WWE 2K20 Lag Fix, FPS Drops & Stuttering Issue

Last Updated on February 19, 2020

WWE 2K20 has been released on Steam, as usual with almost every big title people are facing issues such as lagging and FPS drops. In this guide, we will find possible solutions for the lag issues.

WWE 2K20 is the latest installment for the WWE franchise that has been developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K. The game was on pre-order for a long time, players can now download and start gaming right away.

Let’s find out how to fix those lags, and game without problems.

WWE 2K20 System Requirements


  • OS: 64-bit: Windows® 10 (latest updates)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3550 / AMD FX 8150
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 / AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space


  • OS: 64-bit: Windows® 10 (latest updates)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

If your system’s hardware falls somewhere between the minimum and recommended system requirements then you should do just fine. However, if you are facing lags, try adjusting the game settings, start with lowering down textures, turning down shadows and so on. The Steam Hardware survey did report that over 16% of users are running GTX 1060, so I guess most gamers should do fine.

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.

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.

Hope this guide helped you out, do comment below if it did!

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Written by Vikas

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