World War 3: How to Fix FPS Drop Issues

Can't figure out how to increase your FPS count in World War 3? Here are a few solutions that might boost your performance and eliminate lag.

World War 3 is a new first-person shooter that has just launched in Early Access on Steam. The game looks and plays like an AAA title, but due to lackluster optimization, it doesn't quite feel like it. In fact, many players have reported huge FPS drops and lags, making the game nearly unplayable in some cases.

Fortunately, the developers created a fantastic Video Settings menu that hosts a vast number of tweakable options. If you want to know how to adjust these settings in order to increase your FPS count, then follow our guide below for a few possible ways of fixing it and boosting performance.

WW3 FPS Drop Fix 1: Adjust Video Settings

The Video Settings menu in World War 3 has three tabs: Basic, Advanced, and Quality. Each tab has different settings that need to be adjusted to increase gameplay performance.

Basic Settings

In the Basic tab, the most important feature is One Frame Thread Lag -- it needs to be enabled. Just this one adjustment will increase your FPS count up to 50.

Other features like V-Sync and Motion Blur can be disabled. You can leave them on, but it depends on your CPU and GPU performance, so try them out and see how it works for you.

Advanced Settings

This tab allows you to adjust Framerate Lock and other features, such as Range and Smoothing. For most players, your best bet would be to simply disable all of these settings.

There is also the Resolution setting, which is especially sensitive to your performance, so try to lower it as much as you can. Try a few settings and see how the game performs in your case.

Quality Settings

In this tab, you can adjust the rate of quality settings like Textures, Effects, Anti-Aliasing, etc. Set them to Medium, and never use the High or Ultra High settings as they're typically too much of a drag on your hardware -- even if it is high-end. 

Textures and Lighting are the two most demanding settings here, so you should set them to Low.

Reddit user iJesse suggested the following Quality settings for WW3:

  • Textures: Low
  • Meshes: Ultra
  • Lighting: Ultra
  • Effects: Ultra
  • Post Processing: Ultra
  • View Distance: Low
  • Shadows: Low
  • Foliage: Ultra
  • Anti-Aliasing: Medium

WW3 FPS Drop Fix 2: Optimize Windows Settings

In case changing the Video Settings in the game doesn't do much for you, try to optimize your OS for better performance. Here are a few tips on how to make Windows 10 run faster.

  1. Update Windows and GPU drivers.
  2. Set Your GPU's 3D Settings to Performance.
  3. Adjust your Game DVR setting:
    • Type in regedit in your Start menu.
    • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore.
    • Right-click on GameDVR_Enabled and set the value of Modify to 0.
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows.
    • Right-click on Windows and create new Key with title GameDVR.
    • Right-click on GameDVR and create new DWORD (32-bit) Value with title AllowGameDVR.
    • Right-click on AllowGameDVR and set the value of Modify to 0.


Until there's an official patch or performance update, that's all you need to know on how to fix FPS drop issues in World War 3. If you've found another solution, please let us know in the comments below. We'll add it to this list with credit. 


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Games World War 3 Genres ActionShooter Platforms PC Tags
Published Oct. 25th 2018

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