Sometimes when playing Minecraft, you may experience a low FPS (frames per second) or frame rate. This may be caused due to some background running applications or simply not having a strong enough computer to run the game smoothly at your current settings.
Here are some tips to optimize game performance in both Java and Bedrock versions of the game.
Minecraft: Java Edition
A useful tool to utilize in Java is to monitor your frame rate in the debug menu which can be opened by pressing F3.
By going to the game’s option menu and selecting video settings you will have a list of options you can adjust to increase performance. It can be opened by pressing the ‘Esc’ key.
- Turning down your render distance
- Change your graphics setting from ‘Fancy’ to ‘Fast’
- Turn off Smooth Lighting and Clouds
- Reduce your FOV if it was increased
- Set particles to minimal
- Turn off vsync (may be dependent on global video card settings)
- Disable Mipmaps
- Disable Biome Smoothing
- Set the game to windowed mode. Similarly, you can also try full screen mode by either toggling in game or pressing ‘F11’
- When in multiplayer, move away from areas that have many players, mobs or large buildings
Bedrock Versions of Minecraft
(Bedrock versions of Minecraft include all Non-Java Editions of the game)
The settings we will be focusing on are in the ‘video’ settings. You can access your settings by hitting ‘esc’ in game or clicking settings from the main menu.
- Turning down render distance
- Turn off fancy leaves
- Turn off fancy bubbles
- Turn off render clouds
- Turn off beautiful skies
- Turn off smooth lighting
- Turn off fancy graphics
- Turn down particle render distance
If the above options did not help you in optimizing your game performance, you may want to review the minimum required specifications to play and ensure your computer is up to those specifications.