Necromunda Hired Gun – How to fix Stuttering, FPS Drops and other Performance issues

Necromunda stuttering fps drops Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced Doom-like first-person shooter set in the most infamous hive city of Warhammer 40,000 universe. Here is a quick look at the features of the game:

  • An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
  • Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff
  • Endless weapon and augment customization
  • Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties

Enough introduction, let’s get to the actual point. Necromunda suffers from a lot of performance issues. The stuttering in some areas of the game is really bad. The Steam discussions page of this game is filled with posts regarding this topic.

While you wait for an update or patch to arrive that fixes these issues permanently, why not try some basic methods yourself, and see if you can fix the issue you are having.

Necromunda Hired Gun – How to fix Stuttering, FPS Drops and other Performance issues

Compare the System requirements of Necromunda with your Hardware specifications

# MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor AMD FX 6300 X6 / Intel Core i5-3570K AMD Ryzen 5 2600 / Intel Core i5-8600K
Memory 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Graphics 1 GB VRAM, Radeon HD 7770 / GeForce GTX 560 Ti 6 GB VRAM, Radeon RX 5600 / GeForce GTX 1660
DirectX Version 12 Version 12
Storage 50 GB available space 50 GB available space
Additional Notes 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. 60 FPS, 1920×1080 in epic

Though the minimum requirements say that you can run Necromunda Hired Gun at 1920×1080 resolution and 30 FPS on a GTX 560 ti. I strongly disagree, even if it is on the lowest settings. This game was struggling on a GTX 1050 2 GB.

Necromunda Hired Gun Graphics Settings (Only for Lower-end users)

Tweak the graphics settings to squeeze out some extra performance:

  • Quality Preset: Custom
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Resolution Scale: 100
  • Nvidia DLSS: Off
  • Window Mode: Fullscreen
  • VSync: Off
  • Vertical FOV: 78 (Vertical? LOL)
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • FPS Counter: On (Personal preference)
  • Anti aliasing quality: Medium
  • Shadows quality: Low
  • Post process quality: High
  • Textures quality: Medium
  • Effects quality: Low
  • Ambient occlusion: Off
  • Screen space reflections: Off
  • Use DirectX 12: Off (DirectX 11 is a better option for old GPUs)

If you are trying to play this game on your laptop that doesn’t have a good GPU. I would suggest that you set Nvidia DLSS to Auto detect.

Turn off DirectX 12

If you are a high-end GPU user, and you are still facing performance issues. Then turn off DirectX 12 from the graphics settings menu. DirectX 12 is probably not so well-optimized at the moment. Check out this comment from a Steam user:

Be Sure to Turn Off Direct X 12

In the options menu, be sure to turn off Direct X 12 and the other fancy effects above that. You can keep everything else at high. Restart the game, and this should fix any performance issues you’re having. I did this and it worked for me anyways.

System Specs:
i7-8700K
16GB DDR4 RAM
RTX 2070
2TB SSD

Turn off GeForce Experience overlay

If you are using the Nvidia GeForce Experience application, then you most probably have Nvidia in-game overlay feature turned on. The overlay offers a handful of features, and some of them are quite demanding. Especially Instant Replay. So disable it.

Just launch GeForce Experience, go to the Settings window and disable the in-game overlay feature.

Heavy background applications and services

There are plenty of applications or Windows services that often tend to eat up a huge chunk of RAM without you knowing anything about it. Windows 10 surely has a lot of them. As a result, people start facing stutters and freezes in almost every game.

So check whether you have useless applications running in the background or not. You can also decide which applications you want to automatically start when you boot your system and prevent the useless ones from starting.

  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Click on the Startup tab
  3. Keep the applications that are important, Enabled
  4. Disable the rest

For Nvdia Laptop Users

If you are using a laptop that has a dedicated Nvidia GPU then make sure that your laptop is using the dedicated GPU and not the integrated one.

To do that, just open Nvidia Control Panel, click on Manage 3D Settings and set ‘Preferred graphics processor’ to ‘High-performance Nvidia processor’. Restart your system.


Note : Make sure that you disable every single overlay that you have on right now. Overlays from applications like Discord, Steam, etc., often cause random stutters and fps lag in games. So disable all of them.

Neither Nvidia nor AMD have released any driver updates for Necromunda. So updating drivers won’t do anything here. Unless you are using an ancient driver.

Follow this link. You will find a lot of users with similar performance issues.


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on June 1, 2021

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