XCOM 2 PC Errors And Fixes: Low FPS, Performance Boost, Stuttering Issues

A few tech tips for XCOM 2.

Posted By | On 10th, Feb. 2016 Under Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


XCOM 2

As is the case with any major game’s launch these days, XCOM 2’s launch has not been the smoothest- a fair few number of bugs and glitches have started to be reported. Below, we list some of the most common errors people run into when trying to play the game, as well as some recommended fixes. Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the platform owner. GamingBolt or its staff members take no responsibility for problems that may arise or issues that may occur from trying the below. Always remember that official support is always the best support. 

Before we do that, however, please make sure your system meets the minimum requirements necessary to run the game:

WINDOWS

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Initial installation requires a one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 and 2013 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

Mac

MINIMUM:

  • OS: 10.11.2
  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel
  • GPU: NVIDIA 650ti or AMD 5770 or Intel Iris Pro or better
  • VRAM: 1GB

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: 10.11.2
  • CPU: 2.7 GHz i5
  • GPU: NVIDIA 700 series or AMD R9 series
  • VRAM: 2GB

LINUX

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
  • Processor: Intel i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA 650
  • NOTE: AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported at the time of release.

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
  • Processor: Intel i7
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA 960
  • NOTE: AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported at the time of release.

1080p Resolution and Higher:

  • Go to \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config
  • Open XComEngine
  • Change the values of ResX and ResY to your desired ones
  • Save and exit
  • Your game now runs at the inputted custom resolution.

Game Stuttering: 

  • When the game is running, Alt-Tab out of it
  • Start up the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete simultaneously
  • Go to the Processes tab
  • Right click on XCOM2
  • Change the priority to High

Low Framerate:

  • Run the game in Windowed mode

Skip Intro Movies:

  • Open \Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\XComGame\Config\DefaultEngine.ini
  • Search for the following under [FullScreenMovie]+StartupMovies=X2_2KFXS_Logos
    +StartupMovies=X2_Logo
    +StartupMovies=UE3TechLogo_XC2
    +StartupMovies=XC2_LegalScreen
    +StartupMovies=BlackDelete the first four, and save and quit.
  • This should automatically skip past the logos and movies the next time you boot the game up.

Get A Performance Boost:

Change a few in game settings to get a performance boost, for a far smoother XCOM 2 experience:

  • AA: FXAA
  • Ambient Occlusion: Tile AO
  • Depth of Field: Disabled
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off

Leave the rest of your settings maxed.

Note: Given that the wide range of PC hardware out there, the fixes mentioned here may or may not work for you. But it’s worth giving them a shot since these have worked for players who own the PC version of XCOM 2.


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