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PUBG Lagging: How to Fix Stuttering and Frame Drops

The new PC update seems to have introduced a lot of PUBG lagging, stuttering, and frame drops. Reports are flooding in from players experiencing issues, and I have also installed the update and can confirm that things aren’t as smooth as they should be!

PUBG Lagging: How to Fix Stuttering and Frame Drops

As discussed in this Reddit post, a temporary fix for the PUBG lagging is to disable the Replay and Death Cam features. You can find these in the game’s options menu.

It should be noted, however, that disabling the Replay and Death Cam features will prevent the game from recording gameplay and enabling you to capture evidence of cheaters. Just bear that in mind! (We’d recommend using external capture solutions for capturing gameplay, like Nvidia Shadowplay or OBS.)

PUBG Lagging

PUBG Lagging: PC Performance Issues

If the above fix doesn’t help with the PUBG lagging and stuttering, it could be worth checking the stability of your PC. If you’re running any overclocks, try disabling them to ensure the game runs properly at stock settings.

It’s also possible that other programs are conflicting with PUBG. Opening Task Manager and monitoring running programs is a great way of seeing which apps are hogging resources, or if there are any performance bottlenecks in your system.

PUBG Lagging: Desperate Measures

If none of the above works, it’s probably best to just wait for an update from the developers. There hasn’t yet been an official comment about the newly-introduced lag, so hold tight and monitor the game’s official social media channels for more information.

If there’s a clear fix, I’ll of course update this post with the new details.