Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios‘ action-adventure stealth role-playing game is out now and owners on PC version are reporting Dishonored 2 performance issues.

Bethesda Provides Workaround For Dishonored 2 Performance Issues 3
Bethesda Provides Workaround For Dishonored 2 Performance Issues 4

The issues include flickering black screen after loading the game in full screen mode, performance drops after Alt-Tab switch and various performance issues.

Arkane Studios is aware of the issues and in the meantime, the developer has provided workarounds to help better the experience:

General recommendations

  • Avoid using Alt-Tab when playing. Relaunch the game if you see performance dropping after using Alt-tab.
  • Avoid having background applications running in addition to the game.

Video Settings

  • If you have performance issues, try lowering the resolution.
    • Use 1440p resolution only if you have a very high-end GPU ( GTX 1070/1080 or equivalent)
  • Keep the V-Sync activated, especially if you have large framerate fluctuations.
  • If you have framerate under 30 fps, adjust the “Adaptive Resolution” between minimum (50%) and default value (75%).

Advanced Settings

  • Use the “Auto” presets:  this should adjust your visual settings without impacting your framerate.
  • If you still have performance issues with “Auto” presets:
    • Try deactivating the “TXAA Anti-Aliasing”
    • Try lowering the texture details

If you experience any other issues with the game, you can report them here.

Dishonored 2 launched worldwide on November 11, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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