Fixing Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt Low FPS issue, Stuttering, and Frame Drops

    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a newly released battle-royale game focused on both solo and team matches. The game is set in Prague where there is a war going on between different sects of vampires. Along with them, there is also a group that wants to eradicate the vampire race as a whole. The game is completely free-to-play and is now available on Steam. However, what’s the fun if you can properly run it on our PC. Therefore, in this guide we will tell you how you can fix Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt low FPS issue, stuttering, and frame drops problems.


    1. Check System Requirements
    2. Change Graphics Driver Settings
    3. Lower Bloodhunt Graphics Settings
    4. Update the graphics card
    5. Turn off Steam Overlay
    6. Enable Game Mode and GPU Scheduling
    7. Install Bloodhunt on SSD
    8. Verify files integrity
    9. Disable Startup/Background Applications
    10. Contact Support

    1. Check System Requirements

    Before anyting, check the Bloodhunt system requirements to see whether you have the required gear to run the game or not. Your PC should meet the minimum requirements in order to run the game. If that’s not the case, then firstly a system upgrade would be required to fix the Bloodhunt stuttering issue.


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-7400/AMD Ryzen 1300X or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970/Radeon RX 580 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HDD


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i7-8700K/AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080 /Radeon RX Vega 64 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD Strongly Recommended

    2. Change Graphics Driver Settings

    Furthermore, to fix the Bloodhunt low FPS issue on PC, we highly suggest that you tweak the graphics setting in Nvidia or AMD control panel. For Nvidia users, in Manage 3D Settings of the driver, set Shader Cache Size to Unlimited. This setting alone has increased performance for numerous players.

    For other settings, go to Nvidia Control Panel -> Adjust Image Settings and Preview -> Select 3D Image settings -> Advanced 3D settings. Then do the following changes.
    Max Framerate: 165
    Low-Latency Mode: Ultra
    Texture Filtering Quality: High Performance
    Power Management Mode: Maximum Performance
    OpenGL Rendering GPU: Graphics Card

    For Bloodhunt AMD settings, change the settings to the following:
    Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
    Radeon Anti-Lag: Enabled
    Radeon Chill: Disabled
    Radeon Boost: Enable
    Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
    Tessellation Mode: Off
    Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled
    OpenGL Triple Buffering: Disabled
    Morphological Anti-Aliasing: Disabled

    3. Lower Bloodhunt Graphics Settings

    bloodhunt low FPS

    If you are still having Bloodhunt low FPS issue, you should really try lowering the graphics settings. The graphics settings that greatly affect Bloodhunt’s performance are: 

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

    4. Update the graphics card

    If you are running the game on an outdated GPU driver, it will lead to the game crashing at startup. Update both the GPU and sound drivers if they require additional updates besides the Windows update. The game will run smoothly and hopefully crash-free with updated drivers. Both Nvidia’s latest drivers and AMD’s latest drivers can be found on their official websites.

    5. Turn off Steam Overlay

    You can reportedly increase Bloodhunt performance by turning off Steam Overlay. You can turn it off by the following steps:

    1. Right-click Bloodhunt in Steam Library
    2. Click Properties
    3. Open General section
    4. Uncheck the “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game” option

    6. Enable Game Mode and GPU Scheduling

    In order to increase Bloodhunt performance, you can also try enabling Game Mode on Windows 10 and 11. It will help in minimizing the background processes so that your Bloodhunt gets more FPS and better performance.

    You can do it by typing “Game Mode“ in Windows Search and selecting Game Mode settings. There will be an option to turn on the Game Mode.

    Furthermore, you can also enable Hardware Accelerated GPU scheduling to enhance Bloodhunt graphics performance.

    7. Install Bloodhunt on SSD

    bloodhunt stuttering

    Another way to fix Bloodhunt graphics issue is to install the game on SSD. This can speed up the loading of the game files which can possibly give you a relatively higher frame rate. It should be noted that it is recommended in the system requirements that the game demands SDD.

    8. Verify files integrity

    Let’s not give up yet! If you have had no luck in solving the Bloodhunt low FPS issue, give a shot at verifying files integrity. Here’s how you can verify Steam files.

    9. Disable Startup/Background Applications

    Try disabling all the extra background applications to decrease the load on the system. These include:

    • Antivirus
    • MSI Afterburner
    • Nvidia GeForce Experience
    • Steam
    • Photoshop, etc

    10. Contact Support

    If nothing works, then there seems to be an issue with the game. Your last resort to fix Bloodhunt low FPS and stuttering issue will be to contact the official support team of Steam. You can try being specific then where exactly the FPS drop.

    We hope that this fixes the low FPS and stuttering issues. If it does then please share this article to help your fellow gamers too. Lastly, be sure to check out our Gaming and Guides sections. We cover reviews, newsBest-of, and a lot of other stuff so bookmark us and keep following Retrology.

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