WWE 2K22: How To Fix Slow Motion Issue

Visual Concepts and 2K has come up with a new edition of a wrestling video game called WWE 2K22 which is a successor of 2019’s WWE 2K20. Though the title has already received mostly positive reviews on Steam, it seems that plenty of unfortunate WWE 2K22 PC players are having the Slow Motion Issue or we can say the game feels too slow to proceed unexpectedly. Now, if you’re also one of the victims then you can follow this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

If you’re already a WWE 2K fan then you should have known this kind of issue for a while. However, such issues should be fixed immediately to reduce in-game lags or slowness whatsoever. There may be a couple of possible reasons behind the slow-motion issue for WWE 2K22 that you can check out below. Luckily, we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you that should gonna help you out. Now, without further ado, let’s get into it.

WWE 2K22: How To Fix Slow Motion Issue

According to multiple reports online, whenever WWE 2K22 players are launching the game on a PC, everything seems in slow-motion for no reason. So, if it’s happening to you then follow all the steps one by one until the problem gets fixed.

1. Change the in-game resolution

Make sure to change the in-game resolution quality to 1920×1080 or 1200×1080 which are actually recommended to run the game. If in case, your monitor resolution supports lower than that, try using the native display resolution accordingly. Sometimes a higher display resolution may cause multiple issues like graphical glitches, black screen, white screen, slow motion issues, blurriness, etc. To change in-game graphics resolution:

  • Open Steam > Go to Library.
  • Click on WWE 2K22 and then click on Play to launch it.
  • From the in-game menu, go to Options.
  • Go to Graphics Settings > Here you can choose your preferred screen resolution for the game.
  • Once selected, press the Space button on the keyboard to accept/save it.

2. Turn On/Off Windowed Mode

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You can also try turning on/off the windowed mode directly from the WWE 2K22 game menu. To do so:

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  • Open Steam > Go to Library.
  • Click on WWE 2K22 and then click on Play to launch it.
  • From the in-game menu, go to Options.
  • Go to Graphics Settings > Head over to Windowed.
  • Here you can select Yes/No individually to check for the issue. After selecting one, it’ll prompt you. Just click on Yes/No to confirm.

If the problem gets fixed by selecting Yes then keep the same or you can select No if that fixes the issue. However, if the problem still persists then you can try following the steps below to enable or disable the windowed mode manually from the configuration file.

  • Close the WWE 2K22 game completely > Open File Explorer or This PC > Go to Documents.
  • Open the WWE 2K22 folder > Right-click on the Config.ini file.
  • Select Open with ‘Notepad’ > Once the config file opens, you can find out [window] option is set to yes.
  • Just make sure to replace it with no > Press the Ctrl+S keys to save changes.
  • Close the file and try running the game again.

3. Run the game on a dedicated graphics card

Sometimes running a game using the integrated graphics card may cause multiple issues to you. It’s better to select a dedicated graphics card for the game to run it smoothly. To do so:

  • Click on the Start menu > Search for Graphics Settings and get into it.
  • Inside this, make sure that the Desktop app is selected > Click on Browse.
  • File Explorer window will open and head over to the installed Steam folder.
  • Go to Steamapps > Common > WWE 2K22 folder > Select the WWE2K22.exe application.
  • Click on Add to include it in the list.
  • Now, search for the game in the list > Click on Options of WWE 2K22.
  • Then click on High Performance.
  • Click on Save then try launching the game again to check for the issue.

4. Turn Off V-Sync in Nvidia Control Panel

Another thing you can do is simply turn off the V-Sync (Vertical Sync) option from the Nvidia Control Panel menu if you’re using an external Nvidia graphics card. To do that:

  • Right-click on the desktop screen to bring the context menu.
  • Now, click on Nvidia Control Panel > Click on Manage 3D Settings.
  • Go to the Program Settings tab > Click on Add under Select a program to customize.
  • Select WWE 2K22 from the list. [If you can’t find it then click on Browse and head over to the installed game location then select WWE2K22.exe file and click on Add]
  • So, after selecting the game, click on Add Selected Program > Now, select High-performance NVIDIA processor from the second drop-down menu.
  • Next, head over to the third drop-down menu and scroll it all the way down to Vertical Sync. Just turn it OFF.
  • Once done, click on Apply to confirm changes, and launch the game to check for the issue.

5. Increase FPS in Nvidia Control Panel

You should also increase the FPS limit and set it to a range so that the system resources can perform better.

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  • Right-click on the desktop screen to bring the context menu.
  • Now, click on Nvidia Control Panel > Click on Manage 3D Settings.
  • Go to the Program Settings tab > Click on Add under Select a program to customize.
  • Select WWE 2K22 from the list. [If you can’t find it then click on Browse and head over to the installed game location then select WWE2K22.exe file and click on Add]
  • So, after selecting the game, click on Add Selected Program > Now, select High-performance NVIDIA processor from the second drop-down menu.
  • Next, head over to the third drop-down menu and scroll a bit to find out ‘Max Frame Rate’.
  • Make sure to turn it ON and drag the slider to 60 FPS to set it. [If you’re using a powerful gaming rig then you can set it to 100/120 FPS as per your choice]
  • Once done, click on OK and then Apply to save changes.
  • Finally, you can try launching the WWE 2K22 game to check for the slow-motion issue.

6. Use Alt+Enter keys

If you’re in the gameplay sessions and the controller gets disconnected automatically or can’t get recognized suddenly then make sure to press the Alt+Enter keys on the keyboard to get out of the game screen. Then going back to the game screen again may fix the issue whatsoever.

7. Try Lowering Graphics Settings

In some cases, reducing the in-game graphics settings to some extent can improve the gaming experience a lot.

  • Open Steam > Go to Library.
  • Click on WWE 2K22 and then click on Play to launch it.
  • From the in-game menu, go to Options.
  • Go to Graphics Settings > Here you’ll need to perform some adjustments according to your hardware performance.
    • Set Texture Quality – Standard
    • Shadows – ON
    • Shadow Quality – Medium or High
    • Shader Quality – Low or Medium
    • Anti-Alias – ON
    • Depth of Field – ON or OFF (depending on what you’re getting)
    • Motion Blur – ON or OFF (depending on what you’re getting)
  • Once all is done, press the Space button on the keyboard to accept changes.
  • Finally, close the game, and launch it again to check for the issue.

8. Do a Clean Installation of Graphics Drivers

If none of the methods worked for you then you can try uninstalling and freshly installing the graphics drivers on your computer by following the steps below.

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  • First of all, make sure to head over to the link below respective to your graphics card manufacturer. Then download the latest version of the graphics driver for your particular graphics card model. [Important]
  • Once downloaded, now you can uninstall the current graphics drivers on your PC. To do so:
    • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
    • Click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
    • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that you’re currently using.
    • Click on Uninstall device > If prompted, select Uninstall again.
    • Wait for the process to complete and head over to the downloaded graphics driver then install it manually. [After uninstalling, the system may reboot automatically]
    • Once installed, restart your computer to apply changes.

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

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