Borderlands 3: How To Fix Low FPS, Stuttering, White Screen & More | PC & Console Tweaks Guide

Borderlands 3 brings back that wonderful looter shooter goodness, but some PC players are experiencing annoying on-going issues. If you’re dealing with low FPS, constant stuttering, white screen with the Epic Game Store Launcher, or any other annoying PC bugs and glitches, we’re here to help with all the best fixes the internet can provide.

Many of these fixes are meant to be a temporary solution for a long-term problem. With any luck, we’ll see future patches that will address these issues and smooth over the rocky experience some PC players are dealing with.

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Improve Performance On PC & Console

One quick and easy way to instantly improve performance, even on console, is by disabling Social Notifications and setting Group Privacy to Local. This is confirmed to give an instant FPS boost on PC and PS4 currently.

FPS Drop When Aiming Down Sights

If you’re experiencing a perfect frame rate but get sudden drops when aiming down the sights, try this odd fix shared by Redditor u/helemekoko.

In the Graphics Settings, set Overall Quality to ‘Very Low’, then change the individual settings to whatever you want.

  • You can also try to set Texture Steaming to ‘Very Low’ to improve performance when aiming down sights.

It seems the ‘Overall Quality’ setting has some secret effect over your graphics settings, and setting it to Very Low is helping some players. You can then change the rest of your settings to be as high as you want them to be.

Constant Low FPS & Stuttering

If you’re experiencing constant stuttering and tweaks, even when you’re playing singleplayer or solo, you may want to try disabling internet connectivity in Borderlands 3. This will make it impossible to play online, but this is a temporary fix for the problem.

To block Borderlands 3 from connecting to online servers, you can use Windows Defender. You need to block two .exes — inbound and outbound.

  • C:\Games\Borderlands3\OakGame\Binaries\Win64
  • C:\Games\Borderlands3

If you stop the game from connecting, some players are reporting improved performance and an end to that annoying constant FPS stuttering.

Improving Framerate With DX12

If your video card supports DX12, this might help your performance considerably. If your card supports DX12, you’ll find the option to change it in the Graphics Settings menu.

After restarting, DX12 causes the initial loading to take longer — about 3-5 minutes instead of almost-instantly. Don’t be alarmed! Just let it load. Loading between zones won’t take this long. The only long loading screen is the initial one.

Epic Game Store Launches Into A White Screen

The EGS Launcher going to a white screen is an annoyingly common problem, and one that affects everyone using the launcher — not just Borderlands 3 players. If you’re experiencing issues with the EGS, here’s how to solve the White Screen issue.

To solve this problem, you need to go to AppData. Go to your Windows Settings and select ‘Show Hidden Folders‘ to reveal AppData.

  • C:\Users\[YourUsername]\AppData\
  • Local\EpicGamesLauncher\Saved\webcache

In the webcache folder, simply delete all the files found here. Don’t delete the folder itself, just the files / folders inside. Clear the whole thing, and you should no longer experience the white screen bug.

We’ll keep this page updated with the latest fixes, tips, and solutions for PC issues. Check back soon!