Warner Bros. and Monolith Productions are back with the second installment in the critically acclaimed Middle-earth franchise. Middle-earth: Shadow of War sees the return of ranger Talion as he quests to forge a new Ring of Power this time. The game is available on PC and consoles. A mobile version also accompanied the release which is an RTS played from a top down view.
Here we’ll talk about the issues, the game’s PC version has been facing and help you try to resolve them. But before that, let’s make sure you have what it takes to run the game smoothly on PC. Below are the official system requirements for the game. If your rig doesn’t meet these, then we highly recommend you to upgrade it to enjoy this adventure.
Now that we have established that your PC has these specifications at your hand, let’s focus on the issues that are troubling you in successfully running the game.
This is one of the most common issue among gamers for almost all PC games. Several Shadow of War players have also reported crashes in the past couple of days. Well, the general fix is simple as it sounds. You just need to update your graphics drivers to the latest version. NVIDIA has released the Game Ready Drivers about which you can read here. That solves the problem for most of the users.
If you are facing lag while playing the game, you can try bringing down the visual settings like anti-aliasing in the first place. If that fixes the issue, then you’re good to go. If it doesn’t, then perform the following:
In addition to the above problems, some of the players have reported blurry textures while playing Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The first step in order to fix this is to disable Dynamic Resolution in the game Settings. Also, bring down the anti-aliasing to FXAA for clearer image.
For those who are encountering issues related to DirectX, we’ve got you covered. Apparently, the most common of them which is Direct3D 11.1 API is solved by installing Internet Explorer 11 and its updates. You can find link to it here.
This is another of the annoying issues that Shadow of War players have been facing since launch. The simple workaround for screen flickering is to run the game in “Borderless Windowed Mode”. This is simple fix and works most of the time.
That’s all the issues we’ve been reported for Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s PC version. If you want contribute a solution to another issue, you can share it in the comments section below.
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