[Fixed] Cities Skylines 2 Blue Screen of Death (BSoD)

[Best Performance Guide] Improve Performance in Cities Skylines 2 (PC)

Cities Skylines 2 is a city-building simulation game that offers players the opportunity to create and manage their dream cities. With its expansive maps, realistic traffic simulation, and intricate details, it’s no surprise that players often seek ways to optimize the game’s performance for a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Cities Skylines 2 was released a while ago and players are complaining about horrible performance and optimization. In this guide, we will help you in attaining good FPS within Cities Skylines 2.

System Requirements

GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 480Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
CPUIntel Core i7-6700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600XIntel Core i5-12600K / AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
RAM8 GB16 GB Duel Channel

Before diving into the game, it’s essential to ensure that your computer meets the game’s system requirements. Cities Skylines 2 is a resource-intensive game, so having a capable PC is crucial for a seamless gaming experience.

[Best Performance Guide] Improve Performance in Cities Skylines 2 (PC)

Optimize Graphics Settings

Almost everyone who is complaining about the performance and optimization is trying to play the game at 4K settings. The game is not optimized to handle 4K or even 2K graphics as of now especially on Nvidia cards. So, for now, all you can do is enjoy the game 1080p and you will surely get 60FPS stable.

If you are still not able to get 60FPS after lowering the resolution to 1920×1080, then go to settings change the display from full screen to windowed mode. After doing this, disable the depth of field and turn off the motion blur and it will fix your issue instantly.

Close Background Applications

Close unnecessary background applications and processes before launching the game. These processes can consume system resources and potentially slow down your gaming experience.

[Best Performance Guide] Improve Performance in Cities Skylines 2 (PC)

Overclocking (Advanced Users)

For advanced users with overclockable hardware, consider overclocking your CPU and GPU to squeeze out extra performance. However, please do this with caution, as it can potentially void warranties and cause instability if not done correctly.

That’s all for now, for now only thing that can fix the fps and performance issue is you need to lower your resolution to 1920×1080 and enjoy the game at 1080p. Even if you have a high-end GPU you won’t be getting stable 60FPS on this game at 4K. We are sure developers must have acknowledged the issue by now and must be working on the fix. Wait for the next patch that will resolve this issue till then enjoy building your beautiful city.

Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios. When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games