After FIFA 20 Patch Update, My Game Started Crashing, Stuttering, Lag, or FPS issue

Electronic Arts have come up with the latest title FIFA 20 in September 2019 as the 27th installment of the FIFA lineup. The game is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch platforms, and this year it’s expected to release for Google Stadia as well. It’s the all-new soccer-playing game with improved graphics, gameplay, new game modes, etc. However, plenty of PC users have reported that after FIFA 20 Patch Update, the game started crashing, stuttering, lag, or fps drop issue as well. Are you one of them? Don’t worry. Here we’ve got you covered.

PC games are always a big headache when it comes to the gameplay performance, launching issues, crashing, frame drops, lags, black screen error, not connected to the network, server issues, and a bunch of others. That literally doesn’t happen with the PS4 or Xbox One console in most cases. Some times, the PC users face DirectX issue, Visual C++ issue, graphics driver issue, any third-party overlay issue, etc.

Like always, we will recommend you to check for the Windows OS and graphics driver version whether it’s updated or not. Meanwhile, you should check for the system requirements below that even your PC configuration is compatible with the game or not.

After FIFA 20 Patch Update, My Game Started Crashing, Stuttering, Lag, or FPS issue

Why Does FIFA 20 Keep Crashing?

There can be possible reasons behind FIFA 20 that keeps crashing on your Windows 10 PC. Let’s take a look.

  • Your PC configuration isn’t compatible with the game’s system requirements.
  • Some of the game files are either missing or corrupted.
  • Your PC is running on an outdated Windows OS or graphics driver.
  • An outdated DirectX version.
  • The game or the client version isn’t updated.
  • Any of the overlay apps are running in the background.
  • Windows Firewall or Antivirus program is blocking the game.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Processor (AMD): Phenom II X4 965 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): i3-2100 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Radeon HD 7850 or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 660 or Equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50 GB

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): FX 8150 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): i5-3550 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Radeon R9 270X or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 670 or Equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: Broadband Connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50 GB

So, how to fix all of these issues at a same time? Well, check out the full troubleshooting guide below.

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Steps to Fix – After FIFA 20 Patch Update, My Game Started Crashing, Stuttering, Lag, or FPS issue

Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the steps below. Keep in mind that both the Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers are well optimized for the FIFA 20 game. So, if in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver yet, do this first.

1. Update Graphics Drivers

If you’re using the Nvidia graphics card then update the GeForce Experience app on your PC from the Nvidia official site here. But if you’re using the AMD graphics card on your system, then update the latest AMD Drivers from here.

2. Disable Steam Overlay

  • Open Steam on your Windows.
  • Head over to the Settings > Click on the In-Game option.
  • Click on the checkbox to disable “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game“.
  • Once the checkbox mark is removed, click on OK.

3. Adjust Discord Settings to fix FIFA 20 Crashing

  • Launch Discord > Click on User Settings.
  • Select Voice & Video from the left sidebar.
  • Scroll down a bit and click on the Advanced.
  • Next, disable OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.
  • Then disable Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority.
  • Click on Overlay.
  • Disable in-game overlay.
  • Next, click on Appearance.
  • Scroll down to the bottom Advanced.
  • Disable Hardware Acceleration.
  • Once done, restart the Discord or restart the system.

4. Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings

  • Click on Adjust image settings with preview under 3D settings.
  • Select Use the advanced 3D image settings.
  • Next, open the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • Click on Manage 3D settings.
  • Then select Global Settings.
  • Now, adjust some of the additional settings:
    • Turn off Image Sharpening
    • Turn on Threaded Optimization
    • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
    • Low Latency Mode: Off
    • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance

5. Adjust AMD Control Panel Settings

  • Click on Global Graphics.
    • Disable Radeon Anti-Lag
    • Disable Radeon Boost
    • Image Sharpening: Off
    • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
    • Set Anti-aliasing Method to Multi-sampling
    • Morphological Filtering: Off
    • Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled
    • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
    • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
    • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
    • Turn off Wait for V-sync
    • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
    • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
    • Turn off Maximum Tesselation Level
    • GPU Workload: Graphics
    • Radeon Chill: Off
    • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

6. Repair Game from FIFA Launcher (Origin)

Make sure that this process will take some time. So, have some patience.

  • Launch FIFA Launcher
  • Click on FIFA 20
  • Now, click on Repair

7. Uninstall Windows 10 Updates (Unstable/Buggy Versions)

A couple of days ago, Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10 with KB4535996. The KB4535996 cumulative update for Windows 10 is quite buggy and causing so many errors or problems.

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  • Go to Start menu > Click on Settings
  • Next, click on Update and Security
  • Click on View update history
  • Now, if you can see that there is an update having KB4535996 has been already installed. Make sure to uninstall it.
  • Here you will see Uninstall updates option on the top of the page.
  • Click on it and select that particular update version.
  • Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
  • It may take some time to delete that update and your system may restart automatically.
  • Have some patience and you can also manually reboot your Windows PC (if required).

8. Clean Temporary Files to fix FIFA 20 Crashing

  • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the RUN program.
  • Now, type %temp% and press enter
  • You will get a bunch of temporary files on a page.
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl + A on the keyboard.
    Next, press Shift + Delete on the keyboard to remove all the files.
  • Some times some of the temporary files can’t be deleted. So, leave them as it is and close it.

9. Use CPU and GPU Clock Speed at Default Settings

If you’ve overclocked your GPU speed and experiencing the crashing or stuttering issue on the FIFA 20 gameplay or at the launching, make sure to use the MSI Afterburner tool or Zotac firestorm to underclock or set default clock speed. Now, you can try again to run the game whether it’s working or not.

That’s it. We hope this guide was useful to you. You can comment below for any queries.

 

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