The latest PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds patch has added big performance drops

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has always been a demanding game, with plenty of performance troubles even on high-end hardware. Things have slowly improved as we’ve gotten closer to the release of version 1.0, but a recent patch has had some pretty severe effects on frame rates according to widespread player reports.

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After the patch went live, many players are having double digit framerate drops, to the point at which the PUBG subreddit has created a megathread to collect discussion of the issue. As with any performance problem the specifics vary wildly from user to user, but it seems that looting has been a particular problem. Hopping into the inventory screen over a fallen body is causing some severe drops, and the problems scale with how many crates are in the vicinity.

Some players are speculating that the addition of anti-cheat system Themida has been the culprit for the new performance issues, but there’s no real confirmation that this is the case. For their part, PUBG Corp are aware of the issues and are looking into it.

It’s a bit disconcerting to see such a severe issue introduced this close to the game’s 1.0 release, but it’s doubtful that it’ll have too much effect on the title’s success. Nothing can stop the PUBG train, after all.

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holmesc(5 days 7 hours played)
3 Weeks ago

It's okay guys. It's a feature.

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WhiteCrow(11 hours played)
3 Weeks ago

Pretty much par for the course with these games and the incompetent teams behind them. Well, I shouldn't say incompetent. Lazy is more accurate. The reason games like this almost always run like shit is due to the spaghetti code they run on; the adolescents who code them don't have the discipline to put in the time to properly clean things up and polish.

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