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Deathloop is a strong “game of the year” contender thanks to its unique design and stunning art style. However, that opinion may only be accepted by those who played the game on PlayStation 5, where it was exclusive to the console. On the other hand, PC players are struggling to enjoy the game as it faces performance issues on some devices, an issue that developer Arkane is currently officially looking into.
In response to a posted on Reddit praise how high quality DeathloopLooking at its hamburgers (and they’re admittedly pretty tasty), a community manager for the game says its PC performance issues are the focus of an ongoing investigation. “We are actively investigating the issue right now as a priority and will update you with more specifics as soon as possible,” wrote community manager MortalEmpanga on Reddit.
DeathloopPerformance on PC varies from user to user, with some saying the game runs fine at 1080p thanks to their RTX 3070, while other users with the same setup say that any action Any burst can result in a single digit drop in frame rate. My experience with the game so far has been mixed. My PC almost exactly meets the game’s recommended specs, but I’ve also experienced some stuttering. Deathloop runs from 80 to 100 frames per second but crashes due to spike in frame time. I’ve also experienced a few serious issues with the game, including one that kept happening when I tried to change the screen the game showed on.
While the reason for DeathloopThe PC’s poor performance remains unresolved, with many PC users blaming the game’s inclusion of Denuvo’s anti-piracy software. Denuvo has a reputation for interfering with game performance, with software most recently affecting Resident Evil Village on PC. In 2020, the addition of Denuvo anti-cheat and subsequent review bombing has spurred Doom Eternal Software developer ID to remove the service in a later patch.