'Dishonored 2' News & Update: Second Patch Addresses Major Issues! Arkane Looking Into Fixing PC Problems [VIDEO]By Ernest Aguila, UniversityHerald Reporter
It was worth the wait fro most fans and gamers alike for "Dishonored 2" to get released. However, it seems that PC players have gotten a myriad of problems since the game's initial release. But recent reports have shown that Arkane studios are looking into it as they themselves have released a second patch that would address some of these major issues, according to sources.
It was reported that the second update to "Dishonored 2" would add more optimizations to the game across varying categories, Tom's Hardware learned. After experiencing a crippling gameplay for most PC gamers, Arkane has released a patch that would bump up the game's performance.
It was stated that the update came with an array of changes. For one, the update for "Dishonored 2" will now be able to manage the maximum pre-rendered frame, which would allow users to do away with any custom options in their graphics driver settings.
Moreover, it was mentioned that the stuttering framerates have also been addressed and improved on. But Arkane has capped it at a 120 fps (frames per secon) in order to prevent any physics issues that might occur above the 120 fps threshold.
Also, the update would also fix the game's auto-detect graphics settings. As such, it now allows to detect the appropriate settings for AMD's Radeion R9 290X2 GPU. Moreover, the source mentioned that support for Nvidia-based technology, HBAO+ (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion Plus), has been added as well to AMD GPUs.
Lastly, it was also mentioned that second patch for the PC version of "Dishonored 2" has also improved the game's utilization of the CPU cores for both high and low-end machines. As for the rest of the known issues for the game, Arkane studio has also detailed a few temporary workarounds to it until the next update gets rolled out.
It would seem that Arkane is definitely assuring its PC fans that they are indeed looking into the problem and working hard in addressing them, Eurogamer reported. A recent tweet by Arkane's co-creative director, Harvey Smith, acknowledge the issues on the PC version and have extended their help as they investigate on the matter.
— Harvey Smith (@Harvey1966) November 10, 2016
Fans can rest assure that "Dishonored 2" will be receiving the appropriate updates and patches it'll need sometime soon.