How to fix low FPS & stuttering issues in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Souhardya Choudhury
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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is FromSoftware’s biggest expansion ever, and with so many new elements and regions, some lower-end PCs are bound to face problems while running the game. However, some quick methods can be quite beneficial for getting the best performance possible in the DLC.

Here are some of the best ways through which you can fix low FPS and stuttering issues in the Elden Ring DLC.

Best ways to fix low FPS & stuttering in Shadow of the Erdtree

Lower PC settings

Lowering your in-game graphical settings is the first step you should take whenever facing stuttering issues in games. Certain regions like Castle Ensis are quite graphically demanding in Shadow of the Erdtree, so make sure that you have the best settings possible according to your PC specs.

We have formulated a thorough guide compiling the best possible PC settings for low to mid-end PCs, so make sure you take a look at that for more insight on the matter.

Elden Ring PC settings
Lowering your PC settings is the best way to get more FPS.

Update your graphics drivers

One of the major steps that many players neglect is their graphics driver version, which might be the prime reason behind the performance loss. Making sure that your GPU drivers are up to date and running is one of the first steps before playing graphically demanding titles like Elden Ring.

Here’s how to update Nvidia graphics drivers on your PC:

  1. Download GeForce Experience through
  2. Open GeForce Experience.
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab.
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner.
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps.

Here’s how to update AMD graphics drivers on your PC:

  1. Right-click on your desktop.
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings.
  3. Click on the Home icon.
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left.
  5. Select ‘check for update.’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps.

Close background apps & overlays

A minor issue that might be holding your PC performance back in Elden Ring is running processes in the background. Several apps such as OBS and GeForce Experience might be running in the background, causing a dip in FPS, so make sure that you close them and check if that solves your issue.

Use a dual-channel RAM setup

You can boost your Elden Ring DLC performance by upgrading your RAM to a dual-channel setup. This is a more pricey and technical fix for the issue, but if you can do so, it’ll ease the load on your PC and potentially boost performance by around 5 to 20%.

With Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree out, it’s quite important that you get decent FPS constantly, otherwise, you will be facing problems against the difficult boss fights, and in the massive unforgiving world.

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