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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Lag Fix | How to stop lagging

If you’re looking for a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lag fix, then you’re not having the best first impression of this hot new flight sim. Lagging around the planet is unlikely to be what you had in mind during purchase. Thankfully, we’re here to offer a hand with our how to stop lagging in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 guide.

How to stop Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lagging

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Lag Fix

To stop Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lagging, you’re going to want to lower graphics settings and/or ensure you have a steady internet connection (or online functions disabled).

The lag or latency you might see onscreen could be down to your graphics card not being able to keep up with the game’s demand. With the extremely high-fidelity visuals found in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, even beastly systems can be brought to their knees.

Even if you’re used to playing games at 1440p 1440 FPS with an RTX 2080 and above, cranking this game’s settings to the max is likely to end in poor performance. You’re going to want to fine-tune those settings. Check out our best PC settings guide for a good starting point.

What’s more, you’ll also want to make sure that you’ve got the latest graphics card driver installed. Head on over to your Nvidia or AMD software and update your drivers.

As it uses powerful A.I. thinking and other advanced tech to power its planet-exploring gameplay, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 can suck up a lot of PC resources. If you have any notoriously intensive apps running the background, they may be the cause of “lag” and will want closing.

As Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 makes uses of your internet connection for its online features, the cause of any lag could be down to a poor internet connection. If you are downloading anything in the background, like game updates, you’ll want to get them paused.