Bless Unleashed: Fix Lag, Stuttering, and FPS Drops

Last Updated on August 11, 2021

Bless Unleashed Lag Fix – Bless Unleashed is an RPG Action MMORPG that was released on August 6, 2021. The developer is Round8 Studio and the Publisher is Neowiz. The names are not known in the industry, and the game isn’t gathering any good reviews either. As of now, the game has around 6000 mostly negative reviews on steam.

The developers still haven’t ironed out a lot of issues that the players are reporting, some of them are related to gameplay and optimization. Players are ranting about the bad UI, textures and graphics, and the weird combat system. We will talk about fixing these optimization-related issues in this article.

Note: There open-beta for this game was released back in November 2019, the release took almost 2 years. So this isn’t exactly the first time we’re playing this game.


Bless Unleashed: Fix Lag, Stuttering, and FPS Drops

Bless Unleashed System Requirements

Here are the official system requirements of the game:

Minimum:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
  • Disk Space: 50GB

Recommended:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • Disk Space: 50GB

Your PC configuration should fall in between the minimum or recommended requirements to run the game smoothly. If that is not the case, you will have to compromise with graphics and FPS. The rule of thumb is toning down the game settings, whenever you face performance issues.

Enough about the game, let’s talk about fixing the performance-related issues:


Change Graphic Card Settings

Below are the settings for AMD and Nvidia graphics card users, apply these settings for the best performance.

For Nvidia Users

  • Open up Nvidia’s Control Panel. Right-click on desktop > click Nvidia control panel
  • Click Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings
  • Find “Bless Unleashed”, you can manually add the game if it’s not in the list
  • Now, make the following changes:

Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
Threaded optimization: On
Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture Filtering – Quality:  Performance

For AMD Users

  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multisampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

These settings should be good enough for you. Try tweaking a bit with the priority of the application, this also tends to give a little FPS boost. 


Update Device Drivers

Whenever a new game makes its arrival, especially when it’s a AAA title, Nvidia is known for pushing their optimized updates for the best performance with their graphic cards. I am not sure about AMD because I’ve never used an AMD card. Below are the links for downloading the latest drivers.


Disable Discord in-game overlay

If you are using Discord like me, then I’d recommend you change a few things. One such thing is, discord overlay, it’s not really something you need at all times. I use a two-monitor setup, so the overlay is useless for me. It is known for causing FPS-related issues.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Discord

  • Open Discord
  • Click on User Settings > Appearance
  • Click on the Hardware Acceleration radio, this will turn it off.

Disable Discord in-game Overlay

  • Open Discord
  • Go to Overlay under App Settings
  • Click on the “Enable in-game overlay”, this will turn it off.

Turn off Game Mode

Windows says that the Game mode helps in optimizing all-around windows processes, windows updates and other windows related stuff while running games if you have the game mode enabled. But this isn’t factually true, game bar has been known for causing issues related to FPS. So it’s better to turn it off if you are not using it, Nvidia’s Shadowplay is better for capturing game clips.

  • Click Start > Settings > Gaming
  • On the Game Bar, set “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” to off.
  • Now head to the Captures tab set the “Record the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • Lastly, click on the Game Mode tab, and turn it off.

Disable Full-Screen Optimization & High DPI in Windows 10

Full-screen optimization and DPI settings come pre-configured with Windows 10. These are known for causing trouble with games leading to several issues. To disable:

  • Locate the game installation
  • Find the .exe file of the game
  • Right-click > Properties > Compatibility Tab
  • Tick the “Disable Full-Screen Optimizations” tab
  • Now, click the “Change high DPI settings” button
  • Tick “Override high DPI scaling behavior” and select “Application” from the drop-down menu
  • Save Settings.
Example of BF5

How To Fix Stuttering in Bless Unleashed

Now that we are done with the lagging-related fixes, let’s find out how to fix stuttering in Bless Unleashed.

Close any memory-hogging applications

Open up the task manager and check your memory and disk usage. Close all applications (non-windows) that are eating your memory and using a disk drive. If you are still stuttering with everything looking fine then you should probably wait for the hotfix update, which should be pushed out shortly.

I’d recommend you shut down all memory-hogging applications such as Chrome.

Use Process Lasso to limit CPU usage

Process Lasso is software that helps you in limiting the CPU usage of a particular app. Download the software and use it accordingly, I was able to drop my CPU usage by almost 20% after using the software. Also, try switching between hyperthreading on/off, this also has a considerable improvement.

Move the game to SSD or faster HDD

A Reddit user reported constant stuttering in Bless Unleashed, someone asked him for his specs and turns out the guy had an SSD for C Driver but was running an old 5400RPM HDD. The game was installed on the 5400 RPM drive. The user moved his game to the SSD and the issue was fixed.

That’s all you can currently do to fix your issues in the game. If you have anything more to add, make sure to do so using the comment section.