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A Plague Tale: Requiem Fix Lag, Stutter, FPS, More (Low-End)

Released on 18th October 2022, A Plague Tale: Requiem is the second instalment in the “A Plague Tale” Franchise. Developed by Asobo Studio and Published by Focus Entertainment, Requiem carries forward the story of Amecia.

In this article, we will provide you with the best Optimization Guide available for A Plague Tale: Requiem. For more content on optimizations, low-end settings, and error guides, visit our Error Settings, and Guides Tab.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem Error Fix Guide

This guide will provide you with the instructions which ensure the optimal performance from your PC and the maximum amount of FPS generatable by the game. If you have a specific error code or problem with the game, don’t shy away from contacting the game’s developers or from emailing customer care.

Ultimate Error Fix List For Lag and FPS Drop

This Fix list must be fully completed in order to ensure the maximum FPS possible in this game. These instructions have worked successfully on multiple AAA titles and Indie games. Here is the list:

  • Restart the game and try to run it via “Run as Administrator”
  • Reduce your overclocking of the CPU and GPU
  • Close all Background Applications before playing the game
  • Try turning off your Antivirus
  • Try Troubleshooting the Compatibility of the game
  • Update your Windows and Nvidia/AMD/Intel Drivers
  • Run System File Check by Running the command “sfc /scannow” in CMD via run as administrator
  • Try disabling the Onboard Sound Device
  • Try doing an Antivirus Scan for the entire computer
  • Download a Disk Drive Scanner and search for Bad Sectors
  • Try checking if the GPU and CPU are getting enough power
  • A clear cache by deleting files from the temp and prefetch folder. Just run by using the Win+R shortcut key and type %temp%, temp, and prefetch in order to delete the files inside these folders.
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Check Minimum Requirements

Currently, the game works perfectly on the consoles. For PC, Focus Entertainment has released the Minimum and Recommended Requirements for A Plague Tale: Requiem on the Steam Store. Here are the Minimum and Recommended Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. DirectX 12 Feature Level 12 and Shader Model 6.0 are needed.
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K (3.7 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 8 GB, GeForce RTX 3070/Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 60 FPS, 1920×1080 in ultra. SSD storage is recommended.
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Windows and Graphics Card Fix

  • Put your PC in Performance Mode
  • Check for a Windows update
  • Turn on Game Mode on Windows
  • Set A Plague Tale: Requiem to “High Priority” in Task Manager
  • Stop all other applications through Task Manager
  • Update your Nvidia/AMD drivers
  • Set Nvidia “adjust image settings with preview” to Performance

Reduce Graphics Settings

If you are playing the game on High or Ultra, try to reduce the graphics settings in the game and restart. Turn off Anti-Aliasing and effects such as Motion Blur. Make sure that all graphic settings are set to LOW.

Reinstall or Verify A Plague Tale: Requiem

You should Reinstall the game, or verify it from steam.

  • Right-click on A Plague Tale: Requiem on Steam.
  • Click on Properties
  • Go to local files and click on “Verify integrity of game files”
  • This process will verify the files you installed and repair them

Or you can try Reinstalling the game on the Console from the Game Store for the PS4 and PS5, after uninstalling it. The same applies to the Xbox Consoles, and the Nintendo Switch.

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Switch to Dedicated Graphics Card

If you are using two graphics cards, or are gaming on a laptop, then try switching the default GPU to the dedicated Graphics Card.

  • Open the NVIDIA control panel
  • Navigate to 3D settings > Manage 3D settings
  • Open the Program settings tab and select your game from the dropdown menu
  • Select the Preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown menu

Redistributables Settings

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CommonRedist Fix

  • Go to the in-game folder of A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Go to steamapps and click on Common
  • Go to the game folder and click on commonredist
  • Install all redistributables in that folder

Not Launching Fix

  • Run the Game as an Administrator
  • Check GameOverlayRenderer64
  • Change Your Game Files’ Location
  • Check Your Drivers
  • Examine System Protection

Black Screen Fix

  • Check the cable through which you have connected your monitor to your PC
  • Roll Back your graphics card driver
  • Update or reinstall your graphics card driver
  • Check your PSU
  • Check your graphics card
  • Change your monitor’s response time setting
  • Disable Game Mode
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Crashing to Desktop Fix

  • Try reducing your graphics via resolution and quality presets
  • Right-click on the game icon and click on troubleshoot compatibility
  • Select the open with windows 7 setting
  • Select the run as administrator setting
  • Adjust the screen settings and restart the game

Sound Issues

  • Update your sound drivers
  • Check if the correct sound output is selected in Sound Settings
  • Check in-game if the sound bar is correctly placed
  • If the problem still persists, download Realtek audio drivers
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