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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Stutter Fix | How to stop stuttering

Looking for a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 stutter fix for PC is not what you want to be doing during your should-be-gaming hours. What should be a calm and relaxing experience has instead turned into a frustrating nightmare of hiccups and stutters. Thankfully, we’re here to help with our guide on how to stop stuttering in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Read on for our troubleshooting tips.

How to stop Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 stuttering

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Stutter Fix

To stop Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 stuttering, you’re going to want to make performance consistent by finding the right balance of graphics settings, stopping background apps, and potentially pausing any downloads.

As you might imagine, a ridiculously beautiful and true-to-life game like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 can prove incredibly tough to run. If you immediately crank up all of the graphics options at 1080p or above, you’ll likely find yourself stuttering along at a less-than-60 FPS. That is obviously not ideal. Check out our best PC settings guide for a good starting point.

You’ll also want to ensure that you’ve got the latest graphics card driver installed. I initially had this particular issue, as I was too eager to boot up the game. Head to your Nvidia or AMD software and update your drivers.

As a super-intensive game, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 can demand a lot of PC resources. If you have intensive apps running the background, they can be the cause of performance problems. We’d recommend booting Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 before any other programs, ensuring it’s stable and stutter-free, before then finally opening other applications.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 makes uses of your internet connection for various online features. If you are downloading anything in the background, this could cause the game to stutter. Either pause the downloads or disable the game’s online functions in the settings menu.

Hopefully the developers at Asobo Studio will remain committed to providing post-launch support for the game, which may help with stutter issues.