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Freezing/stuttering when getting shot in close quarters

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Normally, the game runs... alright. Getting anywhere between 40 and 70 fps depending on the location and action - nothing great, but bearable I guess. However, when I get into a close quarters firefight with another player, my framerate tanks horribly, going into single digits and even freezing for a second sometimes, mostly while I'm getting shot at.


Here's video illustration of the issue from my live stream. I apologise for the strong language; I was obviously a bit frustrated at that moment.


Others have also recorded and reported similar experiences:



Date Seen:
Started along with 1.0 release and has been going on ever since

Live; EU & NA

Error Message:

Other Information:
I have seen many mentions of this behaviour, and they seem to converge on high-detail rendering of blood splatters when close up. Cannot confirm anything, though, of course.

Troubleshooting Attempted:

  • Updated graphics card driver (to Radeon Software 17.12.1)
  • Installed important Windows updates
  • Tried disabling Death Cam, Replays and both of these features
  • Tried running both in borderless window and fullscreen

All to no avail.

Launch Options:
I normally run the game with no launch options, but during the troubleshooting I have tried these combinations, all to no avail:

-maxMem=18000 -malloc=system -force-feature-level-11-0 -USEALLAVAILABLECORES

System Specifications:
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit SP1
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition (Pitcairn XT) 2GB
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
RAM: 32GB DDR4-2133 in dual channel
Pagefile config: 2048 ~ 16384 MB on HDD + 256 ~ 2048 MB on SSD


I use these graphics settings:


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I can't help you as I've got this exact same issue.


I think it might be related to the sound of getting hit/a hit ?


I have an i4690k R290X setup and usually am around 90-120 FPS. This is not 1.0 related though, I  have a video of it happening to me in September

Edited by Kernevez

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Hey, will someone ever address the game running like trash or is it in the "meh, get rekt skrub" category?

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I guess PUBG just really doesn't care enough to try to fix these niche issues :)


Still almost unplayable there.

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Ikr! I've been loosing my mind over this, I'm not able to get into fights ... Getting 70-90 frames, but exactly when someone appears drops to 15-1 fps... It really sucks, I've tried everything, but its the game, this didn't happened before. Hope it gets fixed soon

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Hey Blueballs, would you mind not doing synchronous server communication on the main game thread? 'cause I suspect that's what's happening right now, when more people play and servers are more overloaded, somehow my game stutters a f$^& load more.

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I experienced the same issue and I created a similar post earlier "FPS drop, freeze, stuttering".


Funny thing is mine was worse than both cases in these vidz and I have a pretty high-end, fully optimized PC.

Edited by howie

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