Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts – How to fix lag, fps drops and stuttering

Is Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts lagging for you? Lets see if there is a way to fix it or not.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts – How to fix lag, fps drops and stuttering

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts has finally released and I have to say that it is a decent game overall. And if you are a fan of the Sniper games then you should definitely try Ghost Warrior Contracts.

Now it looks like a lot of users who bought the game on PC are facing performance related issues. If you look at the system requirements of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts then you will realize that this game is indeed a demanding title.


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4460 / AMD FX 6350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4690k / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 580x (4GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

To be honest, I won’t call the official requirements “accurate”. It is written that you can run this game on a FX 6350 processor and Radeon HD 7870 (2GB VRAM) graphics card. But the truth is we tried this game on a GTX 1050 2 GB and we were facing some horrible stuttering issues. Due to this game lacking Texture Quality setting, it struggles to run on GPUs with 2 GB VRAM.

How to fix lag, fps drops and stuttering

With that being said, there are a variety of steps that you can follow in order to fix the performance issues. Here are some of them:

[Note: All the steps mentioned here are basic steps. So they may or may not work for you.]

  1. Update your Nvidia or AMD graphics drivers
  2. Use the Best Graphics Settings for your PC
  3. Try Windows 10 Game Mode
  4. Eliminate unnecessary applications and services running in the background
  5. Make sure you do not have too many tabs opened in Google Chrome or Firefox
  6. Close overclocking applications. Run your CPU and GPU at their base clock speeds
  7. Tweak your Nvidia or AMD control panel settings
  8. Download the latest Windows 10 update as it features a lot of performance enhancements for the OS

We are still working on this game and trying to figure out better fixes. But the truth is a lot of it depends on the developers. There is already a huge discussion thread on Steam where players are constantly addressing the bugs and issues they are facing. And if there is any problem that is being faced by a huge portion of the player base then expect it to get fixed pretty soon.

If you think this guide has helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also if you have any addition to make regarding this topic then also you can comment below. Good luck!

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Last Updated on November 24, 2019

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