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WoW Dragonflight Performance & Stuttering Issues Fix

A step-by-step guide to fixing World of Warcraft (WoW) Dragonflight performance issues and stuttering.
WoW Dragonflight Performance & Stuttering Issues Fix

As World of Warcraft (WoW)'s latest expansion, Dragonflight is taking the ever-popular MMORPG to the next level and players to Dragon Isles. While the expansion is filled with awesome content, players struggle with stuttering, low FPS, and general performance issues.

This guide explains how you can quickly fix stuttering and performance issues in WoW Dragonflight, making the Dragonriding and your experience in Dragon Isles a smoother one, so let's get started.

Update on 14 August 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information on fixes for the WoW Dragonlight low FPS and stuttering issues.

How to Fix WoW Dragonflight Low FPS & Performance 

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Even the Aspect of Life can feel the pain of low FPS and performance issues in WoW Dragonflight. (Picture: Blizzard)

As always, there are some general fixes players can try, such as closing resource-heavy programs running in the background. Further, installing the latest NVIDIA drivers, if you have a GeForce GPU, or AMD drivers, if you have a Radeon GPU, is fundamental. Lastly, updating your Operating System (OS) to the latest stable version always helps.

Apart from these basics, however, there could be another reason that WoW Dragonflight players are suffering from low FPS, stuttering, and general performance issues. This has to do with addons and addon manager programs.

Community Manager Drakuloth explains: "Seems like there are a ton of reports of these issues suddenly popping up. Just to make sure we rule out any conflicts, can I have you all uninstall any addon managers like Overwolf."

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Many World of Warcraft players appear to be suffering from stuttering and performance issues. (Picture: Blizzard)

As with every new WoW expansion, some of your addons might not be updated for Dragonflight's changes yet. To fix performance issues in Dragonflight, we suggest first disabling all your addons and addon manager, updating them all, then enabling them one by one, and checking your FPS after each one to find the culprit.

You can also try resetting the WoW User Interface as a last resort. If all else fails, we suggest contacting Blizzard's customer service for your region. 

So there you have it, possible ways to fix performance issues and stuttering in World of Warcraft Dragonflight. Hopefully, this guide has helped citizens of Azeroth fix some issues as they head to Dragon Isles.

We will endeavor to update this article if or when more fixes for performance and stuttering in Dragonflight become available. However, it is essential to note that simply disabling addon managers and waiting for your favorite one to update should already fix most of the stuttering.


Check out our video below, where we dive deep into the lore of the Dragon Aspects in World of Warcraft, discussing all the leaders, their history, and some family drama!

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