How to fix XCOM 2 Errors: Crash, Stutter, 4K Resolution Issue, Low FPS and more

How to fix XCOM 2 Errors

XCOM 2, the second installment of the 2012’s reboot of the series, is finally released worldwide.

If you are having trouble running the game correctly on your PC, then you have come to the right place. We have covered the most frequent issues faced by the users within hours of launch. But first thing is to make sure your PC is capable of running the game. You can check them below.

XCOM 2 Official System Requirements


  • Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card


  • Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

Some More Important Notes:

  • Initial installation requires a one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication;
  • software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 and 2013 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.

How to fix XCOM 2 Errors: Crash, Stutter, 4K Resolution Issue, Low FPS and more

#1 Speed up animations and gameplay

Defaultanimation.ini C:\games\Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\XComGame\Config (Lines 18-24)

  • MaxUnitRunRate – set it to 1.5 (By default it is set as 1.0)
  • bUseRunRateOption – set it to true (By default it is set as false )
  • Gameplay options appears with a slider to adjust runspeed

DefaultCamera.ini (Line 7)

  • ReactionFireWorldSloMoRate – set it to 1.0 (by default it is set to 0.66)

#2 Fix for Significant FPS Drop

  • Set the priority of XCOM to HIGH priority, it will enhance the FPS.
  • And run the game in windowed mode instead of windowed full-screen.

#3 XCOM 2: Save Game Location

You will find the game save at \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\SaveData

#4 XCOM 2 Crashes at startup after it was working:

Reason: The save game or the game profile has corrupted

Effect: Leads to crashes at startup shortly after the initial run screen

So to fix it,

  • Launch the initial run screen
  • Go to Documents/My Games
  • Delete the XCOM2 Folder
  • Then it will launch again and the cloud syncs with the clean install again

#5 XCOM 2 How to Fix Stuttering and Flickering

To fix the freezing, stuttering and flickering issues, please follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Switch to Desktop by pressing Alt+tab to
  2. Open Task Manager by pressing Shift+Ctrl+Esc
  3. Right-click on the game’s process
  4. Set priority to High

If the above does not help, try switching to windowed mode and turn OFF Anti-Aliasing

#6 XCOM 2 How to Get Performance Boost

The following setting changes will help you to get the performance boost.

In-Game Settings:

  • AA: FXAA
  • Ambient Occlusion: Tile AO
  • Depth of Field: Disabled
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off
  • Rest of the settings maxed.

#7 Can’t Detect Native 4K Resolution

Follow the steps below to resolve the issue

  1. Go to C:\Users\???\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config
  2. Backup this file before making any changes
  3. Open the XComEngine
  4. Search and Change the ResX and ResY to your desired Resolution
  5. Save
  6. Now Run the Game

This guide will expand as new issues surface. If your are facing any errors, glitches, bugs or other issues, kindly let us know. We would be happy to help you play XCOM 2. Also, if you have any fix for a certain solution, you are welcome to add it to this guide. We will update it with your credit.