Maneater – How to fix lag, stuttering, fps drops and crashing

Maneater is an action RPG by Tripwire Interactive where the player gets to control a bull shark. The game set in an Open World environment where the bull shark must eat, survive and evolve. The primary objective of the story is to take revenge on a fisherman who had disfigured the shark as a pup and eliminated her mother.

As the shark players get access to multiple attacks. Which includes charging into enemies, tail whipping enemies to stun them, jumping out of the water to catch the prey, etc. It can also use its surroundings for combat advantages,

In order to progress, players needs to hunt and consume other aquatic creatures like fish and turtles. The more you consume the more you will get nutrients, namely proteins, fats, minerals, and rare mutagenics. Players can also make the shark attack humans. As the player gains enough nutrients, the shark will unlock new abilities and increase in size, which allows the shark to take on larger and deadlier creatures.

The shark needs to level up and evolve from a small pup to all the way to an adult megalodon. And that is how players can acquire advanced upgrades and customization options such as external bone plates and electromagnetic spikes to further enhance the shark’s combat abilities

Each region will also have its own apex predator, such as alligators, giant squids, killer whales, and even other sharks, which may kill the shark. Defeating these predators will earn the player special skills. The world is reactive. As the shark creates more havoc, human Bounty Hunters will be dispatched to hunt it down.

Maneater – How to fix lag, stuttering, fps drops and crashing

Now that the basic summary of Maneater has been taken care of, lets talk about how the game performs on the PC platform. One thing that is pretty obvious here is that Maneater is an Open World title. And Open World games are known to be heavy and resource consuming. Though Maneater does not have mind boggling graphics, the game is quite demanding. So it totally understandable when player with low to medium end systems are facing performance issues like lag, stuttering, fps drops, crashes, etc. That is why we decided to come up with a basic lag fix guide for that might help you with the performance issues that you are having in Maneater.

Check the System Requirements of Maneater

Lets take a look at the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements of Maneater.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS : Windows 10
  • Processor : Intel Core i5-5300u
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Storage : 20 GB of space
  • DirectX : DirectX 11
  • Graphics : Intel HD 5500

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS : Windows 10
  • Processor : Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Higher
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Storage : 20 GB of space
  • DirectX : DirectX 11
  • Graphics : Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390 or Higher

Though the Minimum System Requirements show that the game is very less demanding, the real picture is different. If you are okay with the game running at 720p at 20-30 FPS then it is fine. Otherwise, you need to have a decent gaming PC in order to enjoy the game properly. The game tends to lag very badly if there are multiple fish or hunter boats nearby. Even if you are running it on a GTX 1050 ti.

Make sure you have the latest Graphics Drivers installed

Though, neither Nvidia nor AMD has released drivers specifically optimized for Maneater. It is wise to update your graphics drivers to the latest versions to avoid crashes and stutters. Here are the links:

Tweak the Graphics Settings of Maneater for best performance

We did some fiddling with the graphics settings of Maneater and here is a good combination of display settings for low end gaming PCs.

Here are the specifications of our test rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 8100
  • GPU : MSI GTX 1050 ti 4 GB OC
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080 144hz

You can find the graphics settings menu at Settings>Video

Video Settings

  • Window Mode : Fullscreen
  • Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Quality : Custom

Advanced Video Settings

  • View Distance : Medium
  • Shadows : Medium
  • Anti Aliasing Type : TemporalAA High
  • Brightness : 5
  • Textures : High
  • Effects : Medium
  • Post Processing : High
  • Foliage : Medium
  • V-Sync : Off

Verify the game to fix crashes

Verifying the files of Maneater via the Epic Games launcher could fix any sort of performance issue that you are having. Here is how to do it:

  • Open Epic Games Launcher
  • Go to your Library
  • Take your mouse pointer on Maneater
  • Click on the Settings icon () beside the Launch icon
  • Click on Verify
  • Restart the launcher after the process is completed

Optimize the game via GeForce Experience (Nvidia Users)

If you are a Nvidia user and you have the GeForce Experience application installed on your system then use it to optimize the game for your PC. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch GeForce Experience
  • Click on Home
  • Check if Maneater is appearing on the Games list
  • If the game is not there then click on the Settings icon on the top-right corner
  • Click on Games from the left sidebar
  • Click on Add under Scan Location
  • Select the drive where you have installed Maneater
  • Hit the Scan button
  • The game should now appear on the Games list
  • Now go back to the Games list
  • Select Maneater
  • Click on the Optimize button
  • Once the optimization is done click on Play

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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