How to fix Assassin's Creed Mirage lag, stuttering, freezing & crashing

How to fix Assassin's Creed Mirage lag, stuttering, freezing & crashing
Images via Ubisoft

Written by 

Dani Cross


10th Oct 2023 12:56

Assassin's Creed Mirage players have reported seeing lag, stuttering, freezing, and even crashing while playing the game, so if this is something that's affecting you, we've got a few potential fixes that might be able to help you smooth over the cracks.

Note: Bear in mind that there's no singular fix for any of these problems in AC Mirage, and it may depend on your platform or PC specifications.

How to fix lag or stuttering in Assassin's Creed Mirage

One potential fix for lag or stuttering in Assassin's Creed Mirage is one which you may hear quite often in guides like these: making sure you have up-to-date graphics drivers.

While this is a standard fix for all kinds of games, especially bigger titles, as new graphics drivers can determine your performance - it can absolutely be one of the main reasons you're seeing issues!

To update your drivers, simply head to your GPU manufacturer's site or check the associated app (e.g. GeForce Experience) and look for the latest graphics drivers, then install them.

If that hasn't fixed it for you, here are a couple of other steps we'd consider trying before heading back into gameplay:

  • If you're on a lower-end PC, you might benefit from lowering your graphics settings
    • The higher your graphics settings are, the worse your performance is going to be unless you're on a powerful PC
  • Turn down less essential settings like Depth of Field, Motion Blur, Clutter Density or Reflections to see if that changes anything
  • If not, try turning down more settings until you see less stuttering or freezing

As a general note, if your PC doesn't match the recommended requirements for Assassin's Creed Mirage, you'll probably experience issues. Also, as you're zipping freely about the skyline of Baghdad, you'll want to be able to navigate the area without worry of any hitches breaking your flow of searching for those Enigma locations and Dervis' Artifacts.

More fixes for freezing in Assassin's Creed Mirage

If the common fixes above don't do anything for you, it might be worth disabling the Ubisoft overlay for Asassin's Creed Mirage.

This feature could cause lag for some players, so you can disable it by following the steps below.

  • Head to Client settings
  • Check the General tab
  • Disable the "Enable in-game overlay" setting

While it's not always ideal to need to wait for patches, if the fixes listed above don't work, this is probably your best option - so you may need to keep an eye out for any future updates released by the team to see if they mitigate your issues.

For more guides, be sure to visit our Assassin's Creed homepage for the latest ticks and trips. Alternatively, check out all Assassin's Creed games in chronological order to see where AC Mirage lines up in the timeline.

Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.

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