Football Manager 2023 Stuttering: Make It To Go Smoothly

Stuttering and lag during gameplay can be frustrating. Fortunately, we have solutions to address this issue. 👍


Football Manager 2023 is the ultimate football simulation that you don’t want to be spoiled by stuttering while making strategic manager decisions. While the title itself doesn’t bring much to the table, this is perhaps the best title in the franchise because, precisely with all the small changes and additions, the simulation has reached new branches of realism. If you have problems with stuttering, we are here to help you quickly fix this unpleasant problem and focus on your job as a football manager.

Why does Football Manager 2023 stutter on my PC?

Several important factors contribute to this problem:

  • incompatible PC hardware with a recommended game specification
  • outdated graphics drivers
  • corrupted game files
  • the game is not updated
  • demanding in-game graphics settings
  • too many apps running in the background
  • wrong power plan

How do you fix the stuttering in Football Manager 2023?

Begin by completing these more straightforward tasks:

If you continue to experience stuttering after conducting initial checks, take the following steps:

  1. Update GPU driver
  2. Launch the game in fullscreen mode
  3. Enable hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling
  4. Adjust in-game graphics settings
  5. Disable fullscreen optimizations

1. Update GPU driver

An outdated GPU driver is often the cause of game issues. Updating it is crucial to solving the problem. Follow these steps:

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

Device Manager Win11

2. Double-click on Display adapters to expand it.

Update AMD GPU Driver

3. Right-click on your GPU and click Update driver.

4. Choose Search automatically for drivers and wait until the update process is finished.

Search AMD GPU driver

5. After installing the new drivers, restart your PC and run the game to see if the stuttering issue is gone.

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2. Launch the game in fullscreen mode

Sometimes, it is enough to force the engine to start the game in fullscreen mode to eliminate stuttering issues. There is an example of Steam launcher:

1. Open the Steam client and navigate to Football Manager 2023 in your library.

2. Right-click on the game and select Properties.

Football Manager 2023 Properties

3. On the General tab, click on the text box under Launch Options.

4. Enter the launch options: -fullscreen

5. Relaunch Football Manager 2023 to check if stuttering is gone.

If you use Epic Games Launcher, go to its Settings. Scroll down, expand Football Manager 2023, tick on Additional Command Line Arguments, and enter -fullscreen.

Football Manager 2023 Epic Game Launcher

3. Enable hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling

If your PC has a low or mid-tier CPU, it might be worth turning on the GPU hardware scheduling feature. This is especially true if your CPU reaches 100% load while playing Football Manager 2023.

1. Right-click on the Start and choose Settings.

Windows Settings

2. Click on System and then navigate to the Display>Graphics.

System Display

3. Click on Change default graphics settings.

4. Toggle ON Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.

GPU scheduling

4. Adjust in-game graphics settings

If you’re experiencing reduced performance as lag and stuttering while playing Football Manager 2023, the resolution and graphic details of the game may be demanding for your PC. To enhance your gaming experience, we recommend lowering your in-game graphics settings.

5. Disable fullscreen optimizations

Time needed: 2 minutes

Sometimes, Fullscreen Optimizations can cause game performance issues. Try to solve the Football Manager 2023 stuttering problem as follows:

  1. Press the Win+E keys to open File Explorer.

    Navigate to the game installation folder.
    Football Manager 2023 Install folder

  2. Locate the Football Manager 2023 executable file.

    Right-click on the fm.exe and select Properties.Football Manager 2023 exe file

  3. Disable fullscreen optimization.

    Go to the Compatibility tab and click the Disable fullscreen optimization checkbox.Football Manager 2023 Disable Fulscreen Optimizations

  4. Change high DPI settings.

    Click the Change high DPI settings and select the Override high DPI scaling behavior checkbox. Choose the Application form drop-down menu.
    Football Manager 2023 High DPI scaling

🪄Extra steps:

If Football Manager 2023 is still stuttering, here are some additional options to consider:

⚽ If you still have stuttering problems with the previous version, we’ve got you covered, too: Football Manager 2022 Stuttering: How To Play Smoothly

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If you’re experiencing stuttering in Football Manager 2023, we’ve got you covered. Ensure your OS, GPU driver, and game are all up-to-date, and optimize your graphics settings. You might also want to consider launching the game in fullscreen mode or enabling hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling to minimize any potential issues. However, if you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to drop a comment below.

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