I can not get above 20fps. I’ve lowered graphic settings. Tinkered with multiple OS settings (Game Mode, Xbox Game Bar, Power Management, Hardware Acceleration, etc) Nothing seems to help with my frames. When the game is running, my CPU and GPU usage is no higher than 30%. Is this game just poorly optimized for higher-end CPUs? Any help is appricated.
High End stuff usually have some frame problems with older or weaker games/softwares. Idk why but it does. I may know how to fix it. Try to limit the usage of your CPU for Lost Ark. Open the game and then alt tab do desktop, then, you need to open up the task manager. When you did that, go to “Details” option and find Lost Ark there. Right click on it and go “set priority”, set the priority to the lower one, so your CPU doesn’t put that much power into that game. Again, I don’t know how this particulary works, but it works, most of the time.
So it seems you are not having the same issue as me. Your CPU/GPU is on par with the people I’ve chatted with in the LostArk discord. But most of them are hard stuck at 20fps. Are you running RU client? Did you do anything other than downloading and running the game?
Finally fixed my issue. This is a temporary fix as games should not be given permanent admin privileges.
MY SOLUTION: go to steam page, click settings (cog wheel), go to local files, browse… , go to binaries, win64, scroll down to the executable (“LOSTARK”), right click and go to properties, then compatibility, and check the “Run this program as admin” box, restart computer
None of the solutions I read here worked but then I read somewhere about Cleaning registry with Avast Cleaner (who also has an antivirus app and is safe) and it worked! You don’t need to buy just use the Scan for Free option and then fix everything it recommends. It doens’t tell you to restart your computer afterwards but that’s when it was finally better and running buttery smooth now (don’t forget to turn off area chat too (as mentioned many times earlier)).
Maybe a bit late but have you guys with the low fps on good hardware checked the windows feature called fault tolerant heap?
I would advice against disabling it completely but if you are affected by fth misbehaving or making software misbehave you can safely delete the fth list entry for lost ark (if there is one) or any other game / software that suddenly runs slow or unstable.
We encountered the same problem with fps not being able to go past 20 when playing Blade and Soul numerous times and we were able to solve it by removing the blade and soul entry from the fth list making it playable again with the usual fps rollercoaster that BnS was.