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How to Knock Out Street Fighter V Lag

Easy SFV Lag on PC Fix

As one of the highlights in a series of the most popular games of all time, Street Fighter V has set the standard for online fighting games. But that doesn't mean lag and poor performance don't really hit you where it hurts. Lag is particularly frustrating in a game like SFV, where quick reaction times are key. Fortunately, with a few tweaks to your computer, game settings and network optimization, you'll come out on top.

  1. Check your computer and game settings
  2. Check your network and connection
  3. Check out Outfox, an optimized gaming network
Bad Street Fighter V lag can affect your gaming performance. Use Outfox to improve your ping and reduce your lag.

How to Fix SFV Lag Spikes

Computer and Drivers

The first step to optimize any game is to make sure the computer you're playing on at least meets the minimum system requirements. Luckily, the minimum requirements are pretty low, only reccomending that you have an Intel i5, 6GB RAM and a GTX 480 graphics card or better. However, to get the optimal 60 FPS, you'll want a GTX 960 or better. While the minimum RAM suggested is only 6GB, running with 8GB or more is ideal. 

To get the best performance from your graphics card, always keep your drivers up to date. You can download the latest driver update directly from AMDNvidia or Intel. Since games require so much processing-power, it's a good idea to minimize the number of background applications you have running by closing unnecessary programs like browsers from the task manager. 

Game Settings

While options are limited, adjusting graphics settings can be a big help to improve performance when SFV is laggy. Maintaining at least 60 frames per second on PC is crutial to playing Street Fighter V effectively, as the gameplay is tied directly to the frame rate. To monitor your FPS, enable the In-Game FPS Counter in your Steam In-Game Settings menu. In the game Graphics Settings menu, set your Anti-AliasingPost-Processing, Textures and Effects to MediumShadows can be set to Low to improve performance with minimal effects on visual quality. 

Network Performance

Network performance issues are often the cause of SFV lag spikes. While you may not be able to optimize the game servers, you aren't entirely out of luck when it comes to frustrating SFV lag. Firstly, make sure you are using an Ethernet connection rather than Wi-Fi and reduce any background bandwidth usage such as streaming, voice programs and large file downloads. You should also make sure you're playing with the Connection Status set to 3-5 only, especially in Ranked matches.

Improve your network performance while playing Street Fighter V with Outfox, an optimized gaming network.

For more control over your network connections, use Outfox's optimized gaming network. Since the ability to see your ping isn't available in SFV, the Outfox UI displays your ping and helps you achieve better performance. Choose the Fastest Server setting to make sure you're always using the best connection available. Outfox works by routing your game traffic through our fast, global network and bypassing normally unavoidable network congestion and poor routing decisions by your ISP. 

Optimized game settings alongside optimized networking will give you the edge over the competition in SFV. Don't let low FPS and high ping keep you from getting that K.O!