If you are trying to play Forza Motorsport on PC and are getting major FPS drops while playing, regardless of your graphics settings and hardware, you may be having controller issues. Yes! Controller issues! So this article will guide you through a quick and simple solution to tackle FPS drops and controller lag in Forza Motorsport.

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In-game lag, low fps, and stuttering are three of the most annoying problems you come across when gaming on PC. In most cases they are also the easiest to fix, if you have hardware that’s up to the task, however, there are occasions where even the best hardware can fall victim to terrible game optimisation and random bugs. Oddly enough, gaming controllers can also cause game lag, low fps and stuttering in games… You heard right! Your controller can cause fps drops and stuttering in games.

So before you do anything else shown below make sure that your controller has a fresh set of batteries or is fully charged. Low batteries will cause quite a few problems.

How do you fix Controller Lag causing FPS drops and Lag Forza Motorsport?

You are going to need to update your controller's firmware. Alternatively, you can just connect it via the cord. However, that isn’t ideal so let’s go through the controller firmware update process for both Xbox controllers and PS5 controllers.

Update your PS5 Wireless Controller Firmware on Windows.

  • To update your PS5 controller firmware you’ll need to install the app on your Windows PC. You can download the app here.
  • Once you have installed the Firmware updater for DualSense wireless controllers open it and connect your controller using the USB cable.
  • Now just follow the steps shown, and confirm the request to download additional software (the firmware update). Make sure you do not disconnect your controller or turn off your PC during this process.

How to Fix Controller Lag in Forza Motorsport windows solution

Update Xbox Wireless Controller Firmware on Windows.

To update the firmware on your Xbox controller to fix lag in Forza Motorsport you’ll need to do the following.

  • Start by installing the Xbox Accessories app from the Microsoft Store.
  • Once installed, open the app and connect your controller using a USB cable.
  • You'll notice a prompt indicating an available update (if you don't see this, your controller is up to date). Click on the prompt to initiate the update process. The update might take around 5 minutes or more—it's not the fastest update you'll encounter.

How to Fix Controller Lag in Forza Motorsport on PC

  • After the update completes, close the app. Then, navigate to Settings > Devices, and remove your Xbox Controller from the list of devices. Restart your computer, reconnect your controller, and you should experience smoother gameplay without major FPS lag in your games.

How to Fix Controller Lag in Forza Motorsport windows

How regularly should you update your Controller Firmware?

Generally speaking, controller firmware updates don’t come around very often getting more than one per year is highly unlikely, though it is certainly worth keeping an eye on. I generally check every couple of months or if I notice that something feels off with my controller.