Fixing Farthest Frontier low FPS issue, stuttering, and frame drops

    Farthest Frontier is the latest strategy game developed by Crate Entertainment. Since its release on August 9, 2022, many players have been complaining about the Farthest Frontier low FPS issue, lagging, and sometimes the screen going blank. 

    While the developer has been continuously trying to debunk some of these concerns, a lot still remains to be fixed. As we wait for better updates to fix these issues for good, there are some recommended methods you can try on your own for a better gaming experience. 

    In this guide, we will discuss the Farthest Frontier low FPS and other issues and also how to resolve them on your own.

    Game Issues

    These are some of the issues players have been complaining about:

    Low FPS
    Black Screen
    Screen Tearing

    Check System Requirements

    If you are acquiring any of the above-mentioned issues, your first task should be to check system requirements as it can be that your system might not support the game.

    Minimum Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
    • Processor: Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2 GHz | AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 | 
    • AMD R9 290, with 3 GB VRAM or better   
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible using the latest drivers

    Recommended Requirements 

    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
    • Processor: Processor: Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.5 GHz | AMD Ryzen 5 1600x @ 3.6 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 | AMD RX 590, with 4GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible using the latest drivers

    Update Graphics Driver

    If you meet the minimum system requirements of the game and it still continues to lag, it might be because of your outdated graphics driver. This can cause your game to repeatedly crash and your progress to lose. 

    We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.

    Change Graphics Driver

    Additionally, we strongly advise you adjust the graphics settings in the Nvidia or AMD control panel to resolve the low frame rate issue with Farthest Frontier on PC. Users of Nvidia should set Shader Cache Size to Unlimited in the driver’s Manage 3D Settings. For many players, this setting alone has improved performance.

    Visit Nvidia Control Panel -> Adjust Image Settings and Preview -> Select 3D Image settings -> Advanced 3D settings to see additional settings. then make the modifications listed below.

    Max Framerate: 165
    Low-Latency Mode: Ultra
    Texture Filtering Quality: High Performance
    Power Management Mode: Maximum Performance
    OpenGL Rendering GPU: Graphics Card

    Change the settings for Farthest Frontier AMD to the following:

    Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
    Radeon Anti-Lag: Enabled
    Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
    Radeon Chill: Disabled
    Radeon Boost: Enable
    Tessellation Mode: Off
    Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled
    OpenGL Triple Buffering: Disabled
    Morphological Anti-Aliasing: Disabled

    Verify Integrity 

    If boosting your driver fails to get rid of the game issues, you should try verifying the game integrity of Farthest Frontier. By this process, Steam will scan all your needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with the game. To do this: 

    • Open Steam and go to Library.
    • Select Farthest Frontier from the game list on the left side.
    • Right-click and select Properties.
    • Click the Local Files tab.
    • Click the Verify integrity of game files button. 
    • Wait until Steam completes the file verification for Farthest Frontier.

    Lower Graphics

    Farthest Frontier low fps

    If you are still having low FPS issues, we recommend that you try lowering the graphics settings. The graphics settings that greatly affect the game performance are:

    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Shadows Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Texture Filtering
    • Effects
    • Foliage
    • Lightning

    Disable Background Apps

    Try disabling all the extra background applications to decrease the load on the system. Even though it doesn’t look like much, it can make a huge difference.

    Enable Game Mode

    Enabling Game Mode allows the game to get more FPS and better performance. You can do this by typing “Game Mode“ in Windows Search Bar and selecting Game Mode settings. 

    Install The Game On SSD

    If all fails, you can always install the game on SSD. This can help speed up the loading of the game files which will give you a relatively higher frame rate. 

    Contact Support

    If this happens to be your last-ditch stand, then we salute you for your efforts. However, if all the above-mentioned methods fail to work it does mean there is a defect in the game. It is wise to sort the game’s official support then. 

    We hope this helps you get rid of the Farthest Frontier Low FPS issue. For more helpful guides on gaming issues, keep following Retrology. 

    Mofeeza Masood
    Mofeeza Masood
    A gaming enthusiast, binge-watcher, and writer helping confused gamers with the levels they are stuck on and picky watchers with what they should binge next.
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