How To Fix Hearthstone Keeps Lagging Issue

The Hearthstone lagging on computer issue can be caused by different factors. It could be due to a bad internet connection, software or even hardware issue. You will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps to fix this problem.

Hearthstone is a popular digital collectible card game where two opposing players can create a deck of 30 cards composed of spells, characters, and abilities which will be used in battle. The game can be downloaded for free from the Battle.net app which already includes some base cards. You can get additional card packs by purchasing them. One of its best features is its cross platform functionality which should allow players on different platforms such as Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android to play against each other.

How can I reduce lag in Hearthstone?

How can I reduce lag in Hearthstone?

One of the issues that you might experience when playing Hearthstone is when the game lags. The game might freeze or pause for a few seconds or your actions are getting delayed. This can be a frustrating experience as it can affect your overall gaming experience.

Here’s what you need to do to fix the Hearthstone lagging issue.

Solution 1: Make sure your PC meets the necessary hardware requirements to play Hearthstone

The first thing you will want to do is to make sure that your computer can play Hearthstone. Blizzard has listed the minimum requirements as well as the recommended requirements needed for your Windows computer to play the game.

Minimum system requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

Processor: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2

Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT or ATI™ Radeon HD 2600XT or better

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 3 GB available HD space

Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Input: Keyboard and mouse, or touchscreen

Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Recommended system requirements:

Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.2 GHz) or AMD Athlon 64 X2 (2.6 GHz) or better

Video: NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Storage: 3 GB available HD space

Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Input: Keyboard and mouse, or touchscreen

Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Solution 2: Update your graphics card drivers

One of the reasons why your games will lag is because your graphics drivers are outdated. You need to check if new updates are available as these will have various improvements as well as bug fixes that could address the Hearthstone lagging issue you are experiencing.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Updating graphics drivers

  1. Right click on the Start button.

    This can be found at the lower left side of the screen.Right click on the Start button

  2. Click on Device Manager.

    This allows you to manage your PC devices.Click on Device Manager

  3. Click the arrow before Display adapters.

    This will show you the graphics card you are using.Click the arrow before Display adapters

  4. Right click on the selected graphics card then choose Update driver.

    Your computer will search for the latest updates available. choose Update driver

  5. Select Search automatically for drivers.

    Your computer will search for the best driver available and install it.Select Search automatically for drivers

You will also be able to update the drivers using the Nvidia GeForce Experience app if you have an Nvidia gpu or the Radeon Software if you are using a Radeon card.

After the latest update has been installed you should restart your computer then check if the Hearthstone lagging issue still occurs.

Solution 3: Update Windows operating system

Update  Windows operating system

Another factor that can cause the Hearthstone lagging issue is because Windows is not running on the latest updates. These updates are important as they introduce several improvements, security patches, and have bug fixes not found in the older version.

Check for Windows updates

Click Settings.

Click Windows Update found on the bottom left side of the new window that appears.

Click Check for updates.

If new updates are found then click on the Install now button.

After installing the new updates restart your computer then check if you still experience the same problem when playing Hearthstone.

Solution 4: Scan and Repair your Hearthstone game

Scan and Repair your Hearthstone game

If your Hearthstone game files are corrupted or missing then this can cause the lagging issue. To fix this you will need to run the scan and repair tool on the Battle.net app.

Scan and repair game

Click the Hearthstone icon found on top of the app.

Click the the cogwheel next to the Play button and select Scan and Repair.

Click Begin Scan.

Wait for the repair to finish.

Run the game then check if the lagging problem still occurs.

Solution 5 : Reinstall Hearthstone

Reinstall Hearthstone

If after performing all of the troubleshooting steps listed above you still can’t download the Hearthstone update then you should consider uninstalling the game then installing a fresh version.

Uninstall

Open the Battle.net desktop app.

Click the Hearthstone icon found on top of the app.

Click the the cogwheel next to the Play button and select uninstall.

Click Yes, Uninstall.

Install

Open the Battle.net desktop app.

Click the Hearthstone icon found on top of the app.

Click Install.

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