How to Fix FPS Drops and Stuttering in Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite FPS drops, Stuttering This performance guide will help you fix issues such as fps drop and stuttering in Halo Infinite PC.

Too many performance issues in Halo Infinite

[Note: These fixes were created with Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta as a reference. The final version may bring some changes. ]

Halo Infinite finally released on Xbox and PC after a lot of delays (sorry PS owners). Halo Infinite, a shooter with a primarily first-person view, is now available on Xbox and PC. 343 Industries developed the game. It is the sixth main Halo title. Infinite features a campaign mode as well as a multiplayer mode, just like previous Halo games. The multiplayer part of Infinite is free to play, unlike other installments in the series.

It features an impressive arsenal of vehicles and weapons that is similar to the Halo games. There are several abilities available, including the Grapple Shot or Thruster. These can be very useful during battles. However, there are new additions. The multiplayer mode has ability pickups that allow players to activate special powers such as camouflage and dashing. They also have “repulsor” charge which can knock out projectiles and enemies. However, you are limited in the number of times that you can use them.

Let’s now talk about the performance of the game on PC. Let me just say that Halo Infinite is, at its current stage of development, one of the worst-optimized games of 2021. You’re not sure BF 2042 is bad. Have you tried Halo Infinite? It is terrible in-game performance. In almost all instances, there are frequent stutters and fps drops. You will have trouble if you don’t have a good PC. On the lowest settings, the game runs at 30 frames per second on a GTX1050 ti. To find out the fps you are receiving in the game, turn on the FPS Counter.

The question is: Is there a way to fix the stuttering and drops in fps in Halo Infinite. There are many ways to fix the problem. There isn’t a 100% solution at this time. There isn’t one now. There are many factors that can cause performance problems in games. It is impossible to find a single solution that will work for all Halo players. Let’s see how we can fix it.

Fixing FPS drops and stuttering in Halo Infinite

Comparing the System Requirements for Halo Infinite and your Hardware Specifications

You must ensure that your computer is capable of handling Halo Infinite and can generate a playable framerate. These are the system requirements.

To run the game at its lowest settings, you will need either a GTX 1050 Ti or a RX570 ti. With those GPUs, you won’t be able run the game at 1920×1080. Then you would have to switch to 720p, or 900p. You will then get 60 FPS.

To get Halo Infinite to work well, I think you will need a RTX 2060 paired with a Ryzen 5 3600. This could change when the final version is released. The game could be one of the best-optimized titles in 2021, with 343 players. We can only hope.

Make sure to use the GPU Drivers suggested by the developers

343 already recommends the Nvidia/AMD drivers that are best suited to Halo Infinite. Here’s what they had to say:


Halo Infinite must be played using the most recent PC graphics drivers. Visit the manufacturer’s support website to download the latest drivers.


  • Recommended driver: Halo Ready Beta Driver
  • Performance is significantly improved by the AMD Halo Game Ready Beta Driver. For the best user experience, please update to this driver.


  • Recommended driver: 496.49
    or later


  • All Intel graphics drivers
  • At this moment, Intel graphics hardware cannot be supported.


To get more performance, tweak the settings

You can fix the drop in fps by changing some settings within the game.

  • Anti-aliasing: Low
  • Texture Filtering Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low
  • Texture Quality Low
  • Geometry Quality Low

It is recommended that you review the complete settings guide

Uninstall high-resolution textures

This is one of the most popular fixes to date. This has been confirmed by thousands of players. You get the Multiplayer High-Res Textures Pack when you install Halo. It is approximately 7.7 GB in size and affects the visuals on maps in multiplayer mode. It is likely that you have it installed right now, even though you don’t know. Here’s how to remove it.

  1. Steam users can go to their Library
  2. Right-click Halo Infinite
  3. Select Properties
  4. Click on “DLC”
  5. Un-tick this box next to ‘Multiplayer High Resolution Textures’
  6. Keep checking to see if there are any updates
  7. After everything is done, restart Steam

You can use Halo Infinite with the Xbox app

  1. Visit the Halo Infinite Store page on your Xbox App
  2. Click these “three dots” to select Manage Game
  3. Just un-tick that box next to High-res Textures
  4. Apple Changes
  5. Restart the app

To achieve stable FPS, use the Minimum Frame Rate setting

I looked at Reddit posts as well as Steam posts, and realized that many users had misunderstood the “Minimum Frame Rate” setting in Halo Infinite. They are not wrong, and I can’t blame them. You might assume it is a FPS limiter. But, look at this. It isn’t. This setting is actually similar to Dynamic Resolution and Adaptive Resolution.

You can set the Minimum Frame Rate to 60 to dynamically adjust to resolution. Make sure you are getting at least 60 frames per second. This setting can cause blurry graphics if your GPU is low-end. It won’t be able to give you 60 FPS at 1920×1080 resolution. Depending on the GPU, there might be some freezing when dynamic switching in resolution occurs during combats.

It is entirely up to you. You can get a playable framerate with a GTX 1050 Ti or any other dedicated laptop GPU. To make the game playable, you can set Minimum Frame Rate. You can set the ‘Maximum frame rate’ to 120 or the highest possible number, and Sharpening’ at 60%. This will make it easier to deal with blurriness. You can also turn off VSync. You will notice a significant decrease in stuttering if there are no other factors that affect your computer.

You can increase performance by disabling desktop capture/background recording

This fix was recommended by /Plank. Have a look

This guide will show you how to disable background recording and instant replay. These have a noticeable effect on game performance. These can’t be recorded.

Method 1 (Nvidia Shadowplay Desktop Capture)

  1. Open Shadowplay (default is Alt + Z). To change the settings, click instant replay.
  2. Click on the button to the right to open the settings.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Privacy Control” tab.
  4. Disable “desktop Capture”. This will prevent you from using instant replay on the normal desktop (which is Halo at the moment), but it should still work with other games. If you need to record Halo before it is fixed, I recommend Bandicam or OBS.

Method 2 – Xbox Game Bar

This can be done from any computer. Photos will be displayed under the respective steps.

  1. To open the Xbox Game Bar, press Win + G. Background recording can be enabled if you see the circular arrow.
  2. Click this cog to open the Settings menu.
  3. The “Capturing” section is located near the bottom.
  4. Clear the box next “Record in background while I play a game” You should also cross out the circular arrow that was before.

That is going to be all for the topic of fixing FPS Drops and Stuttering issues in Halo Infinite. Nothing mentioned is this article is permanent, and are subject to change, after the final version comes out. If none of the methods mentioned work for you, then you can directly send a ticket to Halo Support by following the steps mentioned here .

You can also check out my Halo Infinite performance video. The game runs on a RTX3060 Ti paired to a Ryzen5 5600x.

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Halo Infinite guides, keep an eye on Frondtech.

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