Nioh 2 The Complete Edition – How to fix Lag, Stuttering and Low FPS Issues

Nioh 2 Lag Stuttering Low FPS – The PC version of Nioh 2 has issues like lag, fps drops, stuttering, and various other errors. This guide consists of a list of some of those errors and how to fix them.

Lag, Stuttering and Low FPS problems in the PC version of Nioh 2. How to fix?

Compare the System Requirments Nioh 2 The Complete Edition with your Hardware Specifications

Here are the official system requirements of Nioh 2 PC:


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64bit, Windows® 8.1 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4460 or over
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or over, VRAM 4GB or over
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 85 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE file can be played


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K or over
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER or over, VRAM 6GB or over
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 85 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE file can be played

Nioh 2 The Complete Edition requires you to have a graphics card that is equal to or better than the GTX 970. This should give you an idea about how demanding the game is. I know that Nioh 2 is an old title. But this is how the PC Ports are these days. Take the example of Horizon Zero Dawn PC.

Nioh 2 – Best Graphics Settings

The game been tested on a GTX 1050 ti. You would surely get comparatively better performance after applying these settings.

Setting Type – Custom

Display Mode – Full Screen

Screen Resolution – 1920×1080

Rendering Resolution – 100%

Frame Rate Cap – 60

Shadows – Low

Motion Blur – Off

Dynamic Reflections – Off

Ambient Occlusion – On

Texture Quality – High

Effect Quality – Low

NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights – Off

Update your graphics drivers

People often tend to ignore driver updates and sit with buggy or unoptimized drivers. Outdated drivers could be the reason behind many performance issues on your system. Therefore, it is always recommended that you keep your drivers up-to-date.

Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia
  2. AMD

Clear the temporary junk files on your PC

If your temp folder has too many junk files then it will make your PC feel sluggish. As a result you game would also start lagging. So try cleaning your temp folder

  1. Go to the Start menu on your Desktop.
  2. Press the Windows key+R at the same time.
  3. Type in %TEMP% and press Enter.
  4. Select All (Edit > Select All or Ctrl+A).
  5. Click the Delete key.

Windows Background Recording

Microsoft has been adding a lot of “Gaming” utilities recently in Windows 10 that keep running in the background, hogging a ton of resources, without users having any idea about it.

Like Background Recording. Turn it off by heading over to the “Gaming” settings located inside the Windows Settings menu. There you should find something called “Captures” on the left. Click on it and disable the Background Recording feature inside it.

Nvidia Control Panel Settings for Nioh 2 The Complete Edition

Try tweaking the Control Panel settings of your graphics cards. Nvidia users, open Nvidia Control Pane > 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 select “Manage 3D settings” from the left bar and click on the Program Settings tab. Locate Nioh 2 from the dropdown menu under “Select a program to customize”. Once you have successfully added the game, you will then see the program settings become available for the game. Now tweak the following settings:
Threaded Optimization : On
Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
Low Latency Mode : Off
Vertical sync : Off
Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

AMD Control Panel settings for every card

Right-click on your desktop and click on AMD Radeon Software. Click on the Gaming tab and click on Global Graphics. Set your Graphics Profile to “eSport”. Now tweak the following settings:

  • Radeon Anti-Lag : Disabled
  • Radeon Chill : Disabled
  • Boost : Disabled
  • Image Sharpening : Disabled
  • Enhanced Sync : Disabled
  • Vertical Refresh : Always Off

Now click on Advanced. Tweak the following settings:

  • Anti-Aliasing : Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method : Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing : Disabled
  • Anisotropic Filtering : Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Quality : Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization : Enabled
  • Tessellation Mode : Override application settings
  • Maximum Tessellation Level : Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering : Disabled
  • GPU Workload : Graphics

Now reset the Shader Cache by hitting Performance Reset at the bottom of the list.

I would suggest that you take a look at the official Steam Discussions page of Nioh 2 The Complete Edition. You will find a lot of players discussing these exact same issues.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Nioh 2 The Complete Edition guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on February 7, 2021

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