Ark Survival Evolved stuttering: Increase FPS

The game ARK Survival has just entered the Early access on Steam and it’s already very popular. Steam users love the game and it gets many positive reviews. Although there are already many games in Survival genre, the game is something special and it’s great fun to explore the huge world. But even though many players have rated the game with good reviews, some people are complaining about different issues like ‘ARK Survival Evolved crashes or doesn’t start’ or ‘I have huge fps drops and the game is stuttering’. A frequently-mentioned problem is the low framerate and stuttering while playing the game. So is there a way to fix this issue and to increase the performance?

Ark Survival Evolved increase performance and FPS

We have purchased the game and even if there were no problems at the start or with crashes, the framerate was in some situations really poor and we just reached around 20 to 30 FPS. We tested different settings and by some changes we could achieve a higher framerate. If you also have problems with Ark stuttering, then the following tips might help you to fix this issue or to increase the FPS.

  1. Install all the latest patches. The developers are working hard on the game and publish regular updates. Among them are also changes to improve the performance. Also check if your Nvidia or AMD drivers are up to date.
  2. Change and lower the graphics settings. We have changed the following graphics settings and thus we were able to increase the FPS. Lower or disable the View distance, Motion Blur, Post Processing, Sky details, Shadows and Ground clutter.
  3. If you have an NVidia graphics card, you should try the following. Go to the “NVidia Control” panel and “Manage 3D settings”. Now scroll down to the “Power management mode” and change it to “Prefer maximum performance”. You can set It in the “Global settings”. This steps increased our FPS from 15-25 to around 30-40 fps.

One thing you should always bear in mind, the game is still alpha and in comparison to other games it already very good and smooth. Do you have any more tips to improve the performance of the great game Ark Survival Evolved? If yes, just leave us a comment.

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