How to reduce lag in Fall Guys

If your framerate is keeping your from victory: don’t worry, we got you.

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a lot of bright colors, high-paced action, and new rounds back-to-back. This is great for gameplay, but on your computer’s end, maybe not so much. While it’s not as graphically demanding as Apex Legends or Call of Duty: Warzone, it’s still a battle royale with a lot of entities loading at once. If your frames are keeping you from taking home the crown, here’s what you can do.

Adjust Graphics Settings

Graphics Settings
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In the main menu, if you go to the gear icon and click graphics settings, you will open up many options. For the least pretty, but most optimized for gameplay you are going to want the following settings:

  • Texture Detail: Half Res
  • Shadows Detail: Low
  • Bloom: Off

The rest of the default settings should be okay, as these are the three more intensive things that don’t add too much to the experience but will de-bulk the graphical demand of the game.

Fall Guys, and that’s it

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On the most basic level, this means have Fall Guys be the only program you have running. If you are having trouble with lag, close your apps, especially close out your web browser, and if you are using a voice chat program like discord, switch that over to a phone or otherwise mobile device while you play.

Note: If you are having lag problems while streaming Fall Guys, there is also a chance that your PC just can’t handle streaming and playing at the same time.

Check your drivers

Drivers
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Make sure that your drivers are up-to-date. Fall Guys recommends either an NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 or better, and you should always have your drivers updated to the latest and greatest settings. There is no specific driver required for Fall Guys the same way Hyper Scape requires Vulkan, but running a brand-new game on an outdated driver can cause serious lag. Check for updates on NVIDIA’s website or AMD’s website, whichever you have.

If you are specifically using the NVIDIA GeForce and have the GeForce Experience installed, you can also choose to optimize the game through there, for your driver and machine specifically. All you have to do is select Fall Guys on your games list and click ‘Optimize.’

Game Mode for Windows 10

Game Mode
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If you are using an up-to-date Windows machine, you also have a built-in setting to optimize gameplay without any need for an additional application. Open your start menu, hit the gear icon, select ‘gaming,’ and then ‘game mode.’ Make sure that it is switched ‘On’ to optimize your play.

So, go forth, save your frames and grab your crowns!