
  • Right Click on Grounded
  • Select Properties
  • Click on Local Files tab
  • Select Verify Integrity of Game Files

Update your DirectX version

DirectX 11 users are witnessing very high amount of crashes while playing Grounded. So go ahead and update it.

Here is how to do it:

  • Go to the official Microsoft DirectX download page. Here is the link
  • Choose language
  • Now click on the download button
  • Once the download is completed, open the “dxwebsetup.exe” file
  • Follow the instructions
  • Restart your PC

Here is a Microsoft DirectX compatiblity chart that will help choose the best version for your PC:

DirectX Version Details
DirectX 9 Supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. The oldest version of DirectX.
DirectX 10 Supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
DirectX 11.0 Supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions can be downloaded from the Windows website.
DirectX 11.1 Supported in Windows 10, Windows 8 and 7. Can be installed in Windows 7 (SP1) but requires an update
DirectX 11.2 Supported in Windows 10 and Windows 8 (8.1+) only
DirectX 11.4 & 11.3 Only supported in Windows 10.
DirectX 12 DirectX 12 comes preinstalled with every Windows 10 installation. It cannot be used with an older version of Windows. Updates can only be downloaded through windows update as there is no standalone installer available.

Grounded – Best Graphics Settings

  • Window Mode : Full Screen
  • Resolution : 1920×1080(Native Resolution of your monitor)
  • Quality : Medium
  • Framerate Limit : Unlimited
  • V-sync : Off
  • Gamma : 40%
  • Motion Blur : 15%
  • Field of View : 90
  • Render Scale : 100

Clear the temporary junk files on your PC

  • 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.

AMD Control Panel Settings for Grounded (Radeon users)

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

Buggy Windows 10 updates

Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 few days ago called KB4535996. The KB4535996 cumulative update for Windows 10 heavily buggy and is causing a lot of problems for Windows users. In order to know whether your PC is already running the update:

  • Go to Windows Settings
  • Click on Update and Security
  • Click on View update history

If you see an update called KB4535996. You have to uninstall it.

On the Update History window only you will notice the option Uninstall updates on top. Click on it and from the list of updates installed select the one you want to uninstall. Right click on it and click on Uninstall.

Nvidia Control Panel settings for Grounded

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 the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Grounded from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you don’t see the game on the list then click on the Add button and another list will appear
  • If you still cannot spot the game then you need to add the .exe file manually.
  • Click on Browse
  • Locate the folder where you have installed the game
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be grounded.exe
  • Once you have successfully added the game, you will then see the program settings become available for the game
  • Now tweak the following settings
  • Image Sharpening : Off
  • Threaded Optimization : On
  • OpenGL rendering GPU : Your dedicated GPU (RTX 2060 Super in my case)
  • Shader Cache : On
  • Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Low Latency Mode : Off
  • Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

If you are using Nvidia GeForce Experience then turn off the in-game overlay. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch GFE
  • Click on the Settings icon located at the top-right corner
  • Click on General
  • And just turn off In-Game Overlay

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on October 3, 2022