Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Fix lag, fps drops, stuttering and freezing

Ori and the Will of the Wisps lag, stuttering, fps and freezing fix – Ori and the Will of the Wisps has finally been released on all major platforms except PS4, and the game has managed to get some really awesome reviews so far. The game has managed to deliver exactly what the community was expecting from an “Ori” title. Considering how good Ori and the Blind Forest was, Will of Wisps has really managed to satisfy the fans of this franchise

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure game developed by Xbox Game Studios exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10. It is a direct sequel to the 2015 title Ori and the Blind Forest.

People who have already played Blind Forest should know that in order to progress in the game they have to move between platforms and solve puzzles as a white guardian spirit, Ori. Will of the Wisps features new movement abilities that allow the player to access areas that were previously inaccessible.

Now that you know what the game is all about, lets talk about the performance of the game. It is true that Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a great title but it is also true that the game has a lot of technical issues at the moment. Both Xbox and PC users are constantly facing lag, frame drops and stuttering. It is very annoying as it affects the overall experience of the game.

Good news is Microsoft is aware of these issues and they will fix them as soon as possible. Till then there are some basic steps you can try to in order to fix the performance issues that you are having. Here is how to fix lag, fps drops, stuttering and freezing in Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Fix lag, fps drops, stuttering and freezing

Check the system requirements of Ori and the Will of the Wisps

This is the first thing you should consider doing. Compare the hardware specifications of your PC with the system requirements of Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Here are the system requirements:

MINIMUM:
    • OS: Windows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher
    • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 | Intel Core i5 4460
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 950 | AMD R7 370
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Windows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 | Intel i5 Skylake
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 | AMD RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

As you can see, Will of the Wisps looks like a light game but it really isn’t. You do require a GTX 970 to play the game at max settings. Also, you need to make sure that your Windows 10 version is 18362.0 or higher. If you don’t know how to check your Windows version, here is how to do it:

  1. Press “Windows+R” keys on your keyboard
  2. Type “winver”
  3. The “About Windows” box will pop up showing you the version of your OS

Repair the Game (For Xbox app users)

If you are playing Ori and the Will of the Wisps on the Xbox (beta) app on your Windows 10 PC then you can actually repair the game. This will fix the game if there are any sort of missing or broken files. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to your Windows Settings
  • Select Apps & features
  • Look for Ori and the Will of the Wisps from the app list
  • Click on Ori and the Will of the Wisps once you find it (Just use sort by : size)
  • Select Advanced options
  • Click on Repair
  • Wait until the process is completed
  • Restart the Xbox(beta) app

Verify the game on Steam (For Steam users)

If you have bought Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Steam then you can verify the in-game files:

  • Go to your Steam Library
  • Right click on Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

The process will take few minutes so be patient.

Tweak AMD or Nvidia Control Panel Settings

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 Adrenalin 2020 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

Check if you have Windows 10 update KB4535996 installed or not

Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 few days ago called KB4535996. The KB4535996 cumulative update for Windows 10 heavily buggy and is causing 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.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps best graphics settings

I was the bit surprised when I saw the graphics settings available for Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The game doesn’t even have any proper graphics setting or settings that can be used to control the performance a bit. I was not sure what to test here. So all I did was:

  • Turn off V-Sync
  • Disable Motion Blur

This really strange as the game is not a light game. The game has great lighting effects, some really awesome particle effects and the Anti-aliasing is quite visible. But none of the settings are present there. I am not sure whether this is a mistake from the side of the developers side or not. How can a game that requires a GTX 970 to run properly have no graphics settings?


Let me make one thing clear, none of these methods are advanced and are pretty basic. There is no guarantee that these steps will fix your problem 100%.

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!


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