The Division 2 Mouse Lag And Stuttering Bug – How To Fix

Games have always been prone to several bugs and glitches. Especially in ‘always online’ titles where there are a lot of updates and changes, bugs are quite regular. Same is the case with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Since its launch players have encountered many bugs and glitches. Some were game breaking whereas some were pretty minor bugs.

A new bug has surfaced this time in The Division 2 which can be regarded as ‘game breaking’. This bug is causing the mouse of the players to lag and stuttering. As a reason they are having a hard time aiming. Players are having trouble even when they are doing normal missions, forget PvP in the Dark zone.

Ubisoft has not released any permanent fix for this mouse lag and stuttering bug but there are certain tweaks that players can do in order to fix this. Here is how you can fix mouse lag and stuttering bug in The Division 2:

The Division 2 Mouse Lag And Stuttering Bug – How To Fix

How to fix mouse lag and stuttering in The Division 2 Method #1

It seems like this bug is more common with players who are running The Division 2 on DirectX 12 than players who have DirectX 12 off. Here are the steps to turn off DirectX 12 in The Division 2:

  • Launch The Division 2
  • Go to Settings > Video
  • Enable Reduced Latency : Off
  • Enable DX12 Renderer : Off
  • Restart the game

If the lag or stuttering is being caused by DirectX 12 then this will definitely fix it.

How to fix mouse lag and stuttering in The Division 2 Method #2

Another reason of this mouse lag and stuttering could be unoptimised graphics settings. You have to make sure that you are not pressurizing your CPU and Graphics card too much by cranking up your graphics settings all the way to maximum. Make sure you are keeping a balance between performance and visuals. You can find the perfect settings if you are using a medium end PC in our The Division 2 general lag fix guide. Try to follow everything mentioned there and you should be good.

How to fix mouse lag and stuttering in The Division 2 Method #3

Another reason for this mouse lag and stuttering could be 100% CPU Usage. The Division 2 already has a bug that takes the CPU Usage all the way to 100% which leads to a lot of bugs and fps issues. This seems to be happening especially with Nvidia users.

This bug is nothing but a Nvidia Container LS leak and it is tied to the Nvidia graphics driver v419.17. Nvidia has already rolled out v419.35, so if you have not updated your graphics driver then we would recommend you to do so. And If you still face problems after the update we would suggest rolling back to previous drivers that came before v419.17. You might lose some performance but the lag and stuttering would be gone.

How to fix mouse lag and stuttering in The Division 2 Method #4

Note : This is an advanced method. So try this on your own risk]

A user called Vartolu94 has found a fix for this problem. And here is what he has to say :

Hello Guys,

so i found a way to fix the mouse Stutter Problem which is caused of 100% CPU Usage of the game. As most of u know u cant change the Affinity of Division 2 while the game is running cause of Easy Anti Cheat. But what u can do is change the Priority of the Process in the registry. Just do the following command in a text editor and save it as an .reg file. Then execute it. It will set the priority of Division 2 to below normal. This causes the CPU to set the process which scans mouse input rate higher. And u wont have mouse stutter anymore caused by cpu usage. This worked for me at least.

I do not want u to destroy your game though. It is just a tip from me. And using it is on your own risk.

This is the registry entry i did to make the process of division 2 below normal priority:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\TheDivision2.exe\PerfOptions]

So this method as you can see clearly advises you to play with registry. Which we would not recommend. But if none of the fixes mentioned here worked for you then you have no other option but to try this. Make sure you follow exactly what he has mentioned.






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Last Updated on March 21, 2019