Metro Exodus Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

Metro Exodus is probably the most graphically intensive game that has ever been released in the history of video games. Metro Exodus can be regarded as the “Crisis 3” of 2019. The game is so demanding that it even puts graphics cards like RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 ti to shame. The level of detailing featured in this game is unlike anything we have ever seen. We would recommend players to not even consider buying this game if you do not have a GTX 1050 ti or an RX 470 minimum. But on the bright side, Metro Exodus is a reminder to those developers who are still making games that look like they are from the year 2016. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, FPS drops, bugs, and stuttering in Metro Exodus:

Metro Exodus Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

Matching your system specifications with the system requirements of Far Cry New Dawn

Minimum Requirements [1080p 30fps]
Recommended [1080p 60fps]
OS: Win10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer | Win 8.1 required build 9600 | Win 8 required build 9200 | Win 7 required SP1 OS: Win10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer | Win 8.1 required build 9600 | Win 8 required build 9200 | Win 7 required SP1
CPU: INTEL CORE I5-4440 or equivalent CPU: INTEL CORE I7-4770K or equivalent
RAM: 8GB RAM: 8GB
GPU: GEFORCE GTX 670 | GEFORCE GTX 1050 | AMD RADEON HD 7870 GPU: GEFORCE GTX 1070 | GEFORCE RTX 2060 | AMD RX VEGA 56
VRAM: 2 GB VRAM: 8 GB
DIRECT X 11 | 12 DIRECT X 12

The official system requirements given for Metro Exodus is highly inaccurate as this game struggles even on a GTX 1050 ti, forget GTX 1050. So here are the system requirements we would like to recommend:

Minimum Requirements [1080p 30fps low-medium]
Recommended [1080p 60fps high]
OS: Win10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer
OS: Win10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer
CPU: INTEL CORE i3-8100 or equivalent CPU: INTEL CORE i7 8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 2700
RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400 mhz
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2400 mhz
GPU: GEFORCE GTX 1050 ti | AMD RADEON RX 570
GPU: GEFORCE GTX 1070 ti | GEFORCE RTX 2070 | AMD RX VEGA 56
VRAM: 4 GB VRAM: 8 GB
DIRECT X 11 | 12 DIRECT X 12

Extreme System Requirements for Metro Exodus [4k 60 fps Extreme]:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core I9-9900K or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • Direct X: 12

Updated graphics 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Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times.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

Best Graphics or Video settings for best performance in Metro Exodus

Considering how heavy Metro Exodus really is, get ready to turn down almost every setting. Run a Benchmark before starting the game.

Open Metro Exodus Benchmark Application and try these settings:

  • DirectX : DirectX 12
  • Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Quality : Medium
  • Texture Filtering : AF 4X
  • Tesselation : Off
  • V-sync : Off
  • Advanced PhysX : Off
  • Hairworks : Off
  • Ray Trace : Off
  • DLSS : Off
  • Shading Rate : 100% [Reduce to get a tiny boost in performance]

These settings would allow you to get 30-40 frames per second on a Nvidia GTX 1050 ti easily.

Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate metroexodus.exe from the drop down menu. Add if not there in the list
  • 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
  • Keep Texture Filtering at Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode.

Trick for AMD users

Here is a trick for the AMD Graphics Card users if you are lagging despite having a decent rig:

[This trick has solved low fps problems for a lot of AMD users, helped them to increase the frames per second they were getting drastically]

Utilizing the Windows Task Manager

  • Start Metro Exodus
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process metroexodus.exe or MetroE.exe from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

You are good to go!

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That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on December 26, 2023

6 thoughts on “Metro Exodus Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering”

  1. Nope, no problem at all – my rig is 6 year old i5 3570, 8gb ddr3 and rx580 4gb. Everything on high, even hair on and tesselation on, in 1080p I get solid 45-75 fps in open and over 100fps in closed. In fact this is old engine, same as previous with some polish. And no, it is not even close to beauty of Crysis 3. It is good graphic and interesting game but for my taste first two were better.

  2. The nvidia physx does not increase frame rates it will actually lower it as your graphics card has more work to do now. I have run a benchmark in metro exodus before & after installation of physx & my frames was lower after the physx installation & i read on several forums that it does not increase frames.

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