Rocket League players report game lagging or stuttering (FPS drops) after Season 6 v2.12 update

Rocket League is one of the most unique video games available on the internet. Developed and published by Psyonix, it can be best described as soccer with rocket-powered cars.

Released in 2015, the game still has a huge player base with almost 6 million people playing the game every day as of February 2022.


Unsurprisingly, the developers frequently update the game with new content in the form of new cars and cosmetics. But sometimes they cause issues such as players getting banned for leaving tournament after results and the rank disparity bug.

That being said, many Rocket League players are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that the game is lagging or stuttering.

It looks like the problem surfaced after the Season 6 v2.12 update. Players say Rocket League lags within the first ten seconds or so after the match starts, which is really frustrating considering the competitive nature of the game.


For about 2 weeks now I have been experiencing lag/frame drops at opening kick off. It’s starting to irritate the shit out of me. 9/10 times when I kick off, I don’t make it in time and I get beat to the ball, and half the time my tm8s aren’t defending the goal. So we’re already down 1-0 only three seconds in. This is so annoying. Anyone else getting this? PS4 btw.

As the title implies, after this last patch i have like a slight micro stutter. It usually happens when 3ish people around in close proximity of the ball or a demo and a hit. So I figured hell, I upgraded from 10 and I figured I might as well format and do a proper Windows 11 install anyway. The game is better but I still get a hint of stutter at crowded hits. Now what caused me to post this post. Today I go to load the game and its like a 4 minute load. I end tasked it tried again rebooted you know the whole nine.

Unfortunately, Rocket League developers are yet to say anything about the lagging and stuttering issues. We hope Psyonix soon acknowledges the problem and works on a fix since the issue is making the game unplayable.

Rest assured, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space as and when we come across more information so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.