Battlefield 2042 Stuttering Issue: How to Fix

If you are bothered by Battlefield 2042 stuttering, we have the right solutions to fix this annoying issue. ✅


Regarding graphics, Battlefield 2042 looks excellent, but other aspects of the game are not that great. In addition to connection and synchronization bugs, there are also many technical problems. It’s not news that Battlefield 2042 often has performance issues such as stuttering, freezing, and lagging while playing. If you are affected by a stuttering problem, we have created a quick guide to eliminate this issue.

Why is Battlefield 2042 lagging so much?

We can identify some of the main reasons for this problem:

  • incompatible hardware with recommended specification
  • outdated graphics drivers
  • corrupted game files
  • the game is not updated
  • demanding in-game graphics settings
  • unnecessary apps running in the background
  • weak internet connection

How do I fix stuttering in Battlefield 2042?

Before delving into anything complicated, it is crucial to carry out these straightforward preliminary tasks:

  • Check recommended system requirements. The game is quite hardware-demanding; you may need to upgrade your hardware.
  • Check and verify the stability and speed of your internet connection.
  • Close any unnecessary tasks running in the background (like parallel downloads or other heavy apps – Office, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Verify and repair game files.

Now, if after preliminary checks you still have stuttering, do the following:

  1. Update GPU driver
  2. Update the game
  3. Disable Steam overlay
  4. Enable game mode
  5. Delete game cache

1. Update GPU driver

Outdated graphics drivers can generate various problems, leading to the freezing, stuttering, lagging, or impossibility of starting or crashing the game. We recommend that you constantly have an updated GPU driver, and you can do this in the following way:

1. Right-click on the Windows Start Menu and choose Device Manager.

2. In the Device Manager window, double-click to expand Display adapters.

3. Right-click on your primary graphics card and click Update driver.

Battlefield 2042 Stuttering Issue - Update GPU driver

4. Choose Search automatically for drivers and follow the on-screen guide to finish the update process.

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2. Update the game

We recommend that you always have an updated version of the game to eliminate any observed issues. Do the following:

1. Open the Steam client, and it will automatically search for any available updates

2. Also, click on the Update button if there is a queuing update.

3. To ensure the game is always up to date, right-click on the game and select Properties.

4. Select Update from the left pane and choose Always keep this game updated from the drop-down menu.

Battlefield 2042 Stuttering Issue - Game Update

3. Disable Steam overlay

If you’re experiencing a stuttering issue in Battlefield 2042, it’s possible that the overlay feature could be causing the problem. We recommend deactivating the overlay.

1. Open the Steam client and choose the Settings option.

Steam client Settings

2. Select the In-Game option from the left and uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Steam Overlay

📌 To avoid potential issues, we recommend disabling the overlay or closing the following applications: Xbox Game Bar, Discord, MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner, and similar, in addition to the Steam overlay.

4. Enable game mode

The Game Mode is a feature that aims to enhance the gaming experience on Windows 10/11. It effectively disables background activities, thus improving in-game FPS.

1. Press the Win + I keys to open Settings.

2. Select Gaming options.

Battlefield 2042 Stuttering - Gaming Option

3. Disable Xbox Game Bar (for overlay) while moving through Gaming options.

Battlefield 2042 Stuttering - Xbox game bar

4. Select Captures and disable Background recording.

Battlefield 2042 Stuttering - Disable Captures

5. Finally, enable Game Mode.

Battlefield 2042 Stuttering - Game Mode

5. Delete the game cache

Time needed: 3 minutes

One possible solution for reducing in-game stutters is to delete the game cache. It’s worth trying to see if it helps in your case. There is an example of the Origin/EA App game version.

  1. Open the Run dialog box

     Press the Win+R keys to show the Run dialog box. Type; %ProgramData% in the box and press Enter.

  2. Open Origin folder

    Delete all except LocalContent and Logs subfolders.


  3. Open the Run dialog box

    Type; %appdata% in the dialog box and press Enter.

  4. Delete Origin folder

    Right-click and delete the Origin folder.
    Delete origin Cache

  5. Restart your PC

    Launch Battlefield 2042 to see if the stuttering issue is gone.

⭐Extra steps

Do you still have a stuttering issue in Battlefield 2042? Here are some additional options to consider:

  • Update Windows to the latest version.
  • Update DirectX, .NET Framework, and VCRedist.
  • Temporarily disable Windows Firewall and Virus and Threat Protection.
  • Disable OC tools like MSI Afterburner, OC Guru, etc.
  • Perform clean boot (Ctrl+Shift+Esc and Disable all unnecessary apps from Startup).
  • Lower in-game graphics settings to low or medium and disable eye-candy features like Ambient Occlusion, Motion Blur, Lens Distortion, Vertical Sync, etc.
  • Reinstall game.


We hope our tips helped resolve the stuttering issue in Battlefield 2042. If you have any further queries, suggestions, or alternative solutions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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