With the recent release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Early Gamers whom have Pre-Purchased the Digital Ultimate Editions. Many Steam and PC Users have reported Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering on 1080P and 4K Capable Rigs.

This means that gamers whom have killer Hardware which meets both the minimum and recommended specifications of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Have encountered their game play to run slow, sluggish and are consistently dropping frames.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering Frame Rate.

Despite whether or not Gamers are playing in Full 1080P or 4K Resolution. Gamers are enduring unplayable stuttering within hours of the games launch.

Some Steam Users have Complained :

Steam User Complaint
“Hitching – Stuttering @1440p and crashing @4k Resolution
Anyone else getting this problem, game just does not want to play nice @4k res and crashes constantly even @ the main menu… when changed to 1440p no crashing but stuttering/hitching issues.”

“This is what i probably get for using the latest insider preview build of windows 10 and the latest nvidia drivers, with 2x1080ti`s.”


It is very likely that this is simply teething problems with the Recent release of Square Enix’s latest Addition to the Tomb Raider Franchise.

Another Steam User has Stated :

Steam User Complaint
“First of all game is very heavy but you can still get 30fps on 1080p but have to keep settings to the lowest. with the lowest settings u can get 30 to 45 at max and with the max settings u can get 15 or less so do not try. and even with low and normal settings its to get locked 30 fps so better keep it at lowest and keep resolution to 1080p.”


Possible Fix : Troubleshoot your Shadow of the Tomb Raider FPS Issue Here.

Possible Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering and Performance Fix

In light of the issues the majority of Steam Users have declared that a revert to your older AMD and Nvidia Drivers can resolve the issue

Possible Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering Steam Fix
“For anyone experiencing (heavy) performance issues
It is most likely the 399.24 driver update. I rolled back to the last one and it runs smooth as all hell.”

We have yet to encounter any such Frame rate or FPS Issues with Shadow of the Tomb Raider with both 1080p and 4K Resolutions.

More  Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering & FPS Fixes.

It’s important to reach out to the Development team within this early release. However if you are still having issues then be sure to use the following guide to help improve your frame rate for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Guides : Bolster and Improve Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering Frame Rate

We are still waiting to hear from any updates from the Development Team. Be sure to use the guide above to help troubleshoot and identify the issue.


Before having any plans on refunding the title or breaking your Gaming Rig. Be sure to reach out the Development Support Team. They have posted a helpful tonne of information on stream regarding some possible solutions.

Alternatively you can contact them here.

Official support for the game can be contacted via the below links:

Europe: http://support.eu.square-enix.com
America: http://support.na.square-enix.com
Japan: http://support.jp.square-enix.com

For more information on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, please visit the official website: www.tombraider.com.

We will continue to update this article with any sure fire fixes that may resolve the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stuttering Error.

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