In order to fix performance problems occurring with Dishonored 2's PC version, the developers at Bethesda and Arkane Studios release a patch for the stealth-action title.
As many PC gamers are likely aware, Dishonored 2 has encountered a fair share of major issues on the platform since its official launch last week. With some fans' playthroughs practically struggling to reach
Thankfully, the developers at Arkane and Bethesda are now attempting to rectify these post-launch issues by making Dishonored 2 run more fluidly on PC with the game's first update for the platform since its release on November 11. Not only are developers targeting the game's dips in frame rates with this patch, but also the title's mouse problems are to be addressed as well.
The update for Dishonored 2 releases alongside the launch of of version 375.95 Nvidia drivers, and it's recommended for players to download these before playing. As far as AMD users are concerned, they should still be using the 16.10.2 drivers, with Bethesda declaring that there will be "more information from AMD on CrossFire support in the near future."
The 1.1 update for Dishonored 2 focuses on only three fixes which are directly related to the sensitivity of a player's mouse, an issue with cloth physics on AMD cards, and CPU task priority. Those interested in the specific rundown of what's being refined can see the patch notes written by Bethesda below.
- 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
It's important to note, however, that this particular update for Dishonored 2 is only available in beta at this point in time, so it won't download automatically. Instead, players will need to opt in for it through Steam by following the directions below.
- Log into Steam.
- Right Click on Dishonored 2 in your Library.
- Select Properties.
- Select Betas.
- A drop down menu will appear. Select BetaPatch.
- Select OK.
- Wait a few minutes for game to update.
While it's certainly disappointing that Dishonored 2's day one patch failed to fix any lingering errors, Bethesda has announced its intentions to make the game as pristine as possible. More specifically, the publisher said, "Our work on Dishonored 2 continues. Update 1.2 development is underway and will address a broader range of issues including performance and is estimated to be available in the next week."
Obviously, one can't fault Dishonored 2's developers for striving to improve the game, but it's discouraging that the stealth-action title is just another example of a major release needing further polishing after having already been put out to the public. Hopefully, though, Bethesda and Arkane can fully fix Dishonored 2 and possibly move more units after its dismal sales drop from the first game.
Dishonored 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.