FPS plunge since Yesterday [Worked for a week, then plunged again]

Issue Description:
FPS has plunged since yesterday. My FPS on the mourningstar used to be roughly 25-35. This morning, it dropped to 9-13.

Attempted Solutions:
Attempted to restart game. Unsuccessful.

Attempted to restart computer. Unsuccessful.

Attempted to lower screen resolution, and switch to ultra-performance. Bumped FPS up to a maximum of 16.

Went into the psykanium, where FPS increased to a maximum of 20.

Started a low level mission, where FPS remained between 9-12 for the first few minutes before I gave up.

Will attempt to restart modem in case this is connection related (have had issues with error 4008 in the past, and restarting modem usually fixes that).

Also considering uninstalling and reinstalling, but that will take forever, so I’m still on the fence about if that’s necessary or helpful.

[Steam/Microsoft Store]

PC Specifications:
Below minimum requirements, but still usually works perfectly fine on low settings and a resolution of 1280x720. As stated above, I can usually manage a solid 35 FPS on the mourningstar, and usually don’t drop below 20 during a mission with a big horde.

CPU: i7-1165G7

GPU: (below minimum) Intel(R) Iris(R) XE Graphics

Ram: 16GB

Upload Console Log:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\console_logs
  4. Locate your most recent console log
  5. Upload here
    console-2023-01-07-16.05.58-563360b0-7210-4108-9bc6-a4e8cbc11d75.log (43.7 KB)
    console-2023-01-07-16.07.28-dda4e6cc-0761-4b70-8753-53c3aa64bf63.log (45.4 KB)
    console-2023-01-07-16.13.20-397fac8c-54f4-4c32-9724-9e5baddc9cc3.log (83.9 KB)
    console-2023-01-07-16.20.02-cf53e596-0a49-4618-836f-b6dbeab4dfdc.log (57.0 KB)
    console-2023-01-07-19.10.06-f66a0838-57e3-4387-91f2-e6a5569246ab.log (141.6 KB)
    console-2023-01-07-19.35.02-761aa32f-6136-4c95-af0b-cef8eaa13164.log (112.8 KB)

Upload darktide_launcher.log:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide
  4. Locate the darktide_launcher.log in this directory
  5. Upload here
    darktide_launcher.log (304.6 KB)
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Restarted modem soon after the post. Did not help.

Just finished uninstalling and reinstalling the game. Did not help.


Randomly started working again. Wasn’t working three hours ago, but I popped it on again to check the shop just now, and it seems to be working fine!


FPS crashed again. Same as before. FPS on mourningstar maxes out at 19-20 when I am staring at a wall. FPS drops to 10 when I am looking at anything else.

Figured it’s better to update this post than to make a new one.

console-2023-01-18-20.16.10-e1e07ce5-bd69-4475-85fd-df5eec36672b.log (81.6 KB)

darktide_launcher.log (780.8 KB)

Attempted to restart game, then encountered error 3001 when trying to load a character. Attempted to restart modem and PC. Error 3001 persists. It is also important to note that the low FPS is also present in the character select screen, hovering around 9-10.


FPS issue persists. Got passed the character select menu (no more error 3001 yet). Game crashed once, so I lowered resolution so that I can at least access the shop.


While the problem persists, I’ve been pointed towards a service called “GeForce Now,” which is a gaming streaming service that has a free tier. The free tier allows me to play Darktide in a way that looks better than ever before without needing to worry about my cruddy computer. Each session only lasts an hour, but I can just end the session and start a new one.

If anyone else has a potato as bad as mine and comes across this, I recommend checking out this service.