How to Fix Satisfactory Lag, Stuttering, Crashing on Launch issue

Satisfactory is an open-world 3D first-person simulation video game developed by Coffee Stain Studios. It was released in 2019 for Microsoft Windows only and offers both the single & multiplayer modes. Though the factory-building game offers multi-story factories, an alien planet, a huge range of supplies, customizations, and vehicles, some players have reported some of the game issues. Here, we’ve shared the steps on How to Fix Satisfactory Lag, Stuttering, and Crashing on the Launch issue. If you’re also encountering the same, check this troubleshooting guide.

Additionally, some of the players are also facing issues like the game not launching using Proton. Most importantly, updating the game files and the Windows OS & graphics driver version may not work properly for all users. Some players have also reinstalled the game and the Steam client. But that seems not working as well. If you’ve also tried some possible steps and nothing has been fixed yet, check out some other possible workarounds below.

But before heading over to the steps, make sure to check for the internet connection and the game’s system requirements. We’ve already shared the system requirements below for your ease. Once you check all of them, follow the methods below. Not all the methods need to work for all. However, the majority of the players will always benefit.

Why Does Satisfactory Keep Crashing?

There can be possible reasons behind the Satisfactory 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  • Your PC is running on an outdated Windows OS or graphics driver.
  • It’s an outdated DirectX version.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:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 or later (64-Bit)
  • Processor: i5-3570 3.4 GHz 4 Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card, GTX 770 2GB
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for multiplayer. The game is in early access and minimum requirements may change.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: TBD
  • Processor: TBD
  • Graphics: TBD
  • Storage: TBD MB available space

How to Fix Satisfactory Lag, Stuttering, and Crashing on Launch Issue

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

Since the game officially doesn’t support Linux, some players have to use Proton to run the game on any non-compatible platforms. So, if you’re using an unsupported platform where you have to use Proton but the game isn’t launching, you should uninstall the graphics driver and reinstall it properly. Otherwise, you can update your GPU driver using the following method. Meanwhile, you can also perform a clean installation of the game so that it will work accordingly.

1. Update Graphics Drivers

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

  • 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.
  • Now, go to Overlay.
  • You can also turn off the in-game overlay.
  • Next, head over to Appearance.
  • Go to Advanced.
  • Disable Hardware Acceleration.
  • Once done, 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, launch the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Go to Global Settings.
  • Additionally, you can also adjust some of the other options:
    • Disable Image Sharpening
    • Enable Threaded Optimization
    • Use Maximum Performance for Power Management
    • Turn off Low Latency Mode
    • Set Texture Filtering Quality to Performance mode

5. Change AMD Control Panel Settings

  • Go to Global Graphics.
    • Turn off Radeon Anti-Lag
    • Turn off Radeon Boost
    • Use Application settings for Anti-Aliasing Mode
    • Set Anti-aliasing Method to Multi-sampling
    • Turn off Morphological Filtering
    • Disable Image Sharpening
    • Turn off Anisotropic Filtering
    • Use Performance mode for Texture Filtering Quality
    • You can also enable Surface Format Optimization
    • AMD Optimization for the Tesselation Mode
    • Wait for V-sync – Turn it off
    • Use AMD optimization for the Shader Cache
    • Disable OpenGL Triple Buffering
    • Turn off Maximum Tesselation Level
    • Set Graphics for the GPU Workload
    • Turn off the Radeon Chill
    • Disable Frame Rate Target Control

6. Verify Satisfactory Game Files via Steam Client

The Satisfactory gamers on Steam can follow the below steps:

  • Open the Steam Library by logging into the account.
  • You can find the Satisfactory game here.
  • Right-click on the game and click on Properties
  • Select the Local Files tab
  • Then click on Verify Integrity of Game Files
  • Wait for the process, and then restart the game to check whether the issue has been fixed.

7. Uninstall Recent Windows 10 Update

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

  • Go to Start menu > Click on Settings
  • Next, go to 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 the mentioned cumulative update version.
  • Right-click on it > 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. Remove Temporary Files to fix Satisfactory Lag

  • 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. Set Default CPU and Graphics Speed

Most users always want to use ultra-high performance from the CPU and GPU from the very first day. So, most of the users either buy an overclocked version or manually increase the overclocking speed. So, if you’ve also overclocked your GPU speed and experiencing bottleneck, lagging, or crash-related issues, just set it to default mode.

You can also use the MSI Afterburner tool or Zotac firestorm application to lower the clocking speed. Once done, you can run the Satisfactory game and check whether the problem is fixed.

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

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