Battlefield 2042: How to fix low FPS after Windows 11 22H2 September update?

Published: 11:19, 03 November 2022
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Battlefield 2042 performance on PC can drop quite significantly after the latest Windows 11 updates

If you're running Windows 11 and still play Battlefield 2042, the chances are that one of the latest system updates for Windows 11 caused quite a significant FPS drop.

Battlefield 2042 had plenty of early launch issues including constant crashes , freezing and poor performance but DICE have managed to fix plenty of these in post-launch patches and updates.

However, the game is still far from being perfect in terms of performance since plenty of players still report that from time to time, Battlefield 2042 starts acting weird and dropping FPS.

One of the most common performance drop issues appeared after the latest Windows 10 and 11 update 22H2, which caused lower CPU usage and frame-rate drops. Here's what you can do to fix this issue.

Before you try the fixes listed below, make sure your GPU drivers are up to date since it looks like this issue is driver related.

How to fix Battlefield 2042's low FPS after Windows 22H2 update?

  • Roll back to the previous update, which is at the time of writing 21H2.

This is one of the potential solutions and while Microsoft certainly don't recommend running an outdated version of Windows, you could try it until the issue is officially fixed.

  • Do a fresh install of Windows. 

It does seem that doing a fresh Windows install with the update 22H2 fixes this issue. For some reason upgrading from 21H2 to 22H2 causes issues with the Nvidia driver.

EA Battlefield 2042 screenshot Battlefield 2042 FPS drops after latest Windows update could be a driver-related issue

Also, it's worth noting that EA officially don't recommend using Windows 11 for Battlefield 2042.   Windows 11 is not marked as an officially supported OS in the game's system specs therefore it is likely that you will run into more issues than you would like.

If these solutions above don't help, there's not much you can do, unfortunately, except wait for the official updates that may include a fix for the poor performance. 


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