Feeling rage/anger while playing Borderland 3 because of Borderland 3 lag and stuttering issue? well, you are not alone, every 70 out of 100 players playing Borderland 3 is facing the same problem. So, here I have some ways to fix this issue. These might work for some and may not work for some. So Best of luck.

Now without further ado let’s get started.

What is the lag?

When you experience any lag in any particular game this might be any of 2 potential cause.

Either it is the network lag or you are misaddressing FPS drop as lag.

In Borderlands 3 what many players are facing is FPS Drop.

How to Fix Borderlands 3 Lag & Stuttering issue?

Borderlands 3 was the most awaited and most talked game to be released in 2019.

But Lag and the stuttering issue has killed this game’s hype since the release.

Borderlands 3 subreddit was full of complaints and are still going on.

These potential fixes i listed below may work on some devices and may not work on some.

So try your lick and each of these methods because so far this is all on this issue.

Here is your Step-by-step guide to fix Borderlands 3 lag & stuttering issue.

Start with Basics

Visual Settings: Borderlands 3 Lag Fix step #1


Let’s just start from the very basic of fixing lag for any game in the world.

Me or any other person will advise you to change visual settings first to check if it helps.

Change it to very low and restart the game then check if the lag/ stuttering still exists if it is fixed then,

Again Change it to low then again check it by restarting the game.

I want you to do this until you reach the very setting beyond which lag and stuttering exists.

And you want to do this because:

(A) Very low graphics in the game is very shitty because there is no wide-angle anti-aliasing and other special effects.

(B) Low Graphics is a bit much sharper and more defined.

Texture Streaming

Change texture streaming all the way up to High or maybe Ultra regardless of what global settings you have chosen.

It may sound like stupid but trust me it has worked for many people facing the same Borderland 3 lag.

Graphics Driver: Borderland3 Stuttering Fix Step #2

Now after finishing in-game setting its time to tweak some windows settings.

And what will be better than starting with updating Graphics Driver, the heart of Game?

Follow these steps

  1. Check if you have latest graphics version of your Graphic card.
  2. If you do not have the latest version download it from the official website.

NVIDIA has officially launched an update on 10th September 2019 to support games like Gears 5 and Borderland 3

Then Restart your PC and Check if the lag still exists.

Directx 12- Borderland 3 lag and Stuttering issue Step #3

Talking about graphics driver why not change in-game Graphics API from Directx 11 to Directx 12.


This might make the lag worse for some devices so make sure to undo this if the lag still exists


To change the Directx version in Borderland 3:

  1. Go to Visual settings
  2. Advanced tab
  3. Change Graphics API
  4. select Directx 12 (Beta)

Borderland 3 will warn you for this but restart the game and check if the lag is still there.

If it has been worse then undo Directx Setting by changing it back to Directx 11.

But this setting has fixed many Borderland 3 players lag/stuttering issue.

Windows Graphic Settings – Borderland 3 lag Step #4

I will suggest you pair this graphic setting with both Directx 11 and Directx 12 setting.

To change windows graphics settings do as follows.

  1. Press Win + I
  2. Type “Graphic Settings” without quotation marks.
  3. Choose “App to set preference” to “Classic App”
  4. Click on Option
  5. Select High Performance
  6. Restart Borderland 3

Some small tips to fix lag and stuttering issue

  1. Disable Social Notifications
  2. Set Group Privacy to Local
  3. Disable Internet Connectivity: yes this has worked for some player and every fix matters for you.

To Block Borderland 3 internet connectivity

  1. Go to Windows Defender
  2. Block -> c:\Games\Borderland 3\oak\Game\Binaries\win64
  3. Block -> C:\Games\Borderland 3

I hope these methods have helped you make sure to subscribe to the notification updates.