Escape from Tarkov FPS Boost — Full Guide

Sherry li
3 min readJan 28, 2021

Escape from Tarkov is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game released for Microsoft Windows a few years ago. In such a game, FPS ( Frames Per Second) is quite important. When you get a low FPS during the gameplay, you will be unable to play Escape from Tarkov smoothly.

Don’t worry if you are bothered by Escape from Tarkov low FPS, here are some tips for you and you can follow them to increase FPS in Escape from Tarkov.

Tip 1: Turn off Fullscreen Optimizations and Change High DPI Settings

Some players have made Escape from Tarkov FPS boost by disabling fullscreen optimizations and changing high DPI settings. You can also have a try.

Step 1: Right-click the shortcut for Escape from Tarkov on the desktop and select Properties.

Step 2: Select the Compatibility tab and check Disable fullscreen optimizations under the Settings section.

Step 4: Click OK. Then click Apply and OK to save the changed settings.

An outdated or corrupted graphics card driver might be one of the reasons for low PFS in Escape from Tarkov. To fix the problem, you can try updating your graphics card driver, and here are the steps.

Step 1: Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.

Step 2: Double-click Display adapters to expand the category. Then right-click the graphics card and select Update driver.

Step 3: In the pop-up window, select Search automatically for updated driver software. Then follow the onscreen instructions to finish the operation.

Tip 3: Change Power Options

Changing the power options to high performance could also help you increase FPS in Escape from Tarkov. The processor temperature may increase by some degrees during the process. Therefore, you can skip this method if your CPU doesn’t come with a powerful cooler.

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

Step 2: Navigate to Hardware and Sound > Power Options.

Step 4: In the following window, click Change advanced power settings.

Tip: 4: Close Background Processes

If you are running too many programs in the background while playing the game, you might also encounter low FPS in Escape from Tarkov. To solve the problem, you can try closing unnecessary background processes.

Step 2: Under the Processes tab, right-click each background process and select End task.

Then you can restart your game and check if its FPS has been improved.

Tip 5: Move Your Game Files to an SSD

HDD and SSD are two types of hard drives. Usually, an SSD runs much faster than an HDD. If you are using an HDD on your computer while you encounter the low FPS in Escape from Tarkov, you can try installing the game on an SSD or moving the game files to an SSD to solve the problem.


Position: Columnist

Sherry has been a staff editor of MiniTool for a year. She has received rigorous training about computer and digital data in company. Her articles focus on solutions to various problems that many Windows users might encounter and she is excellent at disk partitioning.

She has a wide range of hobbies, including listening to music, playing video games, roller skating, reading, and so on. By the way, she is patient and serious.

Originally published at on January 28, 2021.