How to Solve Star Wars: The Old Republic Lag Issue

Star Wars: The Old Republic, simply known as SWTOR or TOR, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by BioWare Austin. Users can play the game on Microsoft Windows. Unfortunately, some players encounter a lag issue while playing the game. There are some solutions and you can have a try if you are facing the same problem.

Solution 1: Check Your Internet Connection

Solution 2: Check SWTOR System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better/Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
  • GPU: Intel HD 3000 or better/AMD Radeon HD 7450/Nvidia GeForce 610
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 50GB available storage space

If your PC doesn’t meet the requirements, you might need to upgrade the hardware.

Solution 3: Run SWTOR as an Administrator

Step 1: Right-click the SWTOR shortcut on your desktop and select Properties.

Step 2: In the pop-up window, switch to Compatibility tab and check Run this program as an administrator under the Settings section.

Step 3: Click Apply > OK to save the changes.

Step 4: Double-click the SWTOR shortcut to launch the game.

Solution 4: End Background Processes

Step 2: Under the Processes tab, right-click each app and select End task. Repeat this step until you close all the unnecessary programs.

Then you can restart the game and check if you can play it smoothly. Viruses and malware attacks could also cause the SWTOR lag issue. You’d better check for that.

Solution 5: Reinstall SWTOR

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

Step 2: Select View by: Category and click Uninstall a program.

Step 3: Right-click your game and select Uninstall. Then follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.

Step 4: Download and install SWTOR again.


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.

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Originally published at on March 2, 2021.