FIFA 21 does not exactly run brilliantly on PlayStation 5 with the default settings, this is a cold, hard fact. Getting the optimal performance for EA’s football game takes some moving around in the controller settings to deal with the strange lag that has been happening.
The game suffers from major framerate drops on the PS5, to the point where it downright freezes for a brief second. Most of the time, this occurs when players crash or even just bump into each other, or when you strike the ball with force, so anything football related in the football game.
This issue can be easily fixed by going into the in-game controller settings. The only thing you have to do is turn off the vibration feedback. The default setting sets it to Enhanced, it needs to be set to Off.
Turning off the vibrations will fix the game’s performance issues, but the trade-off is that you will lose out on most of the next-gen feel of the game, so you really have to choose what you’d prefer.
Now, of course, this workaround is by no means ideal given that you have to actually disable certain features of the game in order to get it to run stutter-free, so we sincerely hope that EA can fix this as soon as possible.