Marvel’s Avengers – How to fix Stuttering and Freezing

Marvel’s Avengers stuttering freezing fix – It looks like a lot of players are constantly facing micro stutters and freezes while playing Marvel’s Avengers on Windows. Here is a collection of fixes.

Marvel’s Avengers – How to fix Stuttering and Freezing

Tone down the graphics settings

We have already tested Marvel’s Avengers on our mediocre gaming PC and put out a good combination of settings.

  • Exclusive Fullscreen – Check
  • Resolution – Native
  • Dynamic Resolution Scaling – Off (Set it to 60 if the performance is worse)
  • Refresh Rate – Default
  • VSync – Off
  • Anti-Aliasing – TAA

Click here to check out the full guide.

Disable Steam Input

A lot of people have managed to fix the stuttering by just turning off the Steam Input Per-Game setting. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch Steam
  • Go to your Library
  • Right Click on Marvel’s Avengers
  • Select Properties
  • Set Steam Input Per-Game setting to Forced Off

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.

  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 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

Turn off Overlays

Steam Overlay

The Steam Overlay is recently causing problems in a lot of games. Try turning it off.

If you want to turn off Steam Overlay for all your Steam games then:

  • Open the Steam client
  • Navigate to the Steam Settings
  • Select the In-game tab
  • Un-check the box next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay (For Nvidia users)

  • Launch Nvidia Geforce Experience
  • Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner
  • Select the General Tab
  • Turn of In-Game Overlay
  • Restart your system

Disable the Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service (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.

How to disable

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 COD MW 2 from stuttering. 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:

  1. Press Windows+R keys 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.


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