How to fix Lag in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 lag fix – It looks like Baldur’s Gate 3 is lagging for a lot of people. Here is a guide consisting of some fixes.

How to fix Lag in Baldur’s Gate 3

Before you proceed further into this article just make sure that you checked all the obvious things. First thing being the PC requirements. If not here they are:

  • MINIMUM
    Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    Processor: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    DirectX: Version 11
    Storage: 150 GB available space
    Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API also provided. The minimum requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.
  • RECOMMENDED
    Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    Memory: 16 GB RAM
    Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
    DirectX: Version 11
    Storage: 150 GB available space
    Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API also provided. The recommended requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.

Also make sure you have updated your graphics drivers to the latest versions. Here is the link to the latest Nvidia driver and here is the link to latest AMD Driver. If you are drivers are already updated, then you can proceed further.

Discord could be a reason

Baldur’s Gate is an always-online title. So it is pretty obvious that people would be playing the game with their friends. And discord is mandatory now for multiplayer games. But there is a problem. Discord has become really resource hungry lately. So, it is recommended that you make few tweaks in order to stop Discord from reducing the performance of your system. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Launch Discord
  2. Go to User Settings
  3. Click on Voice & Video from the left sidebar
  4. Scroll down to Advanced section
  5. Disable “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.”
  6. Disable “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority”
  7. Click on Overlay from the sidebar
  8. Disable in-game overlay
  9. Click on Appearance from the left sidebar
  10. Scroll down all the way to the Advanced section
  11. Disable Hardware Acceleration
  12. Restart Discord

Baldur’s Gate 3 – AMD Control Panel settings

Go to AMD Control Center or control panel.

  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

Baldur’s Gate 3 – 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:

  1. Now click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  2. Click on Global Settings
  3. Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Sharpening : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Preferred Refresh Rate : Highest Available
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

Try Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling

If you have the latest build of Windows 10 (2004) then you should make use of the brand new feature called hardware-accelerated gpu scheduling. If you have a decent graphics card then you might actually benefit from this. Here is how to turn it on:

  1. Go to Windows 10 settings
  2. Click on System
  3. Select the Display tab on the left
  4. Scroll down and you will notice an option called Graphics Settings at the bottom
  5. Click on it
  6. Turn on Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
  7. Restart your PC

Turn off Windows Background Recording

If you have Background Recording on on your Windows then it can cause FPS drops or Lag. Basically the feature constantly records in the background when you are playing a game. Here is how to disable Windows Background Recording:

  • Open Windows Settings
  • Click on Gaming
  • Select Captures
  • Now turn off Background Recording

Disable Game Mode

Game Mode is another feature that got introduced in Windows 10 but it is a complete hit or miss. In some games this features helps while it causes performance issues in some. So it is better to turn it off. Here is how to disable game mode:

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings menu
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Game Mode from the left sidebar
  4. Turn it off
  5. Restart your game launcher

Disable Xbox Game Bar

It has been a while since Microsoft introduced the Xbox Game Bar feature on Windows 10. Sadly it still causes fps drops in some games. I am not sure if your lag in Baldur’s Gate 3 has anything to do with the game bar or not, but it is better to keep it off. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings menu
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Xbox Game Bar from the left sidebar
  4. Turn it off
  5. Restart your game launcher

Disable Microsoft SPPSVC (Advanced Method)

Note : This is an advanced method as it involves making changes to the Windows Registry. Do not try this unless you have proper knowledge.

A lot of Windows 10 users are complaining recently that a service called Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service or (sppsvc.exe) eating a lot of CPU and Memory. As a result they are facing stuttering issues an FPS drops in games.

So just open your Windows Task Manager and try to observe whether a process called Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service is appearing on the list or not. If it is then you need to temporarily pause it in order to prevent Baldur’s Gate 3 from lagging. Simply clicking ‘End Task’ on the process will do nothing as the process will be back again in few seconds. So here is what you need to do:

How to disable SPPSVC

  1. Press Windows key+R on your keyboard
  2. Type “regedit” and press enter to bring up the Windows Registry Editor
  3. Now go to this location : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sppsvc
  4. On the right-side you will notice some options
  5. Double-click on Start and change its value to from 2 to 4
  6. Restart your PC

This will disable Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service but your won’t able to use other Microsoft Windows applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, etc. Also, you will get a message showing your windows is not activated on your desktop. When you are done playing the game, just change the value of Start back to 2. Everything will go back to normal.


One thing you have to keep in mind, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a brand new game, and is still in Early Access. So expect a ton of patches and updates.

I often see a lot of people buy Early Access titles, without knowing what Early Access actually means. When you buy a EA title, you are actually getting involved with the title as it develops. Early Access games are not complete games, and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play Baldur’s Gate 3 in its current state, then you should get a refund and wait to see if the game progresses further in development.

These are all the fixes we have as of now, for the lag issues in Baldur’s Gate 3. Don’t worry, we will be adding more.


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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