Fix: Diablo Immortal Stuttering, Lags, or Freezing constantly

Blizzard Entertainment is known for its stunning video games for both Windows and mobile platforms from the Overwatch series, World of Warcraft series, Starcraft series, Diablo series, and more. Recently, the developers have released a new free-to-play MMO action RPG called ‘Diablo Immortal’ for the Android, iOS, and PC versions.

To run the game requires enough hardware configuration to run properly, especially for PC, because not everyone may have such configuration to run the game in full resolution and higher FPS. It’s quite common for most PC titles because they’re performance-hungry. Here we’ve provided steps to fix Diablo Immortal Stuttering and Lags issues.

Unfortunately, some Diablo Immortal PC players are experiencing multiple issues like stuttering, lags, crashes, frame drops, etc., while in the gameplay. Depending on the compatibility factor, it can be a severe issue on some PCs. So, it’s always a better idea to fix the issue so that at least you can play the game with a respectable FPS count. There may be several reasons behind such an issue that can be resolved by following this guide.

Fix: Diablo Immortal Stuttering, Lags, or Freezing constantly

Check System Requirements

Check out the system requirements of the Diablo Immortal game below to ensure whether your PC configuration is meeting the game’s system requirements or not.

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Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD FX-8100
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 6850, or Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Dedicated Video Ram: 2048 MB
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0

Fix: Diablo Immortal Stuttering and Lags Badly

Fixing in-game lags or frame drop issues isn’t easy because it depends on multiple factors such as PC hardware, the display resolution of the game, maximum FPS limit count, conflicting third-party apps, and more. So, we recommend you follow all the methods until the problem gets fixed or reduced a lot. Mostly changing the in-game graphics-related settings or keeping them low can fix several problems in a jiffy.

It may include the Screen Resolution of the game, in-game Texture Resolution, Shadow Resolution, Maximum Frame rate, number of Characters Displayed, or other visual effects that require higher graphics or memory. So, you can follow the steps below to try reducing the lags or frame drops up to some extent depending on which resolution and quality you’re playing the game apart from FPS count.

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1. Update DirectX

DirectX is a special program just made to facilitate the running of heavy games, just like Diablo Immortal.

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Next, run the DXSETUP.exe file to reinstall/update DirectX.

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Once done, restart your computer to apply changes.

2. Update Graphics Drivers

  • 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 an update is available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change the effects.

3. Run the game as an administrator

Make sure to run the game exe file as an administrator to avoid user account control regarding privilege issues. It would be best if you also run the battle.net client as an administrator on your PC. To do this:

  • Right-click on your PC’s Diablo Immortal exe shortcut file.
  • Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to checkmark it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

4. Set High Priority in Task Manager

Make your game priority in the higher segment via the Task Manager to tell your Windows system to run the game properly. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu > Select Task Manager.
  • Click on the Processes tab > Right-click on the Diablo Immortal game task.
  • Select Set Priority to High.
  • Close Task Manager.
  • Finally, run the Diablo Immortal game to check for the issue.

5. Verify Integrity of Game Files

If 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. To do so:

  1. Launch the Battle.net client on your PC.
  2. Now, click on the Diablo Immortal icon that you’re trying to repair.
  3. Click on the cogwheel icon (settings) next to the Play button.
  4. Select Scan and Repair > Click on Begin Scan.
  5. Wait for the repair to finish > Once done, close the Battle.net desktop, and reboot the PC to apply changes.

6. Change GPU Settings

Make sure to change the graphics card settings on the PC by following the steps below to check if the problem has been fixed or not.

For Nvidia:

  • Open up Nvidia’s Control Panel > Right-click on the desktop screen.
  • Click on Nvidia Control Panel > Click on Manage 3D Settings.
  • Select Program Settings > Find ‘Diablo Immortal’ and manually add the game if it’s not in the list:
    • Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
    • Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
    • Threaded optimization: On
    • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
    • Texture Filtering – Quality: Performance

For AMD:

  • Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
  • Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
  • Threaded optimization: On
  • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Texture Filtering – Quality: Performance

7. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

Full-screen optimization and DPI settings are the default ones on Windows. It would help if you tried disabling it by following the steps below:

  • Locate Diablo Immortal game directory.
  • Find and right-click on the Diablo Immortal.exe file.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Checkmark the ‘Disable Full-Screen Optimizations’ box.
  • Now, click on the ‘Change high DPI setting button.
  • Checkmark the ‘Override high DPI scaling behavior’ > Select ‘Application’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.

8. Update Diablo Immortal

If, in case, you haven’t updated your Diablo Immortal game for a while, then follow the steps below to check for updates and install the latest patch (if available). To do this:

  • Open the Battle.net desktop app on your PC.
  • Now, click on the Diablo Immortal icon that you’re trying to repair.
  • Click on the cogwheel icon (settings) next to the Play button.
  • Finally, select Check for Updates and wait for the process to be completed. [If there is an update available, make sure to download and install the game update]

This method should resolve the game files missing or corrupted issues completely. However, if you’re unable to fix the issue then we’ll recommend you uninstall and reinstall the specific game on the PC. Otherwise, you can visit Blizzard Technical Support Forums for further assistance.

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

Comments

  1. make sure you install on an SSD drive. For me this eliminated all stuttering/freezing issues. Nothing else mattered. It’s struggling to read from disk fast enough.

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