Battlefront 2 PC Performance Woes

March 7, 2020

I recently bought Battlefront II on the Origin sale. It's a cracking game, who wouldn't want pew pew it down as Clone Trooper or slaughter without mercy as Kylo Ren? Unfortunately, despite having a fairly neat gaming PC it ran like and asthmatic dwarf - that is to say, not very fast.

Looking around online, it was clear it was a me problem as there were plenty of people with worse hardware running much quicker.

My setup is as follows:

  • Ryzen 5 3600X 4.4GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC GPU
  • MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard

Using Ultra settings, I was struggling to get above 60 FPS on loading screens, frequently ran into stuttering, and dropped lower than 10 FPS in intense multiplayer scenes, often leaving me rather dead.

I tried a lot of things but these things worked the best:

  • Disabling DirectX 12, this setting made the single greatest difference to my FPS. Without it everything ran beautifully, with it it was terrible.
  • Disabling VSync

I also disabled:

  • f.lux, which was running in the background

With those settings I average ~115FPS in multiplayer - night and day to before.

Last Updated: 2020-03-07 14:35