Nightingale Performance Issues: How to Fix Crashing, Freezing, and FPS Drops

If you’re facing performance issues in Nightingale, like crashes, freezes, and FPS drops, let’s go through all the solutions you can try.

There are various fixes you can try, and these include validating the game’s files, updating drivers and windows, changing in-game settings, and turning off CPU overclocking.

Let’s go through each solution in turn.

Validate Game Files

How to fix performance issues and crashes in Nightingale.

The first and simplest way to fix crashing when changing realms and other performance issues in Nightingale is to check for an issue with the game files. Find the game on your Steam Library, right-click on it, and select ‘Properties’.

Navigate to the ‘Installed Files’ tab on the left and select ‘Verify integrity of game files’. Lastly, wait a few minutes until it’s completed, and try relaunching the game.

Update GPU Drivers & Windows

The most straightforward fix with any new game release is to check for a new update for your GPU Drivers.

Check your GPU’s software (Nvidia or AMD) for updates. These can be downloaded and installed within a few minutes and usually help improve performance.

Similarly, check the Windows settings for available updates. This is done by pressing Windows+I and navigating to the Update & Security tab.

Change In-Game Settings

How to fix performance issues and crashes in Nightingale.

From the settings, make sure the following are disabled:

  • Motion Blur
  • Third-Person View
  • Camera Share

As for graphics, start with quality and check your FPS then. If it’s still lagging, go to Balanced or Performance.

Also, if you are still lagging and have the option, I recommend enabling Nvidia DLSS.

Turn Off Overclock Mode

What solved the issue for many users is to turn off CPU overclocking. If you don’t know what it is, your CPU is almost surely not overclocked, so don’t worry about this.

For those that know, install Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and lower the Performance Core Ratio to the default processing speed of your CPU. For more details, check out this Steam guide by user noob inc.

Wrapping up

To wrap up, you can fix performance issues like crashing, blue screen, freezing, and FPS drops in Nightingale by verifying the integrity of game files, updating drivers and installing Windows updates, changing in-game settings, and turning off overclocking mode for your CPU.

Also, keep in mind that as an early-access game, some performance issues are due to a lack of optimization, and the only workaround is to wait for an optimization update.

Which issue were you facing, and did this guide help you fix it? If there are any other fixes you’ve tried that work, feel free to share them in the comments below to help other players.

If you’re back in the game, check out our guide on how to increase storage in Nightingale. Alternatively, if you want to try a different game, check out our weapon tier list in Myth of Empires.


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