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How to Improve Performance in Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a great platform-adventure video game developed by Moon Studios. Although it has some technical issues, it has a fantastic story and a breathtaking world. Moreover, its gameplay is even better than the first game.

Anyway, I made a guide on how you can improve the performance in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This guide will help you fix performance issues like low frame rate, lagging, freezing, fps drops, stuttering in Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

There are 18 ways to boost your FPS in Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Can I run Ori and the Will of the Wisps?

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUAMD Athlon X4 | Intel Core i5 4460AMD Ryzen 3 | Intel i5 Skylake
GPUNvidia GTX 950 | AMD R7 370Nvidia GTX 970 | AMD RX 570
DirectXDirectX 11DirectX 11
Storage20 GB available space20 GB available space
OSWindows 10 Version 18362.0 or higherWindows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher

1) Graphics Settings

Go to in-game graphics settings (Options > Graphics)

If you're having a huge performance issue, you should keep the resolution as low as possible.

Set the Full Screen and VSync to ON. You can off the Motion Blur.

If you set the Resolution Scale to a lower value allows to increase your FPS but the graphics may be blurry in the game.

When the settings are completed, exit the game.

2) Update Your Graphics Drivers

You should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated. Updating the drivers is a good idea for the best performance.

People who have an NVIDIA graphics card can download and install their new drivers here.

People who have an AMD graphics card can download and install their new drivers here.

3) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasizing“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
  • Put the bar in Performance mode.
  • Apply
  • Click the Manage 3D settings
  • Click the Program Settings
  • Click the Add
  • Select the oriwotw (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) from the list, then click on the “Add Selected Program” button.
  • After, make the following settings
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
  • If you have a notebook, make sure you have selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
  • Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.

4) AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open the AMD Radeon Settings window.
  • Click on the Gaming tab.
  • Then click on Global Settings.
  • Click on the Texture Filtering Quality and select the Performance.

5) Exclusive Fullscreen

The Full Screen setting in the game is not Exclusive Fullscreen, it is Borderless. The borderless affects the performance in the game badly, so we will activate the Exclusive Fullscreen by doing a change in Registry Editor.

  • Press the Windows logo key and R key simultaneously on your keyboard.
  • Type regedit
  • Press the Enter key.
  • The Registry Editor will open. On the left side, Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Moon Studios\OriAndTheWilloftheWisps
  • Right-click on "Screenmanager Fullscreen mode_h3630240806" in the section on the right.
  • Select the Modify…
  • Set the Value data to 0
Screenmanager Fullscreen mode_h3630240806
  • Click on the OK button.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
  • Restart the PC.

6) Full-screen Optimizations & High DPI in Windows 10

full-screen optimisations
  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
    (Steam Library > Right-click on Ori and the Will of the Wisps > Properties > LOCAL FILES > BROWSE LOCAL FILES)
  • Right-click on the oriwotw.exe
  • Hit the Properties
  • Tick “Disable full-screen optimizations” on the Compatibility tab.
  • After that, click on the “Change high DPI settings” button.
  • Under the “High DPI scaling override” section, tick the “Override high DPI scaling behavior
  • Use the “Scaling performed by:” drop-down menu and select the “Application”
  • Click on the OK and again OK.
High DPI

7) Power Options

If the CPU cooler is not enough, you can skip this setting. Processor temperature may increase by 5-6 degrees.

power plan
  • Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left.
  • Click the Power Options
  • Click the Additional power settings
  • Select the High performance on the Preferred plans tab.
  • After, click the Change plan settings link next to High performance.
  • Tap on the Change advanced power settings
  • Find Processor power management in the incoming list, click the + icon on the left side.
  • Set Minimum processor state and Maximum processor state to 100%
  • Click on the OK

8) Game Mode

  • To turn off Windows 10 game mode, click the Start icon to bring up the Start menu. Then open the Settings.
  • Click the Gaming
  • On the Game Bar tab, set the “Record game clips, screenshots and broadcast using Game bar” to Off.
  • On the Captures tab, set the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • On the Game Mode tab, set the “Game Mode” to Off.

If you are using an older version of Windows 10, you may not see the Game Mode settings. In this case, you can configure the settings directly in the Registry.

  • Press the Windows logo key and R key simultaneously on your keyboard.
  • Type regedit
  • Press the Enter key.
  • The Registry Editor will open. In the left panel, Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\GameBar
  • Right-click inside the panel and select New
  • Click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value
registry new
  • Rename the New Key to AllowAutoGameMode
  • Right-click on the AllowAutoGameMode
  • Select the Modify…
  • Set the “Value data” to 0
auto game mode
  • Click on the OK button.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
  • Restart your PC.

9) Windows Performance Options

  • Type performance in the search section of Windows, click to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows from the results.
  • Select the Adjust for best performance from the options in the Performance Options window that opens.
  • Click OK

10) Cleaning Temporary Files

  • Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type %temp%
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Temp folder that opens. You can skip undeleted.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type temp
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the folder that opens.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type prefetch
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Prefetch folder that opens.

Finally, empty the Recycle Bin

11) SSD

If you have a Solid-State Drive, I recommend that you install the game on the SSD or move the game files to the SSD.

Installing Ori and the Will of the Wisps on the SSD also fix the sound glitches (audio stuttering) experienced during cutscenes.

12) Optimize Your Discord

If you are using Discord, disable the Hardware Acceleration and in-game overlay.

  • Open Discord
  • Go to the User Settings
  • Then, go to the Appearance tab.
  • Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration.
Optimize Discord
  • Go to the Overlay on App Settings tab.
  • Make sure unchecked the “Enable in-game overlay”
discord overlay

13) Optimize Your Google Chrome

If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ll need to make this setting.

chrome setting
  • Go to settings page in Chrome
  • Click the Advanced
  • Go to the System tab
  • Finally, uncheck the “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

14) Background Processes

You should close all unnecessary applications, such as Chrome, Spotify, OneDrive. Also, if the Discord is idle, you should quit Discord.

Also, you can use the CCleaner to go through your startup and scheduled tasks, and disable everything that you consider unnecessary.

15) CPU Core Unparking – Reducing Stutter

Quick CPU (CPU core parking manager) is a program that stops windows from limiting your CPU power. Unparking cores of CPU allows games to have full access to your processor.

I’ve never heard of this program causing any problems. Nevertheless, you have all the responsibility!

  • Download the Quick CPU
  • Unzip and install it (x64 folder)
  • Run the Quick CPU
  • Set “System power plan” to High performance (or Ultimate)
  • Set “Core parking index” to 100%
  • Set “Turbo boost index” to 100%
  • Set “Frequency scaling index” to 100%
  • Apply.
quick cpu

16) Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

I do not think it will be necessary in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, but if your RAM is not enough, this program may be useful for you.

The “Intelligent standby list cleaner” application will monitor and clear the memory standby list when it is > 1000mb (1gb). It will help players to fix stutters in games.

  • Download the Intelligent standby list cleaner
  • Run the 7-zip file.
  • Extract to a folder.
  • Go to the that folder.
  • Run the “Intelligent standby list cleaner ISLC” application.
  • Check the “Start ISLC minimized and auto-Start monitoring”
  • Also, check the “Launch ISLC on user logon”
  • Now, click on the Start button
  • Minimize
Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

17) Increase The Priority

You need to adjust this setting every time you enter the game.

  • Launch the game.
  • Simultaneously press the ALT and TAB keys to minimize the game.
  • Open the Task Manager
  • Click on Details Tab
  • In the list, find the oriwotw.exe
  • Right-click on oriwotw.exe application and Set priority to High.

If you facing stuttering issue in the game after doing this, don’t do the High priority setting. Set it to Normal.

18) CPU Limiter – Fix Freezing & Stuttering

If the CPU usage is around 100% while playing Ori and the Will of the Wisps and you experience freezing/stuttering issues, you can limit your CPU. Also, if you apply this setting, you don’t need to follow the previous method again.

  • Download and install the Process Lasso
  • Run the Process Lasso application.
  • Launch Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
  • Go to the Process Lasso app and find the oriwotw.exe in “All processes” list.
  • Right-click on the oriwotw.exe and select the CPU Limiter
CPU Limiter
  • Set the “When CPU use is” to 98
  • Set the “Reduce by this many CPU cores” to 1
  • Below the “Reduce by this many CPU cores”, set the “For a period of” to 1
  • Click on the Add Rule button.
  • Finally click OK button and play the game.
CPU limit


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  • Hello! Im playing ori wotw on a laptop with 4GB RAM i can play it decently in low/balance graphics I use process lasso and did the things mention above. But after some day suddenly the loading time takes too long than before. I can still enter the game but the problem is when im not doing anything it seems ok but when i try to move,jump,atk it lags so much i can't even play properly.

    • Have you made any changes to your system lately? Windows or driver update? Frankly, it is normal to experience such a problem with 4 GB RAM.