How to Increase FPS in PUBG with 4 Easy Steps
PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds) has had its share of technical shortcomings in its early days with frame rates often fluctuating. Low frame rates and choppy gameplay can easily ruin a great PUBG match. Fortunately, PUBG’s fps (frames per second) can be easily increased in 4 easy steps.
1) Check System Performance
The first thing to do is to check system performance. A high frame rate will be difficult to achieve if minimum system requirements are not met. Fortunately, pulling system specs is relatively easy.
How to Check System Performance
1) Click Start
2) Search for Control Panel
3) Open System and Security in the Control Panel
4) Select System from the next menu
If the preceding steps are followed correctly – you will be able to view your system performance to include your processor, graphics card, windows version, and system memory size.
What Does it All Mean?
Processor speed will determine how fast your computer runs. Slower CPUs will tend to bog down System resources and diminish PUBG’s frame rate. Driver updates are frequently distributed, and drivers should be updated regularly for maximum performance.
Memory determines how quickly your system can read and open game files. PUBG’s frame rates will, unfortunately, suffer if your system contains insufficient memory.
The graphics card is equally important for smooth gameplay. The recommended system requirements in our next section will cover optimal cards for fast frame rates.
2) Pull Recommended System Requirements
The next step is to pull and verify PUBG’s Minimum System Requirements. It will be difficult to obtain a high frame rate if minimum system requirements are not met. At best, your aim is to meet minimum system requirements.
PUBG’s Minimum System Requirements
The games minimum system requirements should allow you to capture a minimum frame rate of 60 fps. Currently, the game minimum requirements calls for:
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 or AMD FX-6300
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB or the AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 30 GB available space
Note: It is possible to run the game with dual-core rather than a quad-core CPU and a more basic graphics card; however, your frame rate can suffer drastically and may be difficult to play at even 30 fps if minimum system requirements are not met.
PUBG’s Recommended System Requirements
Updating your computer is never cheap but will ensure an optimal frame rate. The recommended system requirements are as follows:
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5-1600 / Intel Core i5-7600K
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or better
NOTE: With the recommended system requirements it’s easier to sustain higher frame rates (for smoother gameplay) as well maintain a more consistent frame rate in intense PUBG matches. With the recommended system requirements, the frame rate should not drop below 60 fps and average over 100 fps.
3) Verify Game Files
Simply verifying the integrity of your gaming files can often resolve PUBG gaming issues to include your frame rates. Verifying your game files will compare your computer gaming files to the most updated game files on Steam Servers.
How to Verify Game Files
1) Open Steam
2) From the library right click PUBG and select Properties
3) From the tabs select Local Files and click Verify Integrity of Fame Files
4) Steam will begin to verify and update outdated game files which should help to resolve any frame rate issues.
4) Update Your Drivers
It is critical that your device drivers are updated. Important system updates can often be overlooked at the cost of decreased system performance and decreased fps. Even a high-end PC can suffer performance issues that can be easily corrected by updating your device drivers. It is not uncommon to see major performance gains, depending on how outdated your device drivers are.
How to Update Drivers for Increased FPS
It’s possible to update each hardware device individually by downloading its respective driver update; however, this tedious process can take time and important updates can often be overlooked. It is usually best to use a software that can do it for you.