How to fix Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Low FPS and Stuttering


Are you bothered by the low FPS and stuttering in your Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora action-adventure game? You are not alone. Several other gamers face a similar problem. Luckily, we have workable solutions that will help fix the stuttering and FPS issues.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Low FPS - user Query

What is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Developed by Ubisoft, it is an action-adventure game based on the Avatar film series, which can be played on Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. This is why, when the PC fails to meet the hardware requirement the gamers encounter FPS, stuttering, lags, and other issues. Therefore, for the smooth working of the game, the PC must meet the system requirements and hardware configuration. As each PC has a different configuration before running the game at full resolution and with a higher FPS check system requirement. Apart from this several other reasons can also cause  Avatar Frontiers of Pandora to crash, lag, stutter, etc on PC. 

This comprehensive guide alongside explaining the reasons also lists down the solutions that can be implemented to fix the problem.

Causes for low FPS in Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

Avatar is a graphically intensive game which means it is process hungry. Therefore, when certain factors including the ones mentioned below are not in place gamers might face FPS performance problems.

Graphics settings are not properly configured. 

  • Outdated GPU drivers. 
  • CPU overheating due to overclocking.
  • Unnecessary applications running in the background. 
  • Corrupt game files.
  • Old CPU, GPU and other PC components. 

System Requirements to run Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

For smooth running of the game on PC ensure the following system requirements are met:

Minimum Requirements:

Operating system: Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit versions)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz, or better
RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
Video card: AMD RX 5700 (8 GB), Intel Arc A750 (8 GB, with ReBAR on), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB), or better
Hard drive: 90 GB available storage (SSD)
DirectX version DirectX 12

Recommended Requirements:

Operating system: Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit versions)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-11600K @ 3.9 GHz, or better
RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8 GB), or better
Hard drive: 90 GB available storage (SSD)
DirectX version DirectX 12

Workable fixes to Troubleshoot low FPS and Stuttering problem in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Since in-game lags or frame drops depend on several factors like PC hardware, display resolution, maximum FPS limit count, etc, pinpointing one reason and working on it is not easy. Therefore, to fix game lags when playing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, we recommend you try the following solution until you find the right fix for you. 

These solutions include modifying in-game graphics settings, updating drivers, changing screen resolution, running the game as admin, verifying game files, etc. Follow the step-by-step instructions and fix the issue.

Solution 1. Use Launch Options

1. Launch the Epic games launcher and sign in to your account.

Epic games launcher sign in
2. Click on the ‘Library’ tab on the left sidebar and view the list of all games linked to your account.

list of all linked games to account
3. Now select the game you want to configure and click the three dots to access the game settings menu.
4. From the drop-down menu select Options or Settings to edit game settings.
5. Now, look for full-screen or display modes settings. Select the Fullscreen or Windowed Full Screen option.
6. Click Apply to save settings and confirm changes.
7. Launch the game > click on the game title and run the game in the full-screen mode.

Note : Depending on the game the specific steps and settings may vary Please note that the specific steps and settings names may vary depending on the game. Some games might not have an option to configure the display mode through the Epic Games Launcher, and you’ll have to adjust the settings in-game instead.

Solution 2. Run the Epic Launcher and Game as an administrator

If you are not running the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with admin rights you might face lag and stuttering issues. To run the game as an administrator and avoid user account control privilege issues following these steps:

1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\Binaries\Win64 to access the Epic games launcher executable file.

2. Right-click on EpicGamesLauncher.exe and select Run as administrator from the context menu. Click Yes if you get the User Account Control (UAC) prompt. Alternatively, type Epic GamesLauncher in the search field > right click > Run as administrator.

select Run as administrator in EpicGamesLaunch
This way you will be able to launch the Epic Games launcher with administrator privileges. To run the game permanently as an admin, follow these steps:

1. Right-click EpicGamesLauncher.exe file > select Properties.
2. Click the Compatibility tab.
3. Under the Settings section, check the box next to Run this program as an administrator.
4. Click Apply > Ok to save change.

This way you can make the Epic games launcher to run as admin. The same steps should be followed for Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game executable file.

Solution 3. Lower or Optimize Graphics Settings

The quickest way to fix FPS issues is to lower graphics. Make the following changes to your graphics settings:

– From 4K lower the resolution to 1440p or 1080p.
– Lower textures, shadows, environment quality, lightning, and post-processing.
– Disable motion blur and depth of field.
– Set AMD FSR 2 to max performance mode

Modifying settings to lower resolution will help run gameplay smoothly at 60 FPS.

Solution 4. Control CPU Temperatures

Overheating of hardware also interferes with game performance thereby affecting FPS. Therefore, keep CPU and GPU temperature in check using monitoring software.

CPU temperature should stay under 85°C
GPU temperature should stay under 80°C
Laptop users must pay attention to battery charge cycles.

If the temperature exceeds, use the cooling system or reduce the graphical load.

Solution 5. Change the power mode

To maintain a balance between power consumption and PC performance Windows uses the default power plan. However, when you are running resource-hungry programs or games switching power mode to High-performance plan is a good idea. Doing so can help with FPS and stuttering problems.

To change the power mode, follow these steps:

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
2. Type powercfg.cpl in the window and press the Enter key.type command powercfg 3. Double-click on Hide additional plans and select the radio button next to High performance.

Once this is done, run Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. This should boost the frame rate and fix the stuttering problem. If the problem persists, move to the next fix.

Solution 6. Update Windows

If you have suddenly started facing low FPS, crash, and stuttering problems with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora check for Windows Update. If you find that Windows is outdated install the latest updates as it has bug fixes. To download and install Windows Update follow these steps: 

1. Press Windows + S to access the search field.
2. Type Check for updates, in the search field > select the best search result.Click on Check for updates

3. Click Check for updates button and allow Windows to look for available updates (if any).

  • If any updates are available, Windows will automatically download them for you. Restart your computer for the update to take effect if needed.
  • If your Windows is up to date, you will get the message You’re up to date.

Now try to run the Avatar game and see if the FPS, stuttering, and other problems you were facing with the game are fixed or not. If not, move to the next fix. 

Solution 7. Update graphics card driver

Low FPS and stuttering problems in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora can be caused by an outdated or corrupt display card driver. Therefore, if none of the above solutions have worked so far, update the graphics card driver. The graphics card driver can be updated in 2 ways – manually or automatically.

Option 1: Manually update the graphics driver

If you have technical skills and are a gamer with time on hand, you can update the GPU driver manually. To do so, visit the GPU manufacturer’s website. 

Look for the GPU model you are using > select the operating system and bit > download the zip or executable file, whichever is available. Run the file > follow on-screen instructions and update the driver. 

However, if this sounds complicated or you are unsure about the GPU model number, version, and bit of operating system, you should go with the automatic way.

Option 2: Automatically updating graphics driver (Recommended)

If manually updating the driver is not what you want to do, you can update the driver using the Advanced Driver Updater. The driver updating utility identifies outdated drivers and shows compatible and latest driver updates for your device. To use it you don’t need to provide any information as the tool does all on its own. Also, it takes a backup of old drivers before updating them and the paid version with a 60-day money-back guarantee. Advanced Driver Updater does all in a few clicks without bothering you. To run the software and update CPU, GPU and other drivers, follow the steps below: 

You can use either the free or paid version of Advanced Driver Updater to update drivers. With the Pro version, you can update drivers in just 2 steps while with the Free version, you need to update each driver individually. Also, the paid version offers a 60-day money-back guarantee. 

1. Download, install, and run Advanced Driver Updater.

2. Run Advanced Driver Updater and click the Start Scan Now button. Advanced Driver Updater will scan your PC for outdated and problematic drivers.

start scan using advanced driver updater

3. Review scan results and update the driver. If you are using the paid version, click the Update driver next to the driver you want to update. However, if you are using the paid version, click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (For this, you will need the paid version.)
4. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect. Now try to run the game you should no longer face the stuttering problem and the FPS should now have been improved. 

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Solution 8. Set High Priority in Task Manager

For some users changing game priority has worked. Therefore, we suggest you set game priority to high in Task Manager. To do so, follow these steps: 

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch Task Manager.
2. Click on the Processes tab > look for Avatar Frontiers of Pandora > right-click on it and select Set Priority to High.
3. Exit Task Manager and run the Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game. This should fix the problem. If this doesn’t help move to the next fix.

Solution 9. Add Avatar to the exception list in Windows Security

Another way to stop the stuttering and FPS drop while playing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is to add the game to the Windows Security exception list. To do so, follow these steps: 

1. Press Windows + S and type Windows Security in the search field.
2. From the left pane select Virus & threat protection > select Manage settings under Virus & Threat Protection settings.

Manage Settings option in virus and threat protection
3. Scroll down and click Add or remove exclusions under Exclusions.
4. Click Add an exclusion > select File > browse to the folder where the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora execution file is saved. Add it to the list > restart the game to see if the FPS problem should now be fixed. 

Solution 10. Verify game files

If the game files are corrupt or missing then too you can face problems like FPS drops and stuttering. To ensure that is not the case and to run Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora without any issues, follow these steps:

10.1 Epic Games Launcher

Follow the steps below and verify the game files on Epic Games Launcher:

1. Launch Epic game launcher.
2. Go to the library and look for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
3. Click the three dots on the right side of the game >  Manage.
4. Click Verify and to initiate the game file verification process.

verify file under epic game launcher
5. Wait for the process to finish. When done running the game the FPS drop and stuttering problem should now be fixed.

10.2 Ubisoft Connect

Follow the steps below to verify the game files on Ubisoft Connect: ( How to Fix Ubisoft Connect Not Working On Windows 11,10)

1. Launch Ubisoft Connect > click the Games tab and search for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
2. Select Properties > Verify files under Local files.
Verify files under Local files in Ubisoft Connect
3. If you get the prompt to repair files, select it. Ubisoft Connect will download and restore any missing or corrupted files.

Ubisoft Connect - verifying game files

Launch Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora to see the problem should be fixed. If not, move to the next step.

Solution 11. Modify Registry Editor

If nothing has helped so far try modifying game-related settings in Windows Registry. To do so, follow these steps: However, before you do so remember to take complete backup of the registry. For this, you can use the Registry Cleaner module of Advanced System Optimizer or can perform system restore. Once that is done, follow these steps:

1. Press Windows + R to launch the Run window.
2. Type regedit and hit Enter.
3. Go to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore.
4. Double-click the GameDVR_Enabled.

registry editor - GameConfigStore path

5. Change the value data to 0 > click OK.
6. Next, go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\ApplicationManagement\AllowGameDVR.
7. Double-click value on the right-side panel.

value on the right-side panel
8. Change the value data to 0 and click OK.
9. Restart the PC to apply changes and see if making these changes to the registry has helped. If not, restore your PC using system restore or restore registry backup.

Solution 12. Change GPU Settings

Change graphics card settings on the PC by following the steps below:

For Nvidia:

1. Right-click on the desktop screen > run Nvidia’s Control Panel.
2. Nvidia Control Panel > Click on Manage 3D Settings.
3. Select Program Settings > Look for Avatar Frontiers of Pandora > manually add the game if it’s not in the list. Make sure you make the following settings:

Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
Threaded optimization: On
Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture Filtering – Quality: Performance

For AMD:

1. Right-click on the desktop screen > run AMD’s Control Panel.
2. Go to Settings > look for the game > manually add it if not there and make the following changes:

Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
Threaded optimization: On
Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture Filtering – Quality: Performance

Solution 13. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

To run Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora without FPS lag, disable full-screen optimization. Follow the steps below to do so:

1. Navigate to Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game directory.
2. Right-click on Avatar Frontiers of Pandora.exe file > Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
3. Check the box next to Disable Full-Screen Optimizations.
4. Click the Change high DPI settings button.
5. Check the box next to Override high DPI scaling behavior > Select Application > Apply > Ok to save changes.

Solution 14. Update Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

If you have been using Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game without updating it, follow these steps to update it and install the latest patch: 

1. Run Epic Launcher client > Go to Library > Look for Avatar Frontiers of Pandora.
2. Click the three-dot icon > check the auto-update box to install the update automatically.
3. Click on Update to install, update and restart the PC.
4. Launch the game you should no longer face stuttering, crash, and FPS drop issues. 

Solution 15. Switch to Auto Settings in Video

If you are still facing an FPS, drop issue, switch to auto settings in video mode. Follow the steps below to do so:

1. Press the Esc button on your keyboard in the gameplay.
2. Go to the in-game Settings menu > Click on Video.
3. Select Auto Settings > restart the gameplay the frame drop should be fixed. If it persists, select All and lower the video settings from the game menu.

Solution 16. Close resource-hungry programs

When process-hungry applications are running in the background you might face issues when running Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Hence, to fix the issue we suggest disabling them. To do so, follow these steps: 

1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc to launch Task Manager.
2. Click the Processes tab to sort applications by usage > select each one by one > right-click End Task.
3. Now run Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora the low FPS and stuttering issues should be fixed. 

Solution 17. Contact Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Support

Even after following all the fixes given above if the game is not running smoothly contact Avatar Frontiers of Pandora’s Support team. They will be able to help you.

We hope you were able to fix the low FPS and stuttering issues with your Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. If you have tried any other fixes and that worked, please share them with us. Please leave us feedback as it helps us to write better and help you. 

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