Hitman 2 2018 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, Fps Drops and Stuttering

Hitman 2 2018 is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will be the seventh entry in the Hitman video game series and is the sequel to the 2016 game Hitman.

Hitman 2 2018 introduces new ways to play, new game modes and new features, including the new Sniper Assassin mode with franchise first co-op play. Hitman 2‘s gameplay will be similar to its 2016 predecessor, as Agent 47, a contract assassin working for the International Contract Agency (ICA), travels to various locations around the globe to eliminate high-profile targets.

The game features six missions, which are set in six distinct locations. Your mission is to eliminate the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia, but when 47 learns his target’s true identity and the truth about his past, it changes everything.

Click here to know more or purchase Hitman 2 2018. Even though the title is pretty optimized, some players are reporting that they are witnessing stuttering here and there at times in the PC version of the game and their experience is getting affected as a whole. Players have been witnessing lag and fps drops as well. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, stuttering or fps drops in Hitman 2 2018 for PC:

Hitman 2 2018 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, Fps Drops and Stuttering

Step 1:

Update your Drivers

The first thing you should consider doing is update your 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 Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times.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

Step 2:

Make sure your system meets the Minimum System Requirements of the game

If your system does not even meet the minimum system requirements that are required to run this game then the whole process is useless. Here are the system requirements for Hitman 2 2018:

System Requirements


    • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 60 GB available space


    • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 4 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD GPU Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 60 GB available space

Step 3:

Try Increasing the Priority of the game

  • Start Hitman 2
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the Process or the Executable from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Step 4:

Utilising the Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate the Hitman 2 executable from the installation folder.
  • Set Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames to 1
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode.
  • Set Texture Filtering to Performance

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That’s all folks!

Last Updated on May 9, 2021

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