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How to improve your PC performance while playing Minecraft

Most performance problems encountered in Minecraft. related to FPS, Frames Per Second. All video games act like giant flip books, with new pages constantly being drawn and displayed as we play. Rendering is the process of converting game data and outputting it to the screen. It will repeat this to create individual pages, called frames, as quickly as possible.

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Anything below 30 FPS will cause the player to splash as it won’t be smooth or natural. There are several factors that affect the performance of a game. Unfortunately, Minecraft struggles more in this area than other titles, with even the most high-end PCs struggling to keep up. Thankfully, there are things we can do to limit crashes and improve performance. Join us as we uncover some tips to improve performance in Minecraft.

Render distance


Minecraft Steve with spy glasses

Players view the game world based on visible distances that determine how far they see in each direction. Render distance declares the number of blocks that we can view. The Java version sets this to 12 by default, producing a huge 52,015,104 blocks to be processed per frame.

By reducing render distance we minimize the number of blocks made, resulting in better fps as it has less processing and increased rendering speed. You can change the display distance by entering ‘game options’ and ‘install video’. A value of 10 is an average value that gives a good performance boost without adversely affecting gameplay.

Optimization Settings


Minecraft video settings 1.18

There are a lot of settings we can change to improve gameplay. Go into game options and select ‘video settings’. This is where you can adjust the settings used when rendering. Experiment with what works for you and note the changes so you can reverse them if needed. Our recommendations for maximizing FPS are:

  • The set ‘Graphics’ from Fancy to Fast

  • The set ‘Cloud’ from Fancy to TURN OFF

  • The set ‘Corpuscle’ from All to Minimum

  • Disable ‘Body Shadow’

  • The set ‘Smooth lighting’ arrive Turn off

  • Reduce MipMap level by one
  • Turn off Bioblend

In rare cases you may need to increase the ‘maximum frame rate’ or disable vsync. Both settings limit the number of frames displayed. Remember that the more image detail you want, the greater the performance.

Latency problems


Minecraft can't connect to the server error

Latency is a problem in multiplayer games, and Minecraft is no exception. Lag describes a wide range of network-based performance problems, although it is incorrectly used to describe a more general range of problems. Locating a particular problem is very difficult and we often do little because the problem is beyond our control. Here are some steps we can take to minimize network problems.

Drivers

Make sure that you keep your network drivers up to date. In general, this is a good practice, as bugs often trace their origins back to outdated software. Vendors tend to fix problems quickly and often deploy them automatically or in Operating System updates. When updating, always check that it comes from a trusted source, such as the original equipment manufacturer or operating system vendor.

Internet cable

If you’re using the same network cables you started using ten years ago, it might be time to replace them. Old and faulty cables can degrade and lead to loss of signal that requires information to be sent over and over again.

Access points

Make sure you are connecting to the correct access point. Chances are, you have one or more open APs in range, and your wireless devices sometimes connect to them by accident. In addition to any security risk, open APs often perform poorly due to the number of connected devices or the distance between them. The further away you are, the worse it will be. Set your computer to ignore unknown APs and only connect to known networks. Where could be, use newer network protocols. The 5ghz network has several advantages. They are less congested than 2.4ghz and have more bandwidth for your connection.

Turn off Downloads (on other devices)

The more congested your network, the more likely your game will struggle to send data efficiently and without loss. They can cause data loss or delay, adversely affecting your experience. A common cause of bottlenecks is background update tasks that are downloading updates without your knowledge. Make sure you don’t update or preload the game and press the pause button while playing. Don’t forget to check any other computers or consoles on the same network. Even in standby mode some running tasks can affect everything.

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Avoid ‘busy’ areas


An expanded village in Minecraft

This affects single-player and multiplayer games, and refers to any area where there’s a lot going on. Player towns, redstone constructions, and complex construction projects are all examples of things that can cause problems. Remember that the more Minecraft does, the longer it takes to render frames. Even on servers we can have problems. Busy servers will take longer to send player updates. The local game client may work fine, but the game will experience intermittent updates, thus providing a sporadic experience.

Mob farms can also negatively affect performance if still active. Try to build an off switch in your design to disable farms and prevent too many mobs from spawning. You will also need to deal with excess drop items. Instead of leaving items lying there, redirect any leftover potion into the lava for destruction and removal from the game. Too many mobs and items will negatively affect the area.

Pre-create sections


athlete striding in lava near a pebble beach area

Minecraft creates worlds as you explore. It handles the current fragment and the things around you. If you’re moving fast, the game queues pieces to create and can quickly add up. Some terrains can cause more problems than others.

We can work around this by pre-generating the terrain before playing. Modded Minecraft players can use one of the many mods designed for this mission, but vanilla players will have to enter creative mode, calculate the coordinates for the probable play area, and teleport . Give the surroundings some time to create before moving on to the next point.

Change Minecraft App


Minecraft Alternative Client

Two popular third-party clients, Minecraft Forge and Minecraft Fabric, offer a variety of mods that can improve performance by tuning the inner workings. Their releases mirror those from Mojang give or take a few weeks, so you can usually play with the latest additions. You still need to purchase the base game because third-party clients extend the functionality, not replace the original game. Here are some of our favorite performance mods:

  • Better FPS

  • Optifine

  • Sodium

  • Phosphorus

  • Texfix

  • Chunk pre-generator

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