Sometimes when you’re playing Blankos Block Party, you might encounter lag or poor performance, even though you don’t appear to have any other programs open.
The culprit could be background applications, which can use up crucial resources while you’re playing the game or even connection issues.
Common examples and solutions
- Anti-Virus programs, such as Malwarebytes or Webroot, may misdetect the game and prevent it from running.
- Solution: Adding the game as an exception should help, but temporarily disabling it may be necessary to further investigate issues.
- Firewalls such as Windows Defender or Bitdefender may try to block connections to the game.
- Solution: Adding Blankos as an exception should remove any interference you may encounter, but disabling it may be necessary to troubleshoot.
- Running downloader programs such as Qbittorrent, Filezilla, or Downloader Accelerator Plus can all impact your connection and gameplay due to the network bandwidth and processing power that they use.
- Solution: It’s best to close these programs before playing Blankos Block Party to have the best experience possible.
Control the programs that can run in the background
On Windows 10
- Open the Start Menu, Select Settings > Privacy > Background Apps
- Under Background Apps, confirm Let apps run in the Background is turned On
- Select individual programs by selecting On or Off under Choose which apps can run in the background
Or, you can stop most programs from running in the background by setting Let apps run in the Background to Off
- Access the Force Quit Tool by pressing the Command + Option + Escape keys on your keyboard.
- Locate the app you want to close in the list. Select it, then press the Force Quit button
You can also further investigate processes that may be using resources by viewing the Activity Monitor (found by searching for that in Spotlight), and reviewing what may be using significant amounts of your CPU and RAM, and closing any programs as needed.