WWE 2K20 (2020) Performance Guide – Fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering

WWE 2K20 is a professional wrestling video game by 2K Sports. People who have been following the WWE titles from the very beginning would know that this is the 21st installment to the WWE titles and the 7th one under 2K.

The best names in the WWE universe have joined forces to celebrate the rebirth of the WWE 2K series. Fans will get to play with the Superstars they love. WWE 2K20 has made a lot of gameplay improvements which should be quite visible to the hardcore fans of the WWE games. Lets take a look at the features of WWE 2K20:

  • A brand-new 2K Showcase focused on the story of the Four Horsewomen/Women’s Evolution
  • 2K Towers
  • An all-new MyCAREER that prominently featuring both male and female playable characters
  • Mixed Tag Matches featuring male and female competitors

Now that we have covered the basic information about the game, lets talk about how the game performs. Let me start by saying that I never understood the system requirements of the WWE titles. They don’t look like they feature next generation textures but the requirements are on the higher side. With that being said, WWE 2K20 performs quite well and there aren’t many prominently visible bugs or glitches.

But a lot of users are complaining that they are facing hiccups like lag, sudden fps drops and random crashes while playing the game. That is why we decided to come out with a basic performance guide showing various easy methods that everyone can try.

WWE 2K20 (2020) Performance Guide – Fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #1

Check minimum and recommended system requirements of WWE 2K20

Minimum:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit: Windows® 10 (latest updates)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3550 / AMD FX 8150
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 / AMD Radeon HD 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: At least 2GB DDR Video Memory
Recommended:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit: Windows® 10 (latest updates)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 / AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card

This is exactly what I was talking about. Even though the game doesn’t look that good but the system requirements are a bit on the higher side. That is why it is always recommended to check at least the minimum system requirements before purchasing any game. Especially for the ones that cost over $60. You might end up getting stuck with a game you cannot even run on your system. Thankfully there is a return system on Steam that comes in really handy.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #2

Update your video or graphics drivers

People often tend to ignore driver updates and sit with buggy or un-optimized drivers. Outdated drivers could be the reason behind many performance issues on your system. Therefore it is always recommended that you keep your drivers up-to-date.

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

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #3

Best or Optimal Graphics Settings for WWE 2K20

We decide to fiddle with the in-game graphics settings of WWE 2K20 on our trusty medium end gaming PC. Here are the specifications of our game rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 8100
  • GPU : MSI GTX 1050 2GB
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080

Here are the settings we decided to go with:

Go to Options > Graphics Settings

Resolution : 1920×1080 (Native resolution of your monitor)

Windowed : No

Vsync : Off

Shadows : Off

FXAA : Off

Texture Quality : High

Audience Density : 65%

Depth Of Field : Off

Motion Blur : Off

You would be able to get 60+ fps easily in single-player or multi-player matches on a low-medium end PC. As long as you have anything that is better than a GT 1030 you should be good.

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #4

Keep Windows 10 updated

If you are a Windows 10 user then you should definitely consider updating your OS. Microsoft has been shipping a whole lot of buggy updates recently. The Windows 10 KB4512941 update that was released few days ago gave some serious trouble to gamers all over the world. From high CPU usage to constant stuttering while playing games or running heavy applications, people had to face everything. And who knows, there might still be some users who have not updated their Windows since then out of fear and are still facing performance issues. So check whether you have pending Windows updates or not and then update your OS. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait for the updates to get installed
  • Restart your PC

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #5

Use the Game Mode feature in Windows 10

If you are a Windows 10 user then you are probably already aware of the Game Mode feature in Windows 10. What Game mode does is it 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. 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 fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #6

Nvidia Control Panel settings

[For Nvidia users only]

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 the Program Settings tab
  • Locate WWE 2K20 from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you don’t see the game on the list then click on the Add button and another list will appear
  • If you still cannot spot the game then you need to add the .exe file manually.
  • Click on Browse
  • Locate the folder where you have installed the game
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be 2k20.exe
  • Once you have successfully added the game, you will then see the program settings become available for the game
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in WWE 2K20 Method #7

Verify the game files of WWE 2K20 on your PC

If the game is missing some important file then it could end up being the worst experience for you while playing it. You can verify the in-game files of WWE 2K20 and if the game is missing a file then Steam will automatically download it. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch Steam
  • Go your library
  • Right click on WWE 2K20
  • Select Properties
  • Go to the Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

It will take some time so be patient. Then restart Steam once the process is completed.


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on October 21, 2019

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