Resident Evil 2 Remake 2019 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering


Resident Evil 2 2019 is a horror game based on the survival genre. Players get to play as a police officer Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Zombie apocalypse has taken over the Raccoon City so the main objective is to battle all kinds of zombies and make an escape from Raccoon City.

Even though Capcom made an announcement that they are working on a remake of Resident Evil 2 in August 2015, nothing was heard from them until E3 2018, where Capcom revealed a trailer and gameplay footage, bagging an award for the “Best of Show” at the 2018 Game Critics Awards.

In order to make the game look more realistic and meet the expectations of the current generation, the game has undergone many changes. The game is based on the RE Engine, which made it possible for Capcom to make develop the game in accordance with the expectations of the current generation.

There is no denying that games based on ‘Zombie apocalypse’ are pretty common in the gaming industry, now we have to see what different has been done to the remake of Resident Evil 2 by Capcom in order to make it stand out from the competition. Players will only understand as they play through the title and go deeper into the story.

Despite being a very good title a lot of players have reported some performance issues in the PC version of the game. Players have been witnessing certain bugs, lag and fps drops quite often during situations when there are a lot of zombies appearing together on the screen. The VRAM usage is also very high at times. Here is how you can  fix any sort of lag, FPS drops, bugs and stuttering in Resident Evil 2 Remake 2019:

Resident Evil 2 Remake 2019 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

Make sure your system meets the Minimum System Requirements of the game

Here are the system requirements for Resident Evil 2 Remake 2019:


  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11


  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

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Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times.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

Increase Priority of the game

  • Start Resident Evil 2
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the RE2.exe from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate RE2.exe.
  • Set Max Pre-Rendered Frames to 1
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Highest Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode.

Tweaking in-game settings for optimal performance

Go to Options > Graphics

  1. Set Graphics API to DirectX 11. DirectX 12 is causing a lot of issues to many players so DirectX 11 seems to be the best option for now
  2. Keep Image Quality at 100%. Increasing this might cause noticeable frame drops if you are using a low end PC
  3. Set Frame Rate to Variable
  4. Turn Vsync Off
  5. Set Anti-aliasing to FXAA+TXAA. SMAA might give you better visuals but it turns out to be pretty demanding
  6. Set Texture Quality to Medium
  7. Keep Texture Filter Quality at x8. You even keep it at ANISO x16 as well as this option doesn’t seem to affect the performance much.
  8. Set Mesh Quality to Medium
  9. Set Shadow Quality to Low. Shadows are probably the most demanding option this game
  10. Turn Shadow Cache On
  11. Turn Screen Space Reflections Off. Another demanding option.
  12. Set Volumetric Lighting Quality to Medium.
  13. Turn Bloom Off. The Bloom in Resident Evil 2 2019 is not that great.
  14. Turn Motion Blur Off.

You are good to go!

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That’s all folks!

Last Updated on May 9, 2021