Sword Art Online (SOA) Alicization Lycoris – Fix lag, FPS drops, stuttering and crashing

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris lag, FPS drops, stuttering and crashing fix – Experiencing performance issues while playing SOA on your PC? Here is a guide to fix some of those issues.

Sword Art Online (SOA) Alicization Lycoris – Fix lag, FPS drops, stuttering and crashing

Check the official Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris PC Requirements

MINIMUMRECOMMENDED
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating systemRequires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Operating SystemWindows 10 64 bitWindows 10 64 bit
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-9700 | AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Memory8 GB RAM16 GB RAM
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 760, 2 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7950, 3 GBNvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB | Radeon RX Vega 56, 8 GB
DirectXVersion 11Version 11
Storage45 GB available space45 GB available space

This is the reason why it is always recommended that you check the system requirements of games before purchasing them. If you look at the gameplay of SOA Alicization Lycoris, it looks like a fairly light game. But the system requirements tell a completely different story. One can never tell without looking at the recommended requirements that you need a whopping 16 GB of RAM and a GTX 1070 8 GB or a Vega 56 to run this game at 1080p 60 FPS. This shows that the game is very poorly optimized.

Tweak the graphics settings

  • Window Mode – Full Screen
  • V-Sync – Off
  • Shadow Quality – Medium
  • Antialiasing – On
  • Depth of Field – Off
  • Graphics Quality – High
  • Anisotropic Filtering – 4x
  • Resolution – 1920×1080/Native resolution of your monitor

Click here to check out the full graphics settings guide for SOA.

Update your Graphics Drivers (Fixes crashes)

It looks like a lot of people have managed to fix the crashing issue of the game by just updating their video drivers.

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

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Verify SOA on Steam

  • Launch Steam
  • Go to Library
  • Right Click on Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris
  • Select Properties
  • Click on Local Files tab
  • Select Verify Integrity of Game Files

Disable Xbox Game Bar

  • Go to Windows settings
  • Select Gaming
  • Select Xbox Game Bar
  • Turn it off

Disable Easy Anti-cheat (Advanced Method)

[Note : This is an Advanced method that involves editing the game files]

So a guide has been posted by a Steam user called Immusama. He has mentioned the complete process of disabling Easy Anti-cheat. Many people have already confirmed that disabling EAC has helped the game to run better.

Click here to check out the guide by Immusama on Steam.


Unfortunately, these are all the performance fixes that we have for Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris at the moment. To be honest, the game is very poorly optimized and there are some things that can only be fixed by the developers. The devs have not yet address the issues but you can visit the official Steam Discussions page of SOA Alicization Lycoris to check out what issues others are facing.


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!


That’s all folks!

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