How to Fix WWE 2K22 FPS Drop Issue on PC

FPS drops in WWE 2K22 that have been experience by many players can be caused by several reasons. It could be due to a lack of computer resources, a graphics settings issue, or a problem with WWE 2K22 game files. To fix this, you’ll have to go through some troubleshooting steps.

WWE 2K22 is a prominent wrestling video game that was released in March 2022 on many platforms, bringing wrestling to the video game universe for the PC on Steam. Thanks to a rebuilt game engine and great graphics, this game has reached new heights. You can play current and former WWE superstars and play the most powerful and realistic WWE Superstars and Legends ever created.

Why does my WWE 2K22 has FPS drop issue?

Why does my WWE 2K22 has FPS drop issue?

One of the drawbacks that you may have when playing a graphically intense game is a sudden dip in frame rate. This low fps drop issue is usually detrimental to your gaming experience and will have an impact on your gameplay. Below are fixes that will make WWE 2K22 work properly.

Fix #1 Check WWE 2K22 game system requirements

Fix #1 Check WWE 2K22 game system requirements

The first step is to check that your computer is capable of running WWE 2K22. Because this is a graphics-intensive game, Steam has listed both the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing it on your desktop PC.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core i5-3550 / AMD FX 8150 (AVX – Compatible processor)

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 480

DirectX: Version 12

Storage: 60 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Additional Notes: At least 4 GB Video Memory

Recommended Requirements:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel i7-4790 / AMD FX 8350 (AVX – Compatible processor)

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX 580

DirectX: Version 12

Storage: 60 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Additional Notes: At least 6 GB Video Memory

Fix #2 Update GPU driver to latest version

One of the reasons for the WWE 2K22 game’s FPS drop and having a performance issues is an outdated graphics card drivers. Make sure the drivers installed on your computer are up to date, since these will feature numerous improvements that will boost your fps and run smoothly.

Updating GPU driver

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

Right-click the 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 GPU, you can use the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application to update your GPU, For AMD users, you can use the AMD control center to update the GPU. After you have updated your drivers, try to play WWE 2K22 and check if you are still having technical issues.

Fix #3 Verify integrity of game files

Fix #3 Verify integrity of game files

If your WWE 2K22 game has corrupted or missing files, it will lead to a low fps drop issue or stuttering. You’ll need to use the Steam client to verify game file integrity of the game files to fix WWE 2K22 game fps drop issue. Missing or corrupted files will be overwritten as soon as new files are downloaded from the servers. To verify game files, follow the steps below:

Verifying integrity of local files

  • Open Steam.
  • On your launcher, click the Library tab.
  • Right-click WWE 2K22 in your Library, then click Properties.
  • Click the Local Files tab.
  • Click Verify integrity of game files.

Fix #4 Adjust graphics settings

Fix #4 Adjust graphics settings

If you are having fps drops while playing the game at higher graphics presets, you should consider lowering these settings since your GPU may not be capable of handling WWE 2K22 at high settings, resulting in a low fps drop issue and performance issues.

Adjusting graphics settings

  • On the WWE 2K22 main menu, click Options.
  • Click Extras.
  • Click Graphics Settings.
  • Shadows: Off.
  • Shader Quality: Low or Medium.
  • Anti-Alias: Off.
  • Motion Blur: Off.

Fix #5 Close background application using task manager

While playing the game, you should consider closing any background programs. By quitting these apps, you will fix the fps issue and free up your CPU, GPU, and RAM resources, resulting in improved performance when playing WWE 2K22.

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.

Fix #6 Update Windows system

Check your PC for the most recent Windows update to ensure it has all of the essential components to run WWE 2K22 and fix the FPS drop. The most recent OS version includes several bug fixes that will improve your gaming experience and fixed performance concerns.

Updating OS

  • Right click the Start button.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Windows Update found on the bottom left side of the new window that appears which will take you to the Update section.
  • Select Check for updates.

Fix #7 Run WWE 2K22 as an administrator

Due to the lack of rights, it requires to access specific system components, WWE 2K22 frame rate may drop. You should try running WWE 2K22 as an administrator to check if the fps drop issue is fixed.

Running as an administrator

  • Right-click on the WWE 2K22 exe file from its installation folder.
  • Select Properties.
  • Select the Compatibility tab.
  • Make sure to mark the Run this program as an administrator box.
  • Select Apply then Ok.

Fix #8 Disable Overlay applications

Overlay programs consume system resources and run in the background, resulting in reduced FPS in some games. Any overlays that are now active should be disabled, since they may be causing the frame rate issue in WWE 2K22.

Disabling Steam overlay

  • Open the Launcher.
  • Click on Steam found on the upper left side of the client.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click In-Game.
  • Uncheck Enable the Overlay while in-game box.
  • Click OK.

Disable Xbox game bar

  • Click the Start button.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Gaming.
  • Turn off the switch for Xbox Game Bar

Disable NVIDIA overlay

  • Open NVIDIA Geforce Experience.
  • Select the Settings or the gear icon.
  • Turn off In-game overlay.

Fix #9 Temporarily disable Antivirus program and firewall

If your computer’s antivirus and firewall programs, such as Windows security and Windows defender firewall, flag or block the WWE 2K22 as a security risk, WWE 2K22 will have problems. To begin, turn off your antivirus software and firewall for a few minutes to see if the issue goes away. If this solves the frame rate issue, add WWE 2K22 to the exception list.

Turning off Antivirus

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

Adding the games to the exception list

  • Click the Start Menu button.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Update & Security.
  • Click Window 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.

Adding as an Exception through firewall

  • Type Windows Defender Firewall in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results.
  • Choose Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Scroll down until you find WWE 2K22, then check all boxes.
  • Click the OK button.

Fix #11 Reinstall WWE 2K22

If the FPS issue persist after attempting all of the fixes listed above, the game may be corrupted. WWE 2K22 must be uninstalled and then reinstalled.

Uninstalling WWE 2K22

  • Open the launcher.
  • Go to the library tab.
  • Right-click on WWE 2K22 then click on manage then uninstall.
  • Click uninstall again to uninstall WWE 2K22.

Installing WWE 2K22

  • Open the launcher.
  • Go to the Library tab.
  • Right-click on WWE 2K22 then click on install.
  • Click next to proceed with the installation.

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