How To Fix Lag, Stuttering, Or FPS Drops In Overwatch 2
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How to Fix Lag, Stuttering, or FPS drops in Overwatch 2

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Is Overwatch 2 lagging, stuttering, or having FPS drops in Overwatch 2?

Are you having lag spikes while playing the game?

Overwatch 2 was released on October 4, 2022.

Since its release, the game has had multiple known issues.

Some of the known issues are server disconnection, cosmetics, items, currency not showing up, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn why you’re lagging in Overwatch 2 and how to fix stuttering and FPS drops.

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Why is Overwatch 2 lagging or stuttering?
How to fix lag in Overwatch 2

lagging in Overwatch 2
lagging in Overwatch 2

Why is Overwatch 2 lagging or stuttering?

Overwatch 2 is lagging or stuttering either your graphics card is outdated or your video/graphics settings are too high.

An outdated graphics card won’t be able to support the game while high video settings will decrease the game’s performance.

Many users are complaining that Overwatch 2 is lagging.

“Anyone else having problems with extreme lag in Overwatch 2? I waited hours to get in #Overwatch2”.

“Anyone experiencing crazy lag when the whole enemy team is around in Overwatch 2? Literally everyone is spasming out through the map”.

How to fix lag in Overwatch 2

To fix the lag in Overwatch 2, you need to update your graphics card and delete temporary files.

You also need to lower the game’s video and graphics settings to increase its performance.

If you’re using a PC, you can also try using an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi to speed up the game and mitigate connectivity issues.

If you’re still experiencing lag, try changing your region in Battle.net (e.g. from the Americas to Asia) and relaunch the game.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

For Nvidia: Go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/download/ > Download Now > open the app > sign up or log in > Drivers > Download.

For AMD: Go to https://www.amd.com/en/support > Download > open the app > follow the on-screen instructions to update your GPU.

Fix 2: Lower the video settings

Vsync: Off
Triple buffering: Off
Reduce buffering: On
Nvidia Reflex: Enabled

Fix 3: Lower the graphics settings

Graphics quality: Low
Texture quality: Low
Texture filtering quality: Low – 1x
Local fog detail: Low
Dynamic reflections: Off
Shadow detail: Off
Model detail: Low
Effects detail: Low
Lighting quality: Low
Anitalias quality: Low – FXAA
Refraction quality: Low
Screenshot quality: 1x Resolution
Ambient occlusion: Off
Local reflections: Off
Damage FX: Default

Fix 4: Delete temporary files

Search for %temp% using the Windows search bar.
Press CTRL + A on your keyboard.
Right-click a file.
Select “Delete”.
Select “Yes”.

Further reading

How to Skip the Queue in Overwatch 2

How to Fix “Game Server Connection Failed” in Overwatch 2

How to Fix “Unexpected server error” in Overwatch 2

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