Xbox Series X Performance Drop

Has anyone else noticed a pretty severe frame rate drop on Xbox series X the past couple of days? I’ve played on it since launch without a single issue, but now, if more than 4-5 baddies are in view, my frames bog down to levels that get me murdered. This occurs on both quality and performance settings, and up until the past day or two, the game has been buttery smooth even when 1000 poxwalkers are trying to give me smooches.

Am I alone? Any thoughts to resolve?

(Please don’t do the hurrdurr PC master race thing…)

1: filthy console peasant
2: you should check if there’s any updates aligned with the performance issues, it might not be the game but xbox making stupid change to the console settings you need to fix
3:you should be posting this in the “performance feedback” thread, to get proper attention. this is just general, most of the complaints here are people who just want to rage at the devs.
4:Filthy, stinking console peasants should stay out of my runs.

What a pearl clutcher.
You dont need smooth gameplay, the eye can only see 24fps, who needs 20fps, why arent you satisfied with 15fps, pfft, entitled.
This isn’t TinyWhales issue, it’s your console not configured correctly.

To give a non-snarky reply, we kinda foresaw this issue eventually surfacing. Even very strong PCs struggle at times with performance in this game.

So it’s not just you. Consoles can’t upgrade or counter-act the game given performance. You will have to live with this or turn the game in.

But yeah, changing this to be in the Performance Feedback section would also help. It’s actually overseen by devs more.


If you’re experiencing a performance drop with your Xbox Series X, it could be due to a variety of reasons. Here are some common factors to consider and steps to address the issue:

  1. Overheating: Overheating can lead to performance drops. Ensure that your Xbox Series X is well-ventilated and not covered by objects or in an enclosed space. Make sure the console’s fans and vents are clean and free from dust.

  2. Background Applications: Background applications and processes can consume system resources. Close any unnecessary applications running in the background.

  3. Game-Specific Issues: Some games may have performance problems due to bugs or optimization issues. Check for game updates or patches that may address these problems.

  4. Network Issues: Online gaming can be affected by network issues. A poor internet connection can result in lag and performance drops. Ensure you have a stable internet connection and consider using a wired connection for online gaming.

  5. Storage Space: Running out of storage space on your Xbox Series X can impact performance. Make sure you have enough storage space available. You can delete unused games or apps to free up space.

  6. Console Updates: Ensure your Xbox Series X has the latest system software updates installed. These updates may include performance improvements.

  7. Hardware Issues: If you’ve tried the above steps and are still experiencing performance drops, it’s possible that there is a hardware issue. Contact Xbox support or your retailer for assistance.

  8. Game Mode: Some modern TVs have a “Game Mode” that optimizes settings for gaming. Enabling this mode can help reduce input lag and improve the gaming experience.

  9. External Storage: If you’re using an external storage device for games, it may impact loading times and performance. Consider transferring the game to the internal storage to see if it improves performance.

  10. Factory Reset: As a last resort, you can perform a factory reset on your Xbox Series X. This should only be done if all other troubleshooting steps fail, as it will erase all data on the console.

It’s essential to identify the specific cause of the performance drop to take appropriate action. If the issue persists and you cannot resolve it through these steps, consider reaching out to Xbox customer support for further assistance or troubleshooting.

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