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Bethesda responds to Dishonored 2’s PC performance issues with new tips

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Bethesda Softworks has released a list of updated tools and tips to help Dishonored 2 players on PC fix major issues they reported earlier.

In an attempt to fix the issue for players, Bethesda released updated guidelines to ensure players could get the best experience out of the game. According to the publisher, if people’s PCs meet the recommended specs, they’re encouraged to play with High settings enabled for a more consistent 60fps gameplay experience. Only those with PCs that “far exceed” those recommendations should be playing with Ultra settings enabled.

In order to fix some of the reported problems, players that are experiencing problems with frame rates dropping, sluggish gameplay and less than ideal graphics should follow these video setting tips. If there are performance issues, the first thing the publisher suggests doing is lowering the resolution. Only players running high-end GPUs (GTX 1070/1080 or equivalent) should be playing at 1440p. If you’re experiencing massive fluctuations in frame rate settings, ensure that V-Sync is activated. If you notice that you have a frame rate running under 30fps, adjust the Adaptive Resolution to keep it between 50 and 75 percent.

If this still doesn’t fix the problem you’re facing, there are some advanced settings that the publisher recommends. First and foremost, switch back to the automatic presets that came with the game. If that fails, however, players should try deactivating the TXAA Anti-Aliasing tool and lowering the texture details.

Of course, the publisher also recommends that general housekeeping is done, as well. Make sure you have the latest versions of Windows and DirectX running and double-check to make sure graphics card drivers are up to date. Those running a Nvidia card should have 375.70 running, while AMD users should make sure their cards are running 10.16.2.

Bethesda did not say if it was going to release a patch that would fix some of the more common problems. According to an email from Bethesda, the publisher is still investigating ongoing problems that players are reporting.

Dishonored 2 will be released on Nov. 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.