How to Reduce Lag and Speed Up Play

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If you join a game and it appears to stutter or “lag” or players are appearing to warp around the game, it could be signs of a slow game or slow connection.

Graphics Level

First start by checking the Roblox graphics level. When in a game, hit Escape to bring up the menu. From there, you can check the graphics level of Roblox and set it to a lower level. If the Graphics Mode is currently set to 'Automatic', change it to 'Manual' and then you will be able to make any necessary adjustments. Lower graphics levels will reduce some of the image/visual quality but it also means that your computer works less to run Roblox and may result in a better game play experience until you can upgrade your hardware or have a better connection.

If you cannot load a place to change the settings, you can also set this option in Roblox Studio.

  1. Open Studio and go to Tools > Settings (SystemMenu UI) or File > Settings (RibbonBar UI)
  2. Click on Rendering in the left column of the window that pops up
  3. Click OK if you're prompted
  4. You can set your graphics level manually on the QualityLevel setting.

Check Your Computer's Resources

If lowering the quality didn't work, check to make sure your system resources are not being used by other high-power programs. Close out of any unnecessary programs to make sure they aren't taking up system resources that Roblox may need to run properly.  It is recommended that when you run Roblox, for the most optimal experience, that you close all other programs.

Connection Issues

If the lag issues are connection related, please click here.

More Information

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