XCOM Chimera Squad – Fix Stuttering, Crashing, Lag and FPS Drops

XCOM Chimera Squad stuttering crashing lag fps drops fix – Experiencing performance issues like lag, stutters, crashes, etc, in XCOM Chimera Squad? Here are some fixes that you can try:

XCOM Chimera Squad – Fix Stuttering, Crashing, Lag and FPS Drops

Step 1 – Check the Minimum System requirements of XCOM Chimera Squad

Though this is a very obvious thing to do, a lot of people actually buy games without checking out the system requirements. This is actually the first thing you should check. So make sure that your system has the ability to handle XCOM Chimera Squad. Because after taking a look at the minimum system requirements of the game you should be able to tell whether this game is suitable for your system or not.

Lets take a look at System Requirements of XCOM Chimera Squad:


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7770, NVIDIA GeForce 650 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX.


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit / Windows 8.1 64bit / Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB AMD Radeon HD R9 290, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Step 2 – Update your video drivers

If you are facing crashes then that might be because of your outdated graphics drivers. Though Nvidia and AMD have not released drivers specially for XCOM Chimera Squad, it is wise to use the latest ones. Here are the links:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Step 3 – Nvidia Control Panel settings for XCOM Chimera Squad

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

If you are using Nvidia GeForce Experience then turn off the in-game overlay. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch GFE
  • Click on the Settings icon located at the top-right corner
  • Click on General
  • And just turn off In-Game Overlay

Step 4 – AMD Control Panel Settings for XCOM Chimera Squad

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

Step 5 – Make sure you are using the right Graphics Processor

Some Nvidia users are running into the problem of the game launching on the integrated graphics rather than the video card, which is obviously crushing the frame rates and graphics quality.

To fix this:

  1. Go to Open Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Select Manage 3D settings
  3. Click on Program Settings
  4. Select the process called X-Com Enforcer
  5. Then for “select the preferred graphics processor” pick “High-performance Nvidia processor” rather than auto-selection or integrated graphics.
  6. Restart your system

Step 6 – Best Graphics Settings for XCOM Chimera Squad (Tested on GTX 1060 6GB)

Go to Options > Video

Mode : Fullscreen

Lock mouse to window : Uncheck

Enable v-sync : Uncheck

Max Framerate : Uncapped

Go to Options > Graphics

Preset : High

Anti-Aliasing : FXAA

Ambient occlusion : SSAO

Decals : All decals

Shadows : All shadows

Shadow quality : Medium

Texture detail : High

Texture filtering : Aniso 8x

Depth of field : Bokeh

Draw Distance : Medium

Destruction Physics : Medium

Translucency detail : High

Bloom : Check

Dirty lens : Check

Subsurface scattering : Uncheck

Screen Space reflections : Check

Step 7 – Verify the game files of XCOM Chimera Squad on Steam

You can actually verify the in-game files of XCOM Chimera Squad to check whether your system is missing any files that might be causing the game to crash or freeze:

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

Note : It is not guaranteed that these steps or methods will fix your issue 100%. These are just some basic steps that we would recommend you to try until the developers release a patch to optimize 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 on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on November 24, 2021

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