ABOUT THE GAME
Metro Exodus is a survival horror first-person shooter video game that also features stealth elements. It is the third Metro title by Deep Silver and is the direct sequel to the previous Metro titles, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light.
Metro Exodus is set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former Russian Federation. There are various hazards, mutated creatures and other humans which the players are suppose to cope with. Players have access to various hand-made weapons just like in the previous titles, and they all can be customized via the crafting system. The game features a dynamic weather system and the environments keep on changing along with the seasons as the story progresses.
The year is 2036, Metro Exodus is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth that has been destroyed by a nuclear war 23 years ago. The game is a continuation to the story from Metro: Last Light‘s “Redemption” ending. The player assumes the role of 23-year-old Artyom, just like the previous titles, who sets off on a adventurous journey with Spartan Rangers to the far east. The story takes place over the course of one year, starting with a harsh nuclear winter in the metro.
Now, Metro Exodus is probably the most graphically intensive game that has ever 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 is 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 a 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.
We totally understand that we have entered the era of online competitive games where graphics do not matter much but that doesn’t mean players don’t appreciate titles that feature rich textures and intense single player gameplay. ‘Lag’ and ‘fps drops’ are the two terms that players would be coming across very often while playing Metro Exodus. Even a GTX 1060 is not enough to run this game at medium settings perfectly. Though it is not possible to run this game on mediocre hardware, playable frames can be achieved with few tweaks here and there. 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:
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:
- Download PhysX System Software Nvidia’s website
- Install it
[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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Last Updated on February 4, 2020
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6 thoughts on “Metro Exodus Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering”
Thanks for this, the nvidia control panel tips helped a bunch!
Happy to help. 🙂
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.
Are you sure? Because even a 1060 6gb was struggling to run this game at 55-60fps with Hairworks off.
I getting 80+ on extreme graphics with my gtx 1070 zotac mini and 8600k @5ghz 3000 mhz ram
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.