How to Fix Callisto Protocol Lagging & Freezing Issue in PC?

Callisto Protocol has been facing lagging issues since the day it got released. Mostly the issue is caused by using an outdated graphics driver and playing the game on a higher resolution which is not supported by your computer. However, many more reasons can cause this lag issue other than the ones mentioned above.

Callisto Protocol Lagging and Freezing
Callisto Protocol Lagging and Freezing

This guide will show you the method needed to fix the Callisto Protocol Lagging issue. 

Prerequisites: Check your System Requirements

If your system specifications doesn’t meet the system requirements of Callisto Protocol, your game performance will suffer and you will face stuttering and lagging issue. Therefore, before you perform any other steps, make sure to check your system requirements. To check your System Specifications, you can follow the steps down below:

  1. Open the “Run” program by pressing the Win +R keys together.
  2. Now open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool by typing “dxdiag” inside the run prompt.
    Opening the diagnostics tool
    Opening the diagnostics tool
  3. Check the size of your memory, the generation of your processor, and the version of DirectX on your system in the “System” tab. 
    Checking System Information on Diagnostics Tool
    Checking System Information on Diagnostics Tool
  4. To see which Graphics card you have, go to the “Display” tab next to the System tab.
    Checking Graphics Card on the Diagnostics Tool
    Checking Graphics Card on the Diagnostics Tool
  5. Click on the “Exit” button and compare your system specifications with the minimum Callisto Protocol requirements below:

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 75 GB available space

1. Run Callisto Protocol On Low Settings

When running Callisto Protocol at higher settings, higher resolution textures will be loaded with it, which will slow down the overall performance of the game and will cause the game to lag. Therefore, try to adjust the game’s settings and set them to low before you start the match. 

Follow the method below to learn how to change your Callisto Protocol in-game settings. 

  1. Launch Callisto Protocol, Navigate to the Main Menu > Options > Graphics 

    Callisto Protocol Graphics Settings
    Callisto Protocol Graphics Settings
  2. Now change the settings to the ones given below:

Low Settings

  • V-Sync: Off
  • Frame Rate Limite: Unlimited
  • Direct X: 11
  • Full-Screen Mode: Full Screen
  • Resolution: The one that fits your system (For example, 1920 x 1080) 
  • HDR: Disabled
  • Gamma: Monitor SRGB
  • Lighting Quality: Standard
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Volumetrics Quality: Medium
  • Particle Quality: Medium
  • Screen Space Reflection: Enabled
  • Physical Refractions: Enabled
  • Depth of Field: Enabled
  • Motion Blur: Disabled 
  • Subsurface Scattering: Enabled
  • Anti-Aliasing: TemporalAA
  • Film Grain: Off
  • FSR2 Quality Mode: Balanced
  • Mesh Quality: Low-Medium
  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Texture Filter Quality: Medium

2. Run Callisto Protocol on Performance Mode

Another thing you should do would be to change the mode of the game. Running Callisto Protocol in performance mode will increase the game’s frames per second to 60fps as compared to the 30fps offered in Quality mode. Therefore, if you are facing lagging issues, make sure to follow the steps below to change the game to performance mode:

  1. Navigate to the Main Menu > Options > Graphics.

    Callisto Protocol Graphics Settings
    Callisto Protocol Graphics Settings
  2. On the Graphics page, enable the Performance Mode.
    Enabling Performance Mode in Callisto Protocol
    Enabling Performance Mode in Callisto Protocol
  3. Now, restart the game and see if this fixes the lag. 

3. Delete Temporary Files 

Temporary files will take up a lot of space on your hard drive, which impacts the system’s performance as well and may cause lagging issues with Callisto Protocol. Therefore, delete the temporary files on your computer and check if it resolves the problem. Follow the method below to delete Temporary files: 

  1. Open the “Run” program by pressing the Win +R keys together.
  2. Open the location of all temporary files in your hard drive by typing “%temp%” and clicking OK.
    Opening location to temporary files on the hard drive
    Opening location to temporary files on the hard drive
  3. Select all files by pressing the Ctrl+ A keys.
  4. Now press the “delete” button on your keyboard to delete all temporary files on the drive. 

4. Close Unwanted Programs and Services on Windows

If you are facing lagging issues with Callisto Protocol, unwanted programs and services may be running in the background that may interfere with the game and prevent it from performing well. Therefore you should close all unwanted Programs and Services on Windows. To learn how to close unwanted programs and services on your system, follow the steps given below:

  1. Open the Windows Task Manager by searching for “Task Manager” in the Windows Search box.
    Opening Task Manager
    Opening Task Manager
  2. Check the programs running on your system on the “Processes” tab.
  3. Select the programs you want to end and click on the “End Task” button at the bottom of the window.
    Ending Programs from task manager
    Ending Programs from task manager
  4.  Close the Task Manager and try to run the game.

6. Verify the Integrity of your Game Files

The lagging may also occur due to the incomplete game files installation. To ensure your in-game files are all up-to-date, fixed, and not missing, you must verify the Integrity of your game files. Follow the steps below to verify the game files of Callisto Protocol on both Steam and Epic Game:

For Steam

  1. Open your steam account and click on the “Library” section. 
  2. Open the properties of Callisto Protocol by right-clicking on the game and clicking on the properties option.
    Opening the Properties of Callisto Protocol
    Opening the Properties of Callisto Protocol
  3. Verify the Integrity of the Game files by navigating to the Local Files > Verify the Integrity of game files. 
    verifying the integrity of the game on Steam
    Verifying the Integrity of the game on Steam
  4. Relaunch Callisto Protocol and see if the lagging issue is solved. 

For Epic Games

  1. Open the Epic Launcher and click on the Library tab on the left side of the panel.
    Opening Epic Games Library
    Opening Epic Games Library
  2. Open the “Go To Store Page” of Callisto Protocol by clicking on the three dots next to the installed game file. 
  3. Click on the Manage option on the page.
    Clicking on the Manage option
    Clicking on the Manage option
  4. Now click on the Verify option to verify the Integrity of Callisto Protocol on the Epic Games Launcher. 
    verifying the integrity of the game on Epic Games
    verifying the Integrity of the game on Epic Games

7. Change Control Panel Settings 

Having a higher setting on your Control panel can also become a factor in reducing the performance of Callisto Protocol, which may cause lag. So, to get a boost in your FPS, follow the steps below to set the game on Low Latency settings:

  1. If you are an NVIDIA user, open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting the “NVIDIA Control Panel” option.
    Opening NVIDIA Control Panel
    Opening NVIDIA Control Panel
  2. Now, navigate to 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings  > Program Settings. 
  3. Click on the “Add” option inside the Program Settings box and select the Callisto Protocol Game.
    Adding Callisto Protocol to the Program Settings
    Adding Callisto Protocol to the Program Settings
  4. Click on the “Add Selected Program” option at the bottom.  
    Adding Selected Program
    Adding Selected Program
  5. Now, change the game to a Low Latency Settings as given below:
  • Monitor Tech: G-Sync
  • Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
  • Threaded optimization: On
  • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Texture Filtering – Quality:  Performance
  • Low Latency Mode: Ultra

Note: If you are an AMD user, change  the settings as given below:

  • 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

8. Update your Graphics Driver

An outdated Graphics Driver may be one of the reasons why the Callisto Protocol is lagging. Therefore, updating your graphics driver can improve the game’s performance, enabling it to run smoothly without lag. Following the steps below, you will learn how to update your Graphics driver.

  1. Open the Device Manager by typing “Device Manager” on the Windows Search bar.
    Opening Device Manager
    Opening Device Manager
  2. Update your current graphics driver by clicking on the “Display Adaptor”  option and then right-clicking on the driver installed on your system. 
    Updating Graphics Driver
    Updating Graphics Driver
  3. You can manually choose the updating process at your convenience. 
    Selecting the Driver Updating method
    Selecting the Driver Updating method
  4. Restart your computer once the driver has been updated and relaunch Callisto Protocol. 

Note: If your installed graphics driver is already up to date, then you can update the NVIDIA Graphics driver instead (If you have GeForce Experience) by following the method below: 

  1. Open the GeForce Experience by searching it on the Windows Search Bar. 
    Opening GeForce Experience
    Opening GeForce Experience
  2. Click on the Drivers option next to the Home button on the GeForce Experience Window.
  3. Click on the “Check for Updates” option on the right side of the screen to check for an available update for the graphics driver. 
  4. Click on “Express Installation” if any updates are available for installation.
    Updating Graphics Card from GeForce Experience
    Updating Graphics Card from GeForce Experience
  5. Restart your computer once the installation is completed, and relaunch the game. 

9. Install Low Specs Experience

You can manually optimize Callisto Protocol to its maximum possible performance. Download and install the Low Specs Experience and manually adjust the game’s graphics settings. Follow the methods below to learn how to change the graphics settings of Callisto Protocol using the Low Specs Experience:

  1. Download the Callisto Protocol Low Specs Experience. 
    Downloading the Callisto Protocol Low Specs Experience
    Downloading the Callisto Protocol Low Specs Experience
  2. Extract the Low Specs Experience files.
  3. To complete the installation steps, click on the ” I accept the agreement” box on the setup page and click Next. 
    Installing Low Specs Experience
    Installing Low Specs Experience
  4. Open the program after the installation is completed.
  5. Click on the “Optimization Catalog” Window and select the Callisto Protocol game file from the drop-down menu on the right.
  6. Click on the “Load Optimization Package” option and press OK.  
    Optimizing Callisto Protocol
    Optimizing Callisto Protocol
  7. Select the optimization method you prefer and change the settings the way to like.
  8. Click on the “Execute Optimization” button after selecting suitable settings for the game.
    Toaster-Low Optimization
    Toaster-Low Optimization

10. Reinstall the Game

If none of the methods fixed the lagging issue of Callisto Protocol, then as a last resort, you can reinstall the game to see if that will fix the issue. You can follow the steps given below to know how you can reinstall Callisto Protocol on both Steam and Epic Games:

Steam

  1. Open the Steam Launcher.
  2. Click on the Library tab.
  3. Right-Click on the Callisto Protocol game file.
  4. Click on Manage and then Uninstall the game.
  5. Click on the Install Button of Callisto Protocol to reinstall the game. 

Epic Games

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher
  2. Click on the Library tab.
  3. Click on the three dots next to the game
  4. Click on Uninstall option.
  5. Now you can Reinstall the game. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Muhammad Zubyan


Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with extensive experience spanning over 7 long years. Having worked on 1500+ computers, he gained many valuable insights and is currently able to detect and troubleshoot any Windows related issue/error no matter how complicated its root cause is. When he is not managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is working on his own Game Optimization program to facilitate both gamers and casual users alike.
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