How to Fix Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Low FPS Drop Issue

Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. Now, developers have come up with a new DLC in this main title called ‘Destiny 2: The Witch Queen’ which requires the base game to be installed first. Meanwhile, this DLC has received very positive reviews on Steam. However, some players are reporting about the Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Low FPS Drop Issue on the Windows PC during the gameplay.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter such an issue then don’t worry because here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you to easily fix it out. Though the DLC update has brought a ton of content like a brand-new location, a ton of new weapons, a brand-new raid, etc, it also includes some performance-related and technical issues. Until developers come up with a fix, you can try manually fixing it by trying some methods one by one.

How to Fix Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Low FPS Drop Issue

How to Fix Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Low FPS Drop Issue

Talking about the low frame rate count or FPS drop issue on the PC, there may be some possible reasons behind it. Such as outdated graphics drivers, outdated game versions, issues with the Windows system, power management issues, etc. Additionally, unnecessary background running tasks, not running the game as an administrator, and more might gonna trigger low FPS issues. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Update Graphics Drivers

It’s recommended to check out graphics driver updates on your PC so games and other graphics-intensive programs can run properly. To do so:

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  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Display adapters category to expand the list.

  • Then right-click on the dedicated graphics card name.
  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change effects.

Alternatively, you can manually download the latest version of the graphics driver and install it directly from the official website respective to your graphics card manufacturer. Nvidia graphics card users can update the GeForce Experience app via the Nvidia official site. Meanwhile, AMD graphics card users can visit the AMD website for the same.

2. Run the game as an administrator

You should also run the Destiny 2: The Witch Queen game executable file as an administrator to avoid user account control-related privilege issues. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Destiny 2: The Witch Queen exe shortcut file on your PC.
  • Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

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  • Make sure to click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to checkmark it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

3. Close Background Running Tasks

Sometimes unnecessary background running tasks or programs can also consume a higher amount of CPU or Memory resources on the system which may cause crashes, lags, stutters, FPS drops, etc issues whatsoever. To do that:

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open up the Task Manager.
  • Now, click on the Processes tab > Click to select tasks that are unnecessarily running in the background and consuming enough system resources.
  • Click on End Task to close it > Do the same steps for all unnecessary tasks one by one.
  • Once done, restart your system to apply changes.

4. Set High Performance in Power Options

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If in case, your Windows system is running on the Balanced mode in Power Options that means the system and hardware aren’t running to their full potential. For the intense gameplay, you can simply set the High-Performance mode for better results. However, the high-performance mode will gonna consume higher battery usage if you’re using a laptop. To do this:

  • Click on the Start Menu > Type Control Panel and click on it from the search result.
  • Now, go to Hardware and Sound > Select Power Options.
  • Click on High Performance to select it.
  • Make sure to close the window and fully shut down your computer. To do this, click on the Start Menu > Go to Power > Shut Down.
  • Once your computer is fully turned off, you can power it on again.

5. Update Windows

Updating Windows OS build is always essential for PC users as well as PC gamers to reduce system glitches, compatibility issues, and crashes. Meanwhile, the latest version mostly includes additional features, improvements, security patches, and more. To do that:

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  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.
  • If there is a feature update available, select Download and install.
  • It may take a while to complete the update.
  • Once done, restart your computer to install the update.

6. Close Background Running Tasks

Unnecessary background running tasks or programs can eat up a lot of system resources like CPU or Memory usage that literally reduces system performance. Hence, the startup crashing, lagging, not loading issues appear quite often. Simply, close all the unnecessary background running tasks completely. To do this:

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open up the Task Manager.
  • Now, click on the Processes tab > Click to select tasks that are unnecessarily running in the background and consuming enough system resources.
  • Click on End Task to close it one by one.
  • Once done, restart your system.

7. Verify Integrity of Game Files

If in case, there is an issue with the game files and somehow it gets corrupted or missing then make sure to perform this method to easily check for the issue.

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Destiny 2: The Witch Queen from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer.

8. Update Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

If in case, you haven’t updated your Destiny 2: The Witch Queen game for a while then make sure to follow the steps below to check for updates and install the latest patch (if available). To do this:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library > Click on Destiny 2: The Witch Queen from the left pane.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update. If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • It may take some time to install the update > Once done, make sure to close the Steam client.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes, and then try launching the game again.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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