How to Fix Stuttering Issues on Halo Infinite

Do you encounter stuttering issues on Halo Infinite?

After getting delayed, Halo Infinite is finally available on PC and Xbox consoles. This marks the 16th title of the Halo franchise and the first release since Halo: Fireteam Raven in 2018. While the game promises to be another win for Halo fans, it does come with bugs and glitches, which is normal on newly released games. 

Recently, there are have been reports from several PC gamers who encounter stuttering issues on Halo Infinite.

Despite having the right hardware to run the game, fans still encounter stutters, which can ruin their experience. 

Based on what we know, this issue is usually caused by corrupted files or improper game installation. However, it can also be due to broken display drivers, faulty servers, or third-party applications. 

This issue is also isolated on PC, which means console users don’t have to worry about it. 

In this guide, we will show you how to fix stuttering issues on Halo Infinite. 

Let’s get started!

1. Check Halo Infinite Servers. 

Before changing your device configurations, we suggest checking Halo Infinite’s servers first when you encounter stuttering issues. This way, you can identify if the issue is coming from your end or Halo’s servers. 

You can use third-party sites like Downdetector to view the current status of Halo Infinite. 

Halo Infinite Status

Unfortunately, the only option you have, if the servers are down, is to wait for Halo’s team to address the issue. 

If there are no issues with Halo Infinite’s end, you can proceed to the next method below to start troubleshooting the problem. 

2. Restart Your Device. 

Your computer may have run into temporary errors, causing performance issues to your system. To fix this, restart your device to refresh your system resources and eliminate bugs and glitches in the process. 

Here’s how you can restart your Windows PC: 

  1. On the Taskbar, click on the Windows icon to open the Start Menu
  2. After that, access the Power Options tab. 
  3. Finally, click on Restart to reboot your system. 
stuttering issues on Halo Infinite

Go back to Halo Infinite afterward to check if the problem is solved. 

3. Lower Your In-Game Settings. 

Stutters and FPS drops on Halo Infinite may indicate that your current configurations are too high for your system. To fix this, we suggest lowering Halo Infinite’s graphics to reduce the load on your computer. 

Simply access Halo Infinite’s display settings and lower your graphics configurations. You can also try lowering the resolution if you don’t mind playing at 720P. 

4. Update Your Graphics Drivers. 

Broken or outdated drivers could also be the reason for stuttering issues on Halo Infinite. Your video card might not be functioning properly, causing Halo Infinite to lag and stutter. 

To fix this, follow the steps below to update your display drivers: 

  1. First, press the Windows + X keys on your keyboard to open the Quick Menu
  2. After that, click on Device Manager and expand the Display Adapters tab. 
  3. Lastly, right-click on your video card and choose Update Driver
stuttering issues on Halo Infinite

Once done, restart your system and check if you still encounter stuttering issues on Halo Infinite. 

5. Close Background Apps. 

If you’re using an entry-level system, we suggest closing unnecessary applications in the background. Your device might be running out of resources, causing Halo Infinite to lag and stutter. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, press the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys to open the Task Manager
  2. After that, go to the Processes tab and click on Memory. This will sort your applications based on RAM usage. 
  3. Lastly, identify the apps you’re not using and close them. 
Close Background Apps

Go back to the game afterward and check if you still encounter stuttering issues. 

6. Verify Your Game Files. 

Corrupted game files could also cause stutters on Halo Infinite. Fortunately, Steam has a built-in tool that scans your game files and automatically repairs or replaces broken and missing data on your system. 

See the steps below to scan Halo Infinite’s files: 

  1. On Steam, access your Library and right-click on Halo Infinite
  2. Next, click on Properties and open the Local Files tab. 
  3. Finally, hit the Verify Integrity of Game Files option. 
Verify Game Files

After scanning your game files, relaunch Halo Infinite to check if the problem is solved. 

7. Reinstall Halo Infinite. 

If repairing your game files did not work, try reinstalling Halo Infinite on your system. This should ensure that you have the latest working version of the game and there are no corrupted data on your storage. 

Check out the steps below to reinstall Halo Infinite: 

  1. First, go to your Steam Library and right-click on Halo Infinite
  2. After that, hover your mouse over the Manage tab. 
  3. Lastly, click the Uninstall option to delete Halo Infinite
stuttering issues on Halo Infinite

Once done, go to the Steam Store to reinstall the game. 

8. Contact Halo Infinite. 

At this point, the last thing you can do is report the issue to Halo’s team. There might be an issue with the servers or your account that needs attention on their end. 

Go to Halo Infinite’s Support page and contact their team to submit a ticket. When asking for help, always provide your account details, your system specifications, and other necessary information that can help speed up the process. 

stuttering issues on Halo Infinite

While waiting for a response, browse the other guides on their page and see if you can find other solutions. 

That wraps up our guide for fixing stuttering issues on Halo Infinite. If you have questions, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter) Website

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