How to Fix Football Manager 2022 FPS Drop Issue on PC

Several factors can contribute to the low FPS rates in Football Manager 2022 that many players have observed. It could be a problem with your hardware, a problem with your graphics settings, or a problem with the game files. To resolve this, you’ll need to employ a variety of troubleshooting techniques.

Football Manager 2022 is a football management game available on Steam. With new features like Data Hub, the game now includes a new data system that provides players with information on match progress, pass maps, and the opportunity to request information from an analyst.

Why does my Football Manager 2022 Frame rate keeps dropping?

Why does my Football Manager 2022 Frame rate keeps dropping?

When playing Football Manager 2022, you may encounter stuttering, freezing, or fps drops. These performance problems can have an impact on your gaming.

Here’s what you need to do to resolve these performance difficulties.

Solution #1 Check if system meets requirements

Make sure your computer meets the game’s system requirements to fix FPS drops in Football Manager 2022. Your computer should fulfill the minimum system requirements, but for the greatest gaming experience, aim for the recommended system requirements.

Windows System Requirements

Windows System Requirements
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, 8/8.1, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 1.8GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForece 9600M GT, AMD/ATI Mobility Raedon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

macOS System Requirements

macOS System Requirements
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: MAC OS X 10.13.6, 10.14.6, 10.15.5, 11.5 – 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo – 1.8GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForece 9600M GT, AMD/ATI Mobility Raedon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM – macOS 10.13 required OpenGL 2,1, macOS 10.14 and later requires Metal
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

Solution #2 Prefer maximum performance

Check the power options on your computer to see if it is in high power plan performance mode or balanced mode. Set power management mode to High power plan performance mode to increase performance and reduce game FPS drop and fix lag.

Setting power option

On the search bar on your desktop, type Power & Sleep Settings and click it from the search result.

On the search bar on your desktop, type Power & Sleep Settings and click it from the search result

Click Additional Power Settings.

Click Additional Power Settings

Choose High Performance.

Choose High Performance

Solution #3 Adjust graphics quality

One of the most common causes of frame drops in Football Manager 2022 is that you are running the game at its highest graphics quality. On some low-spec systems, this will usually result in poor performance.

To increase performance, adjust graphics settings.

Adjusting graphics settings

On the main menu, click Preferences.

On the main menu, click Preferences

Under This PC’s 3D Graphics Capability, Choose Low or Medium.

Under This PC's 3D Graphics Capability, Choose Low or Medium

Click Confirm.

Click Confirm

Solution #4 Update graphics card

An out-of-date graphic card could be the source of the frame drop problem. For optimal gaming performance, upgrade your graphics card driver to the latest version, which includes several updates and bug fixes from the graphics card manufacturer.

Updating graphics card

Simply type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the Device Manager icon that appears in the results.

Simply type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the Device Manager icon that appears in the results

Click the Display adapters icon.

Click the Display adapters icon

Right-click the preferred graphics processor you are using to play the game and then click Update driver.

Right-click the preferred graphics processor you are using to play the game and then click Update driver

Choose Search automatically for drivers.

Choose Search automatically for drivers

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, you can use GeForce Experience to update the driver of your graphics card.

Solution #5 Close background applications

Close any running apps while playing Football Manager 2022 to ensure that the game can use the greatest amount of CPU, GPU, and RAM resources. This will enhance your game experience by eliminating stutter, lag, and framerate drops.

Closing background applications

  • Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.
  • Choose the Processes tab and select tasks that are unnecessarily running in the background and consuming resources.
  • Click End Task to close it.

Solution #6 Power Options

Check your computer’s power settings to see if it is in high power plan performance mode or balanced mode. Set it to High power plan performance mode to boost performance and reduce frame rate drops.

Setting to high performance mode

  • On the search bar on your desktop, type Power & Sleep Settings and click it from the search result.
  • Click Additional Power Settings.
  • Click High Performance.

Solution #7 Check Antivirus

If your Windows Defender application is continually checking the game files, you will normally notice performance issues. You can see if this is the problem by deactivating your computer’s antivirus software and then trying to play Football Manager 2022. If the problem does not occur while the antivirus program is disabled, you must add it to the exception list.

Turning off Anti-virus software

  • Press Windows logo.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click update & security.
  • Click Windows Security.
  • Click Virus & Threat protection.
  • Click Manage settings.
  • Turn off real-time protection.

Adding to the exception list of Windows security

  • Click the Start Menu button.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Update & Security.
  • Click Windows Security.
  • Click Virus & threat protection.
  • Click Manage settings.
  • Click Add or remove exclusions.
  • Click Add an exclusion.
  • Click Folder.
  • Locate and select the game folder.

Solution #8 Reinstall

If the problem persists after completing all of the troubleshooting methods listed above, the game may be corrupted. To resolve the FPS drop issue, you must first uninstall and then reinstall.

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