Stray – How to Fix FPS, Performance, Shutter

A guide on how to fix FPS, performance, uncapped 60fps, shutters, errors, issues, and more in Stray.

How to Fix

Step 1 – Nvidia Settings

  • Open Nvidia Settings
  • Manage 3D Settings
  • Program Settings Tab
  • Select or Add lego star wars
  • In the ‘specify the settings for this program’ I changed:

Vertical Sync: On
Triple Buffering: On

Step 2 – Adjust your Options first

When using these tweaks, you should keep track of your actual performance so you can tell whether they are helping or not. There is a frame-rate counter available in-game by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F8. Make sure you actually go into the game and fly your ship around; the frame-rate performance you see in the main menu or inside a space station is no indication of what you’ll get in-game.

Before messing with the game files, make sure you’ve done the obvious and adjusted the basic settings: lower the resolution; try full-screen and windowed mode and see if makes a difference; turn off toon shading and edge highlighting FSAA, and SSAO; turn down / off any other game options that seem performance-related. (In particular, turn off the ‘Space Cloud (NOISE)’ option under Gameplay – General.)

If your video card has a settings program (eg Nvidia Settings), check the settings that are applied there (both global settings and individual game profiles, if your settings program has that option), and make sure they are turned to the best performance settings, and not set to override game settings (such as forcing antialiasing on).

Step 3 – W+Graphics

Exit the game. Go to your windows bar and search “graphics”. Click on “Graphics Settings”. Choose desktop app and click “browse”. Search through your drive for the game files and set the options to “High performance”.

Step 4 – Tweaks

Few tweaks and fixes for New World.


As you might of heard, New World is killing GPUs yet again, let’s try to stop a bit of death.

  • Download a software called: MSI Afterburner.
  • What you want to do is lower the power draw from 100% to 90%.
  • Put your fans on max, for best temps.

Now onto main game.

For the most stability, low settings on everthing has stopped crashes in high density mob areas.

  • Effects detail: very high
  • Lighting details: high
  • Object details: very high
  • Post processing: high
  • Shadow details: low
  • Terrain effects: medium
  • Texture effects: high
  • Water effects: very high
  • V-Sync: off
  • Player Nameplate: 2
  • Dynamic resolution scaling: off
  • Analytics reporting: off (found in Preferences)

Step 5 – Boost FPS

There’s one specific setting that absolutely tanks performance for me, namely Cascaded Shadows Resolution. Changing this from High to Medium more than doubled my FPS instantly. Not only that, but character dialogue went from single digit FPS to actually watchable.

Turn ON GSync/FreeSync

Enable G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible.

Turn V-Sync ON in the Nvidia Control Panel.

Turn V-Sync OFF in the in-game settings.

Enable Ultra Low Latency Mode

Image Clarity

Turn OFF these two: Film Grain and Chromatic Abberation.

Go to Nvidia Control Panel

Set Image Sharpening ON, Sharpen 0.50, Ignore film grain: 1.00


Turn OFF Steam Overlay.

No Steam Overlay Even It’s Enabled?

Do not run the game as Administrator:

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