Minecraft Lag Fix Guide - Lag, Latency & Ping (UPDATED)

UPDATED: 22.09.2019   14:30

Minecraft is basically the Father of sandbox games, perhaps there is some older sandbox around I don’t know about but I can assure that Minecraft made sandbox cool.

So being one of the most popular games around we naturally though about making a guide to help you fix low performance.


Minecraft Lag Fix Guide

Since Minecraft has a version for every device know to man we will break this guide in sections for each device.

Minecraft Latency

You shouldn’t really have issues with server lag in this game, and if you do its probably best you just switch to a different server.
Since they are not really any Minecraft specific latency problems, the best I can do is advice you get a wired connection to play whether you play on pc or consoles.
Use a wired connection for any game, and you will see a huge profit I can guarantee it.

If you are on pc make sure you auto update is off, and that Minecraft is a trusted program on your firewall.
If you are playing on a portable device, you can’t really do much but switch servers and make sure your router cables are in perfect condition.

Minecraft PC Stutter, Crashes And Low FPS

Surprising as it may be, Minecraft can actually have some of the worst FPS issues I have seen.
Don’t be fooled by the “Block” nature of the game, there are plenty of things going on that can get your pc running at 10 fps or less.

First thing is to look at your Java. Minecraft runs on Java and the first you have to think about is keeping it updated, the other thing you should do is to make sure you are running the same bit version as your Windows.
If you have a 64 bit Windows then make sure your Java is also 64 bit, same if windows is 32 bit, make sure your java is a 32 bit version.

Some of the most resource consuming setting on Minecraft are Fast Water, Trees, Grass, Rain/Snow, and Clouds and set Dropped Items to 2D. In Quality disable Better Grass, Snow, Connected Textures, Clear Water, and Smooth Biomes.
If you have low fps start desiabling them, and you should enable Fast Math, Smooth FPS, and Smooth World.

Minecraft Problems After Windows 10

Players have been suffering a considerable Frame Rate drop after upgrading to Windows 10, yet another reason not to like the OS…
The best way to deal with this by going into your Java settings, opening the advance settings check the JM Arguments checkbox

Then add the following setting after the -Xmx setting: -Xms1G

-Xmx1G -Xms1G -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode -XX:-UseAdaptiveSizePolicy -Xmn128M

This will allocate more memory for Minecraft and match your maximum memory.


Minecraft Stutter On Xbox One

Is not very likely but some players do suffer from stutter while playing on the Xbox one.

Sometimes is a problem with the controller input and not the actual game performance, to fix this you just need to go into your system menu and update your controller.

In other cases it actually is a problem with the game itself, which will require you to uninstall and reinstall the game, if you Xbox’s hard drive is almost full you should clean it up before you reinstall Minecraft.

Minecraft Stutter, Sound Problems And Low Performance With Remote Play On PS4



PS4 has some annoying problems that have no permanent fix at the moment.

If you experience low frame rates and you have an almost full drive then you should uninstall and reinstall minecraft after you clean your drive of any useless content.

If instead you get stutter and sound problems after playing Minecraft for a while then the only workaround is to unplug the HDMI from your PS4, wait a few second and plug it back in.

Last if you play on your Vita with remote play and experience stutter you need only to disable the Vita’s low power WiFi mode.


Minecraft Optimization For PS Vita Edition

Surprisingly enough the PS Vita version of Minecraft is actually one of the best performing ones.

That’s not to say you get a smooth 60fps experience all the time but dropping below 30 fps should be rarer than the other consoles.

If you do however experience issues there a couple of things you can do to improve the performance on the PS Vita.

Same as with remote play you should disable the Low Battery Wifi Setting.

• Turn notifications off and you will get a bit more resources back, and finally for the absolute best performance on PS Vita Turn off Fog, view bobbing and cloud rendering.


Final Thoughts

Minecraft can be somewhat resource intensive, specially if there are many entities around, so if you though this game would go easy on your old pc well… think again pal.

The size of the towns and structures you will be able to build and play smoothly directly relate to your rig’s capacities, therefore remember to keep your pc clean, and running all the latest drivers.

For console users the same applies, unfortunately you are limited to what your console already has and can’t upgrade hardware as easily as a pc user can.

So if you wan’t to create huge amazing buildings then consider getting Minecraft on a gaming pc and not for your console.

If you just want to fool around a bit then your console should be fine, just keep in mind that if performance starts dropping hard while you are building your awesome home, it probably means your console can’t handle the load…

You can download Latency Optimizer 4.0 to assist you by testing and fixing lag, latency & ping problems.

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