Your Performance Issues


This is the new performance complaints post. We have archived the previous post to collate information from it.

Use this post to describe any performance-related issues you’re experiencing in Vermintide 2, such as FPS drops and stutters.

Please include the information below in your post:

  • A description of your issue, including when it started
  • Your PC’s specifications
  • A recent console log*
  • Your user_settings.config**

*Your console logs can be located here:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Vermintide 2\console_logs

**Your user_settings.config can be located here:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% and select the ‘OK’ button
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Vermintide 2

For issues that are not performance-related, please avoid commenting here and instead create a new post in the Technical Support category.


Started: about one-two months ago, not sure. Definitely after the weaves update. I can’t remember it at the first Drachenfels map. Probably it started after the Quiet Drink. Maybe right after it. Sorry, I can’t specify more precisely.


  • sudden stutters with otherwise smooth FPS. The lags can be as long as a couple of frames to a whopping second and a half, and they happen every few minutes.
  • CPU is 50% busy because of Vermintide 2.
  • Disk write is insane (HDD).

At first, it was only a problem at Taal’s keep, with lesser CPU consumption on missions, but the issue started affecting regular maps later. Also, before it started affecting the whole game, both CPU consumption and HDD writes had been dropping if you switch to any other app (meaning that it ate resources only if focused).

What I’ve tried to prevent this:

  • disabled most of the mods;
  • then disabled the mods completely;
  • lowered settings from high/ultra to medium (no change);
  • switched from DX11 to DX12 (got higher fps but more painful stutters);
  • lowered the number of worker threads from 7 to 3 or 4 (no observable change);
  • disabled second monitor (no effect).


  • Intel® Core™ i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
    • Driver v26.21.14.3200, released at 24.07.2019 (omg, gotta update that)
    • DirectX: 12 (FL 12.1)
  • RAM: 8,0 Gb DDR3

Yesterday’s console.log (did suffer from stutters heavily that time):
console-2020-03-31-11.08.12-54850976-4cba-4bad-a738-70c38d273060.log (1.5 MB)

My user config:
user_settings.txt (67.6 KB)


Bought the game like a day ago and noticed random micro stuttering happen almost everywhere but more prevelant in stages.Starts smooth in the begining but it gets more obvious the further into the game it gets with moments of mostly smoothness where it can ramp up near buildings/rat hordes.(mainly noticable when looking left and right)
Also noticed 12-15ms micro hitching/spikes in certain spots in the base too.(seems to be spot specific most of the time)

Just micro stutters/micro camera hitches.Some subtle and some not when happen in succession because of certain spots/large hordes/many buildings.Mosty noticable when looking left and right.

Tried lowering settings from high to med like shadows and stuff and disabling debrise and lod distance, Trying dx12 (dx12 had full on stutters) and lowering the worker threads but it doesnt seem to actually work.I also have optimal in global in my nvidia settings with high performance per game bases (as all are my games)


  • intel core 9900k
  • 1080ti asus strix Driver 436.48
  • 16gb ddr4 3200mhz ram
  • 970 evo SSD

console-2020-04-02-18.34.40-3ae6589c-abec-4ae5-9c0f-3213d9f6e1b4.log (2.9 MB)

settings.txt (6.5 KB)

FPS lag, mostly in larger hordes (sub 50). I’ve been playing the game for about a week so its been happening since download. Regardless of “horde” size low fps overall considering specs and settings.

Specs: (Some pretty decent parts for not consistently getting 100+ fps on low settings…just bad optimization?)
Ryzen 9 3900x @ 3800 Mhz
32 Gb DDR4 3200 Mhz
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
X570 Aorus Master Mobo

Most recent console log:
console-2020-04-06-23.27.20-5bf6cccb-2aa9-4831-8997-89ad6cf3caab.log (1.5 MB)

User settings:
user_settings.txt (33.3 KB)

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Wave 12 of Ranked Weaves still causing constant crashing on the second round (during bomber rats and machine gunners wave). Crashed on my team nearly a dozen times over the past week before doing complete hard resets on all Xboxs involved seemed to fix the issue.

Specs: Xbox One Original, Xbox One S, Xbox One X (two of the 1st, one of the second, one of the third)

all time crash

random crashes from the game, constantly, I did not go to the end of a single race, I tried everything from switching versions of directories to reinstalling windows! what should I do???
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Upon recently coming back to the game after about a half year break and a PC upgrade.

At seemingly random intervals, the game will completely freeze and audio will stop for 5-10 seconds. During this time CPU usage drops to almost nothing. After this the game will resume like nothing happened. It seems to happen whether I’m in the thick of a fight or afk at the hub staring at a wall.

What I’ve tried to fix it:
Verifying the game files, updating graphics drivers, uninstalling all mods, changing many graphical settings, switching from DX11 to 12 (game doesn’t even launch on 12), changing number of worker threads to anything from 1 to 13, repairing EAC, repairing .NET framework, checking drive and RAM for faults (none) and pretty much any other suggestions I came across while trying to find a solution.


  • Windows 10 2016 LTSB
  • MSI X570-A PRO ATX
  • Ryzen 7 3700X @ 3.6GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce 1070 - Driver 445.87
  • 16 GB DDR4 3466 Mhz

Console log:
console-2020-05-02-03.54.48-2e35f5c4-2dce-41f9-b0e8-f69075eebac5.log (190.6 KB)

User settings:
user_settings.txt (6.5 KB)

It started around the release of Winds of Magic, after that. I had a bug related audio that got fixed, and with that bug on i had 7-9 fps during hordes, now it’s around 25.


FPS on the keep is really low , i have everything on low but with 2k resolution, i tried to lower it and it doesn’t change anything (pretty sure it’s a CPU related problem). Stutters during hordes and generally really low performance overall.

I tried disabling all mods, lowering audio even more since it impacts on the CPU usage, changing work threads to more or to less, nothing changed basically.


user settings:
user_settings.txt (49.0 KB)

PS: I don’t want to play the game at 60fps all the time, but i really cannot play it with a minimum of 20 (or even lower) fps during hordes because it’s simply unplayable, and that’s the reason me and my friends cannot play the game together atm.

Started after a 1 or 2 month break from the game during wich I upgraded my PC.

The game runs fine in the keep with 140fps+ but as soon as I start fighting a horde the fps drop below 60. I have everything set to low/off except for texture quality ssao and sharpness filter on max.

My specs:

Ryzen 7 2700x @ 4.2GHz
RTX 2070 Super

console-2020-04-20-21.16.17-cd1433e8-9a8f-413d-ab1d-905f3ab29c94.log (331.5 KB) console-2020-04-22-10.57.23-2bee58a6-1e64-4573-8e7e-77ab0d549586.log (2.3 MB) console-2020-04-22-18.03.02-7bb1964d-8518-46bb-8f8a-64119dd233b8.log (1.0 MB)

Started : I always had low fps (under 50) but it was most of the time constant, but after the event “A Quiet Drink” it went downard

Symptoms : At random times I get little fps crashes (from 60 to say 40) for no apparent reason, no particular ennemy or animation. Sometimes it even happen in Taal’s Keep, and when it happens I’m pretty sure that my fps are gonna be all over the place during the whole game
During hordes I almost always play at about 20-30 fps
Task manager tells me I use about 50% of CPU and GPU, memory is ok

** What I’ve tried **
disabled all mods
lowered all the settings from medium to minimal
disabled any setting that could be disabled
went through the topic to improve performance(
fresh install of the game
stopped any software that was gpu accelerated
optmise settings with Geforce Experience

Specs :
i5-7600 @ 3.50 GHz
NVidia GTX 1060 3GB (driver 446.14)
16 Gb DDR4 2400 MHz memory

Logs : console-2020-06-06-08.11.59-d28e35c6-3598-49fe-9ade-7a399548face.log (634.2 KB)

Config : user_settings.txt (37.8 KB)

Started: Whith this recent update adding Kruebers new sub class


Game stutters in between high fps consistantly and setting in game does not affect the frequency of stutters
What I’ve tried to prevent this:
lowered settings
changed game to DX12 mode
maxed out worker threads
disabled hardware overclocks to no avail
Updated to nvidias latest drivers 451.48
AMD Ryzen R9 3900x
Aorus Xtreme 2080ti
(both overclocked)
32GBs of DDR4 running at 3200mhz

The user settings are attached to the larger config file because the forum would not accept the file type for my config file. Its after the log end
console-2020-06-26-17.29.25-de0f1609-0b7c-4e07-92eb-8fb7835c7eec.log (85.0 KB) console-2020-06-26-17.29.25-de0f1609-0b7c-4e07-92eb-8fb7835c7eec.log (91.5 KB)

Started: Around the release of winds of magic but can’t remember the patch in question. Sorry, I can’t specify more precisely.

Went from running the game with every settings maxed out to not being able to play with everything on Low and off.

  • sudden stutters with otherwise smooth FPS. The lags can be as long as a couple of frames to a whopping second and a half, and they happen every few minutes.
  • CPU is 95 to 100% busy because of Vermintide 2.

What I’ve tried to prevent this:

  • disabled all mods completely;
  • lowered settings from high/ultra to medium to lowest (no change);
  • switched from DX11 to DX12;
  • lowered the number of worker threads from 6 to every other setting (no observable change);
  • disabled second monitor (no effect).


  • Intel® Core™ i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • RAM: 16 GB

Yesterday’s console.log (did suffer from stutters heavily that time):
console-2020-07-04-00.34.43-8b6a2e50-1f46-4d04-9248-93c9ab62e19f.log (192.6 KB) console-2020-07-04-00.24.47-c8598c89-0c74-4292-a590-c6f765f10d8c.log (265.4 KB)

My user config:
user_settings.txt (82.0 KB) (cant upload it with original extension)

This is a little frustrating as this is one of my favourite games, any fix even with a loss of graphics quality would be appreciated I just want to run it smoothly thank you.

Started playing 3 days ago. Gameplay feels ok but like every 2 min its gets choppy/laggy for about 5-10 seconds. It happens in the few stages ive played at any point.
I’ve tried to fix the fps cap at 60 and then at 30, having the same problems. Also tried lowering the screen resolution. It gets a little better but its not fixed.

AMD FX-8350 @4.00ghz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8gbs DDR5
RAM: 24 gb DDR3

Console log:
console-2020-07-05-18.47.28-cbfa0d38-934d-40ff-97eb-dc2640968b07.log (105.7 KB)

User config:
user_settings.txt (6.5 KB)

Started: 7/16 when I ran the game from a new rig

Low fps in general. Benchmark mode gave me an average of 38 fps. My CPU speeds drop down to .80 ghz with CPU usage going from 27% to 33%. CPU is not overheating.
GPU goes up to about 60% usage and is also not overheating. Curiously, I get more fps when I turn down “processor power management” minimums and maximums to 50% under my power plan settings.

Solution Attempts:
-I have cleanly un/reinstalled GPU driver
-I have confirmed the game is using the GPU and not integrated graphics.
-I have capped my frame rate at all presets with no improvement.
-I have cycled through fullscreen/borderless/windowed with no improvement
-Set Vermintide 2 on “Prefer Maximum Performance” under NVIDIA Control Panel with no improvement
-Disabled mods
-Reenabled mods
-Lowered video quality
-Disabled background applications with no improvement shown
-Tried running in DX12 with no improvement
-Verified game files
-Checked hardware for faults
-Changed worker threads in launcher, no improvement

Computer Specs:
-Windows 10 Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
-x64-based PC
-Intel i9-10900k CPU
-RTX Geforce 2070 Super GPU
-32 GB Dual Channel DDR4 RAM
-WD Black SN750 SSD (where the game is installed)

Console Log: console-2020-07-22-19.47.33-08b783f5-c9d8-4f12-989f-6a6f61f7e63a.log (128.1 KB)

User Settings: user_settings.txt (32.8 KB)

Started: Must be after the drop of the 3.1 Patch maybe earlier as I took a long break sometime after WoM hit but I only really started getting annoyed with performance after 3.1 (Played the BBB leading up to 3.1 didn’t notice any issues then.


  • Tested Primarily on Official Servers on Cata Difficulty
  • 80-90 fps during ambient enemy encounters, 60 fps on hordes, 110 fps in keep on Lowest Preset
  • Fluctuating FPS drops
  • 30 fps difference between my previous Highish Custom settings to Lowest Preset Settings

What I’ve tried to remedy this:

  • Disabled all of my mods, and discord overlay (noticed maybe 10 more fps overall)
  • Switched between DX12/11 didn’t notice much difference but I played primarily on DX12 before and expected it to settle down after a few mission runs as assets were loaded in (it didn’t).
  • Tried all applicable suggestions in this post by Fatshark Employee Julia published two months ago (didn’t notice any fps changes however minor they might’ve been).
  • Set FoV to 90 after hearing a higher value would affect performance (no change)
  • Turned on and off Vsync, Switched Max stacking between Auto/1, and Switched between Windowed/Fullscreen/Borderless (no change)
  • Set Worker Threads to 9
  • Checked if CPU was overheating, it was (80C a few days ago now 55C-60C after a new fan+ thermal paste replacement, and arguably made the situation worse with more Horde density).
  • Verify game integrity through Steam (did find 1 file failing to be located but problems persisted)
  • Changed performance Settings through Nvidia Control Panel to allow maximum performance (no change)


  • Ryzen 5 2600x 3.6ghz
  • GTX 1070ti 8gb GDDR5 (updated to most recent drivers available, problems listed above persist)
  • ASRock B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard
  • 2x 8gb Ram Sticks, Speed at 1200 MHz DDR4 Dual Channel setting
  • Windows 10 Pro

8/24/2020 console.log
console-2020-08-24-23.13.52-2cdefb1c-18ed-4e30-9cfd-476d947bb3da.log (461.1 KB)

My User Config:
user_settings.txt (56.5 KB)

Huge FPS loss occurred during random run since it began, has nothing to do with the map because I played it just fine this day, I wasn’t the host.
FPS dropped down from average 90 down to 20 when I looked at specific angles, the worst case was when I looked up.
I usually have 40-45~ fps during Cata hordes, this FPS loss occurred with 0 spawns.
In the video take notice to the upper right corner for the FPS counter.

GTX 1060 6GB

console-2020-08-26-19.09.04-668232ce-a0dd-4f00-8fab-75d043a24d41.rar (20 Bytes)

user_settings.txt (115.1 KB)

Huge lags after the last update!

When the wave begins, lags begin, then accelerate for a short time, and then lags again
60FPS -> (begin wave) ->1fps - > (end wave) -> 60FPS -> repeat

Why did you break the game?

14gb ram
2gb video card
intel core i5


FPS drops to ~ 30 during hordes, stable 60 otherwise. Started abou 1 month ago, no problem before that.
Lowering CPU-related settings (lighting specifically) from max to low reduced the drop to ~40.

Intel Core I7-7700
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

console-2020-10-14-19.45.38-fbc1b592-fbae-44a2-bf3d-9cdd3532d1e8.log (2.5 MB)

user_settings.txt (85.6 KB)

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Please include the information below in your post:

  • A description of your issue, including when it started
  • Your PC’s specifications
  • A recent console log* :arrow_left: :arrow_left: :arrow_left:
  • Your user_settings.config** :arrow_left: :arrow_left: :arrow_left:

*Your console logs can be located here:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Vermintide 2\console_logs

**Your user_settings.config can be located here:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% and select the ‘OK’ button
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Vermintide 2

The game totally unplayable now. After two years of not having this problem I now can’t even play it. Not as a player connecting to others or hosting myself. Once a horde comes it’s all jittery and stuttery and then just freezes but I can still hear it. Right now I made it half way through Standing Ground before the lag stuttering became permenet and I eventually apppeared in the temple but I saw one shot and nothing more. THen it would catch up and stop there. Then again. I don’t know how one person in the group managed to be unaffected by this when I was the host. It also seemed to get worse when I’m near another player I think?

Processor AMD A10-6700 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 3.7 Ghz
Installed RAM 16 GB
64 Opsys x64 based proc
console-2020-10-15-12.03.58-8233ea53-97ba-4ff2-a1e5-bcd0ac0134a4.log (645.9 KB)

by the way you are asking for my user settings config file but your forum does not allow uploading a config type file. so like do you know this?
user_settings - Copy.txt (6.4 KB)

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