Similar to its forerunner, the recent Star Wars game, Jedi Survivor, also appears to be facing its own set of initial performance problems, particularly concerning the PC version. Based on the multitude of claims from PC gamers worldwide, it is safe to assume that buttery smooth gameplay at constant 60+ FPS is a few patches away just like it was the case with Fallen Order.
NOTE 1: If Jedi Survivor keeps crashing on startup due to UE4 issues (EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION), try to update graphics drivers as mentioned in point #4 in the below PC Performance Troubleshooting guide.
Why this error – The error commonly occurs when an application or program tries to access memory that is reserved for the OS or other critical system processes. This type of memory is typically protected to prevent unauthorized access or modification, and accessing it can cause the program to crash or the system to become unstable. In the case of Jedi Survivor, the error is most likely due to a malfunctioning or outdated driver. Hence the common fix is to update both your Graphics Control Panel Software and the GPU Drivers.
NOTE 2: As reported by some players, adjusting the in-game graphics settings from ultra to low provides minimal performance improvement on mid-spec machines. Also, turning OFF Motion Blur and Chromatic Aberration seems to be stabilizing some of the cutscene frame drops and stutters. Read on to find out what else works.
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- Errors & Fixes
- Improving Performance on PC
- Jedi Survivor PC Benchmarks
- Optimal PS5 Game Settings
- Xbox Series S Performance
Errors & Fixes
LAUNCH ERROR: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION reading address 0x0000000000000000
Update 1: Lots of Jedi Survivor players are reporting this error. At this point it is unclear if this is due to RAM or VRAM issues but the general attempt to fix it could involve trying to delete game configuration files or modifying them to LOWER your video specs and try again.
Update 2: Some players are reporting that resetting their global GPU settings back to defaults solves the issue for them. This means heading to NVIDIA Control Panel for NVIDIA users and AMD Software Adrenaline Edition for AMD GPU users.
Update 3: Updating graphics card drivers seems to be solving the UE4 Launch issue “EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION reading address 0x0000000000000000” for some players.
These are few of the early UE4 launch & crash issues that Jedi Survivor seems to be producing. Check back for more updates.
FPS FIX: How to get 60+FPS at up to 4k resolution
STEP 1: Check if your PC’s BIOS has the “rebar” feature enabled through the NVIDIA Control Panel, by going to Help, then System Info. (Rebar allows your graphics card to access more memory and can improve game performance. If it is not enabled, then enable it in the BIOS.
STEP 2: Download NVIDIA profile inspector (github link), find Jedi Survivor in the list and use these settings.
STEP 3: Set the settings to how you want them in game. Restart the game. Then, do no mess with the settings once you get back in the game. This applies for ray tracing as well.
STEP 4: This step is mainly for older CPUs. Disable Hyperthreading in the BIOS for Intel CPUs and disable SMT for AMD CPUs
Improving PC Performance
If you’re playing the game on an older PC with CPU and / or GPU that is nearly a decade old then sadly there are no immediate fixes to get extra FPS at this moment (that is, if the game even runs for you). However, if you’re still feeling like tinkering and want to explore options and get new ideas to optimize and improve performance, then here is a link to all the modding and configuration guides for the previous game (Fallen Order).
On the other hand, if you’ve got a PC with CPU-GPU combo that is under 3 years old and has benchmarks that are moderate to ultimate, and you’re having performance issues with Jedi Survivor, then a good place to start would be to run through the following list of basic troubleshooting.
- Re-check System Requirements for Jedi Survivor and ensure that your device meets minimum specs.
- If you have FPS drops, try to close any other background apps and non-essential programs that may (or may not) be CPU/GPU intensive.
- You could also try to change the “Process Priority” for Jedi Survivor under details tab in Task Manager to Realtime (the highest priority possible).
- Check your Graphics Card settings and ensure that your Graphics Drivers are up to date.
- Try and lower your graphics settings under Radeon AMD Panel or NVIDIA Control Panel depending on the card you have. Try running the game on medium and lower than medium settings to see if that fixes the FPS drops.
- This may seem obvious but it is still better to put it out – Ensure that the game is installed on the fastest drive available – SSD is preferred for obvious reasons, this is a massive game w.r.t. to its size (over 150GB). Needless to say quicker game file load times will impact stutter.
- Next, in Jedi Survivor, go to game settings. There are several settings here that you may want to test in order to tweak to optimize performance which is suited to your system. Be warned that turning ON some these options could potentially create more issues, so if you continue to face problems, try turning OFF all settings and then turning them ON one by one to see if you are able to identify a specific setting that is causing trouble in your PC.
- Lastly, check your Max FPS and adjust it to match your monitor’s refresh rate – common options are are 60hz, 90-100hz, and 120hz.
Will Jedi Survivor run for me?
The following Benchmark Test by Youtuber Karan Benchmarks covers the game with RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060, RTX 3050, GTX 1650 played at 1080p & 1440p in Native & FSR2 quality. Hopefully you should be able to get an idea about your PC or Gaming Laptop looking at these numbers.
As reported by Karan, the biggest problem with Jedi Survivor’s Performance right now is that it lacks DLSS support but includes a Ray Tracing option. This seems to make no sense because in theory Ray Tracing is ineffective without DLSS. However, the game does have FSR2 support but the quality is subpar and FSR2 makes the game look blurry and pixelated. The game also seems to have some shader compilation stutters whenever Cal enters a new area.
Lowering the graphics settings does in fact give a slight boost in FPS which at this stage is much needed. As seen in the below video, RTX 3060ti at 1440p goes from 40FPS in Ultra to 52FPS in Low settings. As more people play, test and benchmark the game, we’ll get to see more outdoors, open-world scenery gameplay to better test the VRAM usage.
On the whole, the game still manages to look pretty decent on even low settings and plays well. Although its true aesthetic beauty shines at ultra settings, it is still a solid 10/10 game that won’t disappoint you much until EA Games fixes these initial issues.
Also see: Can you skip cutscenes in Jedi Survivor?
Optimal PS5 Graphics Settings
- Performance Mode: On
- Field of View: Widest
- HDR Output: On
- HDR Brightness: Adjust accordingly
- Motion Blur: Off
- Film Grain: Off
- Chromatic Aberration: Off
- Camera Shake: 75%
- Ambient Camera Shake: 0%
- Hide HUD: Off
Note: If your PS5 is struggling to play the game, try turning HDR OFF and reattempting to play the game.
Xbox Series S Performance
Early gameplay tests from YouTube channel Fuzion Xbox Testing confirm that Jedi Survivor only runs at 30 FPS on Xbox Series S due to the hardware limitations. Sadly, even on the more powerful Xbox Series X consoles, players are struggling to reach a consistent 60 FPS in performance mode because of screen tearing and inconsistent FPS.
Various players with different PC specs are reporting all kinds of issues like FPS Drops, Frame Stuttering, Lag, Micro-Loading Stutters. Right now, FPS drops in cutscenes seem to be the most common issue (goes as low as 15 FPS!) Similar issues were reporting during the first few months of Fallen Order as well. And while some of these issues were resolved with updates from the developer – Respawn Entertainment, others needed worked after some DIY hacks fixed them partially – examples of these include disabling enhanced graphic features like motion blur and depth of field.
The image you see above is from GameStar trying to investigate Jedi Survivor’s performance issues. As is evident from MSI Afterburner overlay in the screenshot, the NVIDIA RTX4090 is being severely underutilized, running at 35-60% for the majority of the time. Furthermore, PCMRace indicates that the game demands substantial VRAM. In their tests, an NVIDIA RTX 3080Ti failed to run the game at 4K resolution, primarily due to VRAM constraints.