Temtem Performance Guide – How to fix lag, crashes and fps drops

Temtem is a MMO creature-collection adventure game. Players are suppose to seek adventure in the lovely Airborne Archipelago alongside their Temtem squad. The main goals are catching every Temtem, battlling other tamers, customizing your house, and exploring the dynamic online world with or without a friend.

Let us take a look at the features of the Temtem:

  • Story Campaign: Journey across six vivid islands and embark on the adventure of becoming a Temtem tamer while fighting against the evil Clan Belsoto.
  • Online World: In Temtem the world is a massively multiplayer one. Tamers from around the world can join and you will be able to see them around you, living the adventure with you and fighting to become the best Temtem tamer.
  • Co-Op Adventure: You will be able to join forces with a friend any time and work together towards your next goal. Catch new Temtem, complete a Route, or face off against a Temtem Leader; all while fighting alongside your friend in dual battles!
  • Housing: Buy your own house at Atoll Row and decorate it your way. Buy new furniture, color your walls and you’ll be ready to invite your friends over!
  • Customize: Customize your character to stand out from the crowd and get new cosmetics while you battle other tamers. Pick a silly hat, a comfy sweatshirt, some pants and you’re ready to go! Or maybe you prefer to wear a full-on cosplay of your favorite Temtem?
  • Competitive: Start by choosing 8 Temtem and the pick and ban phase will begin. Take turns with your rival to pick your Temtem and ban theirs. When all the decisions are made and the turns are ended, you will end up with a squad of 5 Temtem and the battle will begin.
  • Always Growing: New content is constantly being added to Temtem, new events, new missions, new cosmetics, new Temtem, and new ways to play!

Temtem Performance Guide – How to fix lag, crashes, and fps drops

Now that the basic description of the game has been covered, let’s talk about the performance of the game. Now, we can all agree that Temtem had a very bad launch. Players couldn’t even get in the game for hours. The servers were full, there were queues, and people who managed to get in the game were complaining about bugs, glitches, black screen, etc.

It is understandable since the game is in Early Access and issues like these are very common for MMOs. But now that the server issues are fixed, players are still complaining about performance issues like lag, random crashes, freezes, etc. So we decided to put up a basic performance that might help you fix some of the issues you are having.

How to fix lag, crashes, and fps drops in Temtem

Check out the system requirements of Temtem

MINIMUM (For 720p@30fps gameplay) :

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bits
  • Processor: Celeron G530 2.4Ghz or similar
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M or similar
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

RECOMMENDED (1080p@60fps gameplay) :

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bits
  • Processor: Intel i3-6100T 3.2Ghz or similar
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 or similar
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Keep in mind that this game does require a 64-bit OS to even launch. Also, you need a Nvidia GTX 970 or a graphics card with similar performance in order to play this game at 1080p at 60 fps. Even if Temtem looks like a light title, it isn’t actually.

Update Nvidia or AMD Graphics Driver

This should be pretty obvious. I don’t see a reason for not installing the latest graphics or video drivers that have been already released by AMD and Nvidia. Graphics drivers are something that you should keep updated all the time. So go ahead and update the drivers if you haven’t done it yet. Here are the links:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Best Graphics Settings for Temtem

Here are the full specifications of the rig we tested the game on:

  • CPU : Intel i3 8100
  • GPU : MSI GTX 1050 ti 4 GB
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2666mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080

The combination of settings we decide to go with:

Go to Settings > Video

  • Quality : Medium
  • Screen Mode : Full Screen
  • Frame Rate : Unlimited

Go to Advanced

  • Texture Quality : Medium

Verify the game on Steam (Black Screen fix)

Here is how you can verify the in-game files of Temtem:

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

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

Update Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 there is a huge chance that you are using an outdated version. Microsoft releases updates for Windows 10 every now and then. So the version or build of Windows 10 you are currently sitting on might not be an optimized one. Or you might be using a buggy update of Windows 10 that is harming the performance of your system.

Microsoft is now known for releasing buggy updates and the problem has only gotten bigger on Windows 10. So check whether you have pending Windows updates or not and update your OS. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to you Windows Settings
  • Click on Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait until all the updates are installed
  • Restart your PC

Use Game Mode (For Windows 10 users)

Game mode prevents Windows Update from performing driver installations and sending restart notifications and it also helps your system towards achieving more stable frame rates depending on the specific game and system.

How to turn on Game Mode

Here is how to turn on Game Mode:

  • Press the Start button
  • Click on Settings
  • Select Gaming
  • Now select Game Mode for the side bar
  • Turn Game Mode On
How to enable Performance overlay

There is a really awesome feature of the Game Mode that comes in really handy while playing game. And that is the Performance overlay. Performance overlay shows how much CPU, GPU and RAM is being used. Here is how to turn it on:

  • Make sure that Game Mode is on, now press Windows Key+G on your keyboard
  • Click on the Overlay Menu on top
  • Select Performance(beta)

These are all the steps we have for the time being. All the steps listed are basic steps and do not require you to take any advanced measures. Some of these steps or methods might work for you but nothing is guaranteed. As performance issues can vary from user to user.

Keep in mind that there are certain issues that you just cannot fix. It is completely in the hands of the developers. Here is the link to the official Steam discussions page of Temtem where you will find players sharing their experiences with the game. We will keep on adding new steps or fixes as we progress further in the game.

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 in this article then also you can comment below. We will try to come out with a fix. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on September 7, 2022

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