Bethesda releases first performance patch beta for Dishonored 2

By Scorpus ยท 5 replies
Nov 18, 2016
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  1. Dishonored 2 launched on PC last week as an unoptimized mess, plagued with numerous performance issues. Bethesda has today released a patch for the game that attempts to resolve a small section of these problems, beginning the process of bringing the game up to the standards PC gamers expect.

    The patch, which brings the game up to version 1.1, addresses three specific issues:

    • Mouse improvements, including a fix for sensitivity being framerate dependent
    • Fixes an AMD cloth physics issue, which impacts framerates at various points in the game
    • Fixes an issue affecting CPU task priority - the game no longer switches CPU task priority

    As you might have noticed, general issues with performance have not been completely resolved in this patch. Bethesda says that performance issues will be addressed "over time", and a "broader range of issues including performance" will be resolved in Update 1.2, which Bethesda hopes to release next week.

    However, Bethesda does suggest that Nvidia users update their graphics card drivers to version 375.95, while driver version 16.10.2 is recommended for AMD users.

    Reports from users on Reddit are varying, with some gamers (particularly those with AMD cards) reporting promising performance improvements, and others seeing no changes whatsoever. Hopefully further patches will improve the performance to a greater extent.

    If you want to try out the latest Dishonored 2 update, you'll have to join the game's beta program on Steam, as the update is currently still in beta. This can be done by right-clicking on Dishonored 2 in your Steam library, selecting Properties → Betas, then selecting BetaPatch in the drop-down menu.

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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 860   +874

    Seems like a great game to pick up for $5 on a steam sale two years from now once it is fixed up properly.
  3. BSim500

    BSim500 TS Evangelist Posts: 388   +666

    Agreed though when a GTX 1050Ti gets higher fps in Doom (IdTech 6) than a GTX 1070 does in Dishonored, then I think they've done something to the engine in the journey from rewriting idTech 5 into "Void" that goes well beyond simple patching. As in they'll either have to rewrite half the "improvements" they wrote in (which the publisher won't pay for), or they'll do what they can for a small boost, call it a day and it'll be another messed up sequel consigned to the history bin...
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016
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  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,665   +1,096

    Performance issues aside (which will hopefully be fixes somewhat in the next patches), the game is good.
  5. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,307   +429

    Read some reviews on this game from the pro sites. Many gave it raves which just goes to show the media is corrupt. Bad reviews equals no more junk to review at best and a lawsuit at worst. These performance issues are the most notable aspect of the game and often were not mentioned
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  6. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Maniac Posts: 269   +111

    So, if a patch that fixes serious problems with the game is in BETA, that's like saying that they released a beta of the game :/

    They just touch it up by saying "only certain configurations" have problems....
    BSim500 likes this.

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