Update Drivers: The latest drivers for your card can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website.


Toggle in-game settings: Some graphical settings can be adjusted within the game by navigating to "Options" > "Display" from the main menu. Try turning off "VSync" and/or "Fullscreen" in the Display menu.


Check Default GPU: If your PC has multiple graphics cards, you should make sure that the game is running on your dedicated GPU, rather than your integrated card: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/pc-components/how-set-default-graphics-card-3612668/


Set Launch Options: 

On Steam: 

  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties...'
  • Press the button that says 'Set Launch Options...'
  • Enter the following: /UseSwapEffectDiscard=true

On Epic Games Store:

  • Select 'Settings'
  • Scroll down to Hades under 'Manage Games' and select it
  • Toggle 'Additional Command Line Arguments'
  • Enter the following: /UseSwapEffectDiscard=true


GPU Control Panel: Most graphics devices will have a settings menu where performance modes can be adjusted. Try opening the settings or control panel for your GPU and turning on “Maximum Performance Priority” and/or “Fast VSync”, if those options are available.


Disable Compatibility Mode: Ensure that Windows 7 compatibility mode is turned OFF for "Hades.exe". Compatibility settings can be checked by right-clicking "Hades.exe" (located in the installation directory for the game's launcher), selecting "Properties", and then clicking the "Compatibility" tab.


Disable Overlays: Ensure that any graphical or functional overlays, such as the Steam overlay, GeForce overlay, etc., are disabled, as these can interfere with performance. Instructions for disabling the Steam overlay for Hades can be found here: https://supergiantgames-kb.groovehq.com/help/hades-graphical-issues


Disconnect Secondary Display Devices: If you are using multiple display devices (televisions, monitors, etc.), try disconnecting all but your primary monitor.