Latest Windows 11 Update May Cause Games to Stutter or Have Low Performance; Offers Workaround


If you’ve updated to the latest version of Windows 11, and you’ve ran across issues with some of your games that didn’t have issues before, it’s due to the update — something Microsoft has confirmed today.

In a new entry in its “Learn” page, Microsoft has updated it by stating that there are “lower than expected performance in some games” due to Windows 11’s latest update. Read on for the explanation and workaround mentioned by Microsoft.

Latest Windows 11 Update Games Issue Workaround by Microsoft:

Some games and apps might experience lower than expected performance or stuttering on Windows 11, version 22H2. Affected games and apps are inadvertently enabling GPU performance debugging features not meant to be used by consumers.

To safeguard your upgrade experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on devices affected by this issue from being offered or installing Windows 11, version 22H2. If your organization is using Update Compliance, the safeguard IDs are 41766570 and 41990091.

Workaround: If you are already on Windows 11, version 22H2 and are experiencing this issue, you might be able to resolve it by updating your games and gaming related apps to the latest version available. If you are unsure how to update the games and apps you have installed, you will need to consult the developer of those games and apps but most will update automatically through the store they were purchased from or directly when opening them.

Microsoft states that they are working on a resolution and will provide a update in an upcoming release. Also of note, the company also recommends that players do NOT attempt to manually upgrade using the “Update Now” button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved.