Naraka Bladepoint fps drops stuttering lag – This optimization guide will show you how to troubleshoot performance issues like fps drops, stuttering and connection lag. A lot of players are experiencing these. So don’t worry, you are not alone.
How to fix FPS Drops, Stuttering and Lag in Naraka Bladepoint
Naraka Bladepoint is a completely different take on the Battle Royale genre. It is quite different from the other popular BRs that are out there. I am talking about titles like Apex Legends, Fortnite, COD, etcetera. The approach that 24 Entertainment(developer studio of Naraka) has taken, is kind of similar to another BR title I know, Spellbreak. If you didn’t know, Spellbreak was all about abilities, and Naraka is all about melee-based combat. The game promotes less focus towards ranged combat. Yes, they are present, but they aren’t as powerful as the melee weapons.
Naraka Bladepoint is a Battle Royale where up to 60 players can take part in the single match. Instead of straight-up weapons, Bladepoint offers players insane mobility powered by parkour and grappling hook, a vast arsenal of melee and ranged weapons, and a roster of characters with powerful abilities. The game is doing quite well so far on PC, with over 50,000 players constantly playing the game. Though the numbers are a bit low, considering that it is a Battle Royale title. I would say, it is too early to comment on how things would turn up for Naraka Bladepoint in the future.
Now that we are done discussing what the concept of the game is, let’s talk about the issues that it has. A lot of players, who have bought Naraka Bladepoint on PC via Steam, are facing a handful of errors and performance issues in the game. I have already covered some of the techincal errors, it is time to address the performance issues now.
You need at least a GTX 1060 paired with an i7 and 16 GB RAM to play the game at 1080p/60fps
If you take a look at the official system requirements of Naraka Bladepoint, it is quite obvious that this isn’t a less-demanding title.
|#||MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS||RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|PROCESSOR||Intel i5 4th generation or AMD FX 6300 or equivalent||Intel i7 7th generation or equivalent|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM||16 GB RAM|
|GRAPHICS||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750TI or equivalent||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6G or equivalent|
|DIRECTX||Version 11||Version 11|
|NETWORK||Broadband Internet connection||Broadband Internet connection|
|STORAGE||20 GB available space||20 GB available space|
|ADDITIONAL NOTES||a) Can run at 720p/60fps; b) We advise you install the game on an SSD for a more streamlined experience.||a) Can run at 1080p/60fps; b) We advise you install the game on an SSD for a more streamlined experience.|
Yes, you can run the game on a GTX 750 ti. But that is not enough to get you past 720p/60fps. Now, this would not have been an issue if this was a single player or a PvE title. But it isn’t, it is a Battle Royale. Which is undoubtedly one of the most competitive genres out there. In BR games, fps is everything. You would probably be playing against players who are sitting with RTX 3070s, playing the game on 240hz monitors. And nowadays, just having skills is not enough. You have to “git gud”, and “git a gud PC” as well(XD). So if you do not have a decent system, you might have to live with the performance issues.
Naraka Bladepoint – Graphics Settings Guide
If you have a decent GPU, but you are still getting fps drops and random freezes, you might have to tweak the graphics settings to squeeze out some extra performance. I have tested the game on a GTX 1650 and Ryzen 5 5600x, and the settings you would be checking out below, would help you get close to 110-120 fps(just in case you have a 144hz monitor).
- Graphics API: DirectX11 (DirectX12 in this game is highly unstable)
- Render Scale: 100 (Lowering this will mess up your resolution, and make the game look blurry)
- Display Mode: Full screen (Stop playing games on Borderless, unless you have 2 monitors)
- Resolution: 1920X1080
- Frame Rate Limit: Unlimited
- HDR: Off
- VSync: Off (Turn this on if you are experiencing heavy screen tearing)
- Anti-aliasing Algorithm: Off (I saw a lot of people set this to SMAA. Please don’t, if you have a weak GPU)
- Checkerboard Rendering: Off
- NVIDIA DLSS: Off (Never liked this. Makes games look blurry)
- NVIDIA Reflex: Off (Turn on, if you have at least a 1660 Super)
- NVIDIA Highlights: Off
- Quick Set Graphics: Low (Sorry, this is “da only wae”)
- Modelling Accuracy: Medium
- Tessellation: Off
- Effects Quality: Low (This game has a lot of effects, doesn’t it?)
- Shadows Quality: Low (One of the most demanding settings)
- Volumetric Lighting: Low (This actually makes the in-game environment clearer)
- Volumetric Clouds: Off (Nobody cares about clouds in a BR)
- Ambient Occlusion: Off
- Screen Space Reflections: Off
- Anti-aliasing: Medium (Set this to low, and you will see jagged edges everywhere)
- Post-processing: High
Install the lastest Nvidia Game Ready Driver v471.68
Nvidia has already released a driver that is specifically optimized for Naraka Bladepoint. The version is 471.68. Install the driver to eliminate any sort of driver related issues. You can either download it via GeForce Experience, or you can visit this link to download the driver manually.
AMD has not released any driver that is specifically optimized for Naraka Bladepoint. I checked the release notes of their latest driver, which is Adrenalin 21.8.1 Optional. I didn’t see anything about Naraka there. Still, if you want to update your driver just for the sake of it, you can do that from here.
Move the game to your SSD
Now, I knew, from the official system requirements, that the devs have recommended the use of SSD for Naraka Bladepoint. I didn’t pay much heed to it initially. Then I came by this post from a Steam user:
I installed the game on SSD. Heres the noticeable different
– Main menu now doesn’t load in like a broken game where game start to render each part of character.
– Smoother spawning in the waiting area.
– Smoother experience and no massive fps drop when spawning in the arena.
– Considerable reduction in fps drop. (No longer experiencing random drop that turn game into a slideshow)
– No longer latency spike to 500ms (for some reason)
Save to say this game is horrible optimized for HDD. If you have a SSD consider moving the game file if you want a playable experience. (This problem might be fix during launch)
I went ahead, uninstalled the game from my HDD and re-installed it on my SSD. And the difference in performance, that I noticed, was actually drastic. Normally, I don’t recommend installing games on SSDs on my articles, because I know that a lot of low-end users still use HDDs. And I regularly play games that are installed on my SSD, and my HDD as well. Honestly, I have not gotten better in-game performance in any game by just switching my storage device. Yes, the load times were faster. But after the loading is complete, the performance more or less stays the same. Naraka Bladepoint is probably the first game that I have ever seen, benefit so much from a SSD. So if you have a SSD, use it please.
Disable Nvidia Instant Replay or Windows Background Recording
If you do not have a powerful processor, then I would suggest that you turn off features like Nvidia Instant Replay or the Windows Background Recording. These both do the same job and might cause unnecessary stuttering in demanding titles.
To turn off Nvidia Instant Replay:
- Press Alt+Z [You obviously have Nvidia in-game overlay enabled if you are using instant replay]
- Click on the Instant Replay block
- Turn it off from there
To turn off Background Recording:
- Go to your Windows 10 settings menu
- Select Gaming
- Select Captures from the left
- Turn of Background Recording from there
Preferred Graphics Processor (For Nvidia Laptop users)
If your laptop features an Nvidia graphics card inside, then you need to make sure your laptop is using that instead of the low powered integrated one.
- Just open Nvidia Control Panel
- Click on Manage 3D settings located on the left side
- Select the Program Settings tab
- Under “Select a program to customize” select Naraka Bladepoint
- If it is not there, then click on Add and then select it
- Now set “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor”
Close demanding applications
If you have got heavy applications or utilities running within the background, then there’s a possibility that the lag is the result of some applications feeding up on loads of resources. Here is what you need to do:
- Simply open your Task Manager
- choose the Processes tab and click on CPU
- Ensure the arrow, beside it, is facing downwards
- Doing this will bring the resource hungry applications to the top of the list
- Seek for the processes that you simply don’t need. However, they’re overwhelming a hefty chunk of the CPU and RAM
- Right-click on them and click on “End Task”
Remove temporary junk files from your system
If you have a lot of useless files piled up inside the “Temp” folder of your system, there is a chance that it might be making your PC slow and less responsive. Especially if you are using a normal HDD instead of a SSD. So removing them is the best thing to do.
To do that, just press the Windows+R keys at the same time. Type %TEMP% inside the box and press Enter. Select all the files inside the temp folder by pressing Ctrl+A and, just press the Shift+Delete keys on your keyboard. There might be some files you might not be able to delete. Skip them instead.
Try these for now, and let me know, in the comment section below, if any of the fixes mentioned above has worked for you or not. I will be updating the article with new ones in the future.
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That’s all folks!