Dead by Daylight Lagging on PS5? Try These 7 FIXES

Dead by Daylight is an incredibly popular multiplayer horror game that has gained a massive following on the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console. However, like any online game, it is not without its technical issues. One of the most frustrating problems that players encounter are lagging, stuttering, hanging, and freezing during gameplay. These issues can be extremely disruptive and can greatly diminish the overall gaming experience.

However, we have 7 fixes for you in the guide below to overcome this.

Solution 1: Connect to a Hotspot/Different Wi-Fi on PlayStation 5

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, toggle connection
  4. Now you will see a connected Wi-Fi that can be the issue and causing stuttering. 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 with 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 2: 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 on PlayStation 5
  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. You can not compromise on routers especially if you are playing multiplayer games.

  1. ASUS RT-AX55 (AX1800)
  2. TP-Link AX1800 WiFi 6 Router
  3. ASUS ROG Strix GS-AX5400 – Supports VPN too

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

Solution 3: 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.

plugging ethernet cable in ps5

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 4: Switch to 60 FPS & Turn Off Performance Mode

While 120 FPS provides an enhanced gaming experience, there are instances when it’s more stable to opt for 60 FPS, especially if you experience lagging.

Here’s how to adjust your settings on PS5 for smoother gameplay:

  1. Launch PS5.
  2. Click the Gear icon on the top right of your PS5 home screen.
  3. Go to Save Data and Game/App Settings.
    saved data and game
  4. Scroll down to Game Presets.
  5. Click on Performance Mode or Resolution Mode and Choose game Default
    how-to-turn-on-120fps-on-ps5-game-preset-resolution-or-performance
  6. Now launch Dead by Daylight and select the game mode in which you play.
  7. On the top right corner click on the menu icon.
  8. And select Settings > Video.
  9. TURN OFF 120FPS mode.
  10. Click Apply to stabilize your game on PS5.

This should consume fewer resources on your PlayStation 5, can potentially avoid overheating as well, and avoid stuttering.

Solution 5: Disable VPN

One potential culprit behind these annoyances could be the VPN set up on your router. You might have enabled VPN on your router to Bypass geo-blocks and get access to international game servers and DLCs.

But by redirecting your internet traffic, VPNs can sometimes introduce latency, especially if they’re routing through distant or congested servers. If you’re experiencing significant lag or stuttering on your PS5, consider disabling your router’s VPN as a troubleshooting step.

Solution 6: 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 7: Contact PlayStation 5 Support

If none of the above solutions work for you then there might be a chance that your PlayStation 5 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.

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Make sure you tell all the solutions you have applied to your console and let them know the issue you are facing is due to Dead by Daylight. 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.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, dealing with lagging, stuttering, hanging, and freezing issues in Dead by Daylight on the PS5 can be a daunting task. However, by following these suggested solutions, players can significantly improve their gaming experience and enjoy the game to its fullest potential.

Whether it’s connecting to a different Wi-Fi network, using an Ethernet cable, tweaking performance settings, or reaching out to console support, there are various options to explore.

By addressing these technical issues head-on, players can ensure a smoother and more enjoyable gameplay experience in Dead by Daylight on the PS5.

Sophia
Sophia

Hi! I'm Sophia from France. 🇫🇷 I got my first PlayStation as a gift and saved up big time for my fav, the PS2! 🎮 Now, I write super cool guides and articles about it on thecpuguide.com. Let's game on! 🌟

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