How to Fix Stuttering and FPS Drops in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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How to Fix Stuttering and FPS Drops in Minecraft


Optimizing your video settings in Minecraft: Java Edition goes a long way in improve your FPS.
Before changing any settings, make sure that you meet the system requirements and do not have any unnecessary programs running in the background.
Using third-party textures for low-end PCs can also help improve performance.

Playing Minecraft: Java Edition can lead to FPS (frames per second) drops and it can hinder your experience. The FPS drops can happen if you have too many background applications, do not meet the system requirements, or do not have the right graphics settings to optimize performance. The debug menu in Minecraft: Java Edition is your best friend when it comes to optimizing settings and boosting your FPS. Here is a quick guide to help you get started with optimizing the game on any system.

Close background processes and check system requirements

Before you tinker with the debug or settings menus, make sure that you close any unnecessary background processes before you launch Minecraft. Once you are done, also check if you meet the system requirements needed to run the game optimally. 

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent

  • CPU SPEED: Info

  • RAM: 2 GB

  • VIDEO CARD: Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.41Discrete: Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4



  • OS: Windows 7 and up

  • FREE DISK SPACE: At least 1 GB for Game Core and Other Files

If you want to see your system specifications, search “about” in your Windows 10/11 search bar and click on “About Your PC.” The pop up will show your system configuration and you can check if you meet the minimum requirements. 

Best settings for more FPS in Minecraft

Here are all of the settings that can contribute to better performance in Minecraft: Java Edition. You can access the graphics settings menu by hitting Esc (Escape) and going to Video Settings.

Best Minecraft settings
  1. Turning down your render distance 

  2. Change your graphics setting from ‘Fancy’ to ‘Fast’ 

  3. Turn off Smooth Lighting and Clouds 

  4. Reduce your FOV if it was increased 

  5. Set particles to minimal 

  6. Turn off vsync (may be dependent on global video card settings) 

  7. Disable Mipmaps 

  8. Disable Biome Smoothing 

  9. Set the game to windowed mode. Similarly, you can also try full-screen mode by either toggling in-game or pressing ‘F11’ 

  10. When in multiplayer, move away from areas that have many players, mobs, or large buildings 

If these changes do not help and you meet the system requirements, there may be something wrong with your PC. We recommend seeking technical assistance for your PC or laptop.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.