Crash Team Rumble Stuttering and Lagging Issues on PS5 – How to Fix

Some players of Crash Team Rumble are facing a frustrating issue stuttering and lagging issues in the middle of the game. These performance problems have been causing headaches for users, and numerous reports of this issue have surfaced.

Why is Crash Team Rumble so laggy on PS5?

Crash Team Rumble experiencing lag on your PS5 can be attributed to several factors that impact gameplay performance. Here are some potential reasons why the game may feel laggy:

  1. Network Connectivity: Poor or unstable internet connection can result in lag while playing online multiplayer games like Crash Team Rumble.
  2. Server Congestion: If the game’s servers are overloaded due to a high number of players or other technical issues, it can lead to laggy gameplay.
  3. Hardware Limitations: While the PS5 is a powerful console, if your system is running multiple resource-intensive applications or if your console’s hardware is not functioning optimally, it can result in lag during gameplay.
  4. Game Optimization: In some cases, game optimization issues can cause lag. This can occur if the game is not properly optimized for the PS5 hardware or if there are bugs and glitches affecting performance.

Now let’s move on to a more detailed solution to solve Stuttering and Lagging Issues on PS5.

Solution 1: Set the Wi-Fi Frequency Band to 5GHz on PS5

You need to check if your Router has 5GHz band support, then you need to access network settings to do that:

  1. Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
    settings ps5
  2. Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
    NETWORK settings on ps5
  3. Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
    set up internet connection on ps5
  4. You should see the WiFi you are connected to and pressing the options key as shown in the image would open a menu with the WiFi.
    options button Stuttering and Lagging Issues on PS5
  5. Choose Wi-Fi Frequency Bands and set it to 5 GHz.
    change wifi frequency of current wifi to selected 5GHz

If you are unable to see the 5GHz option, then your Wi-Fi router doesn’t have 5GHz support, or try to connect with the 5GHz option your router generates if it has one.

Here are a few routers that we have used ourselves and you can check them out too.

There’s also a helpful video for changing your WiFi band on PS5.

Solution 2: Use an Ethernet Cable

If you are experiencing unstable internet on your PS5 and your Wi-Fi has a good enough speed, then maybe some receiving or glitches could be causing an unstable connection.

Alternatively, PS5 comes with an ethernet port that would let you experience uninterrupted connection. Here’s how to do it:

Step A. Connecting Ethernet Cable to PS5

At the rear of your PS5 where you have put your power cable and HDMI cable, you’d find an Ethernet port where you need to insert an Ethernet cable from your router.

 

Make sure you have inserted in the output port of your router, your network is active and the cable works fine.

Step B. Setting Up LAN on PS5

  1. Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
    settings ps5
  2. Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
    NETWORK
  3. Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
    set up internet connection on ps5
  4. In the new screen, scroll down to Set Up Wired LAN and press X on it from your controller.
    set-up-wired-lan SCREEN ON PS5
  5. A new dialog would open where you can rename your connection and then proceed to Connect to it.
    New dialog to rename your connection and then proceed to Connect to it.
  6. It would take a short while to get you connected to your Wired network.
    connected to lan

Solution 3: Connect to a Hotspot/Different Wi-Fi on PS5

Most of the network errors are due to your connected network. Either it’s too slow or their some connection issues with your network. To see if your network is not faulty, try switching to a different Wi-Fi or your mobile’s hotspot.

  1. Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
    settings ps5
  2. Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
    NETWORK
  3. Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
    set up internet connection on ps5
  4. Now you will see a connected Wi-Fi that can be the issue and causing Stuttering and Lagging Issues. Under that, you’d be finding more Wi-Fi signals and in my case, I see the hotspot I turned on as well.
    In case you don’t find your Wi-Fi network, press the triangle button on your controller to scan networks.
    ps5 available list witha a selected wifi that is not yet connected
  5. Scroll down to your desired Wi-Fi, click on it and enter your password to connect, and see if you are facing any errors.
    ps5 connected witha a mobile hotspot

Here’s how a video for the same process:

Solution 4: How to Change Your DNS Settings On PS5?

There are some faulty DNS servers that may cause WiFi issues.

So, let’s change the DNS Settings:

  1. Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
    settings ps5
  2. Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
    NETWORK
  3. Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
    set up internet connection on ps5
  4. Now, press the options button on the Connected Network to access Advanced settings as shown in the image.
    press the options button on the Connected Network
  5. Scroll down in the Advanced Settings menu to access DNS Settings. Click on it and the small menu, select Manual.
    dns settings of a network on ps5 to change it to manual from automatic
  6. More Settings would appear:
    • For Primary settings enter 8.8.8.8
    • For Secondary 8.8.4.4 to match the Google DNS.
      dns-settings-ps5
  7. Then click OK to save the changes.
  8. And Reboot your PS5 to check if the error is gone.

Solution 5: Contact PS5 Support

If none of the above solutions work for you then there might be a chance that your PS5 has issues.

You can visit the PlayStation Official Website to get it repaired and choose the relevant issue which in your case would be according to Stuttering and Lagging Issues.

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Ensure you tell all the solutions you have applied to your console and let them know the issue you are facing is due to Crash Team Rumble. This will help the support agent to identify the main reason for this error.

They should reply to you ideally within 24 hours and if you don’t get any reply within 2-3 days, then you might need to make another support ticket.

FAQs

Why is Crash Team Rumble stuttering and lagging on my PS5?

Crash Team Rumble stuttering and lagging on your PS5 can occur due to various factors, including software bugs, system performance issues, network connectivity problems, or insufficient system resources.

Are there any specific settings I can adjust to improve performance?

Yes, within the game’s settings menu, you may find options to adjust graphics settings, such as resolution, texture quality, or anti-aliasing. Experiment with lower settings to see if it improves performance and reduces stuttering and lag.

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