Age of Wonders: Planetfall Fix Lag, FPS Drops and Freezing

Age of Wonders: Planetfall released today on all three major platforms being PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC. This is the fifth instalment for the Age of Wonders title offering the same strategy based gameplay featuring a sci-fi setting. The game has been developed by Triumph Studios and published by Paradox Interactive.

The game has been available for pre-load from a few days. If you haven’t downloaded it yet go ahead and download it using Steam.

As usual, there are normal hiccups on launch and players usually face lag and fps drop related issues on their computers. In this article, we will find out things that you can do to temporarily boost your FPS until the game developer pushes an update.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall System Requirements

Below are the system requirements for the game


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (3rd Generation) or AMD FX Series processor (or equivalents)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 650Ti 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 7770 (or equivalents)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (7th or 8th Generation) or AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (or equivalents)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

The recommended settings here are saying that you need a GTX 1060 Mini to run the game. Most of the people might not have troubles in running the game at all.

Below are a few steps that you can follow to fix lag and other issues

Download Updated Graphics Drivers

Whenever a AAA title is released, Nvidia and AMD are known to push optimization related updates for the games. This generally fixes and FPS related issues unless the problem is with the game.

Nvidia Drivers Download

AMD Drivers Download

Tweak Nvidia Settings

If you are an Nvidia Graphics card user, you can make a few changes using the Nvidia control panel for better gaming performance. Steps for the same have been mentioned below

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel. Right-click on Desktop > Click Nvidia Control Panel
  • Head to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings
  • Locate Age of Wonders: Planetfall. If the game name doesn’t appear in the list, you can click on the Add button and locate the .exe file.
  • Now from the settings make the following changes
  • Monitor Tech: G-Sync (If available)
  • Maximum Pre-rendered frames: 2
  • Threaded optimization: On
  • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Texture Filtering – Quality:  Performance

If you are still facing FPS drops related issues, it is recommended that you change the game graphics settings to low for the time being.

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