How To Fix Lag In Madden 23

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How To Fix Lag In Madden 23
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If you’re wondering how to fix lag in Madden 23, then read on.

Madden NFL 23 is here and it has a number of issues disrupting the experience for many players. The most common problem players are encountering is lag in the gameplay. Not to mention Madden 23 crashing.

While lag and bugs are common for a new game (recently released MultiVersus and Tower of Fantasy also had lag issues), it can be frustrating. It will ruin the fun of playing. Luckily, we have a couple of fixes to fix lag in Madden NFL 23, so you can experience smooth gameplay. Let's get into it!

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How To Fix Lag In Madden 23

Whatever the game you are playing, lag is one thing that can ruin your gaming experience. That being said, it is easily fixable. Here are the steps we'd recommend you try to fix or at least reduce lag in Madden NFL 23.

We'll assume you've run through the usual checks such as making sure your Internet connection is fast and stable. We recommend using a wired connection instead of a wireless one (if available) as they tend to be more stable.

Check your PC specs

In order for the game to run smoothly, your device should have adequate specs. If your system isn't equipped to cope with the demands of the game, then you are always likely to experience stuttering and crashing. So make sure your PC meets the minimum requirements to run Madden 23.

Minimum requirements:

  • 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): Athlon X4 880K @4GHz or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Core i3-6100 @3.7GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Radeon RX 460 or equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 660 or equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB
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If your PC doesn't meet the above requirements, you may need to consider upgrading your hardware to enjoy lag-free gameplay. Have a look at the list of the best gaming laptop and the best gaming PC on the market.

Make sure everything is up-to-date

It's important to make sure that your graphics drivers and OS are fully up to date. You can quickly check for any updates - if you have an Intel-based system, go here. If you are on AMD, go here, and for NVIDIA, go here.

If your graphics drivers are fully updated, then try to cap the FPS at 60 via the graphics card control panel and see if this makes a difference. Alternatively, if your Vsync is switched on, try turning it off, and vice versa if it's currently switched off. See if this then makes a difference.

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Terminate background apps

The more resource-hungry applications that you have running in the background, the more strain is put on your PC, which results in lag. To combat this, you need to terminate unnecessary processes. This can be done by using Task Manager.

Tweak the in-game settings

Another easy way to reduce lag is by lowering the graphics settings. With low graphics settings, your game should run relatively smooth. However, there is a trade-off; you would have to sacrifice in terms of graphical quality and visual effects.

You can lower the graphic setting inside the game settings. Begin by putting every setting to the lowest, and then you can start playing around with putting it on higher settings to see how this affects your lag.

Hopefully, one of the above fixes will work for you.