Disco Elysium Lag Fix, FPS Drops, Stuttering Issues & Crashing

Last Updated on February 19, 2020

Disco Elysium is out on Steam and players can get their hands on this role-playing open world game right now. In Disco Elysium you’re a detective who can interrogate, crack murders and take bribes, basically playing good cop bad cop.

The game has been published and developed by ZA/UM. Disco Elysium is currently sitting on top sellers list on Steam with over 900 very positive reviews.

Disco Elysium Lag Fix

Few players have report lag related issues in their game, in this article, we will cover how to fix those.

Disco Elysium System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel i5-7500 or AMD 1500 equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD620 or equivalent
  • Storage: 22 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD 1800 equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 1060 or equivalent
  • Storage: 22 GB available space

The system requirements are pretty basic and most computers of today should be able to run this game without any problems. If big titles such as Breakpoint and WWE 2020 can have issues, then a small developer can surely have them too. The recommended settings mention that you need i7 to run the game flawlessly, but doesn’t mention what generation it should be. This again means, that most of the processors or builds today won’t face any 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 “WWE 2K20”, 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.

Increase Game Priority

This is an old-school method of boosting FPS in certain games, this only affects the CPU Reliance Games.\

  • Press CTLR + Shift + ESC to open task manager
  • Find Disco Elysium and right-click > go to details
  • Now right-click on the process’s .exe file and set priority to “high”.

This will prioritize your game over other windows applications and provide you with a little boost.

Enable Game Mode in Windows

Windows has an inbuilt game mode that boosts and prioritizes your gaming performance. This should be enabled by default. Game mode prevents windows from performing any updates and hogging gameplay with notifications. It also helps users achieve a more stable frame rate.

To Turn It On

  • Press Start button, Click Settings
  • Select Gaming > Game Mode
  • Click the radio button and turn it on.

Update Device Drivers

Whenever a new game makes it’s 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.

Update Windows

The recent couple updates were weird and broke a lot of games, to fix those issues, Windows has already pushed out hotfixes and you can download them right away. If you are running an older version of Windows, I’d recommend you to download the updated version.

There was also an update that caused windows to use up a lot of RAM for all of its applications. This also has been fixed, you just have to update.

My Game Keeps on Crashing

Almost 8 out of 10 times, the crashing problem is caused due to overclocking. Almost everyone nowadays runs an overlocked PC, there’s nothing wrong with that. Try running the game without overclocking utilities like MSI Afterburner or the Zotac Firestorm, this should fix the problem.

I hope this guide helped you out in fixing lag related issues in Disco Elysium. Do comment below and let me know.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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