How to Fix Elden Ring Crashing, Stuttering, and Other Performance Issues
Elden Ring is the latest game by developer FromSoftware. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Elden Ring crashing, lagging, and sometimes, black screen. While the developer has been continuously releasing new updates to fix these kinds of concerns, it seems that not every loophole has been fixed. While we are still waiting for a new update to fix these issues, here are the recommended methods to fix the Elden Ring in-game issues.
Known Elden Ring Issues
Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Elden Ring:
- Black Screen
- Screen Tearing
Recommended Fixes for Elden Ring Issues
There are lots of factors that may cause Elden Ring crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Elden Ring players having at least one of the mentioned issues, here are the recommended steps that you need to do to fix and address the problem.
Check Elden Ring System Requirements
One of the main reasons for having Elden Ring crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Elden Ring without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:
Elden Ring Minimum Requirements
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: INTEL CORE I5-8400 or AMD RYZEN 3 3300X
- Memory: 12 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 3 GB or AMD RADEON RX 580 4 GB
- DirectX: Version 12
Elden Ring Recommended Requirements
- OS: Windows 10/11
- Processor: INTEL CORE I7-8700K or AMD RYZEN 5 3600X
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 8 GB or AMD RADEON RX VEGA 56 8 GB
- DirectX: Version 12
For those who meet the requirements but still getting the issues mentioned above, below are the fixes that you can try.
Update Your Drivers
Elden Ring is released in a good condition. If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Elden Ring is crashing. We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.
Manually downloading and installing drivers for your PC is time-consuming. For some, updating drivers may be a little bit complicated. For those who want an easier method, we recommend trying IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver update for your PC. In our case, we used Driver Booster to update and fix the crashing and performance issues in Elden Ring. You can follow the steps below on how to use the software:
- Download Driver Booster.
- Once downloaded, install and run the software.
- Click the Scan button and let Driver Booster scan any outdated drivers on your PC.
- If the software found any outdated driver, click the Update Now button located on the upper left of the window.
- Wait until the Driver Booster finished the driver download and installation process.
Note: Your PC may restart several times depending on the drivers that are being updated. Worry not, as this is a normal process for the Windows operating system.
After the driver update completion, try running Elden Ring and see if you still encounter the issues that you have earlier.
Verify Game Integrity
Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some Elden Ring issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Elden Ring. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Elden Ring.
- Open Steam and go to Library.
- Select Elden Ring from the game list on the left side.
- Right-click and select Properties.
- Click the Local Files tab.
- Click the Verify integrity of game files… button.
Check out the image below for the steps.
Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Steam completes the file verification for Elden Ring.
Kill Resource-Hogging Applications
Chances are you have lots of applications installed on your PC. Some of these applications have been constantly using the resources that possibly trigger Elden Ring crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Elden Ring.
Some of the most popular software that eats lots of resources while in the background are Media Players, web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, and more. You can close these applications by closing them using the Task Manager.
Another reason why Elden Ring keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Elden Ring’s executable file (.exe) is being marked as a virus. Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. If you download the Elden Ring from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Elden Ring and see if the problem has been solved.
Contact the Official Support
If you’re still having some Elden Ring issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Rogue Legends. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the Elden Ring discussion community on Steam.