Deathloop PC players are currently facing some performance issues. A community manager for the title has now stated that the studio is currently investigating the issues and wants to fix them as soon as possible.
Deathloop was released on September 14, 2021 and the title received extremely good reviews from the international press.
Despite the very good average ratings, the whole thing looks a little different on Steam. Here Deathloop currently has almost 3,000 ratings, 64 percent of which are positive, giving the title a “mixed” rating. Most of the negative reviews cite the title’s rather poor performance on the PC as the reason. Many players experience constant stuttering, which is probably due to Denuvo DRM.
On Reddit, too, users complain about the poor performance and of course there are already some memes on the subject. So the user “Never-asked-for-this” creates a post in which he jokingly blames the performance on the very good-looking hamburgers. All the computing power has to flow somewhere. A Bethesda spokesperson responded to this post and promised a patch to improve the game’s performance:
“Hey everyone, I’m one of the Deathloop Community Managers, and while these burgers look great, as far as performance reports are concerned, we are aware that some PC users are experiencing stuttering issues in Deathloop. We are currently investigating and will be investigating provide you with more detailed information as soon as possible. “
At least it wouldn’t be the first time Denuvo has caused performance issues. For example, in July of this year, Resident Evil Village’s DRM measures were removed by dedicated video game pirates, which made the game a lot smoother. Capcom has now also released a patch to fix the performance issues.
Arkane Studios are also familiar with bumpy PC launches. Dishonored 2 had the same problems when it was released as Deathloop currently does. The problems with the performance of the title were fixed quite quickly, which is why there is hope for Deathloop as well.