Why is Roblox so Laggy

There are two main constituents that make online gaming smooth, one is the internet, and the other is the graphics. Online multiplayer platforms like Roblox do not have high graphic requirements but it all depends on the game developers how high graphics they add in their games. Sometimes games on the Roblox can start to lag and it could be for various reasons. Read this guide if you are experiencing the lagging experience while playing games on Roblox.

Reasons of Lag

Main constituents that influence your online gaming experience on Roblox are:

  • Graphic Card
  • Internet connection
  • Roblox Player
  • System performance

Below are following reasons that can cause the games on Roblox to lag:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Low end graphic card
  • Large number of background programs
  • Roblox player not working correctly

Unstable Internet Connection

One of the main reasons for having a lag in the games on Roblox is the slow or unstable internet connection, due to this player faces chat lag, block lag and movement lag. Moreover, the slow internet contributes to high ping value which makes the response in the game slower:

To fix such issue try the two following things:

  • Restart your Wi-Fi router
  • Use ethernet cable for internet connectivity
  • Stop any ongoing downloading on your computer

Low End Graphic Card

Another reason for experiencing lag in the games on Roblox is due to having a low specs graphic card in your computer. Most of the games now come with much better graphics so they need a good graphic card but not a high-end one.

There are two ways to fix such an issue one is by upgrading the graphic card which might be expensive, and the other way is lowering the graphic settings of the game. To lower the graphics of your game, go through the following steps:

Step1: Go to the pause menu of the of game you are playing:

Next click on “Settings” tab and scroll down to the “Graphic Quality” and reduce it by clicking in the minus icon:

Now you will observe that the game lag is no more.

Large number of background programs

Sometimes when you close any application in your computer and it is still running in the background that keeps using your computer resources. If you are playing a game on Roblox you might experience lag in the game due to the large number of applications running in the background.

So, you can fix such issue by closing the background programs and this can be done by using your task manager, follow the steps below to close the unnecessary background programs:

Step 1: Open you Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys on form your keyboard simultaneously:

Step 2: Next look for unnecessary programs in the “Background Processes” of your Task Manager and to close the process click in the “End task” by selecting the respective process:

Roblox Player not Working Correctly

To play Roblox games on the computer you need to download a Roblox player, sometimes the player stops responding. As a result, your game might not run smoothly resulting in lag, this might be due to temporary files that are created.

To fix such an issue uninstall the Roblox player and after that reboot your computer, next reinstall the Roblox player and hopefully the issue will be resolved.


Playing online multiplayer games normally depend on the graphic card specification and the internet connection of the player. Roblox stands among the one the best online gaming platforms which provide its users with a wide variety of games. Players can sometimes feel lag while playing games and this could be triggered due to bad internet connection, low-end graphic card, number of programs in background or due to the Roblox player.

About the author

Aaliyan Javaid

I am an electrical engineer and a technical blogger. My keen interest in embedded systems has led me to write and share my knowledge about them.