Deathloop stutters on PC enrages gamers
Even high-end PCs struggle to maintain consistent framerates in Arkane Studios' Deathloop, despite a generous range of visual settings.
Arkane's latest builds on both Dishonored and Prey, and carries on the studio's signature visual style with impressive environments and incomparably tasteful interiors. Unfortunately, PC gamers just aren't seeing Deathloop from its best side at the moment.
- Deathloop’s overall rating on Steam is currently “mixed”
- Major stuttering issues affect even high-end PCs
- Some speculate the issues are caused by DRM technology Denuvo
- Deathloop supports optional PvP invasions
Stutterloop: Whatever the cause, PC players are not happy and the usual howls about poor optimization and lazy developers are ringing through the halls of gamerdom.
Anti-tamper: Another popular target of derision is the anti-piracy solution Denuvo, which hampered performance in Resident Evil Village. On the other hand, the game simply has pretty advanced graphics, supporting for example ray-traced lighting and requiring an RTX 2060 at recommended levels. Arkane Studios are looking into the issues, and should hopefully have a fix ready soon.