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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:28pm 11/11/16 | 8 Comments
Of the "the game drops down to 15 fps during large open world environments" variety. Which, is not a good thing. As one of the most anticipated holiday releases of 2016, many have been waiting patiently to get their hands on Dishonored 2. So much so that the Steam page has seen a deluge of negative feedback relating to performance woes since the game launched earlier today. In response, and ahead of any impending patch, Bethesda has posted a few tips that hopefully will improve things for players.

Although 15fps represents some of the worst of the feedback, frame-rate dips seem to be present across the board even for those with the very best video cards.

Here's the info from Bethesda.

We are aware that some of you may be encountering issues with Dishonored 2 on PC. Please take a moment to review our recommendations to help better your experience.

General recommendations
  • Avoid using Alt-Tab when playing. Relaunch the game if you see performance dropping after using Alt-tab.
  • Avoid having background applications running in addition to the game.

Video Settings
  • If you have performance issues, try lowering the resolution.
    • Use 1440p resolution only if you have a very high-end GPU ( GTX 1070/1080 or equivalent)

  • Keep the V-Sync activated, especially if you have large framerate fluctuations.
  • If you have framerate under 30 fps, adjust the “Adaptive Resolution” between minimum (50%) and default value (75%).

Advanced Settings
  • Use the “Auto” presets:  this should adjust your visual settings without impacting your framerate.
  • If you still have performance issues with “Auto” presets:
    • Try deactivating the “TXAA Anti-Aliasing”
    • Try lowering the texture details

If any of you have the PC version of Dishonored 2 please let us know if you've been experiencing performance issues.

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Latest Comments
Posted 01:37pm 11/11/16
Bethesda game that is buggy upon release? That almost never happens!
Posted 05:18pm 11/11/16
yeah no way Bethesda games have bugs
and who would have thought lowering settings would improve performance?
Posted 07:16pm 11/11/16
Sad panda.

This is why I wait at least a few weeks, or years, to play new releases!
Posted 10:02pm 11/11/16
no pre release review copies AND full of bugs? gee, no one saw that coming.
Posted 11:45pm 11/11/16
no issues here.
cruising away on max settings with no fps drops on a 6700k and gtx1070
Posted 10:07am 12/11/16
My friend has had issues. He has to go into task manager and then set it to high lol.
Posted 06:19pm 14/11/16
i7-6700K and 980ti here and it's running fine at 4k. Sits between 30 and 45fps on default settings.

last edited by pARODY at 18:19:34 14/Nov/16
Posted 10:11am 15/11/16
30fps isn't what most people here would consider fine I'd wager :p
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