How to Fix PUBG Lagging

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) is a shooting game in the Battle Royale genre, where multiple players fight to the death, with the last squad or person alive winning the game. However, many players are reporting about the lag during gameplay, which is unacceptable and ruins the fun of the game. FPS drop and poor network connection can be the cause for lag.


What Causes the Lag issue in PUBG?

According to our research and numerous user reports, we found several different reasons that can be causing lag in the game

  • Game Settings: Game will have default settings adjusted for a recommended system, which may not be suitable for you. You need to modify settings according to your system.
  • Windows Performance: Sometimes your Windows is limiting the CPU speed and memory due to power saving, which can cause a small difference in FPS.
  • Slow Internet: FPS is not the only reasons for lag, but the latency (ping) due to slow internet can also make the game slow and hard to play. The better connection will provide less ping which will be better for an online game.

Make sure you have a stable connection and good ping before checking the solutions. Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem, we will move on towards the solution.

Note: If you are getting the “Network lag detected” error in PUBG, you can check our article for that: here

Solution 1: In-game Settings of PUBG

Using the In-game options, you can modify graphics and gameplay settings to increase your FPS and get less lag. The result of changing options can depend on your system.

  1. Open the Steam client and log in to your account, then go to Library and launch PUBG
  2. Now open “Settings“, and select “Graphics” option
  3. Change the Display Mode to “Fullscreen
  4. Keep the Resolution which your monitor has for desktop, If you change it to low you might get more FPS
  5. FPP Camera FOV should be between “70-80” for low-end, “80-90” for mid-range and above that is for high-end PC
  6. Below that you can keep everything “Very Low” or “Low
    Pubg in-game settings for graphics
  7. Now go to “Gameplay“, and change these three options which are shown below:
    Pubg in-game gameplay settings

    After changing all the above settings, check the FPS difference and lag issue.

Solution 2: Windows and Game Files Configuration

Some other options that we can try for fixing the lag are Windows High Performance and Compatibility of the game. By adjusting these options, we can increase the CPU speed and keep the game stable. The difference might not be very big but still helpful.

Game Files:

  1. Open the Steam client and log in to your account, then click on “Library
  2. Right-click on “PUBG” from the list and go to Properties
  3. Click the “Local Files” tab, then click “Browse Local Files
    Open game files through steam
  4. Then go to the following directory:
    TslGame > Binaries > Win64
  5. Right-click on “ExecPubg” and select Properties
  6. Select the “Compatibility” tab and tick “Disable full-screen optimizations
  7. Click “Change high DPI settings“, a new window will popup
  8. Tick “Override high DPI..” click OK and save it (in Windows 8 this will look a bit different like “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings“)
  9. Do the same for the “TslGame
    Game files properties settings

Control Panel:

  1. Open Run by pressing Windows + R, then type “powercfg.cpl” and press Enter to open Power Options
  2. Set power plan to “High Performance” (Click on Show additional plans, if you can’t find High Performance)
    Changing the power plan to high performance in power options

Launch Option:

  1. Open the Steam client and log in to your account, then click on “Library
  2. Right-click on “PUBG” in steam library and go to “Properties
  3. Click on “Set Launch Options” and paste this
    -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -NOSPLASH -nomansky +mat_antialias 0
    Set launch option in steam for Pubg

    Now start game and check if lag is decreased.

Solution 3: In-game Settings of PUBG Mobile (for mobile)

In PUBG Mobile settings, you can modify the “Graphics” option to increase and unlock the 25 FPS limit. Getting more FPS will keep the game stable and smooth with no lag. In this method, we will be only adjusting four options as stated below:

  1. Open PUBG Mobile in your mobile/emulator and log in to your account
  2. Go to “Settings“, and click on “Graphics
  3. Set graphics to “Smooth” and the frame rate to “Extreme
  4. Disable the “Anti-aliasing” and “Auto-adjust graphics
    In-game settings for PUBG Mobile

    Now play the game and check the issue will be resolved.

Solution 4: Increasing the Priority in Task Manager (for PC and Mobile)

Every time you start the game, go to “Task Manager” and make the priority of the game to higher than normal. Increasing priority is telling your system to give this program more CPU and memory than other running programs.

  1. Start the game and minimize it, then hold the Windows Key and Press R to open Run
  2. Type “taskmgr” and Enter to open Task Manager, then go to Details tab
  3. You will find “TslGame.exe“, right-click it and set priority to “Above Normal” or “High
    Note: For PUBG Mobile running on PC, you can do the same by changing priority.

    Increasing priority in Task Manager
  4. Now check lag in the game.

Solution 5: Tencent Gaming Buddy Settings (for mobile)

The default settings of Tencent Gaming Buddy may differ to the specs of your system, due to which it can cause the lag for your PUBG Mobile game. By changing the settings into more relatable to your system can help you get more fps and better performance overall in the emulator.

  1. Open Tencent Gaming Buddy by double-clicking the shortcut, then click on the Setting Bar on the top right corner and go to “Settings
    Open settings
  2. Select “Engine” and change rendering mode to “OpenGL+” (depends on GPU) or “DirectX+” (depends on CPU) according to your system specs
    Note: The default rendering mode will be “Smart mode“, which actually messes up cache directory.
  3. If you have dedicated GPU (NVidia or AMD) tick “Prioritize Dedicated GPU” and if you only have “Intel Graphics” then untick it
  4. Keep the memory always half of what you have
    Note: If you have 4GB RAM then half will be 2GB, Same if 8GB then put 4GB, always half of what you have

    Tencent Gaming Buddy Settings – Engine
  5. Click on “Game” option, then you can change Gaming Resolution by selecting “SD 720” for low spec, and “Ultra HD” for high-end PC and GPU
  6. In “Display Quality“, you should tick “Smooth” (it removes shadows and shader to help with the lag)
    Tencent gaming buddy settings – Game
  7. Click “Save“, then start game and check the lag.

Solution 6: Compatibility of the Tencent Gaming Buddy (for mobile)

In Windows, you can change the compatibility mode for the game, which is a mode that helps you run the PUBG Mobile in an older version of Windows such as Windows 7, 8. This may help to run the game better and stable than the game in the latest windows.

  1. Right-click on Tencent Gaming Buddy shortcut, select “Properties” and click “Open file location” in the shortcut
    Open file location folder for the game
  2. Now right-click on “AppMarket” and go to Properties.
  3. Open “Compatibility” tab and select “Run this program in compatibility mode for“, in this you can select Windows 7, 8 or you can click on “Run compatibility troubleshooter” to make auto recommended settings.
  4. Also, tick “Run this program as an administrator
    Changing compatibility mode for the game
  5. Click “Apply” and “OK“, now check your game for lag.
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