How to Increase FPS & Performance in The Division 2 (2021 Tips) (2023)

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Ubisoft continues to add new contents and gameplay changes to The Division 2. With those changes and big discounts, the number of players in the game has increased, at least as far as I know. I joined this trend too. I've been playing The Division 2 recently. And, I tested the game's graphics settings and prepared this FPS boost guide.

If you are experiencing performance issues in The Division 2 such as fps drop, stuttering, low fps, lagging, freezing, this guide will help to fix your problems. There are 16 ways to improve the performance in The Division 2.

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1) Best Graphics Settings for The Division 2

2) Update Your Graphics Drivers

3) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

4) AMD Radeon Settings

5) Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

7) Power Options

8) Game Mode

9) Windows Performance Options

10) Cleaning Temporary Files

11) SSD

12) Optimize Your Discord

13) Optimize Your Google Chrome

14) Background Processes

15) CPU Core Unparking – Reducing Stutter

System Requirements for Running The Division 2

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUAMD FX 6350, Intel i5-2500KAMD Ryzen 5 1500X, Intel Core i7-4790
GPUAMD R9 280X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 570 (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 6.0 or better)
DirectXDirectX 11DirectX 12
Storage65 GB available space65 GB available space
OSWindows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)

1) Best Graphics Settings for The Division 2

You can skip this step if you don’t want to change graphics settings. TheseHigh Performancegraphics settings are for PCs which close to the minimum system requirements.

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If you have a good PC, you can increase the settings slightly.

Go to in-game graphics settingsand make sure the settings are as follows.

Settings > Graphics

High PerformancePerformanceMy Settings
Graphics QualityCustomCustomCustom
Shadow QualityLowLowMedium
Spot ShadowsLowLowMedium
Spot Shadow ResolutionLowLowLow
Contact ShadowsOffOffSun Low
Resolution Scale75%85%100%
Particle DetailLowHighUltra
Volumetric FogLowLowLow
Reflection QualityLowMediumMedium
Local Reflection QualityOffOffMedium
Vegetation QualityLowMediumMedium
Sub-Surface ScatteringOffOffOff
Anisotropic Filtering1X2X4X
Parallax MappingNoYesYes
Ambient OcclusionLowMediumMedium
Depth of FieldOffOffOff
Object Detail040100
Extra Streaming Distance000
Neutral LightingOffOffOff
Lens FlareOffOffOff
Vignette EffectOffOffOff
Water QualityLowLowMedium
Chromatic AberrationOffOffOff
Projected Texture Resolution128512512
High Resolution Sky TexturesNoNoNo
Terrain QualityLowHighHigh

Settings > Video

Windowed ModeFullscreenFullscreenFullscreen
Enable Reduced LatencyNoNoYes
Enable DX12 RendererNoNoNo

My Specs
CPU: i7 4790k
GPU: GTX 1070
Ram: 16 GB 1600MHz
Storage: SSD
OS: Windows 10
Resolution: 2560 x 1440

I get 62-89 Fps on 1440p, and 84-125 Fps on 1080p.

In The Division 2, the main settings that impact performance are Volumetric Fog, Shadow Quality, and Local Reflection Quality. I recommend keeping these settings as low as possible.

I tried DirectX 12 but didn't get good performance. Some players said that DirectX 12 is better when it comes to performance. I tried it, and honestly I was not satisfied. I don't know why. Maybe it works for you. And also, turning off the "Enable Reduced Latency" may increase your frames.

By the way, if you set theResolution Scaleto a lower value allows to increase your FPS but the graphics may be blurry in the game.

In fact, the best settings depend on PC specs. The reason I share these settings is because I want you to have an idea of what to reduce and what to increase. Lowering all settings sometimes does not work well. Your settings can cause the bottleneck (100% CPU usage). You can find the best graphics settings by test it out.

When the settings are completed, Apply changes and exit the game.

2) Update Your Graphics Drivers

You should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated. Updating the drivers is a good idea for the best performance.

People who have anNVIDIAgraphics card candownload and installtheir new drivershere.

People who have anAMDgraphics card candownload and installtheir new drivershere.

3) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

  • OpenNVIDIAControl Panel
  • Go to theAdjust image settings with previewtab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasizing“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
  • Put the bar inPerformancemode.
  • Apply
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  • Click theManage 3D settings
  • Click theProgram Settings
  • Click theAdd
  • Select theTom Clancy's The Division 2from the list, then click on the “Add Selected Program” button.
  • After, make the following settings
    Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization: On
    Texture filtering - Quality: Performance
    Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization: On
    Vertical sync: Off
  • If you have a notebook, make sure you have selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
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  • Applyand close the NVIDIAControl Panel.

4) AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open theAMD Radeon Settingswindow.
  • Click on theGamingtab.
  • Then click onGlobal Settings.
  • Click on theTexture Filtering Qualityand select thePerformance.

5) Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

The “Intelligent standby list cleaner” application will monitor and clear the memory standby list when it is > 1000mb (1gb). It will help players to fix stutters in games.

  • DownloadtheIntelligent standby list cleaner
  • Run the 7-zip file.
  • Extract to a folder.
  • Go to the that folder.
  • Run the “Intelligent standby list cleaner ISLC” application.
  • Check the “Start ISLC minimized and auto-Start monitoring”
  • Also, check the “Launch ISLC on user logon”
  • Now, click on theStartbutton
  • Minimize
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6) Full-screen Optimizations & High DPI in Windows 10

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  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
  • Right-click on theTheDivision2.exe
  • Hit theProperties
  • Tick“Disable full-screen optimizations”on the Compatibility tab.
  • After that, click on the “Change high DPI settings” button.
  • Under the “High DPI scaling override” section, tick the “Override high DPI scaling behavior
  • Use the “Scaling performed by:” drop-down menu and select the “Application”
  • Click on theOK and againOK.
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7) Power Options

If the CPU cooler is not enough, you can skip this setting. Processor temperature may increase by 5-6 degrees.

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  • Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left.
  • Click thePower Options
  • Click theAdditional power settings
  • Select theHigh performanceon the Preferred plans tab.
  • After, click theChange plan settingslink next to High performance.
  • Tap on theChange advanced power settings
  • FindProcessor power managementin the incoming list, click the+icon on the left side.
  • SetMinimum processor stateandMaximum processorstateto 100%
  • Click on theOK

8) Game Mode

  • To turn off Windows 10 game mode, click the Start icon to bring up the Start menu. Then open theSettings.
  • Click the Gaming
  • On theGame Bartab, set the “Record game clips, screenshots and broadcast using Game bar” toOff.
  • On theCapturestab, set the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” toOff.
  • On theGame Modetab, set the “Game Mode” toOff.

If you are using an older version of Windows 10, you may not see the Game Mode settings. In this case, you can configure the settings directly in the Registry.

  • Press theWindowslogo key andRkey simultaneously on your keyboard.
  • Typeregedit
  • Press theEnterkey.
  • The Registry Editor will open. In the left panel, Navigate toHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\GameBar
  • Right-click inside the panel and select New
  • Click on theDWORD (32-bit) Value
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  • Rename the New Key toAllowAutoGameMode
  • Right-click on the AllowAutoGameMode
  • Select theModify…
  • Set the “Value data” to0
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  • Click on theOKbutton.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
  • Restart your PC.

9) WindowsPerformance Options

  • Typeperformancein the search section of Windows, click toAdjust the appearance and performance of Windowsfrom the results.
  • Select theAdjust for best performancefrom the options in the Performance Options window that opens.
  • ClickOK
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10) Cleaning Temporary Files

  • Simultaneously press theWindows logoandRkeys.
  • Type%temp%
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Temp folder that opens. You can skip undeleted.
  • Again, Simultaneously press theWindows logoandRkeys.
  • Typetemp
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the folder that opens.
  • Again, Simultaneously press theWindows logoandRkeys.
  • Typeprefetch
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Prefetch folder that opens.

Finally, empty the Recycle Bin

11) SSD

If you have aSolid-State Drive, I recommend that youinstallthe game on the SSD or move the game files to the SSD.

12) Optimize Your Discord

If you are using Discord, disable the Hardware Acceleration and in-game overlay.

  • Open Discord
  • Go to theUser Settings
  • Then, go to theAppearancetab.
  • Uncheck theHardware Acceleration.
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  • Go to theOverlayon App Settings tab.
  • Make sure unchecked the “Enable in-game overlay”
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13) Optimize Your Google Chrome

If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ll need to make this setting.

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  • Go to settings page in Chrome
  • Click theAdvanced
  • Go to theSystemtab
  • Finally,uncheckthe “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

14) Background Processes

You should close all unnecessary applications, such as Chrome, Spotify, OneDrive. Also, if the Discord is idle, you should quit Discord.

Also, you can use the CCleaner to go through your startup and scheduled tasks, and disable everything that you consider unnecessary.

15) CPU Core Unparking – Reducing Stutter

Quick CPU (CPU core parking manager) is a program that stops windows from limiting your CPU power. Unparking cores of CPU allows games to have full access to your processor.

I’ve never heard of this program causing any problems. Nevertheless, you have all the responsibility!

  • Download theQuick CPU
  • Unzip and install it (x64 folder)
  • Run the Quick CPU
  • Set “System power plan” to High performance (or Ultimate)
  • Set “Core parking index” to 100%
  • Set “Turbo boost index” to 100%
  • Set “Frequency scaling index” to 100%
  • Apply.
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16) Reduce Ping and Fix Lag

  • Go to the ExitLag page
  • Click on the “FREE 3 DAYS TRIAL” button.
  • Create an account.
  • Verify the Email
  • Download and installthe ExitLag.
  • Launch the ExitLag.
  • Search and selectTom Clancy's The Division 2in the ExitLag app.
  • Select a game region
  • Click on theAPPLYROUTESbutton.
  • Play the game.

For example, if you live in the Americas and want to play on an Europe (EU) server, you will experience a lot of lag in the game because the ping will be too high. In this case, you can use the Exitlag. In the Exitlag, you can select a game region closest to the server you are joining.

Note: If, although all these settings, you have problems with crashing or stuttering, set the Frame Rate Limit to On and 60 in the graphics settings (Settings > Video). It might help.

Let me known if you have issues or something. Please leave a comment below. Don’t forget to share your PC specs.

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