Deathloop is the big triple-A game of the moment, and it’s an amazing experience — assuming you’re not fighting your gaming PC to get it to run smoothly. Bethesda is aware, and a patch seems to be on the way. But as Digital Foundry’s Alex Battaglia explains in this in-depth video, there may few a few things you can try right now to fix it, including one weird, counterintuitive trick that instantly made my seemingly stuttery performance smooth right away.

Here’s the TL;DR.

  • Obvious: Reduce your quality settings
  • Far less obvious: Try the beta hotfix: “juliannashotme” in Steam > Deathloop > Properties > Betas
  • Counterintuitive: Lock your framerate at 60 or 120fps

Let’s start with that last one, because it’s what worked for me — and it…

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