Mortal Shell – Fix Lag, FPS drops, Stuttering and Crashing

Mortal Shell lag fps drops stuttering crashing fix – Experiencing performance related issues while playing Mortal Shell? Don’t worry we got you.

Mortal Shell – Fix Lag, FPS drops, Stuttering and Crashing

Compare the system requirements of Mortal Shell with your Hardware specifications

OS : 64-bit processor and operating system OS : 64-bit processor and operating system
Processor : Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 Processor : Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7
Memory : 8GB RAM Memory : 16GB RAM
Storage : 40GB HD Storage : 40GB SSD
Graphics : NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics : NVIDIA GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

As you can see, Mortal Shell is not a light game at all. You need a GTX 1070 or Vega 56 along with an i7 or a Ryzen 7 to play the game at 1080p 60 fps. Also you need 16 GB of RAM if you want to play at high settings. Those are some really high requirements if you ask me.

Update your 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Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times.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

Mortal Shell – Best Graphics Settings

  • Brightness – 1.0
  • Resolution Scale – 100%
  • HDR – No (Even if you have a HDR Monitor)
  • Quality Preset – Custom
  • Shadow Quality – Low
  • Texture Quality – Medium
  • View Distance Quality – Medium
  • Effects Quality – Medium
  • Foliage Quality – High
  • Post Processing Quality – High
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality – Medium (Increasing this will make the game look blurry)

Click here to check out the detailed guide on the graphics settings of Mortal Shell.

Verify the in-game files of Mortal Shell via Epic Launcher

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

Run Epic Games Launcher with administrator rights

Launching the Epic Launcher with administrator rights might solve your problems. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to the folder where you have installed Epic Games Launcher
  • Right-click on EpicGamesLauncher.exe and select Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab
  • Click Change settings for all users
  • Under Privilege Level, check Run this program as administrator
  • Click Apply

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:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Sharpening : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

AMD Control Panel Settings

Click on Global Graphics.

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

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 fps drops in Mortal Shell 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 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

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

Windows Update KB4535996

The Windows 10 KB4535996 update was released a few weeks ago and it is filled with bugs and is giving a tough time to a lot of problems for Windows users.

If you are not sure whether you have already installed this update or not. Just click on “View Update History” and you will get to see all the latest updates that got installed on your system. If you see an update called KB4535996. You have to uninstall it.

On the Update History window you will notice the option Uninstall updates on top. Click on it and from the list of updates installed select the one you want to uninstall. Right click on it and click on Uninstall.

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!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on August 18, 2020

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