Deathloop: Arkane Studios lambasted by players over poor PC optimisation issues

Deathloop has come under criticism from gamers over crashes and glitches on PC.

Deathloop has had some fantastic reviews from critics since the game's release this week - but has also come under intense scrutiny from players.

Segments of the gaming community who decided to purchase this intriguing first-person shooter for PC have come across crashes and in-game stuttering that has provided poor optimisation and rendering.

With games having to reply on internet speed more than ever before, this appears to be the case with Deathloop too with Arkane Studios receiving both ends of the stick concerning plaudits and criticism. 

IGN went as far as giving the game a perfect 10/10 score and described it as a "masterpiece." However, it appears that it is currently not the case as far as the PC version is concerned.

Read more: Deathloop: Release Date, Xbox, PS5, PS4, Gameplay, Review And Everything You Need To Know


Deathloop PC Crash

Gamers have taken to the infamous Metacritic website to voice their displeasure about some of the ongoing problems that are currently in the game, and are urging for a patch to be released.

At the time of writing, the user score was down to 3.2 despite the overall Metascore of 88. While most of the reviews were positive (marginally), 

Here are some of the most eye-catching comments that we came across on the website: 

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Deathloop PC Crash Fix

Thanks to Game Revolution, they shared some clear and concise instructions if you find yourself to be one of the unlucky ones that have come across these issues. They are detailed here:

  • Ensure the latest graphics card drivers are installed from either Nvidia or AMD.
  • Make sure the latest Deathloop patch is downloaded and installed.
  • Run the game in fullscreen mode.
  • Lower all settings to “Low” and check performance.
  • Disable any overclocks on the CPU, memory, and/or graphics card.
  • Cap the game’s frame rate to 60 FPS.

If you have followed these steps correctly, you should be able to negotiate the issues that you and others have had and get straight back into the action.


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