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Bethesda’s interesting — and potentially excellent from what I’ve played — stealth action game Dishonored 2 isn’t functioning as it should on a lot of people’s PCs, but the company is working to address that.

Bethesda and developer Arkane claim the patch will focus on the framerate and mouse-stuttering problems that are affecting a significant number of players. At the moment, many PC players (at least enough to drag down the game’s Steam rating to Mixed), are reporting issues with crashes and overall performance kinks — but the framerate is the primary offender. The companies did not give a timeline for the update beyond saying it would hit in the coming days.

“We have been monitoring the PC forums and social channels and while we’re excited to hear that many of you are enjoying the game, we are disheartened that some of you are experiencing PC performance issues on some systems,” reads a Bethesda blog post. “With the feedback our support group has received, we are preparing a patch intended to provide improvements to allow for more consistent framerates on affected systems and provide an update to the mouse code for smoother input.”

These issues are coming before most professional critics have had time to dig into Dishonored 2 due to the company’s recently announced policy to eliminate pre-release game reviews of its products.


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