Fix: F1 22 Stuttering, Lags, or Freezing constantly

Codemasters and Electronic Arts have recently released a multiplayer Formula One sports racing video game called ‘F1 22‘ for Windows, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X platforms. It seems that the initial impressions are quite positive for this game as per some reviews right now.

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 F1 22 Stuttering and Lags issues.

It’s quite unfortunate that some F1 22 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: F1 22 Keep Crashing at Startup on PC

Check System Requirements

Check out the system requirements of the F1 22 game below to ensure whether your PC configuration is meeting the game’s system requirements or not.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 1909) | For Ray Tracing or VR: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 2004)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2130 or AMD FX 4300 |For VR: Intel Core i5-9600k or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti or AMD RX 470 | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 6700 XT | For VR: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or AMD RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 80 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Recommended Requirements:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 1909) | For Ray Tracing or VR: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 2004)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 9600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or AMD RX 590 | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6800 | For VR: NVIDIA RTX 2070 or AMD RX 6700 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 80 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Fix: F1 22 Stuttering and Lags Badly

Fixing in-game lags or frame drop issues isn’t an easy thing to do 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 will recommend you try following all the methods one by one 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.

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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. Use Launch Options

  • Open your Steam client > Go to Library > Right-click on F1 22.
  • Select Properties > On the General tab, you’ll find Launch Options.
  • Enter the launch options -fullscreen = Forces the engine to start in fullscreen mode.

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 there is an update 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. You should also run the Steam client as an administrator on your PC. To do this:

  • Right-click on the F1 22 exe shortcut file on your PC.
  • Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • 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.

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 F1 22 game task.
  • Select Set Priority to High.
  • Close Task Manager.
  • Finally, run the F1 22 game to check for the issue.

5. 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. To do so:

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Verify Game Files on Steam:

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on F1 22 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.

Verify Game Files on Epic:

For Origin:

  • Open the Origin client on the PC.
  • Go to My Game Library > Select F1 2022 from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on the Settings icon > Select Repair.
  • Wait for the client to do the job for you.
  • Once done, make sure to close the client, and restart the PC to change effects immediately.

For EA Desktop:

  • Open the EA Desktop client > Go to ‘My Collection’.
  • Now, right-click on F1 22 from the list of games.
  • Click on Repair and wait for the verification process to be completed.
  • Once done, make sure to restart the computer 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 ‘F1 22’ 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. You should try disabling it by following the steps below:

  • Locate F1 22 game directory.
  • Find and right-click on the F1 22.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 F1 22

If in case, you haven’t updated your F1 22 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:

Steam Users:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library > Click on F1 22 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.

Epic Launcher Users:

  • Open the Epic Launcher client > Go to Library > Look for F1 22 from the left pane.
  • On your F1 22 application, you have to tap on the three-dot icon.
  • Make sure to check the auto-update to get a new update installation automatically.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update. If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes, and then try launching the game again

For Origin:

  • Open the Origin client on the PC > Click on Application Settings.
  • Now, look for the Client update section > Here you’ll need to Turn ON the Automatic game updates option.

For EA Desktop:

  • Launch the EA Desktop client on the PC.
  • Make sure that you’re logged into the valid EA account.
  • Head over to the Profile section at the top right corner.
  • Now, click on the down arrow icon next to profile > Click on Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on the Download tab > Under the Updates section, you’ll need to Turn ON the Update games automatically toggle.
  • You should also Turn ON the Enable background services toggle to keep things going smoothly.
  • Once done, ensure to restart the EA Desktop client again to apply changes immediately.

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

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