Fix FPS Drops and Stuttering in Halo Infinite [2024]

Written By Farhan Max

Whether you are playing campaign mode or multiplayer, a sudden FPS drop generates extreme raging moments, right? In some cases, keyboard breaking seems logical! Well, l did that too.

Since I chose gaming as a profession, playing multiple games on different platforms became my daily chore. Halo Infinite is no different, and I played the game both on console and PC.

Call it a coincidence, I met FPS issues and stuttering problems equally on both devices.

But, after implementing various solving techniques, I found the perfect workarounds to solve the issues in Halo Infinite.


I would like to share those methods with you, but before that part, let’s dig deep to learn what causes FPS Drops and Stuttering in Halo Infinite?

The primary reason behind your choppy experience with Halo Infinite is the hardware compatibility issue. Furthermore, outdated drivers, overheating of the device’s components, connectivity problems- in terms of multiplayer mode fathers the low FPS and stutter in Halo Infinite.

Let’s not waste any more time and jump to the solutions to the stuttering issue.

How to Fix Halo Infinite Sudden FPS Drops on Windows PC

To be honest, there are hundreds of solving procedures available for you to choose from. No one knows which is going to resolve your issue permanently.

In my opinion, the focal position for solving a problem should be the prior reason for having the issue. In this case, the prior reason is the hardware compatibility issue. Checking out whether your system configuration matches the game system requirement should be your foremost priority.

So, checking the minimum system requirement is the first step of solving the catastrophic FPS collapse.

Operating SystemWindows 10 RS5 x64
CPUIntel Corei5- 4440 | AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Memory8 GB or Higher
DirectXVersion 12
Storage50 GB Available Space

So, If your gaming rig doesn’t meet the above specs sheet you won’t be able to play this. Make sure you have the required components on your PC.

And only then you can proceed to further solutions.

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Here are the methods you should follow to fix FPS drops in Halo Infinite:

Method 1: Update Graphics Driver

Using an outdated graphics driver can be really obstructive if you plan to continue gaming with the same component. Updating your driver from time to time can provide additional advantages, not to mention a bug-free experience.

So, I would suggest you update the graphics driver to the latest version. Trust me! It would help a lot in avoiding FPS drops.

Here are the steps for you to update the graphics driver:

  • Press the Windows + X button to open the quick windows menu.
  • Select Device Manager from the list.device-manager
  • Expand the Display Adapter 
  • Right-click on the display driver and select Update Driver.display-adapters-gaphischs-update-driver
  • Choose Search automatically for driverssearch-automatically-for-drivers-gpu
  • Follow the on-screen manual to complete the process.

Restart your computer after installing the latest update. Check if the frame rate drops drastically. Try the following methods if the issue isn’t resolved.

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Method 2: Close Unnecessary Tasks

Unwanted tasks running in the background grasp a huge portion of your desktop memory and you encounter sudden frame drops. Kill the applications that are using a larger part of your RAM. You will get a much better result.

Here are the steps to shut down unnecessary applications:

  • Press the Alt + Ctrl + Delete keys simultaneously.
  • Select Task Manager from the list.
  • Go to the Process tab and locate the applications that are not necessary to run at the moment.
  • Select them one by one and click on the end task from the bottom. click-end-task

But, make sure you don’t kill any application that is essential to direct your operating system.

Method 3: Update the Game

Updating the game helps you to delete the bugs and glitches in-built with the previous version. It’s like updating your graphics drivers. The latest version you are gonna use is the smoothest gameplay you will experience.

Here are the steps to update Halo Infinite to the latest version:

  • Launch the Steam client from your computer.
  • Go to Game Library from the dashboard.
  • Select Halo Infinite from the left menu.
  • Click on the Update button and wait for a while to finish the update.

Relaunch the game once the update is completed. Check if the FPS issue still persists. If you have followed all of the solutions according to this article, I suppose there won’t be any sudden frame drop.

How to Fix Stuttering Issue of Halo Infinite on Windows PC

Resolving the stuttering issue of any game seems more accessible to me than fixing the FPS. Games that are installed on your windows computer stutters only for a few fundamental reasons.

Unstable internet in multiplayer mode, corrupted/ missing files from the game directory, and not utilizing the game settings adequately according to your system configuration.

Resolve these three issues. The stuttering issue of Halo infinite will be long gone. Can’t seem to think how should I solve this? Chin up! I am here to help you.

Here are the methods to solve the stuttering issue in Halo Infinite:

Method 1: Check Network Connectivity

There are a few easy tricks to make your network connectivity stable. Make sure you follow all the listed methods.

Plug out the internet cable from both ends of your devices ( Router, PC). Restart your computer and replug the cable.

Another fix you should try is to tap and hold the reset button of your router (at least for 10 seconds).

Resetting the router would fix the network connectivity and glitches – the main element for causing stutter lag in multiplayer mode.

Launch the game after implementing those steps into your system. The issue should be resolved by now. If not, try the subsequent methods.

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Method 2: Verify Game Integrity Files

If any of the game files is missing or gets corrupted, you might often face stuttering. You can get past that situation by checking if the game files are good in health.

And the amusing matter is, by using this method, you wouldn’t need to update the game files manually. Let’s see how you can do that.

Here are the steps to verify game integrity files to avoid stuttering in Halo:

  • Launch the Steam application from your desktop.
  • Move to the Game library and find Halo Infinite.
  • Click on Properties and move to the local files
  • Select verify game integrity files from the list.halo-infinite-verify-game-integrity-files

Wait till the process finds out which of the files are missing and updates them. Relaunch the game after the procedure is completed.

Method 3: Tweak Game Settings

If you have selected the settings that exceed your computer’s performance capability, you are likely to face the stutter issue.

Bring in some changes in your game settings. Turn off the heavy performance factors of the game. Don’t worry if this all seems complicated. Track the settings I have enlisted here.

Here are the changes you should bring to your game settings:

  • Anti-aliasing: Low
  • Texture Filtering: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low
  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Geometry Quality: Low. 

Another setting you need to change is to uninstall the High-res texture. To uninstall that texture, navigate like this: Launch steam > Right-click on Halo > Properties > Click on DLC > Untick Multiplayer high-res texture.

Wait for a while and restart the steam application. All of your stuttering issues should be resolved by now.

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How to Fix FPS Drops and Stuttering in Xbox

If you are using Xbox to play Halo Infinite, these forthcoming solutions might come in handy referring to unexpected frame drops and lag in your gameplay. Perform the instructions as I explain, and you will notice a drastic improvement in FPS.

Before you jump directly to the solutions, reboot both your game and the console. Check whether the issue has been resolved or not. If not, go ahead and follow further instructions.

Here are the methods to increase FPS and resolve stutter in Xbox:

Fix #1: Change Graphics settings.

Tweak your game settings to get enhanced performance. You will need to adjust some grounds to lure out the best performance.

Here are the steps to change your graphics settings:

  • Go to the Settings by pressing the Xbox button from your controller.
  • Move to General settings from that menu.
  • Select Tv & display options from there.
  • Select the resolution, and reduce the resolution.

Setting up the resolution to a lower point would provide a more stable frame rate.

Note: You won’t find this option if you are using the Xbox series x because it can handle 60 FPS at 4k resolution.

Fix #2: Update the Game

There’s no need to remind you how much it is crucial for you to update your game to the latest version. It runs twice as smoothly as the outdated version when you update the game.

Here are the steps to update your game on Xbox:

  • Press the Xbox button to launch the guide menu.
  • Select profile & system from the menu.
  • Choose My games & Apps > manage.
  • Go to Updates > Select Halo Infinite.

If any updates are available there, Xbox will automatically detect them and install them. Relaunch the game after the process is completed to check if the stuttering persists.

Fix #3: Update System Software

If you haven’t updated the console for a long time, chances are all of your installed games are going to get laggy. Fix this issue just by updating the system software.

Here are the steps to update the Xbox system to the latest:

  • Open the Xbox guide menu by pressing the Xbox
  • Select Settings from the menu.
  • Move to system settings > Updates.
  • Install the latest version of the system software.

After updating the system software, Halo infinite should run without even interrupting a little bit.

These are the most valuable solutions you can implement while facing sudden screen freeze and FPS drops. Executing these methods will be sufficient enough to get rid of your long-lasted headache.


The last thing I would like to add is that fixing the FPS drop is not going to be a hassle once you adopt these methods. Just read out the instructions and follow them exactly; you won’t regret it.

But then again, if implementing any of these methods seems complicated, feel free to write them down in the comment box. I will be happy to help you with innovative solutions.

About The Author
Farhan Max is a tech geek with a particular interest in computer hardware. He's been fascinated by gaming since childhood and is now completing his undergraduate studies while researching and testing the latest tech innovations. Alongside his love for all things geeky, Farhan is also a skilled photographer.

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