How to Speed Up Urban Empire Game in PC

Urban Empire is one of those games where the developer has left no stone unturned in ensuring the players experience a top notch gaming session whenever they sit down to enjoy it.

Even though the developer deserves rich accolades for providing swift response for any bugs and related issues, a few lingering issues namely being the Not Launching Bug, Camera Rotating Issue and the Graphics/Performance Issue still remain unresolved. Luckily enough, you can solve these issues even without a patch.

Before we get started, you need to make sure that your PC meets the following system requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400 / AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 / AMD HD 6850 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4GB available space


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K / AMD FX-8320 or newer
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / ATI / AMD Radeon R9 290 3GB or newer
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4GB available space

Make sure that your system meets the minimum RAM and CPU requirements. Even though the game will run at a reasonable speed even if your PC doesn’t meet the minimum levels for these values but in the later stages of the game you will experience a lot of lags and stuttering due to the presence of a whole lot of assets on the screen.


Fix Urban Empire Not Launching

One of the most common issues that affect Urban Empire is that for many players the game simply doesn’t launch. Though a patch was released to address this issue it didn’t solve the issue for quite a handful of players. If your PC meets the minimum requirements then it’s possible that either the Operating System or the Drivers might be causing the error.

  1. Try running the game in the administrative mode as well as removing it from your antivirus program’s radar.
  2. Update the Graphics Card drivers, Sound Card drivers and detach any external devices except the mouse and the keyboard.
  3. Launch Urban Empire in compatibility mode for Windows 7.
  4. A background process might be causing the issue which is why it’s highly recommended that you use Reginout’s Game Booster feature to make sure that no background processes interfering with the game.


Fix Urban Empire Rotating & Spinning Camera Issues

Many players have reported an issue in which the camera starts rotating and spinning on its own, making it almost impossible for the player to play. Although the developers have signaled that they’re putting in all their efforts in preparing a patch that will sort out the issue, they have also provided a fix in the meantime that would allow you to enjoy Urban Empire without any major difficulty.

To stop the camera from rotating and spinning, simply remove all external controllers which also includes wireless controllers (except the mouse and the keyboard). This fix has worked for a wide majority of players.


Fix Urban Empire Graphics/Performance Issue

If you’re experiencing any graphical or visual glitches in the game then you are not the only one. Many players have reported this strange bug that causes the Graphics of the game to turn into a total mess of colors and lines.

Luckily, this issue is only affecting players that were using a high resolution (above 1080p). Simply lower the resolution from 2560×1440 to either 1440p or 1080p and this issue for Urban Empire will disappear in a second.