Game gets unholy laggy when researching Castle and Imperial Age

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • GAME BUILD #: 101.101.51737.0.7126076
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

Trying to advance to the Castle or Imperial Age will cause the most obnoxious sense of freezy lag known to man. Even if you cancel the research, the lag doesn’t go away. It’s like there’s some horrid memory leak or something. Even if you leave the game and go to the main menu, the lag gods will still curse you.

It doesn’t matter what civilizations you pick, or gamemode, or map, or whatever, it always happens. The game runs perfectly fine before trying to move to Castle Age. Even if I make a new game in the scenario editor with the map being nearly empty, the bug still happens.

The lag bogs down the rest of my PC. I have to get to the Task Manager and close the game’s process, and even doing that becomes a slow laggy-laggy-lag-lag process. I would absolutely love to know a fix or way around this game-ruining bug.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

Every single time. It’s been like this for months. Bug happens 100% of the time.

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

  1. Play game.
  2. Advance to Castle Age.
  3. Experience loss of happiness.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

Instead of the lag happening, it should like… NOT happen.