How to fix Vampire Survivors GPU lag

Vampire Survivors looks very simple on the surface, but it can be deceptively taxing on your GPU and CPU when you get further into the game and thousands upon thousands of calculations and sprites flood the screen. Also, the engine gets constant updates and sometimes those updates crash with some GPU drivers or even the hardware causing the game to lag. If this happens to you, we will cover some solutions in this guide on how to fix GPU lag in Vampire Survivors.

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How to fix GPU lag in Vampire Survivors

Play with GPU Lag Correction Mode

Poncle, the developer of the game, acknowledged the issue with GPU lag and there is a launch mode for Vampire Survivors that fixes the issue if your machine is experiencing lag. To play this mode on Steam, simply launch the game and you will be offered three versions that you can run. Choose the “Play with GPU lag fix” option and see if that fixes your game. In case that doesn’t work, there are a few more ‘standard’ fixes you can try below.

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Check and update your GPU drivers

It’s always a good idea to double check if your GPU drivers are up to date. If so, but you’re still having problems with them, it’s a good idea to try a complete reinstall choosing the ‘clean install’ option, which will then remove the old driver to avoid a version conflict.

Turn off unnecessary background apps

As mentioned above, Vampire Survivors can be surprisingly demanding on your hardware after a certain point in the later game. Some innocuous applications running on your system can take away valuable hardware power that you might need to get through the level. For example, antivirus, additional tabs in your browser, social media applications and more. Try turning off anything you’re not using while playing the game and see if that fixes the problem.

Repair installed game files

There is a possibility that your GPU lag issues are coming from a corrupted game file. If that’s the case, you should repair the game and see if that fixes the problem. If you are playing through Steam, the way to do it is as follows:

  1. Find vampire survivors in your library.
  2. Right click on it and select Properties.
  3. Go to the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files button.

reinstall the game

If even that doesn’t work, you can also try a complete reinstall of the game and see if that fixes the problem. Some files may be in conflict with each other since updates, so a clean slate might be exactly what your system needs to run Vampire Survivors as intended.

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