Solution 1 - Disable custom cursors
In some cases, custom cursors can cause games to run slowly, flicker, or freeze periodically. Often and where possible, disabling the custom cursor within the game via the Settings/Options menu can solve the problem.
Solution 2 - Check for system updates
First check whether there are any Windows updates, program updates or syncing apps running in the background, as this can cause interference with game performance.
If there are Windows updates available, perform the update, restart your system and try playing your game again. Also, close any programs or pause/close any syncing apps running in the background, before opening your game.
Solution 3 - Uninstall/redownload your game, then change the player profile
First, uninstall and then redownload your game as this may already help. Most games have different player profiles built into the game, so if your game is not progressing or is still running slow, then changing the player profile within the game may already solve the problem.
Solution 3 - Update your Graphic Card driver
The most common drivers are listed below. Click on the name of the driver you have (if known) and follow the steps to update this.
Note: Intel users - Some PC manufacturers can modify Intel's drivers to add or remove functionalities. This means that if you have a branded device, it's recommended to download the latest graphics update from your manufacturer first, then through Intel.
The most common PC manufacturers are: