How to Fix A Plague Tale: Requiem PC Performance Issues, Lag, Low FPS - MGW

How to Fix A Plague Tale: Requiem PC Performance Issues, Lag, Low FPS

How to Fix A Plague Tale: Requiem PC Performance Issues, Lag, Low FPS

There are several reasons that can lead to performance issues in A Plague Tale: Requiem like screen freezing, low framerate, or overall slow performance. Sometimes it can be caused by a backdated GPU driver, while other times it can also be caused by insufficient specs. Here’s a list of everything you need to know to fix such issues.




A good first step is to look into the game’s system requirements.


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system


  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)


  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)


  • Memory: 16 GB RAM


  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon RX 590


  • DirectX: Version 12


  • Storage: 55 GB available space


  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. DirectX 12 Feature Level 12 and Shader Model 6.0 are needed.



HOW TO FIX LOW FPS IN A Plague Tale: Requiem


  • Shut down other resource-heavy apps that consume CPU and RAM.


  • Launch A Plague Tale: Requiem.


  • Open the Task Manager.


  • Open the More Details view by clicking the more details option in the lower right corner.


  • Click on the Details tab and then right-click A Plague Tale: Requiem.exe and Set priority to High.





  • Launch the NVIDIA control panel and click on the Manage 3D Settings tab.


  • Select global settings if you want to apply the new 3D settings to all of your games. If you only want to apply the settings to A Plague Tale: Requiem, Click on the browse button and navigate to the installation folder.


  • After selecting the game, change the power setting to performance mode, to ensure maximum GPU performance.


  • Sharpening mode consumes a lot of processing power, so turn it off.


  • To ensure that the GPU is working immediately on the next frame, set Max Pre-Rendered Frames value to 1.


  • If your monitor supports G-sync and threaded optimization, enable them. Then select single display performance mode.


  • Finally, select the performance mode if you want better texture filtering quality.




  • Launch Radeon’s control panel and choose the global graphics setting option.


  • Disable all AMD-enabled post-processing options, such as Radeon ChillRadeon Anti-lag, and Radeon Boost.


  • Vertical refresh can cause screen tearing, so turn it off.


  • Furthermore, disable the following options: Frame rate target control, anisotropic filtering, maximum tessellation level, and finally, OpenGL triple buffering.


  • Enable Surface Format Optimization and choose Graphics mode for the best performance.


  • Finally, to ensure the most optimal gaming experience, set Shader Cache and Tessellation to AMD optimized mode.



HOW TO FIX LAGGING IN A Plague Tale: Requiem


  • Junk files don’t contribute to anything and unnecessarily consume space on your disk. There are three ways to approach this issue. They are:



Deleting Temporary Files

  • Press Windows + R > Type prefetch > Remove junk files. Not all files may be deleted, but that’s alright. We have other processes to deal with them.


  • Press Windows + R > Type %temp% > Delete all temporary and junk files on your system.



Disk Cleanup

  • Press the Windows key and type disk cleanup.


  • Choose your drive, check all boxes, and click ok.




  • Press the Windows key and type defragmentation.


  • Check which of your drives are fragmented. Select it and choose defrag & optimize.




  • If you’re still using an HDD, consider upgrading to an SSD. it’s a lot faster and will quickly resolve the lagging issues.


  • While you’re upgrading the storage, consider upgrading your RAM as well. Although the minimum requirement for A Plague Tale: Requiem is 16 GB, having 32 GB of RAM onboard is a much smoother experience, with significantly less lag.




An overheated laptop/desktop leads to thermal throttling, which drastically affects your device’s overall performance. Here are a few things you can do to maintain a consistent performance.


  • Clean up your device – Whether it’s a laptop or desktop, clean it at least once every month. Most people clean their desktops by opening them up. But unless you want to void the warranty on your laptop, tidy up the vents using a small blower.


  • Avoid your lap – Don’t keep your laptop on your lap because it blocks up the vents, causing the internal components to overheat.


  • Get a cooling platform – By placing your laptop on a cooling platform, you can reduce the overall temperature by 3-5 degrees. If you get a more efficient cooling pad, temperatures can be reduced further by 8-9 degrees.


  • Falagar

    He is the founder and editor of Magic Game World. He loved gaming from the moment he got a PlayStation 1 with Gran Turismo on his 7th birthday.

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