Just Cause 3’s Load Times are Really Bad

By | 11 months ago 

Console gamers are experiencing serious issues in Just Cause 3, with load time up to 15 minutes and framerate dropping to 17fps if they play for longer than an hour.

One of the most exciting games of the year may be having serious issues for gamers on Xbox One. According to a report from NX Gamer, the Xbox One version of Just Cause 3 experiences serious load time issues and framerate drops when played for extended periods of time.

In fact, the report reveals that players who spend more than an hour in Just Cause 3 on Xbox One may experience load times up to 15 minutes, and framerate drops as low as 17fps. That’s a serious problem for an open-world action game that’s easy to get lost in.

NX Gamer provided additional details about the issue in the report:

“You do get incredibly long loading times and if you play more than an hour or so it can actually take nearly 15 minutes to reload a save. And this just looks like memory leakages where it’s clearing out RAM.”

“In my tests so far we’re looking at a low of 17fps, and this can be really bad and compounded by the fact that along with this the actual physics engine itself and animation system then gets slowdown, which is like to a hark back to the old 16-bit days where the whole game just slows down in presentation. Even though the framerate might actually still be hitting 30, it feels like you’re running and turning through treacle.”

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But wait, there’s more. It sounds like the issue also leads to the enhanced AI baddies doing weird things and the physics get thrown off. Here’s what NX Gamer says about that:

“Some of the AI goes mad, the physics can react really oddly and unfortunately on top of all these problems, the performance with a game that’s totally designed around blowing stuff up and having this chaotic… world doesn’t perform very well at all.”

Needless to say, this game-breaking issue needs to be resolved quickly, or Avalanche Studios and Square Enix are going to be in a world of hurt during the holiday shopping season. Granted, this is only reported on Xbox One, but that could be due to the fact that NX Gamer hasn’t yet tested the PS4 version of the game. A quick check on social media seems to prove that it’s happening on both consoles quite consistently. This isn’t surprising since the PS4 has a higher resolution than the Xbox One version of the game. With that in mind, those looking to pick up the game may want to wait until the issue has been patched.

Are you having load time and framerate issues in Just Cause 3? Let us know in the comments, along with which console you’re using.

Just Cause 3 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: NX Gamer