A Plague Tale: Requiem - 10 ways to fix low frame rates and crashes

Published: 06:52, 20 October 2022
Updated: 21:58, 25 October 2022
A Plague Tale: Requiem, the long awaited sequel
A Plague Tale: Requiem, the long awaited sequel

A few days after the release of A Plague Tale: Requiem, players were quick to point out the issues with the game's optimization. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your gaming experience and get the best out of the game.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence , an award-winning game developed by Asobo Studio in 2020. The player is embarked on a journey into a world controlled by supernatural forces.

Shortly after the release, the players were quick to grab their copy and start playing. Once they were in-game, some players noticed that even with a high-end PC, the game would still struggle to get to enjoyable frames.

It has been pointed out that the optimization levels of the game and numerous bugs, crashes and glitches are causing fans to refund the game or delay playing it until further patches. Some went as far as comparing the game to Cyberpunk 2077 upon release (yikes).  

The game's recommended hardware can be found at this link , but if you still struggle to get the best out of your game even when meeting the system requirements, here's a few solutions you can implement:

How to fix low FPS and crashing in A Plague Tale: Requiem

1. Restart your PC.
Perhaps the standard Tech support answer might just be the thing you need.

2. Check for Windows Update. 
Yes, the second thing that Tech support suggests, we know. Give it a try.

3. Verify the integrity of your game files. 

  • To do this: 
    1. Go to Library 
    2. Right Click Game 
    3. Properties 
    4. Local Files
    5. Verify Integrity of Game Files

Asobo Studio A Plague Tale: Requiem A Plague Tale: Requiem

4. Check for GPU driver updates
If your drivers are up to date, try manually reinstalling your GPU drivers.

  • To do this: 
    1. Go to Device Manager
    2. Right-click the name of the device
    3. Uninstall
    4. Restart your PC. (Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver)

5. Run the game as Administrator. 

  • To do this:  
    1. On the desktop or Start Menu Right-click the game you want to run
    2. Click Run as administrator
    3. Select "Yes" 

6. Set High Priority in Task Manager. 

  • To do this: 
    1. Go to Task Manager
    2. Click on the Processes tab
    3. Right-click on the game task
    4. Select Set Priority to High

7. Turn off VSYNYC. 

  • To do this: 
    1. Access the NVIDIA control panel
    2. Select Manage 3D Settings
    3. Access the features list through the Global Setting tab
    4. Find Vertical Sync
    5. Select the dropdown menu to the right
    6. Force on

Asobo A Plague Tale: Requiem looks stunning but that comes at a cost A Plague Tale: Requiem looks stunning but that comes at a cost

8. Type -DXII and DX12 commands in the launch options. 

  • To do this: 
    1. Go to Library 
    2. Right Click Game
    3. Properties 
    4. General
    5. Insert below "Launch Options"

9. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations.

  • To do this:
    1. Locate game directory
    2. Find and right-click on the Plague Tale Requiem.exe file
    3. Properties
    4. Compatibility tab
    5. Check the ‘Disable Full-Screen Optimizations’ box
    6. Change high DPI setting'
    7. Check ‘Override high DPI scaling behaviour
    8. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Application'
    9. Apply and save changes. 

10. Uninstall and Reinstall the game. 
As a final resort, try deleting all traces of your game and reinstalling it.

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