Game performance reduction in Windows 11 22H2 confirmed

by Claire Moraa
Claire Moraa
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  • Microsoft has confirmed that the latest Windows 11 update is causing a notable performance slowdown in some games.
  • Windows 11 is a great OS for gaming but it seems like it’s always an update away from sinking.

Although Windows 11 has been dubbed as the perfect OS for gaming yet, it seems there are some new problems that could put this statement to bed.

If you’re a PC user and have noticed your games running slower since installing the Windows 11 update, you are not alone. It appears that users have already reported that they’re experiencing a significant reduction in game performance after installing the latest Windows update. 

Increased stuttering and lag

Microsoft confirmed that the performance of gaming in Windows 11 22H2 has been reduced. The company has issued a statement that it is working on the issue.

A number of PC games have been affected by the update. One of the most common issues is performance degradation in games and other apps. Users are reporting that they are facing lag while playing games while others noticed huge drops in FPS.

A Twitter user responded: And this is why I have been recommending Windows 10 for any gaming!

The issue affects only those who have upgraded to the build so if you haven’t, it’s best to hold off until a solution has been found. Microsoft is advising users who are experiencing stuttering to upgrade their games to the latest versions.

Another workaround could be to uninstall the Windows update and see if this fixes the issue. It’s generally a good idea to run Windows updates, but it is also important to pay attention to the changes that Microsoft is making with these updates. 

If you haven’t already, you should tweak some Windows 11 settings to optimize your gaming performance. In case Windows 11 keeps crashing your games, we have various fixes you can try to resolve the issue.

We expect to get future information in regard to the issue and will update our readers accordingly.

Have you experienced any issues with Windows 22H2 in gaming? Share your thoughts down below.

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